Plenković Says Slavonia Continues to Be Priority for His Cabinet

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ZAGREB, August 29, 2019 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Wednesday visited the eastern Croatian town of Županja and on that occasion he said that 10.7 billion kuna (€1.45 billion) had been engaged through the Slavonia project in the last three years.

Plenković recalled that three years ago, his cabinet had decided during a meeting in the biggest eastern city of Osijek to invest more efforts to help the five Slavonia counties to boost their development.

“In less than three years, we have engaged 10.7 billion kuna through the project,” Plenković said adding that the region would remain a priority for his cabinet.

During Plenković’s stay in Županja, his cabinet and the local authorities signed two grant deeds transferring ownership over land to the town for the construction of accommodation facilities and a local sports centre.

A meeting of the government’s advisory committee for Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem would be held in Orahovica on September 3.

“Our aim is for people to remain in this area, demographic revival, opening new jobs and support to agricultural and rural development,” Plenković said earlier in the day.

Plenković recalled that systematic and permanent contact with the five Slavonian counties “is a clear reflection of a 2016 analysis when it was concluded that Croatia’s east needed the Slavonia Project”.

More Slavonia news can be found in the Politics section.


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