Country Forecast Croatia Updater

  • ID: 2101576
  • September 2015
  • Region: Croatia
  • 18 Pages
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit
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The consensus between the main parties on EU-related reforms will hold, although powerful interest groups and a large section of the public are likely to resist the fiscal and structural alterations required to meet the bloc's demands.

The four-party coalition led by the Social Democratic Party (SDP), which came to power in December 2011, is showing growing signs of strain and division. The need to pursue fiscal consolidation will further test relationships. Public confidence in the political elite will remain low, and social and ethnic tensions are likely to persist.

A general election is due in late 2015 or early 2016. The economy's return to growth and the sound handling of war veterans' protests by the prime minister, Zoran Milanovic, have provided a boost for the SDP. However, this is likely to be too late to save it from defeat at the election. A coalition led by the main opposition Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) looks to be the most likely post-election government.

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Country Forecast Croatia Updater

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Country forecast overview: Croatia's business environment at a glance
Policy towards private enterprise and competition
Policy towards foreign investment
Foreign trade and exchange controls
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Outlook for 2015-19: Political stability

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