The current Portuguese presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising a summit meeting on social affairs in May, and the EU is supposed to endorse new goals in this sector which should be accomplished until the end of this decade.
One of the goals is that at least 78 of 100 people aged 20 to 64 should be in employment by the end of this decade.
Three of four Croats aged between 20-64 to be employed
It is up to each member state to define its targets, and Zagreb plans to have three fifths people in the 20-64 age cohort in employment until 2030. For this target to be met, the country should create new 200,000 jobs in the coming years.
Currently, only Greece and Italy fare worse than Croatia in this regard, where only three fifths of adults (60%) are employed.
Sweden tops the EU ranking with 82 out of 100 adults being employed, and Germany follows with 80%.