Croatia to speed up preparations for usage of EU funds

Regional Policy Commissioner Paweł Samecki urged Croatian authorities to speed up the preparations for usage of the pre-accession EU funds, which will enable Croatia to withdraw 2.2 billion euros.

He said that Croatia will be able to withdraw about 2.2 billion euros, during the first two years of its EU membership. This amount of money is twenty times higher than the IPA assistance used so far.

“It is crucial that all levels of government prepare the ground well so that this investment delivers an impetus to the whole economy. Croatia should ensure that it generates good quality projects and uses EU funding efficiently” Samecki said.

Croatian media said that this amount includes four specific programs targeting cohesion policy objectives. The programs are: environment, transport, regional competitiveness and human resources.

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