Report: The use of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund in Croatia in relation to the protection of the marine environment and its resources

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A new report by BirdLife Partner BIOM reveals that Croatia spent over 66 million euros of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) on harmful subsidies during 2014-2020. 

Out of an envelope of 344 million euros, only 164 million euros (48%) had been paid out by the 31st of December 2018. Out of these 164 million euros, 66.2 million euros or 40% were paid out in subsidies identified as harmful to the marine environment and a mere 26.7 million euros or 16% were paid out in subsidies identified as beneficial to the marine environment.

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