News from the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) Zagreb


The three year Jean Monnet support to institutions action “POLO-Cro28 – Policy Observatory in Croatia” was officially launched with the round table  “Challenges of the European Semester for the new EU member states and Croatia – how to proceed?” on the 25th of November 2015 in the House of Europe in Zagreb. The event was organised in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Croatia where future Zagreb events within the project will be also held. The round table discussed the framework of the European Semester, focusing on its main instruments and the timeframe. Special emphasis was placed on significance and content of Country Specific Recommendations, providing a critical review of their implementation in Croatia and other new member states. The goal of this event was rising awareness on importance of the European Semester as the instrument for monitoring and coordination of the member state’s economic and fiscal policies. The speakers were representatives of the EC Representation in Croatia, experts from Croatian state administration, independent professionals, the Czech and Slovak ambassadors as well as representatives of Croatian social partners and civil society. The coordinator of the POLO-Cro28 project is Prof. Visnja Samardzija.

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