Zdravko Maric

Ministers promise lower extra taxes to offset higher VAT for restaurant services

Croatian ministers of tourism and finance, Gari Cappelli and Zdravko Maric, on Monday said that a set of measures envisaged in the proposed tax reform should offset the effect of the rise of the...

FinMin says bad loans total approx. HRK 40 billion

Defending the planned comprehensive tax reform in parliament on Tuesday, Finance Minister Zdravko Maric dismissed objections from the Opposition that the reform would benefit primarily banks and...

FinMin: Tax Fraud Office won't be abolished but strengthened

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Sunday that the planned tax reform would not abolish the Tax Fraud Office but rather strengthen it and integrate it with the Tax Authority, and that its...

Lalovac accuses Maric of making deal with banks

Social Democratic Party (SDP) MP and former finance minister Boris Lalovac on Friday accused the government of trying to push "under the radar of public attention" draft amendments to the profit...

FinMin says tax reform effect in 1st year up to HRK 2b

The effect of the draft tax reform in the first year will range from HRK 1.9 billion to 2 billion but the lower taxes to GDP ratio will have a positive effect on the long term potential growth...

Minister: Tax reform to be prepared in parallel with work on 2017 budget

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said ahead of a meeting with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Monday that the planned tax reform should be discussed by the government and that its implementation...

Plenkovic: Gov't formation as planned

Commenting on his decision to appoint Goran Maric of the HDZ a minister without a portfolio, Prime Minister Designate and Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) chief Andrej Plenkovic said on Wednesday...

Petrov: Maric's appointment as minister without portfolio agreed with Bridge party

Prime Minister designate Andrej Plenkovic sent to parliament late on Tuesday evening a proposal to appoint Goran Maric of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) a minister without a portfolio who...

Minister says tax reform to broaden tax base, stimulate economic activity

Outgoing Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Tuesday that the planned tax reform would focus on income and profit tax breaks, which he believes will result in a broader tax base and stimulate...

FinMin: Tax reforms core of fiscal policies

Economic growth and consequently increased employment, the continuation of fiscal consolidation and activation of 'dormant' capital will be the pillars of fiscal policies in the coming period with...

Croatia successful in absorbing EU funds, ministry says

Croatia drew HRK 6.28 billion (EUR 837 million) from EU funds in the first ten months of this year, the largest amount since it was granted access to EU funding, the Ministry of Regional...

FinMin says IMF, WB satisfied with stable gov't as prerequisite for reforms

Caretaker Finance Minister Zdravko Maric held talks with World Bank and International Monetary Fund representatives in Washington on Saturday, saying that they viewed positively the fact that...

FinMin thinks deal with banks on loan conversion lawsuits possible

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Monday he thought it was still possible, through talks and an agreement with banks, to avoid "unnecessary court, arbitration and other costs" because of...

Economists: Tax breaks only one in string of necessary economic measures

Economic analysts have welcomed caretaker Finance Minister Zdravko Maric's announcement of tax breaks but they warn that the planned tax changes are only one in a number of measures that need to...

Croatia to send its reply to EC on loan conversion early next week, says minister

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric has said that the government's reply regarding the conversion of loans pegged to the Swiss franc will be sent to the European Commission early next week at the...