The construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Croatia is to be sped up by the introduction of a special law, said Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Thursday.
Croatia produces 2.5 billion cubic meters of gas a year.
The law change will enable the country to speed up the construction of a new terminal designed to supply both Croatia and wider Europe.
The LNG terminal will be built on the island of Krk and should be operational by 2020.
The European Union has confirmed that they will be investing over £9million in the project.
Prime Minister Plenkovic said: “Our aim (is) to pass a special law as a key message that it is a strategic project for us. We want to better position Croatia on the European energy map and diversify energy sources.”