According to the latest news, from July 1 From 2023, foreigners will no longer be subject to strict rules and restrictions when buying agricultural land.
Recently, the interest of foreigners, mainly large corporations, in buying agricultural land in Croatia has increased significantly. Experts note that as soon as the new land begins to be used, there will be business interest in solar energy.
Croatia today has the cheapest land prices in the European Union — about 3,400 euros per hectare of cultivated land. On the other side of the list are the Netherlands — about 70,000 euros per hectare. This is the highest price in Europe.
Since the cost of a cultivated hectare in Croatia is much lower than in other EU countries, it can expect the arrival of a large number of foreigners.
Remember, Croatia may soon become a member the Schengen area and start using the euro currency. This will make it much easier for foreigners to enter the country and purchase land.
Croatia expects to enter the Schengen area on January 1, 2023. Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that the country had met all the requirements for this and added that he was ready to provide further clarifications on this matter.
It is expected that a committee of the EU Parliament will give a positive opinion on this issue in the coming weeks after evaluating how Croatia meets criteria such as border protection and migration management.
At the same time, there are forces that call on the EU authorities to deny Croatia: the illegal and forced return of asylum seekers and migrants should deprive Croatia the right to join the Schengen area.