ZAGREB – €22 billion for Croatia

The newest EU member state has ‘surpassed’ its goals at the summit by securing a total of €22 billion through recovery fund (€9.4 billion) and the long-term budget €12.7 billion).

As Croatia is the only EU country to have used only one financial package in its EU membership, €400 million has also been allocated for cohesion and regional development.

“The result has surpassed both goals. Croatia is not receiving these funds by accident but as a result of strongly elaborated arguments,” Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković told the morning’s press conference before the last cabinet meeting of his old government.

In the last five years, Plenković’s government has introduced 1,078 bills, 342 of which have been adopted in their first reading, 387 in their second, and 349 in an emergency manner.

The first session of post-election parliament will be held on Wednesday, which means that Plenković’s new government is most likely going to be sworn in by Thursday.

(Tea Trubić Macan, EURACTIV.hr)

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