Paliaga thanked the unionists for fighting for TDR workers, the City of Rovinj said in a press release.
The Kanfanar-based TDR is owned by British American Tobacco.
The unionists thanked the mayor for the cooperation and support in negotiations with BAT on keeping the plant in Kanfanar, following announcements last year that it might be shut down.
The workers need not fear for their future any longer because TDR is staying in Kanfanar, the press release said.
PPDIV president Denis Paradiš said TDR’s staying in Croatia was important for Rovinj, Istria County as well as for the Slavonia region and tobacco growers. “It’s important for all of Croatia.”
BAT took over TDR from Adris Group in September 2015 for €505 million. Under the contract, BAT was to keep production in Kanfanar for at least five years.
Last year media reported that BAT was considering to leave Croatia due to deteriorated business conditions. In December, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said the government’s negotiations with BAT were going well and that he would do everything for BAT to keep production in Istria.
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