Croatia and Slovenia focus to strengthen economic cooperation

Croatia and Slovenia managed to increase trade by ten percent last year, officials said at a joint meeting on Tuesday. The increase in trade indicates a new development in the countries’ economic relations, participants at a round table in the northern Croatian town of Tuheljske Toplice agreed.

The event, which brought together some 100 representatives of Croatian and Slovenian companies and institutions, was organised by chambers of commerce and the Croatian-Slovene business club.

The discussion, which focused on efforts to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries through EU programmes and tourism, was attended by Croatian President Ivo Josipovic and his Slovenian counterpart Danilo Tuerk.

The two Presidents expressed their support for the further strengthening of bilateral economic relations and stronger ties between Croatian and Slovenian companies. The two leaders underlined the importance of cooperation, notably in cross-border projects and in light of Croatia’s pending EU entry.

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