On Thursday, April 26, 2001 Mr. Christian Thimann, head of the Bilateral Relations Division of the European Central Bank, and Mr. Francesko Mazzaferro, principal in the Division, visited the Croatian National Bank.
The esteemed guests met with the vicegovernor of the Croatian National Bank Mr. Tomislav Presečan, CNB executive directors for international relations, research and statistics and the director of the Monetary Policy Department. Croatian central bank officers informed their guests about the development of the Croatian National Bank in the past ten years, its goals, policy and instruments and briefed them on the main indicators of recent and expected economic and financial developments in Croatia. The possibilities of further cooperation between two central banks were discussed as well.
In addition, ECB representatives held a workshop for the Croatian central bank staff interested in acquiring a more detailed insight in the organization and functioning of the ECB and the European System of Central Banks.