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Factsheet for measure HR-2015-39/2592 – measures in Croatia
|Country||Croatia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 25 September 2015|
|Context||Restructuring Support Instruments|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Predrag Bejakovic (IJF)|
|Measure added||23 June 2022 (updated 04 November 2022)|
Development and innovation activities are activities that affect the development of new and significantly improving existing products, production series, manufacturing processes and/or production technologies.
Investment in fixed assets depends on the Classification of enterprise category done according to Annex I of Commission Regulation (EU) no. 651/2014 of 17 June 2014.
An employer who creates new jobs with investments in regions where the regional unemployment rate is at 10% will be approved a grant of a maximum of 10% of justifiable investment costs or up to €3,000 per created job. Mentioned amount increased for 50% (up to €1,500) if investment is intended for development and innovative activities and for 25% (up to €750) if it is planned for business support activities and high added value activities. If new jobs are created in the counties with an unemployment rate between 10% and 15%, a maximum of 20% of the costs of opening a new job are refunded (up to €6,000) per created job. If the unemployment rate exceeds 15%, a maximum of 30% of eligible costs of creating a new job is refunded, which is an equivalent of up to €9,000 per job created.
Incentive measures may be used by entrepreneurs registered in the Republic of Croatia who invest the following minimum amounts in fixed assets:
For 2022, total value of planned investment for 1,323 registered projects (allowed and in preparation) is more than HRK 55.8 billion (€7.4 billion) with planned creation of 33,981 new jobs.
Of this amount, HRK 30.4 billion (€4.0 billion) and 13,810 new jobs is related by the investment of big entrepenreurs, while more than HRK 25.4 billion (€3.4 billion) and creation of new jobs is related to SME investments. The listed investment projects relate to tourism (14.7%), metal processing industry (14.4%), ICT (12%), wood processing industry (10%), production of machinery and equipment (7.1%), food -process industry (6.2%), production of rubber and plastic products (4.9%), and production of construction products (3.3%).
Employees in standard employment
||Applies to all businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Eurofound (2022), Subsidy for creating new jobs, measure HR-2015-39/2592 (measures in Croatia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/HR-2015-39_2592.html
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