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Zagreb, 3rd of June - Croatian membership in the EU should be an opportunity for even bigger and better funding of sports in our country, and not the reason for questioning the issue of the state’s support for the sports or distortion of sports’ funding system – is one of the key messages from the Conference on the EU policy in the field of protection of competition in the part relating to state support to the sports, held on June 3rd at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb, organized by the Croatian Olympic Committee. In the presence of numerous sports notables, more than 80 representatives of national sports federations and other COC members, the President of the COC Zlatko Matesa gave an introduction into the topic on the EU policy in the field of protection of competition when it comes to funding of sports from government grants , said the director of the EOC EU Office Folker Hellmund. As one of the fastest-growing industries, the sports industry can expect the increasing financial support from the EU. Members of the European Union rather profusely use the EU programs and funds for sports projects, either through direct investment in sports-recreational infrastructure and human resource development in the sports industry, or through other activities, such as. For example, tourism. The event was attended by almost all the members of the COC Council, COC Secretary General Josip Cop, COC’s coordinator of EU programs and funds Alma Papic, director of State aid sector Zlatan Janes, president of Council of the Croatian Competition Agency Olgica Spevec, Assistant to the Minister of Science, Education and Sports Petar Skansi and Adviser to the Minister Ratko Rudic

Zagreb, 3rd of June - Croatian membership in the EU should be an opportunity for even bigger and better funding of sports in our country, and not the reason for questioning the issue of the state’s support for the sports or distortion of sports’ funding system – is one of the key messages from the Conference on the EU policy in the field of protection of competition in the part relating to state support to the sports, held on June 3rd at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb, organized by the Croatian Olympic Committee.
In the presence of numerous sports notables, more than 80 representatives of national sports federations and other COC members, the President of the COC Zlatko Matesa gave an introduction into the topic on the EU policy in the field of protection of competition when it comes to funding of sports from government grants , said the director of the EOC EU Office Folker Hellmund. As one of the fastest-growing industries, the sports industry can expect the increasing financial support from the EU. Members of the European Union rather profusely use the EU programs and funds for sports projects, either through direct investment in sports-recreational
infrastructure and human resource development in the sports industry, or through other activities, such as. For example, tourism. The event was attended by almost all the members of the COC Council, COC Secretary General Josip Cop, COC’s coordinator of EU programs and funds Alma Papic, director of State aid sector Zlatan Janes, president of Council of the Croatian Competition Agency Olgica Spevec, Assistant to the Minister of Science, Education and Sports Petar Skansi and Adviser to the Minister Ratko Rudic