Designation of products from the Croatian islands Example of promoting the economy, says Prime Minister
ZAGREB, January 21, 2022 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković on Friday attended an awards ceremony for Croatian island products for 2020 and 2021 in the town of Pag on the island of Pag, saying it was an excellent example of promoting the economy, cuisine and agricultural products.
The Croatian Island Product designation is awarded by the Ministry of Regional Development and European Funds. For 2020, it was awarded to 27 producers for 45 products and for 2021, to 23 producers for 78 products.
The designation is given to products of applied arts and design, chemicals, foodstuffs and beverages.
To date, the designation has been awarded to 320 producers for 1,094 products from 24 islands.
The Prime Minister said that the islands are part of Croatia’s wealth and are among the most attractive tourist destinations.
“Tourists want a national product, the Croatian Island Product. Producers have tried to emancipate our whole tradition in a visible and recognizable way,” he said, adding that the government had “strengthened the strategic framework for improving life on the islands as well”. as a legal, programmatic and financial framework for the extension of aid to the islands.”
He recalled that the islands are part of the national development strategy until 2030.
If it hadn’t been for the coronavirus, he said, all the topics would have focused on climate change, which affects life on the islands. He highlighted the green and digital tradition, saying the latter is a huge opportunity for the islanders.
“We have opened up the job market to digital nomads as well as our people. One can actually work from any part of the world through internet platforms. There is a need to establish a nurturing business infrastructure. there is also the protection of nature and the environment and the use of renewable energy sources. Everything will continue to be done so that people continue to live on the islands and Pag is one of the most important examples of this. brilliant,” Plenković said.
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