Croatia Running Budget Surplus in Payments to EU Budget

Branko Grcic, podpred. VladeLPJ Issue 145, 24 August 2015

On 21 August, the government announced that, in 2014, Croatia withdrew €173.6 million more from the EU budget than it paid into it, referring to the financial report issued by the European Commission (EC) in July.

In 2014, Croatia withdrew a total of €584.3 million from the EU budget, which is a significant increase compared to the €290 million withdrawn in 2013. Deputy Prime Minister and Regional Development and EU Funds Minister, Branko Grcic (SDP), who is in charge of coordinating the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), said that the data had confirmed their forecasts that the final calculation of all deposits and withdrawals would show a greater net effect than the previously forecast €87 million.

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