Croatian gov't prepares response to EC on loan conversion

Croatia's government on Wednesday endorsed a letter which it needs to send to the European Commission by the end of the month regarding the conversion of Swiss franc loans.

EC expects Serbia to establish full cooperation with ICTY

During a press conference, reporters were interested whether a negative report by the Tribunal on Serbia's cooperation would have any consequences on the opening of Chapters 23 and 24, announced...

Panenic: EC sees HEP-Marubeni cooperation in Plomin C as unacceptable support

Speaking to reporters in Split, Panenic said the note would be considered. He said it was very important that both companies responded to the Commission's opinion so that "a final solution...

Minister Maric meets European commissioner for financial stability

The two officials also discussed Croatia's law on the conversion of loans pegged to the Swiss franc to ones indexed in euros, which Commissioner Hill recently criticised.

EU backs away from threatened punishment in fight with Poland

The European Commission has backed off a threat to issue formal objections this week about controversial judicial reforms in Poland, ahead of talks between the two sides in Warsaw.

Reform plan good but was in past too, says analyst

The reforms show that the planned goals and reforms are definitely good but this was the case in past years too, yet Croatia was not successful in implementing the reforms to which it committed,...

EC says Croatia's reform programme ambitious, gives 5 recommendations

In the first recommendation, the Commission calls on Croatia to ensure a durable correction of the excessive deficit.

PM says expects positive opinion from EC

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said on Wednesday he expected a positive opinion from the European Commission on the National Reform Programme.

Gov't ministers satisfied with EC's assessment of national reform plan

Vecernji List said the EC did not intend to step up the monitoring of macroeconomic imbalances in Croatia or introduce corrective measures.

Croatia has 2 months to respond to EC about objections to RDP sub-measures

The Croatian minister explained that two weeks after he took office in late January, a mission of the European Commission arrived in Croatia to check some of the reported irregularities regarding...

Croatia requests EC aid for dairy farmers, frost damage

"Croatia has proposed a special item in which we wish to inform the European Commission about the situation in an especially delicate and vulnerable sector, milk production," Romic said.

Croatia to be penalised if tobacco products law not aligned soon

Croatia is facing a European Commission penalty if parliament fails to amend by May 20 the law on tobacco products, aligning it with the European Union Tobacco Products Directive.

Par'l committee rejects EC directive on posted workers' salaries

Under the EU directive, companies in one European Union member-state that conduct their business in another member-state will have to pay their workers the same wages paid for workers in the host...

EC can claim back irregularly spent funds intended for agriculture

The Commission would neither confirm nor deny the report, saying only that audits are carried out annually in all member states.

PM: Once it sees planned reforms, EC will revise figures upward

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic has said he is confident that once the European Commission analyses the measures from his cabinet's National Reform Programme, it will improve its forecast for...