Key Figures

Chief of State:
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic

Overview

Government Name:
Republic of Croatia
Constitution:
Adopted: 1990; Constitution contains provisions concerning the protection of intellectual property rights. Also outlined are the historical foundations, organization of government, community-level/local/regional government, international relations, and the European Union.
Government Type:
Parliamentary Republic
Republic of Croatia Flag
Coat of Arms of Republic of Croatia

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

A4
A somewhat shaky political and economic outlook and a relatively volatile business environment can affect corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is still acceptable on average. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The prime minister is the head of government and the commander in chief of the armed forces.

The president is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system.

5 years

Judicial

The judicial branch is independent of the executive and legislature. The supreme court is the highest court in appeal.

The president of the supreme court is nominated by the president of Croatia and elected by Croatian Sabor (parliament) for a 4-year term. Other supreme court justices are appointed by national judicial council.

Mandatory retirement age of 70

Legislative

The parliament's (Sabor) powers include enactment and amendment of the constitution and laws, adoption of the government budget, declarations of war and peace, defining national boundaries, and calling referenda and elections.

The assembly has 151 members elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.

4 years

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Ministry of Finance
Tax Name:
VAT

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/