“The process of introducing the euro was at the focus of a conference held at the Central Bank. Some experts claim Croatia is far from entering the eurozone and others say it should be done as soon as possible.

Speaking to those gathered the Central Bank, Governor Boris Vujcic said that the analysis of costs and benefits of the euro has shown that Croatia could enjoy a string of benefits from the move and that they would be considerable and lasting and comparably higher than some other countries that have joined the eurozone.

Professor Marijana Ivanov, one of the experts attending the conference, thinks that the euro needs to be introduced. She added that at the moment we are paying too much for our monetary independence and this would be stopped by the introduction of the euro. Ivanov is convinced that the introduction of the euro is a much better solution, despite the possible drawbacks.” (Voice of Croatia)