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
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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