Darko Horvat

EU grants totalling EUR 21 mn given to 32 enterprises

A total of 32 entrepreneurial projects have been granted almost HRK 160 million from European Union (EU) funds which will facilitate investments over the next two years with a total value of HRK...

Croatia has secure energy supply says minister

Currently, Croatia has relatively secure provision of energy supplies and if in the next few years it manages to develop competitive production sources, primarily of electricity, it will become a...

Ministers inform Istrian entrepreneurs of support schemes

Croatian entrepreneurs will this year have about three billion kuna at their disposal from European Union structural funds, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts Darko Horvat and Tourism...

Horvat says outraged at Serbian officials' audacity to give Croatia lectures

Following a number of statements and protest notes Serbia has issued accusing Croatia of rehabilitating the Ustasha movement and the anti-Serb policy, Croatian Enterprise Minister Darko Horvat of...

Minister says making profit must not be main goal of state-owned companies

Enterprise and Crafts Minister Darko Horvat said on Thursday that making profit should not be the prime objective of the HEP power company and other public companies, adding that state-owned...

Horvat hopes PM will soon set up team for negotiations with MOL

Horvat, who seemed very sceptical about the outcome of the arbitration, said today that the government should be flexible and that it should know how to negotiate.

SMEs minister Horvat sceptical about arbitration on INA

"I have presented my position about the arbitration proceedings on several occasions. I do not think that arbitration should have been launched at all. Arbitration proceedings are very expensive...

SMEs minister:: Investors from China and Arab countries eye projects in Croatia

In the Bosnian capital, the Croatian minister was attending the two-day Sarajevo Business Forum that brought together several hundred entrepreneurs, bankers and officials from south-eastern...

Croatian minister pledges better business environment for investors

The minister recalled that the cabinet led by Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic intended to amend 238 laws so as to create more favourable conditions for doing business in Croatia and for new...

HBOR presents microcredit programme

Horvat said the subsidy system used until now had not yielded results, posing a fiscal burden not just for the state but local government too. He said that last year alone the state spent HRK 36...

Horvat: Reforms will remove barriers to doing business

The Minister of Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Darko Horvat, announced on Tuesday that this week the government would unveil a reform package aimed at creating a legislative framework to remove...

Croatia shouldn't blindly follow EC directives, says enterprise minister

Entrepreneurship Minister Darko Horvat said on Thursday there was a consensus to build a floating LNG terminal on the northern Adriatic island of Krk, adding that Croatia should not blindly follow...

Minister announces simpler procedure of absorbing money from EU funds

Enterprise Minister Darko Horvat announced on Wednesday a simpler procedure for the absorption of money from EU funds.

Minister: Energy sector potential like that in motorways in 2000s

Today the potential for energy related projects is the same as investments in motorways were in the early 2000s, Croatian SMEs Minister Darko Horvat said on Tuesday, adding that anyone who wishes...

Govt. set to cut unemployment below 14%, raise GDP to 3 pct

There are three key government goals, to reduce unemployment to below 14 percent, to increase annual GDP growth to 3% and to try not to rely exclusively on big government investments,...