Jul 3, 2023

Croatia Becomes a Member of the CEF

We are delighted to announce that the Republic of Croatia has ratified the “Agreement on Establishing the Center of Excellence in Finance (CEF)” and has thus become a member of the CEF. By taking this step, Croatia has joined seven other member countries of the CEF: Albania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, and Slovenia.

The CEF members can actively shape and influence the CEF and its program through the Governing Board represented by ministers of finance and governors of the central bank of member countries. We were happy to welcome representatives from the Croatian Ministry of Finance and Croatian National Bank at the recent Annual CEF Governing Board Meeting in Tirana. 

To celebrate this notable accomplishment, we were also delighted to welcome Croatian Ambassador to Slovenia, H. E. Boris Grigić, at the CEF. This visit marked yet another important milestone in the ongoing cooperation between the CEF and Croatia. Our fruitful partnership dates back to 2001 when the CEF was established under the Stability Pact for South East Europe. As part of the CEF constituency, Croatian public officials took part as learners and lecturing experts at the learning and networking activities of the CEF.

CEF Director Jana Repanšek expressed her belief that Croatia's membership in the CEF will provide an opportunity for closer collaboration in enhancing the capacities of Croatia's public institutions, teams, and officials and showcasing their expertise.

CEF membership is open to any country or international organization that is interested in the promotion of knowledge exchange, delivery of training, and facilitation of technical assistance in public financial management, central banking, and other areas of public administration.