The EIB in Croatia
EIB loans in Croatia came to a total amount of EUR 530 million in 2016. 92% of the 2016 lending went to investments in small businesses and an additional 8% was dedicated to infrastructure. Over the past five years (2012-2016), the EIB has invested EUR 2.4 billion in the Croatian economy.
The total investment of the EIB Group (the European Investment Bank and the European Investment Fund) in Croatia in 2016 was EUR 550 million.
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.
The EIB and the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development (HBOR) signed in Zagreb a EUR 250 million loan to support the projects of local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The loan is part of the EIB’s “Jobs for Youth Initiative”, under which the EIB and HBOR will provide additional support to SMEs that contribute to the creation of jobs for young people.
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.