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Public Sector Economics conference
Published: October 25, 2018

Institute of Public Finance, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Zagreb and International Budget Partnership, organized an annual Public Sector Economics conference dedicated to fiscal transparency, citizen participation in fiscal processes and government accountability. The conference was opened by Assistant Minister of Finance and Chief State Treasurer Ivana Jakir-Bajo. Numerous foreign and domestic scientists and experts participated, and lectures were held by world renowned professors James Alt from Harvard University and Francisco Bastida from the University of Murcia.

By organizing this Conference, Institute of Public Finance wanted to initiate and encourage discussions among scientists, public sector experts and general public to address the contemporary challenges faced by the public sector and ways to efficiently collect and allocate public funds. Selected papers from the conference will be published in the journal Public Sector Economics.

About Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors
Published: October 12, 2018

Neven Mates member of the European Court of Auditors held a lecture on the topic Annual Report of the European Court of Auditors: Is the EU accounting documentation accurate and are the expenditures correct?" on 12 October 2018 in the Institute of Public Finance.

The lecturer presented the development of annual reports over the past years as well as audit results for 2017, given that the European Court of Auditors assesses whether the financial report on the execution of the EU budget is accurate and whether the revenues and expenditures are executed correctly, that is, in accordance with the applicable regulations. On this basis, the European Parliament decides whether or not the European Commission will be given the discharge for the execution of the budget.

As the Court has been increasingly devoting to drafting thematic reports on the EU success policies and budget programs, the lecturer has presented several recently published reports.


In the Newsletter entitled Budget outturns of Croatian municipalities, cities and counties for 2017, Katarina Ott, Mihaela Bronić and Branko Stanić are presenting the basic data on the budget outturns of all Croatian local government units for 2017, i.e. revenues and expenditures, surpluses or deficits (per capita and in total). The tables additionally provided in the Excel format, allow all interested parties to get acquainted with the fiscal condition of all local government units in 2017 and make relevant comparisons with the situation in 2016, 2015 and 2014.

Local budget transparency
On 2nd July 2018 the Institute of Public Finance presented the results of the fifth cycle of budget transparency research in Croatian local government units (counties, cities and municipalities).

To make the results more accessible and easier to read, the Institute published an interactive map that shows the status of each local government unit.

Press Release
In the latest Press Release, Katarina Ott writes about the annual analysis of the economic and social situation in the country, presented on March 13th in Zagreb by the European Commission representation in Croatia. According to the analysis, Croatia is experiencing excessive economic imbalances and has made limited or no progress when it comes to the implementation of European Commission country-specific recommendations.

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