CROATIA:CROATIA CREATING NEW STATE ASSETS MANAGEMENT COMPANY AS REQUIRED BY OECD
JUTARNJI LIST reports on Monday having learned that, according to the draft Law on State-Owned Companies sent by the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets to public e-Consultations, Croatia will in a year and a half have yet another agency that will manage the state-owned companies, a new independent agency for corporate management of state-owned companies, as required by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) when Croatia started this year negotiations on joining the OECD.Croatia has had different agencies for the management of state assets, from the Privatization Fund and the Agency for State Asset Management (AUDI) through the State Office for State Asset Management (DUDI), and the Centre for Restructuring and Sale (CERP), all the way to a special ministry for state assets, which was merged with the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Assets in the latest government restructure. However, this did not lead to a more efficient, transparent and professional system management of huge state assets which, with state companies alone, contribute to the economy with a share of as much as 5% and make up about 4% of total employment. JUTARNJI LIST also writes that the new draft Law on State-Owned Companies, in addition to following OECD guidelines and being an obligation Croatia accepted during the process of introducing the euro, is also part of the National Recovery and Resilience Program (NPOO), so some projects should also receive money from the European Union (EU) funds. (ICE ZAGABRIA)
Fonte notizia: Jutarnji List, 31.20.2022.