Ştefan-Radu Oprea, Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship, met Darko Horvat, Minister of Economy of Croatia, on October 8, as the latter was on a working visit to Romania.
The two dignitaries noted the common interests of the two countries in terms of EU Council Presidency taking over by the Romania-Finland-Croatia Trio as of January 1, 2019. The priorities presented by the Croatian party are industrial policies and the promotion of two European directives – on the quality of products sold in Eastern Europe and on consumer protection in collective lawsuits. The priorities presented by Minister Oprea consist of supporting the creation of an European network of business incubators and the allocation of European funds for start-up programs.
On 30.06.2018, Romania’s total trade volume with the Republic of Croatia was EUR 211.64 million, out of which EUR 120.97 million were exports, and imports amounted at EUR 90.66 million; the balance is EUR 30.31 million in favor of Romania, with EUR 3.68 million lower than the same period of 2017. The volume of bilateral commodity exchanges, i.e. exports and imports, increased by 31.41% on the total, respectively 24.05% and 42.70%, as compared to the similar period of 2017.
Ministry for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship