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July 1, 2022

Support to companies for the transition to an energy and resource-efficient economy

CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS WITHIN THE NATIONAL RECOVERY AND RESILIENCE PLAN 2021-2026. Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development through the National Recovery and Resilience Program 2021-2026. announces the Call for submission of project proposals “Support to companies for the transition to an energy- and resource-efficient economy (Reference number: NPOO.C1.1.1.R4-I1.01) which will support faster adaptation of the economy to current and future environmental requirements and influence the reduction of negative effects […]

June 24, 2022

Call for “Grants for digitization” published

Today, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development announced the call “Grants for digitalization” intended for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. The call provides funds for the introduction of digital solutions in business through investments in digital tools and equipment for the introduction of a new way of doing business, or new or significantly improved production procedures, delivery of services or organizational practices, and strengthening digital skills. A total of […]

June 15, 2022

Croatia jumped 13 places on the IMD’s competitiveness index

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2022 – In this year’s report of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, Croatia ranked 46th out of 63 world economies, which is an increase of 13 places compared to last year (the highest growth of all countries measured). The Swiss Institute for Management Development (IMD) Competitiveness Ranking measures how well countries manage their resources and competencies to enable the long-term creation of new values. The IMD […]

June 6, 2022

A new Act on Investment Promotion has entered into force

New Act on Investment Promotion (OG 63/22) amending former Act on Investment Promotion has: – lowered the criterion of the registered unemployment rate as a precondition for the use of non-refundable financial support for eligible costs of job creation and capital costs of the investment project; – in the context of job creation and mitigation of the negative economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, enabled investment aid beneficiaries to apply […]

June 1, 2022

EC: Croatia Ready to Adopt the Euro

On 1st of June 2022, the European Commission assessed in its 2022 Convergence Report that Croatia fulfils all the criteria for joining the euro area and proposed to the Council that Croatia adopt the euro on 1st of January 2023. The Council will make the final decision on the adoption of the euro in Croatia in the first half of July this year, following the necessary procedures and discussions in […]

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May 9, 2022

Fitch Affirms Croatia at ‘BBB’; Outlook Positive

On Friday, May the 6th 2022, Fitch Ratings has affirmed Croatia’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BBB’ with a Positive Outlook. According to Fitch, Croatia’s ratings are supported by strong structural features, including higher human development and governance indicators than peers, anchored by membership of the EU, and GDP per capita that is around 40% higher than the ‘BBB’ median, while the Positive Outlook reflects their expectation that […]

April 1, 2022

Open calls for project proposals for commercialization of innovations and start-ups

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development through the National Recovery and Resilience Program 2021-2026 today, April 1, 2022, announced two calls for project proposals: 1) “Commercialization of innovations” 2) “Grants for start-ups” The aim of the call “Commercialization of innovations” is to encourage investments necessary for the commercialization of innovation and research and development results. Innovative projects with the highest probability of commercial success will be encouraged, which will […]

March 18, 2022

Standard & Poor’s affirmed Croatia’s credit rating at ‘BBB-/A-3’ with a stable outlook

S&P expects that Croatia’s economy will expand by 2.5% in real terms in 2022, supported by recovery in the tourism sector and a pick-up in investments. It also highlights that in their view eurozone accession, targeted for 2023, would reduce foreign exchange risks and improve Croatia’s monetary flexibility. Among other things, the agency affirmed Croatia’s stable outlook, assessing that Croatia’s economy is supposed to grow at a stable pace in […]

March 18, 2022

Support Schemes from NRRP for start-ups and Commercialisation of Innovation have been published

Support programs from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan for measures C1.1.2 R2-I5 Commercialization of innovation and C1.1.2. R2-I3 Grants for start-ups have been published. More is available at the links: Program dodjele državnih potpora za mjeru C1.1.2. R2-I5 Komercijalizacija inovacija Program dodjele potpora male vrijednosti za mjeru C1.1.2. R2-I5 Komercijalizacija inovacija Program dodjele potpora male vrijednosti za mjeru C1.1.2. R2-I3 Bespovratne potpore za novoosnovana poduzeća

March 14, 2022

Announcement of calls for entrepreneurs from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (MINGOR)

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development will publish the first two calls for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan by the end of this month. The purpose of this calls is to directly assist the transition of the Croatian economy towards a resource-efficient and sustainable economy, and the implementation of innovation, development and application of new (digital) technologies. These are two calls for […]