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IJF says transparency of local budgets insufficient, but improving

The budgetary transparency of local government and self-government units is unsatisfactory, but is improving, especially in smaller units with lower budgetary revenues, according to a survey ...

Every other Croatian city hasn't taken a penny from EU funds

Local governments are absorbing more and more money from European funds: from HRK 17 million in 2011 to HRK 134 million in 2014. This, however, is still relatively poor, the IJF notes in an...

IJF: Local government direct debt doubles since 2002

The total debt of counties, cities and municipalities more than doubled from 2002 to 2014, growing from HRK 2 billion in 2002 to HRK 4.5 billion in 2014, mostly due to loans, the Institute of...

Institute of Public Finance: Reforms should focus on budget expenditure, public debt

The Institute of Public Finance (IJF) on Tuesday released the publication "To the Government and the Parliament of the Republic of Croatia" recommending all-round and not partial reforms focusing...

Experts find government report on its term unsatisfactory

The two analysts -- Anto Bajo from the Institute and Marko Primorac from the Zagreb Faculty of Economics Faculty -- find that the report is not  informative.