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Commission approves €80 million Croatian loan guarantee scheme for companies in the maritime, transport, travel and infrastructure sectors affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €80 million Croatian loan guarantee scheme for companies in the maritime, transport, travel and infrastructure sectors affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak

| July 1, 2020

The European Commission has approved an approximately €80 million (HRK 600m) Croatian scheme to support enterprises active in the maritime, transport, travel, infrastructure and related sectors that have been severely impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme, comprising two measures, was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework. The support will take the form of […]

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Commission approves support scheme for energy-intensive companies in #Croatia

Commission approves support scheme for energy-intensive companies in #Croatia

| June 9, 2020

The European Commission has approved, under EU state aid rules, a Croatian scheme that grants reductions to energy-intensive companies on a surcharge to finance support for renewable electricity production. Croatian support for renewable energy is at present financed through contributions from electricity consumers, based on their consumption. The scheme, which will apply until 31 December […]

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Commission approves €322 million Croatian loan guarantees and subsidised loans scheme for micro, small and medium-sized companies affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

Commission approves €322 million Croatian loan guarantees and subsidised loans scheme for micro, small and medium-sized companies affected by #Coronavirus outbreak

| May 14, 2020

The European Commission has approved an approximately €322 million (HRK 2.450m) Croatian scheme for loan guarantees and subsidised loans to micro companies and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April and 8 May 2020. […]

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Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

Fascism and anti-#Serb sentiments in #Croatia

| May 11, 2020

  On 1 May 2020, Croatia’s president Zoran Milanovic left a state ceremony celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reconquest of territories held by rebel Serbs for four years in protest of a Nazi-era salute – writes Willy Fautré, director of Human Rights Without Frontiers The president’s reaction was prompted by a war veteran who […]

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#Coronavirus – #RescEU masks delivered to Spain, Italy and Croatia

#Coronavirus – #RescEU masks delivered to Spain, Italy and Croatia

Following last week’s delivery to Italy, more batches of FFP2 protective masks have been distributed to Spain, Italy and Croatia from rescEU – the first ever common European reserve of medical equipment set up last month to help countries affected by the coronavirus outbreak.  “We have worked around the clock to build up the rescEU […]

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It’s not just the #Coronavirus putting a pin in #Croatia’s euro hopes

It’s not just the #Coronavirus putting a pin in #Croatia’s euro hopes

| April 22, 2020

According to the IMF, Croatia’s economy is set to be harder-hit by the coronavirus pandemic than any other country in south-east Europe. While most Balkan nations are predicted to see their GDP drop by 3-5% in 2020, Zagreb is looking down the barrel of a painful 9% contraction. This bitter blow is in part due to […]

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#Coronavirus – EU mobilizes help for Italy, Croatia and neighbouring countries

#Coronavirus – EU mobilizes help for Italy, Croatia and neighbouring countries

| April 22, 2020

Following requests for assistance via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the EU is co-ordinating and co-financing the delivery of aid shipments in the EU and in neighbouring countries. Slovakia is sending masks and disinfectant to Italy, while Austria is sending gloves and disinfectant to Croatia. Crisis Management Commissioner […]

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