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Amcham’s “Recommendations for Improving the Business Climate and Encouraging Investment Growth in Croatia”

AmCham published its “Recommendations for Improving the Business Climate and Encouraging Investment Growth in Croatia” (Recommendations), drawing on the experiences of our members when facing difficulties in conducting business, and have been prepared by our expert member committees. They are aimed at implementing specific and feasible solutions to facilitate business and make Croatia an attractive location for investments, leading to a higher rate of economic growth and employment. The main messages include the need for a long term strategy for attracting foreign direct investment and improving the general business climate in Croatia thorough better performance of public institutions and introducing measures such as “better regulation” practice in preparation of new laws and regulations, as well as public administration reform.
 
AmCham presented the Recommendations in a number of individual meetings with government officials, including Mrs. Dubravka Jurlina, Minister of Public Administration, Mr. Tomislav Panenić, Minister of Economy, Mr. Dario Nakić, Minister of Health and Mr. Slaven Dobrović, Minster of Environmental and Nature Protection. AmCham also organized a public presentation of the Recommendations in order to create awareness of our members' experiences and proposals, and encourage public-private dialogue on the steps needed to improve the competitiveness of the Croatian economy. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion with Mr. Davor Huić, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on Domestic Policy, Mr. Leo Prelec, Deputy Minister of Economy, and Mrs. Sanja Madžarević Šujster, Senior Country Economist of the World Bank Croatia.