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EC urges Slovenia and Croatia to implement joint energy projects

The European Commission (EC) has recommended that Slovenia and Croatia implement joint energy projects because their concerted action will facilitate access to European funds, it was said at a...

Croatia still exposed to risk of excessive macroeconomic imbalances

Croatia is one of 13 European Union member states which the European Commission identified as requiring in-depth reviews too see if there is danger of excessive macroeconomic imbalances.

European Commission tells Bosnia to enable local elections in Mostar

The European Commission says in its key findings of the 2016 Report on Bosnia and Herzegovina that a Constitutional Court decision needs to be implemented as a matter of priority so that citizens...

Albania can open accession talks provided it makes progress in judiciary

European Commission has recommended the conditional opening of the accession talks for Albania as the Commission released the Progress Report on Albania for 2016 on Wednesday.

EC markedly increases projection for Croatia's growth

The European Commission has markedly increased its projection of Croatia's growth in 2016 to 2.6% after its spring forecast was 1.8%.

EU proposes corporate tax reforms to cut red tape, tackle abuse

The European Commission unveiled proposals Tuesday aimed at streamlining corporate tax rules across EU member states and closing loopholes for tax avoidance, after reforms suggested back in 2011...

EC probing proposed acquisition of Cemex Croatia by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk

The European Commission on Monday launched "an in-depth investigation to assess whether the proposed acquisition of Cemex Croatia by HeidelbergCement and Schwenk is in line with the EU Merger...

Croatia absorbs 64% of funds for 2007-2013 by 2016 March end

Until the end of March 2016 Croatia absorbed 64% of EU funding that was available to it for the 2007-2013 programming period, which means that the country should step up the absorption of the...

EC approves Croatia's bank resolution scheme

The European Commission on Wednesday approved Croatia's bank resolution scheme, to be used for small banks with total assets below 1.5 billion euros if found to be in distress by the competent...

Plenkovic says caretaker gov't should deal with EC's warning

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday that a warning the European Commission gave Croatia, for not having transposed into its laws an EU directive aimed at...

Croatia warned for not transposing EU directive on lower cost of super-fast Internet

Croatia is one of 19 EU countries that have been warned by the European Commission for not having transposed into their national laws an EU directive aimed at reducing the cost of establishing a...

EC says arbitration mechanisms under BITs contrary to EU law

The European Commission says that bilateral investment protection agreements between EU member states are incompatible with the EU treaties and therefore the arbitration mechanisms provided for in...

Plenkovic expects EC's understanding for Croatia's CHF loan conversion law

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) president Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday he expected the European Commission to be considerate in addressing the issue of Croatia's law on the conversion of...

EC approves financing of Osijek port terminal

The European Commission has approved the financing of a bulk cargo handling terminal at Osijek's river port worth EUR 17.3 million, of which EUR 15.6 million can come from European Union funds,...

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.