Croatian PM in practical support of regional development, speaks of increase in salaries 

Croatian PM in practical support of regional development, speaks of increase in salaries 

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković spoke on Thursday of the positive changes in the average monthly salary during his cabinet’s term, since October 2016.

More specifically, “From October 2016 to today the average net salary is higher by 710 kuna. The latest data on unemployment show that registered rate of unemployment in Croatia in June was at 8.8%. Currently 136 thousand 889 people in Croatia are not working which is one of the absolute lowest figures probably from 1990”, noted the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said, commenting on indicators presenting the growth in the average monthly salary and a decrease in the number of unemployed.

Croatia’s PM added: “I would like to say that in 2017 and 2018 we invested 833.5 million kuna into regional development and that in plans for the 2019 budget we have secured 433 million kuna. Meaning 1.3 billion kuna in 2017, 2018 and 2019, which is practically six times more than in the period between 2012 and 2015.”

Agreeing with the actions of the cabinet, competent Minister of Regional Development and European Union Funds, Gabrijela Žalac stated, “I think that with this package of laws and additionally a law on the development of the city of Vukovar which we are currently discussing with the European Commission, we will completely close the legislative framework related to regional development policy of the Republic of Croatia.”… / IBNA