“People used to come to Vodnjan for its tourist attractions and olive oil, and now they come because of a company that is not so well known in Croatia, but is incredible. I want to draw attention to what competent and dedicated people can do, because this firm operates throughout the world and was not established with the aid of the state,” Milanović said.
“The company has grown organically. It has offices throughout the world, a revenue of nearly a billion euro, and IT specialists from around the world work in Vodnjan, in Zagreb and on all continents,” he added.
Asked by the press if the government could learn something from this example, Milanović said that the government was not an obstacle in this case. “Whatever we may think of Croatia, taxes here are generally on average, even below the average. The administration should be friendly towards people who want to change things and who want to embark on an adventure.”
He said he was impressed by the company’s figures and prospects. “About 300 people work in Vodnjan alone, which shows that Croatia has a potential. We often try to convince ourselves that we are the worst, that we are no good, that everyone else is better and that we are on the verge of collapse, but that’s not true,” Milanović said.