Croatia is an EU member state with high human development. However, it also has high corruption opportunities in the form of EU funds and foreign investment, which have strained hard its capacity to control corruption. It has progressed less than the EU average in terms of transparency in spending and public procurement over the past decade and has regressed on the judiciary and the media. It needs more in-depth regulations for conflict of interest and more attentive monitoring.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years