Croatia has completed this priority action. Following the acceptance, by the Commissiondecision of 20 February 2013, of the second amendment to the revised plan for the
shipyard, the privatisation contract was signed on 28 February 2013. The amendmentenvisages a modest increase in the total amount of restructuring aid as well as additionalcompensatory measures. As regards
Croatia informed the Commission of its intentionto submit a revised and consolidated restructuring plan which is now based on the purchase of the yard by the
shipyard. Croatia formally submitted a revised restructuring plan for
on 12 February 2013 and initialled the privatization contract, sending it to theCommission in accordance with Annex VIII of the Act of Accession. On 20 March 2013, theCommission gave its agreement on the revised restructuring plan and on the privatisationcontract. Croatia has committed to sign the privatization agreement for
at thelatest two weeks after a positive decision by the Commission.Croatia also meets the other commitments and requirements in the field of
. Its legislation is aligned with the
, its administrative capacity sufficientand its enforcement record satisfactory. The Croatian Competition Agency (CCA) is fullyoperational and functionally independent. In October 2012 the CCA sent to the Commissionits last six-monthly report with details on the number and type of decisions adopted, as well asassessment and opinions in the fields of antitrust and mergers, and State aid. The CCAadopted, in December 2012, a decision in the field of antitrust concerning regional buscarriers where a significant fine was imposed. Also, the same month, proceedings against atelecommunications provider were initiated.With regard to Croatia's reporting obligations arising from Annex VIII to the Act of Accession, Croatia submitted the third report on the steel industry in Croatia in December2012 and the six-monthly report on the restructuring of the Croatian shipbuilding industry inJanuary 2013. The reports meet the required conditions for the Commission to carry out itsassessment.Concerning the steel sector, the bankruptcy proceedings initiated in March 2011 againstŽeljezara Split continued. The CMC Sisak (now ABS Sisak) steel mill was sold to a newinvestor, who is consulting with the CCA on the amount to be reimbursed in accordance withthe obligations of Annex IX to the Act of Accession.As regards existing aid, the CCA has been submitting new measures and schemes to theCommission services for evaluation, as required by Annex IV to the Act of Accession.
2.2 Judiciary and fundamental rights1) To continue to ensure effective implementation of its judicial reform strategy andaction plan.
Implementation of the judicial reform strategy (2011 – 2015) and action plan has continued.The legislative framework has been further improved, in particular with a view to increasingthe efficiency of the judicial system. The process of rationalisation of the judicial network hascontinued.A new strategy for the development of the judiciary for 2013-2018 was adopted by Parliamentin December 2012. The strategy was prepared in close consultation with the Council formonitoring the implementation of the Judicial Reform Strategy. The main focus of the newstrategy is on the efficiency of the judiciary.The long-term employment plans for judges and prosecutors for 2013-2025 were adopted bythe Ministry of Justice in October 2012. Human resources planning and management remainto be improved further, in particular in the context of rationalisation of the court network.