SEE Business Circle: Interview with the Croatian finance minister
On 6 September, the high-class event “SEE Business Circle – Focus on Croatia” took place at TPA in Vienna in cooperation with SEEBDN. Zdravko Maric, Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance answered exciting questions from “Die Presse” Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Rainer Nowak. The event was hosted by SEEBDN – Southeast Europe Business Development Network and the tax advising company TPA Group.
Overview of the Croatian Tax System
After welcoming speeches by Aleksandar Gros (Secretary General of SEEBDN), Fritz Kaltenegger (Chairman of the Board of SEEBDN) and Thomas Haneder (TPA Partner, member of the management team at TPA), Finance Minister Zdravko Maric provided interesting insights into various aspects of the current Croatian economic policy.
Numerous decision-makers of cross-border companies as well as representatives of the Croatian business community operating in Austria received an interesting overview of the successful tax policy of the Croatian government and the effects of the significant reduction of relevant taxes such as corporate income tax or personal income tax from the long-standing member of the government.
Encouraging forecast for 2021
Maric emphasised his intention to boost the economy and once again underlined the aspirations of the youngest EU member Croatia to join the Schengen and the Eurozone (2023) as soon as possible. He gave an encouraging forecast for 2021 with the prospect of a significant recovery of the economy.
Following the exciting interview, the almost 50 guests present were also able to directly address questions to Finance Minister Zdravko Maric in numerous face-to-face conversations.