“Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg in Zagreb on Tuesday. The two prime ministers signed memorandums on Norwegian financial aid for the development of Croatia and an agreement on classified data protection.

Croatia’s Regional Development Minister, Gabrijela Zalac, and Norwegian Ambassador to Croatia, Astrid Versto, signed a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the 2014-21 Norwegian financial mechanism, and a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the 2014-21 EEA financial mechanism between Croatia, Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein.

The memorandums refer to Norway’s financial aid to be invested in the development of Croatia, Plenkovic said after the meeting in a joint press conference with Solberg.

“‘he value of these funds exceeds €100 million ($116.6), and they follow up on the support which Norway extended to us back when we were not yet a member of the European Union,’ Plenkovic said, adding that the aid represents a significant contribution to Croatia in several areas, including education, energy efficiency, and combating climate change.” (N1)