A large number of citizens, enterprises, media representatives, government institutions, embassies and other entities make inquiries for information and data with the Croatian National Bank. Many secondary school pupils, students and domestic and foreign researchers inquire about professional literature. The information required concerns all CNB's areas of operation and it is available to all interested citizens and firms, with the exception of the information required to be kept as a business secret by the CNB pursuant to the Act on the Croatian National Bank, the Credit Institutions Act, the Official Statistics Act and other acts.
The Croatian National Bank consistently applies the provisions of the Law on the Right of Access to Information. In addition to direct provision of information, the information requested is provided by enabling the applicants to examine the relevant documents or by providing them with the copies of the documents containing the information requested, as well as in other ways, for example by referring the applicants to the source of the information.
The CNB commits effort to process information access requests in the shortest possible period, within the legally prescribed deadlines. The CNB collects no charges on the provision and submission of the information requested.
Following the adoption of especially important decisions on monetary policy and other central bank tasks, the CNB organises press conferences with journalists covering the finance and banking sector so as to provide them with detailed information on the changes made, enabling them to report them to the public as fully and clearly as possible.
MAIN CONTACT DATA
Hrvatska narodna banka
Trg hrvatskih velikana 3
Republic of Croatia
Telephone: + 385 1 45 64 555
Fax: + 385 1 46 10 551, 45 50 726
RELATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC
Please send your enquiries about the issues within the competence of the Croatian National Bank to firstname.lastname@example.org. As before, we will be happy to respond to all such enquiries, with the exception of anonymous ones.
RELATIONS WITH THE MEDIA
Please send your enquiries to email@example.com or call us at:
In line with the Act on the Right of Access to Information (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ms Dubravka Budak, Advisor in the External, Internal and Digital Communications Department, has been designated as information officer in the CNB. Requests for access to information – which must contain the name and seat of the public authority to which the request is submitted, data relevant for recognition of the requested information, the first and last name and the address of the natural person making the application, or the name of the company, i.e. the name of the legal person and its head office – can be sent to the designated email address. The CNB charges no fee for access to information and reuse of information.
- Request for access to information
- Request for supplementation or correction of information
- Request for reuse of information
The Croatian National Bank protects the privacy of individuals whose personal data it processes in the course of performing its legally defined tasks.
Please forward your legitimate, fair and transparent requests, objections and proposals to the following e-address: email@example.com.
The Croatian National Bank will respond within the legally required time period.
NOTIFICATIONS OF CREDIT INSTITUTIONS' EMPLOYEES ON BREACHES OF REGULATIONS
In line with the Credit Institutions Act, the Croatian National Bank has created an email address firstname.lastname@example.org at which credit institutions' employees who have information on breaches of the Credit Institutions Act, Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 and subordinate legislation adopted under the Act and Regulation (e.g. information on any breach of loan approval rules and procedures, failure to identify connected clients, exceeding of the maximum permitted exposure limits, failure to make adequate provisions for litigation costs, and the like) can notify the Croatian National Bank thereof.
Notifications of breaches of regulations can also be sent by post to the following address: Hrvatska narodna banka, Trg hrvatskih velikana 3, 10002 Zagreb, with the heading: "Notification of breaches of regulations".
Thank you in advance for any information you can provide; it will be considered and, if there are grounds for actions within the competence of the Croatian National Bank, appropriate actions will be taken in line with the CNB's powers. The Croatian National Bank is obliged to treat the information provided as confidential and may, along with the information on possible actions taken, make it available only in cases referred to in Article 206 of the Credit Institutions Act. The Croatian National Bank may use the data on the person who provided the information only where necessary for the purpose of criminal investigation or the initiation of other court proceedings.
Please send other notifications and enquiries exclusively to the following email address: email@example.com. All queries will be responded to in due time.
A notification on a complaint regarding the work of a credit institution or a credit union may be submitted electronically, using the e-form Notify us and queries regarding the protection of your rights in the use of banking financial services may be submitted using the form Query. A complaint or a query may be submitted in writing to the following address:
Hrvatska narodna banka
Consumer Protection Monitoring Office
Trg hrvatskih velikana 3
CONFIDENTIAL PERSON UNDER THE WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION ACT
In accordance with the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Ordinance on the method of appointing a confidential person and the internal whistleblowing procedure, the Croatian National Bank enables the protection of whistleblowers, which includes the provision of available and reliable means of reporting irregularities/breaches.
The term "Breaches" means acts or omissions that:
(i) are unlawful and relate to the Union acts and areas falling within the material scope referred to the Act; or (ii) defeat the object or the purpose of the rules in the Union acts and areas falling within the material scope referred to the Act;
"Reporting person" means a natural person who reports or publicly discloses information on breaches acquired in the context of his or her work-related activities;
"Work-related context" means current or past work activities in the public or private sector through which, irrespective of the nature of those activities, persons acquire information on breaches and within which those persons could suffer retaliation if they reported such information;
Reporting persons working in the private or public sector who acquired information on breaches in a work-related context including, at least, the following:
- persons having the status of worker, including civil servants;
- persons having self-employed status,
- shareholders and persons belonging to the administrative, management or supervisory body of an undertaking, including non-executive members, as well as volunteers and paid or unpaid trainees;
- any persons working under the supervision and direction of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers;
- any other participation in the ‘Work-related context’ within a legal entity in the private or public sector
Internal reporting means the oral or written communication of information on breaches/irregularities through internal reporting channels to the employer at which the reporting person works;
By means of the Form for reporting irregularities a reporting person may submit an internal report on breaches/irregularieies to the employer's confidential person directly or by mail at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Oral reporting shall be possible by telephone or through other voice messaging systems, and, upon request by the reporting person, by means of a physical meeting within a reasonable timeframe.
A report of irregularities/breaches shall comprise:
- the name of the Croatian National Bank as an employer at which the reporting person works;
- the name of the organisational unit of the Croatian National Bank, if the reporting person works at the Croatian National Bank;
- data on the reporting person (name and surname and personal identification number (OIB));
- data on the person and/or persons to whom the report relates;
- a short description of irregularities/breaches;
- the date of report submission.