“Todoric, who is the founder of Agrokor, the largest private company in the Balkans with almost 60,000 employees, fled in October 2017 before Croatian police arrested former executives of his troubled company who are still under investigation over the debt crisis that hit Agrokor.

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic told reporters on Thursday that he didn’t want to comment on Todoric’s case, while Minister of Justice Drazen Bosnjakovic said that Todoric would have a fair trial in Croatia and that there was no political process against him.” (Brinkwire)

“Croatian businessman Ivica Todoric, the founder of Balkan food and retail giant Agrokor, is set to be extradited to his home country from the UK. Todoric rejects embezzlement charges against him as a ‘conspiracy.’

A London court on Thursday rejected an appeal filed by lawyers of Ivica Todoric, the Croatian-born tycoon and founder of the troubled Agrokor company, clearing the final legal hurdle for Todoric’s extradition to his native country.

Todoric is wanted by Croatia on charges of massive fraud and corruption while at Agrokor. The food and retail empire employees around 60,000 people and accounts for around 15 percent of Croatia’s GDP.” (Deutsche Welle)

“Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Wednesday that investments in Croatia this year would amount to €2 billion, the highest amount yet to be invested in the country in a single year.

‘Last year investments totalled around €1.8 billion, and this year the amount will rise to €2 billion, which means that this year Croatia will have the highest investments yet in one year. This way, we are set to achieve economic growth,’ Plenkovic said in the southern town of Makarska, in a special town council meeting marking the city’s day.” (N1)

“On Wednesday, 24 October 2018, the Ministry of the Interior opened consultations with the interested public regarding the draft law on amendments to the Croatian Citizenship Act.

The amendments are aimed at making the acquisition of citizenship to descendants of Croatian emigrants easier.

‘Inclusion of Croatians outside the Republic of Croatia into the social and political life of the country is one of the strategic goals of the Croatian government and its 2016-2020 plan. The Croatian government, with the support of the Council of the Croatian Government for Croatians outside the Republic of Croatia, is continuously working on the improvement of policies and programmes for Croats living outside the borders of Croatia. The proposal of the draft law on Amendments to the Croatian Citizenship Act seeks to help resolve demographic issues through an easier process of obtaining citizenship for Croatian people abroad and Croatian emigrants,’ the Ministry said in a statement.” (Croatia Week)