The information contained in this section has been provided by the national authority in June 2019. We invite you to contact your national contact point to check whether this information is the latest version available.
National Contact Point
National FIRST LEVEL CONTROL
SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE NATIONAL FLC SYSTEM
Croatia has opted for a centralised first level control system. Since January 2019, the Ministry for Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia, as the Control body, is responsible for the FLC control system of all ETC programmes where Croatia is participating. The control tasks are carried by the First level controllers, permanently employed staff contracted by the Ministry.
As of 8 June 2020, the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds will no longer charge costs for first level control for Croatian partners involved in MED Programme.
The costs resulting from the control and charged before the date of 8 June 2020 can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules (EUR 510 per first level control certificate, EUR 290 for each on-the-spot-check).
On-the-spot verifications conducted by FLCS
On-the-spot checks are mandatory in Croatia according to 1303/13 ar. 125/6.
According to this regulation, on-the-spot checks are performed on a sample basis by using FLC MOP Annex 6BB Risk assessment for OTSC checks.
Annex 6BB is available on demand.
Specific provisions during COVID-19 outbreak
In the light of COVID-19 situation, please be informed that Croatian Control Body currently is not signing FLC documents (certificates). As soon as the report is validated by the FLC in Synergie CTE, the certificates of Croatian partners can be included by Lead Partner in a payment claim.
Once the confinement period is over, all FLC documents (certificates) will be signed and uploaded into the Synergie CTE.
These exceptional measures will abolish as soon as the COVID-19 outbreak ends.
Daily allowances concerning travel and accommodation costs are applicable in Croatia.
National rules applicable: N.N. 10/17, Pravilnik o porezu na dohodak /Subregulation on income tax
All public procurement rules valid in EU are also applicable for Croatia. Rules apply for bodies governed by public law, as tenderers and candidates, and private partners as candidates.
For private partners (non-public procurement bidders), guidelines have been developed to help them in the procurement procedures as they are not obliged to follow the public procurement regulations (to be requested by e-mail to the FLC).
A natural person who, as a member of a management company or executive director or a natural person who is in another capacity under a special law, individually or jointly and in bulk, authorized to carry out the affairs of an employer, may, as a worker in a work relationship, carry out certain tasks for the employer.
Points of attention
Law on VAT, article 61 (Zakon o porezu na dodanu vrijednost - N.N. 73/13 and its amendments N.N. 115/16, 106/18).
KEY NATIONAL DOCUMENTS
Smjernice o prihvatljivosti troškova za hrvatske projektne partnere / Guidelines on eligibility of expenditures for Croatian project partners together with attachments, version 4. Annexes
Smjernice o javnoj nabavi / Guidelines for public procurement, version 2 (UPDATED on 29/07/2020).
Pravilnik o porezu na dohodak / Subregulation on income tax
Zakon o porezu na dodanu vrijednost / Law on VAT and its amendments
Zakon o javnoj nabavi / Public procurement Act
Zakon o radu / Labour law