Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Croatia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Croatia: Schengen and eurozone membership finally achieved

With effect from 1st January 2023, the country has become part of the Schengen free market community and has also abandoned its own currency in favour of the euro …

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Croatia: Paid paternity leave introduced

All fathers are now entitled to paid paternity leave of 10 or 15 days, depending on whether they have one child, or multiple children born at the same time …

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Croatia: Pensions could rise by 5% in September 2022

Changes to the state pension in September 2022 and the consequences of an end to quotas for non-EU nationals …

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Croatia: Euro currency introduction

Provisions are being introduced to open the way to the introduction of the euro currency on 1st January next year …

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Croatia: New maternity and parental benefits act

A Bill setting out proposals for a new Maternity and Parental Benefits Act will soon be launched …

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Croatia: US includes Croatia as new participant in visa waiver program

Citizens will soon be able to enter the USA through its visa waiver system …

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Croatia: Amendments to the Croatian Competition Act

The first company that files information concerning a secret cartel with the Croatian Competition Authority (CCA) may now claim 100% immunity from prosecution …

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Croatia: Digital nomads in Croatia can stay for a year without paying income tax

Last December, Croatia joined Estonia, Georgia and many small tropical island nations in offering a one-year tax-free digital nomad visa …

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Croatia: Statehood Day restored

The Croatian parliament has restored 30th May as Statehood Day, whilst 25th June has become Independence Day and 8th October Parliament Day …

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Croatia: Digital nomad visa now available

A “digital nomad visa” is now available in Croatia …

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Croatia: New foreign nationals act

With effect from 1st January 2021, the government will no longer set employment quotas for foreign nationals under the new Foreign Nationals Act …

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Croatia: Income tax cuts

The government is continuing its programme of tax reforms …

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Croatia: Government raises minimum wage for 2021

With effect from 1st January 2021, monthly net and gross minimum pay levels will be increased to 3,400 kuna (US$524) and 4,250 kuna (US$655), respectively …

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Croatia: ID cards to be upgraded next year

The National Parliament is currently debating a draft Bill on Identification cards …

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Croatia: Entry form

Foreign nationals with confirmed permission to enter the country are advised to complete the online form in order to save waiting time at border crossing points …

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