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Cablegate: Croatia Input for New Required Reports to Congress

VZCZCXYZ0005
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHVB #0125 0571037
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261037Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY ZAGREB
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8603

UNCLAS ZAGREB 000125

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG SENV APER ABUD HR
SUBJECT: CROATIA INPUT FOR NEW REQUIRED REPORTS TO CONGRESS
ON ENERGY

REF: SECSTATE 10743

1. In response to reftel, Embassy Zagreb provides the
following information on its work on energy matters in
Croatia.
--A. The Economic Section of the Embassy handles energy
matters. The total number of staff in this section is 3
American officers and one Locally Engaged Staff.
--B. One Economic Officer devotes 20% of his time to work on
energy matters and another spends 5% of her time on such
work. Time spent on energy matters by the Economic
Counselor, OMS and FSN are negligible.
--C. The Economic Section Head reports on and monitors
developments in the energy industries, including advocating
policies that support U.S. objectives on European energy
diversification. An economic officer reports on Croatia's
renewable energy sector.
--D. The amount of State Department funds spent at post in
FY 2007 on energy-related activities were as follows:
---personnel: $19,675.95
---programs: $ 3,477.41 (total cost of two conferences; one
attended by Amb. in Istanbul and one attended by Economic
Section Head in Sofia)
Bradtke

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