“(Croatian)Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday the government was satisfied with the European Commission’s Winter Forecast, which envisages a 2.8% GDP growth for Croatia this year, and added that, as for the Agrokor group, the government would decide on further action after examining the relevant documentation.

‘We remain above the forecast for the EU average and what is especially good is that the their projections match the projections we made in July and later when planning the budget and our projections for 2019,’ Plenkovic said at the start of a cabinet meeting.

‘This is a big encouragement for all our achievements in the economic and fiscal policies over the past year and I believe we will continue in line with that,’ he added.” (Government of Croatia)


“Security is tight in Croatia’s capital ahead of an official visit on Monday by Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vučić.

Anti-terror units are monitoring individuals or groups that could pose a threat to security. Besides special tactics and sniper teams, there are also plain-clothes agents working in the field. The Interior Ministry has arranged for a high-security state car to transport the visiting president, while a medical team will be on stand-by for the duration of Vučić’s stay.

Despite extremely tight security, Serbia’s Interior Minister Nebojša Stefanovićstill considers the visit high-risk. Serbia’s President, however, says he is not concerned.

‘I am going there to find out what I need to know, so that we can try to improve relations. I believe Kolinda Grabar Kitarović’s motives are sincere and I don’t think there will be any security issues,’ Vučić said, speaking to reporters in Belgrade ahead of his trip.” (Voice of Croatia)