Croatian PM meets with new World Bank director for EU

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic met in Zagreb on Monday with the new World Bank regional director for the European Union, Arup Banerji, the government's press service said in a statement.

The meeting also involved the Minister of Finance, Zdravko Maric, the head of the World Bank Office for Croatia and Slovenia, Carlo Pinerua, and the regional manager of the International Financial Corporation, Thomas Lubeck.

Oreskovic spoke of his government's key priorities, including fiscal consolidation, debt sustainability, change of the business climate and support for small and medium enterprises.

"The World Bank recognises the Croatian government's efforts to address the priorities which Prime Minister Oreskovic has spoken about, continues to support the government's efforts towards stronger growth, and is ready to help Croatia maximise the benefits of its European Union membership," the statement said.

The World Bank's new regional director, Arup Banerji, who was appointed in January, met separately with Minister Zdravko Maric before the talks with the prime minister.

Last update: Mon, 29/02/2016 - 15:14
Author: 

More from Croatia

PM and county heads to identify priorities of Croatia's regions

Addressing a two-day conference on competitiveness of local self-government, held in Trakoscan, Prime Minister...

Croats bag 1 silver and 5 bronze medals at Int'l Junior Science Olympiad

Croatian students pocketed a silver medal and five bronze medals during the 13th edition of the International Junior...

Orepic says has highlighted message of Cons. Court judges' selection

Interior Minister Vlaho Orepic has said that his criticism regarding the Constitutional Court is aimed at...

Prince Charles and Dutches Camilla unveil royal Christmas card, taken in Croatia

Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, have chosen a photograph taken on 15 March,...

Parliament, HDZ commemorate 17th anniversary of Tudjman's death

On the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the death of the first president of the Republic of Croatia and the...