Addressing the session, the president called on the local authorities and citizens to make use of the funds available under the EU funding schemes as much as possible.
“Take the money from the EU funds and be greedy within the rules,” he said.
He presented that data showing that since Croatia’s admission to the EU eight years ago, the money disbursed to Croatia exceeded Zagreb’s contributions to the EU budget by HRK 43 billion.
This means that the payments to Croatia were by 5 billion kuna higher than Croatia’s contributions annually, he said elaborating that of those 5 billion per year, three billion were earmarked for agriculture, and “you have nothing of that”, he said.
He praised the current generation of Makarska citizens of being on the right track.
You live in a small and relatively wealthy community with the resources that are not unlimited, he said, among other things, urging them to rely on their own resources to upgrade their community.
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