ZAGREB, March 10 (Croatia Sun News) – Authorities are preparing schemes under which emigrants who return to Croatia and start up businesses can count on financial incentives, according to reports in Vecernji List.
The daily newspaper writes that Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Labour and Pension System Minister Josip Aladrovic have promised a subsidy of between 75,000-100,000 kuna (up to 13,333 euro).
The scheme will be hammered out in April.
The basis for the scheme is the current programme aimed at encouraging jobless people in the country to find self-employment. In January only, 174 people received those financial incentives for their self-employment.
The conditions for the exact amount of the incentive include the area in which self-employed live, thus the lowest amount, 75,000 kuna is for the best developed areas, and the highest, HRK 100,000, is for people who live and start up their business in underdeveloped regions.