The caretaker government led by Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Wednesday adopted a report on the implementation of the Investment Plan for Europe outlined by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as part of which the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) will propose two projects.
The government also identified 15 potential projects to be covered by the Juncker investment scheme, seven of which are in the energy field, three in tourism, two in the transport sector and also a one in the manufacturing industry, sustainable resources management and digital infrastructure each.
Regional Development and European Union Funds Minister Tomislav Tolusic said he hoped that the implementation of these projects could start in 2017. Their estimated value is 5 billion euros.
The government also endorsed a 2016-2020 programme for the development of vocational education and training.
Education Minister Predrag Sustar said the adoption of the programme was a prerequisite for the lifting of suspension of the absorption of EU funds, which would enable Croatia to absorb 85 million euros from the EU Social Fund to enhance vocational education.