ZAGREB, January 26, 2018 – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said in Davos on Thursday that multinational companies were interested in investing in Croatia, which he described as an investment-friendly country, the government said in a statement.
On Thursday and Friday, Plenković is attending the World Economic Forum, the traditional meeting of world leaders and business people in the Swiss ski resort.
Plenković was expected to meet with Matt Brittin, Google’s President of Business & Operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Christoph Franz, President of the Swiss healthcare company F. Hoffmann – La Roche AG; Gillian Tans, President and CEO of Booking.com; and Ferit F. Sahenk, President of the Turkish Dogus Group.
All these companies are very much interested in Croatia as a country whose economy has been developing and which offers very favourable conditions for further investments, Plenković said before the meetings. He said that he would meet the president of the European Investment Bank to discuss the continuation of cooperation in numerous projects that were expected to contribute to regional development and better absorption of EU funds.
Earlier in the day, Plenković met with the prime ministers of Israel, Greece and the Netherlands to discuss ways of advancing economic and political relations. He also took part in an informal meeting of world leaders focusing on the topic “Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”, which is the slogan of this year’s World Economic Forum.
Speaking of that discussion, Plenković said that it focused on global development goals in the period until 2030, that is, efforts to link positive global economic trends with better social policies in order to make the principle of solidarity more visible in the context of the issue of inequality.