Popular satisfaction with the functioning of democracy in Croatia remains very low. Only 27% of citizens are satisfied, while 72% are not satisfied – the second worst score among EU member states and well below the EU average of 56% satisfied and 42% not satisfied.

GDP growth, which had resumed in 2015 for the first time since the six-year recession between 2009 and 2014, continued to increase in the period under review. Economic growth, however, was largely driven by the continued increase in household consumption rather than by a growth in net exports.

The efficiency of anti-corruption policy has decreased and public perception of corruption increased as a result of the Agrokor crisis. The high level of corruption remains one of the most significant obstacles to further socioeconomic development.

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