REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL Review of the transitional measures for the acquisition of agricultural real estate set out in the 2011 Treaty on the accession of Croatia to the EU. ADD 1 Annex to the report above

This Commission report, in accordance with the 2011 Treaty on the Accession of Croatia to the European Union (‘Act of Accession’), is an update on Croatia’s transitional arrangements with respect to the purchase of agricultural land by European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) nationals. Upon accession to the European Union, Croatia was authorised a transitional period of 7 years (2013-2020), with a possible 3 year extension of this period to be decided in 2020. During this transitional period, Croatia is permitted to maintain pre-existing restrictions on the acquisition of agricultural land by non-Croatian nationals of the EU and EEA. Whilst the fundamental Freedom of Capital includes agricultural land, the EU Treaties do allow member states to impose suitable rules to attain legitimate public policy objectives, such as sustainable rural development. Croatia’s restrictions on acquisition of agricultural

Topic  Agriculture 
Department  DEFRA 
Council Reference  9046/17 
COM Reference  COM(17)217 
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Associated file(s)


  1. Dissolution EM 9046/17 - 118 KB - docx
  2. Doc 9046/17 - 376 KB - pdf
  3. Doc 9046/17 ADD 1 - 384 KB - pdf
  4. EM 9046/17 - 3 MB - pdf

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