The EIB in Croatia
EIB loans in Croatia came to a total amount of EUR 355.5 million in 2015. 84% of 2015 lending went to investments in composite infrastructure, covering the sectors of transport infrastructure, waste and water management, environmental protection and other public-sector infrastructure. A further 11% of the 2015 lending was dedicated to the health sector, with 5% sustaining Croatia’s transport sector. Over the past five years (2011-2015), the EIB has invested EUR 2.1 billion in the Croatian economy.
Croatia’s sun-drenched islands benefit from some of the highest levels of insolation in Europe. The Green for Growth Fund, Southeast Europe – one of the EIB’s climate action financing partners – supports solar solutions in the country that generate green electricity along with a sustainable return for investors.
To support the blossoming tourism sector in Croatia we backed the Adriatic Cruise Line with a loan of EUR 850 000 from our partner bank, the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) to complete the acquisition of a Belgian-built 45m vessel the MS Sea Star, Croatia’s largest event ship. The ship is made for exclusive day and night-time cruises as well as one-day business meetings, conferences and presentations.
The EIB is investing EUR 80m to finance the expansion of Zagreb Airport, in the first EIB project to be developed under PPP financing in the Western Balkans. Our funds will go towards the first phase of the expansion, which involves the construction of a new passenger terminal and associated landside and airside infrastructure. Once complete, passenger capacity at Zagreb airport will increase from around 2.5m to 5m per years.
How to receive EIB support in Croatia:
- For large projects, contact us directly at head office or at our office in Zagreb.
- For smaller projects (generally less than EUR 25m) contact our local partners.