Analysis 04 Jan 18

Croatia in 2018: Business as Usual Despite Agrokor Drama

While prospects for economic growth, propelled by the boom in tourism, look bright, a continuing crisis over the huge Agrokor company could yet bring down the fragile coalition government.

Sven Milekic
BIRN
Zagreb
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic (middle) during the session of the government. Photo: BETAPHOTO/HINA/TOMISLAV PAVLEK/MO

This year, Croatia can expect continued growth in the economy – pegged to growing tourism – but the complex business of restructuring the huge and heavily indebted Agrokor company will continue to hang over the country’s centre-right government.

Some of the foreign policy plans that the government has announced in 2018 are likely remain unfulfilled, experts say.

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