Croatia and the EU
Pursuant to the Treaty concerning the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union (OG, IA, 2/2012), the Republic of Croatia became a member of the European Union and of the European Atomic Energy Community, as well as a Party to the Treaty on European Union, Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and Treaty establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) (Article 1 of the Accession Treaty). Following the ratification procedure in all Member States, on July 1, 2013, the Republic of Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union.
In the context of the membership of the Republic of Croatia in the European Union, the Ministry of Finance carries out tasks relating to the cooperation with the institutions of the European Union and with the EU Member States in the area of finances.
This primarily includes proposing and representing the positions of the Republic of Croatia in the legislative process of the European Union, preparation of the Convergence Programme, accepting and transposing the acquis communautaire of the European Union into national legislation of the Republic of Croatia, participation in the work of the European Investment Bank, managing the allocated EU funds and protecting financial interests of the European Union through supervisory activities in terms of the use of EU funds.