City of Dubrovnik Takes Srdj Fort Imperial Through Enforcement

Lauren Simmonds

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Copyright Romulic and Stojcic

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, the new legal procedure between the City of Dubrovnik and the Razvoj golf company has passed to the field of enforcement.

According to information on the matter from the City of Dubrovnik, they initiated enforcement proceedings against Razvoj golf in the local Municipal Court for the purpose of handing over the Srdj Fort Imperial, which was the subject of a concession agreement terminated back on June the 4th, 2020 (and concluded way back in 2009).

The City of Dubrovnik had previously peacefully requested the return of this property, they say, but without any success, and therefore enforcement proceedings were initiated as the next step. The enforcement request seeks the transfer of real estate of 18,899 square metres free of persons and property to the City of Dubrovnik as the bailiff.

After the unanimous decision of the City Council of the City of Dubrovnik to terminate the contract for the concession of the Srdj Fort Imperial, they noted that in the further steps taken by their legal service, the concession was to be deleted from the land register.

Regarding the termination of the concession agreement from Razvoj golf, they pointed out even then that they had fulfilled all of the obligations, adding that the decision for termination was illegal and unfounded.

In addition to announcing the next legal steps, they also warned of international arbitration against the state due to the investment in Srdj, and according to many, this is a much more interesting case due to the claim totalling a massive half a billion euros.

On the other hand, the tender for the concession of the Srdj Fort Imperial has no direct connection with the golf project, pointed out Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Frankovic.

To make what is now going on in this phase of the situation it’s important to point out that Razvoj golf had initially sued the City of Dubrovnik for the sale of two plots on Srdj, which, after the end of the dispute initiated by the Republic of Croatia, turned out to be state property, and not city property.

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