In South Eastern Europe, the forestry sector has significant untapped potential that could contribute to the social and economic development of a large stratum of the population. This report...
Forests cover about one third of Croatia’s land area, of which 70% are state owned. The country’s forest cover has been expanding gradually, at an annual rate of 0.2% over the period 1990-2015 (FAO, 2015). Illegal logging is not a significant problem in the country. As an EU Member State, Croatia is required to implement the EU Timber Regulation, which came into force in March 2013.