Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic concluded his two-day visit to Vukovar-Srijem County on Friday, saying that he was even more optimistic about this easternmost county now that he had met many people there who were willing to work and invest, but were often hampered by bureaucratic obstacles.
"I have seen here a lot of competent people who want to work and who are proud of what they do. I met with people from several sectors, including a textile factory which one family started from scratch and now employs 250 people, as well as agriculture and tourism. I visited family farms that want to expand and be prosperous," the prime minister said, adding that the Slavonia region had great potential in agriculture and other areas.
"Before arriving in Slavonia, I was optimistic and now I am even more so," Oreskovic said.
Asked if it was true that an Israeli company was looking for 10,000 hectares of farmland in Slavonia, Oreskovic replied in the negative, saying that this project was not aimed at taking land away from farmers but at consolidating farms that are too fragmented in Croatia and offering them to investors ready to create added value. "It's important that we have at least raised this issue," he said.