Category Archives: Croatia

Press Releases & News from Croatia distributed via EuropaWire

EBRD to help Croatia update and strengthen its corporate governance code

EBRD supports efforts to develop and implement new code LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is lending its support to efforts by the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA) and the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) to update and strengthen the … Read the full press release

Croatian Ministry of Justice and the EBRD organised roundtable discussion on bankruptcy legislation in Croatia

Roundtable discussion in Zagreb about improvement of current bankruptcy legislation LONDON, 11-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — While there has been substantial progress in identifying potential impediments within the bankruptcy legal framework and improving practical implementation of the law, Croatia is committed to making further … Read the full press release

EBRD Aims To Support Croatia In Achieving Sustainable Growth With New Strategy

Strengthening competitiveness and productivity for sustainable growth LONDON, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD Board of Directors has approved a new strategy for Croatia which sets out the priorities for the Bank’s work in the country for the period 2017-21. The Bank … Read the full press release

PLIVA received three Golden Indexes 2016 awards

ZAGREB, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — At the award ceremony held on 21 March 2017, Golden Indexes 2016 were awarded to companies that contributed greatly to the quality of students’ lives, education and development in 2016. PLIVA received as many as three … Read the full press release

Vienna Initiative to Promote Investment Diversification in CESEE through New Working Group

LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Vienna Initiative has agreed to establish a Working Group on Capital Markets Union. This follows the European Union’s push to strengthen Capital Markets which will have a major impact on financing of investment and sustaining growth … Read the full press release

Saab: successful live firing of the RBS15 surface-to-surface missile system by the Croatian Navy

STOCKHOLM, 28-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Defence and security company Saab announces another successful customer live firing of the RBS15 surface-to-surface missile system. On 19 October the Croatian Navy fired an RBS15 missile from the RTOP-42 Dubrovnik fast attack craft during the … Read the full press release

EBRD with parallel lenders to provide €123 million to the Croatian food and pharmaceutical producer Podravka d.d.

Bank provides €123 million financing together with parallel lenders LONDON, 07-Sep-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a financing package of up to €123 million to the Croatian food and pharmaceutical producer Podravka d.d. … Read the full press release

Vienna Insurance Group strengthened its position in the Croatian market with an increase in premium income of 3.4 percent

VIENNA, 12-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vienna Insurance Group has strengthened its position in the Croatian market, with an increase in premium income of 3.4 percent. Market share grew by 0.7 percentage points to 8.4 percent, bolstering the Group’s position as … Read the full press release

The European Union increases its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence deepened

BRUSSELS, 27-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Union is increasing its humanitarian assistance in Ukraine where the latest surge of violence has deepened an already desperate situation. Thousands of people are suffering from the combined impact of the conflict, displacement, … Read the full press release

Eni awarded exploration license within the Croatian First Offshore Licensing Round

A new license within the Croatian Offshore Licensing Round. The assignment will be formalised by April 2015. San Donato Milanese, 06-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni was awarded an exploration license within the Croatian First Offshore Licensing Round. The License is referred … Read the full press release

Hrvatski Telekom selects Ericsson as its partner in the construction and maintenance of telecommunications infrastructure

Ericsson signs five-year managed services contract with leading Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom, a member of the Deutsche Telekom Group Ericsson will support Hrvatski Telekom in raising the quality and efficiency of its network Stockholm, Sweden, 22-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Hrvatski Telekom, a … Read the full press release

Croatian automobile association HAK adds eleven new MAN TGLs to provide swift roadside assistance in time for the big vacation season

Eleven new TGLs, eco-friendly Euro 6 engines, 220 horsepower MUNICH, 24-7-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Croatian automobile association HAK has put new rescue vehicles into service just in time for the big vacation season: eleven new MAN TGLs with loading platforms are … Read the full press release

RTL Hrvatska names Henning Tewes CEO

Ivan Lovrecek promoted to Deputy CEO Ten years after the launch of RTL Televizija, RTL Group now operates a family of three free-TV channels in Croatia Luxembourg/Zagreb,  20-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, today announced the appointment … Read the full press release

European Investment Bank and Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development signed EUR 800 Million loan for SMEs and innovation

Zagreb, Croatia, 25-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Mr Dario Scannapieco, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, and Mr Anton Kovačev, President of the Managing Board of the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development, signed EUR 400 million Finance Contract as the first tranche of … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Securities Services top ranked in Global Investor / ISF magazine’s 2014 Sub-Custody Survey

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been ranked in Global Investor / ISF* magazine’s 2014 Sub-Custody Survey, obtaining Top Ranking in Croatia, Romania, Russia and Serbia. PARIS, 10-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — This annual survey gives broker-dealers and global custodians the opportunity to … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Republic of Serbia signed Serbian Country Housing Project Framework Agreement under Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

Belgrade, Serbia, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Dr Jovan Krkobabic, and the Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Mr Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, signed today in Belgrade the Framework Agreement for the Serbian Country … Read the full press release

EBRD launched new €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support energy conservation in the region

London, UK, 24-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is launching the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support efforts towards the improved use and conservation of energy in the region. The facility is combining necessary longer-term financing … Read the full press release

The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) hosts seminar on “How to Prevent and fight Rural Development Fraud” on 14-15 October in Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, Croatia, 15-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is organising a seminar on “How to Prevent and fight Rural Development Fraud” on 14-15 October, in Zagreb. The event brings together experts from all EU Member States, as well as … Read the full press release

Uljanik shipyard announced the keel for yard 503 was laid on Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Pula, Croatia, 09-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — On Wednesday 2nd October 2013 on slipway No.1 of Uljanik shipyard the keel for yard 503 was laid. This is the first of four contracted ferries (newbuildings 503 to 506) constructed by ULJANIK Shipyard for the … Read the full press release

EC Vice-President Viviane Reding debates Future of Europe with Italian, Croatian, Slovenian and Austrian citizens

16-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — “That Slovenians, Croats and Austrians are debating the future of Europe together with Italians is testament to the power of our European Union in breaking down borders,” said European Commission Vice-President Viviane Reding. She was speaking ahead of a Citizens’ … Read the full press release

Croatia and France help Portugal fight forest fires through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism

02-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission is supporting efforts to tackle a number of forest fires raging in northern and central Portugal. In response to a request for assistance by authorities in Lisbon, the European Commission’s Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is facilitating … Read the full press release

Croatia’s investment plan to use EU cohesion policy funds worth €449.4m to deliver growth and jobs approved by the European Commission

26-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission has today approved Croatia’s investment plan to use EU cohesion policy funds worth €449.4m allocated to the country when it joined the EU on 1st July 2013. The National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) prepared by the … Read the full press release

Croatia, through EU Emergency Response Centre, sent two fire-fighting aircrafts to help with the forest fires in Bosnia and Herzegovina

23-8-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission Emergency Response Centre (ERC) is facilitating the urgent provision of assistance to extinguish the forest fires in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Two fire-fighting aircraft, offered by Croatia, are on their way to the affected area. Assistance … Read the full press release

Uljanik shipyard: Keel for yard 501 laid

16-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On Slipway No.2 of Uljanik island the keel for yard 501 was laid on 4th July 2013. This is the first of two contracted ferries (RO-PAX) designed for the transportation of passengers, trucks and other vehicles in … Read the full press release

EIB lended EUR 250 million to the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development

12-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 250 million to the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR – Hrvatska banka za obnovu i razvitak) to finance projects promoted by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), mid-cap … Read the full press release

Croatia to become shareholder of the European Investment Bank as it joined the European Union

1-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Today, as Croatia joins the European Union, it also becomes a shareholder of the European Investment Bank, which has been providing loans in Croatia for more than twelve years. In addition, Croatia is the first country to have … Read the full press release

Croatia to become the 28th Member State of the European Union On Monday 1 July, 2013

28-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On Monday 1 July Croatia will become the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia’s accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe. It also provides fresh evidence of the transformative power of the … Read the full press release

.eu domain names to become available in Croatia as of 1 July, 2013

Brussels, 26-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — On 1 July 2013, Croatia will join the European Union. As of that day, Croatian residents, organisations and companies will be able to register .eu domain names. Below you can find an updated version of the … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bahn acquired Veolia Transport Central Europe

Takeover of Veolia Transport Central Europe makes DB Arriva the largest international operator of passenger transport services in Central and Eastern Europe Berlin, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Deutsche Bahn has acquired the Central and East European business operations from Veolia … Read the full press release

Renewable energy private equity fund EnerCap closed EUR 50.56M debt financing for 42MW Croatia windfarm

Prague, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EnerCap Power Fund, a private equity fund focusing on the renewable energy and environmental sectors in Central and Eastern Europe has closed the financing for the 42MW first phase of its Obrovac windfarm located in western … Read the full press release