European Commission estimation within European Semester Winter Package: Croatia must speed up its’ reforms

In the annual analyses of the economic and social situation in Member States including progress in implementing country-specific recommendations and an assessment of possible imbalances, the Commission concluded that Croatia is still experiencing excessive imbalances. The country is positioned in the weakest group, together with Cyprus and Italy.
The annual country reports including the in-depth reviews were published on March 7, 2018. The European Commission has warned Croatia that the implementation of structural reforms should be speeded up. In implementing country-specific recommendations, Croatia made some progress in one area only (public debt management) while in all other areas there was no progress, or limited progress.
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