EC Approves Croatia’s Rural Development Programme
On 26 May, the European Commission (EC) approved the Croatian Rural Development Programme (RDP) for the 2014-2020 period, along with 23 RDPs of other EU member states and regions.
As a result, Croatia will now have access to €2.026 billion (i.e. €333 million a year) from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), which has an overall budget of €99.6 billion. Prior to the approval, the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture had unsuccessfully submitted its RDP on several occasions. The last time the ministry submitted a revised version of the programme was in February 2015.