Croatian government to implement recovery plan

Croatia's Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic in Brussels, Belgium, 16 October 2020. [EPA-EFE/JOHANNA GERON]

“The national recovery and resilience plan is important for developing resilience to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and the government will implement it relying on its experience and political will,” Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković told reporters on Thursday.

His comments came as the Croatian government adopted the draft national recovery and resilience plan (NPOO) for 2021-2027, worth 49 billion kuna (€6.53 billion).

The government will send the plan to the European Commission for final approval.

Plenković said he expected that the European Commission would propose certain changes to the plan and that for the government, the quality was more important than the speed of the plan’s implementation, Hina reported.

Croatia had proposed projects that could be implemented within a short period of time, he added. The document, which has more than 1,100 pages, contains descriptions of 77 reforms and 152 investments on which EU funds will be spent. 

Each component has ‘digital’ and ‘green’ elements, the goal being to reach the targets of 20% of investments being directed to digital transformation and 37% of investments being directed towards green transition. 

(Željko Trkanjec |


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