The project Vinkovci to Tovarnik State Border Railway has been signed on 25 July 2008 for a total contract value of 16.411.114,98 euros. This project is co-financed from the State Budget in the amount of 12.413.367,37 euros, while it is financed from the EU ISPA fund in the amount of 6.236.223,69 euros. The abovementioned contract is signed with Italian company Bombardier Transportation Italy S.p.A. Unipersonal in consortium with SITE S.p.A.More
European Commission acknowledges the Croatia's efforts during the period of last six months in the field of management of pre-accession EU funds. Therefore, on Friday 25th July 2008 the suspension of contracting of projects from PHARE 2006 was removed and 5 million EUR from IPA programme were also defrosted. However, the advisor of the EC Delegation in Croatia Oscar Benedict stated that Zagreb must make further efforts in implementation.
The EU funds available to Croatia were presented on the press conference held by Mr. Benedict and Finance Minister Ivan Šuker. Mr. Benedict stated "We aknowledge Croatia's efforts and now have a possibility to remove the suspension".More
European Commission officially confirmed that suspension on the signature for contracts from PHARE 2006 program has been cancelled. The total value of these contracts is 52 million euros. It is considered from Bruxelles, that Croatia has made a great progress in fulfillment of benchmarks set by the Commission - i.e. the Central Finance and Contracting Agency has been founded and many new staff has been employed there. The quality of the documents has also been improved and an essential quality control has been established, by employing new staff in Quality Assurance Sector.More
I believe that the next year International Maritime Organization will support our suggestion and declare Adriatic as special sensitive sea area, and establishment of the Croatian Service for Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System will contribute to the protection and navigation security, said captain Mario Babić, Assistant Minister, presenting Functional and Technical Study on Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS).More