CEEMarketWatch

Press mood stories for Croatia

Aug 17, 2018 06:13GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Reduced] 13% VAT rate will be only on fresh, and not chilled meat (Vecernji List)
Tax law changes in a public discussion, lowering the general rate of VAT to 24% [as of 2020]? (Vecernji List)
Number of employees increase in 14 counties (Vecernji List)
Croatia included among the 10 fastest growing destinations for luxury travel (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The grey economy has flooded excursion tourism (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Pursuant to planned VAT law changes,] Companies to register under VAT only when meeting the HRK 300,000 entry threshold[, not from the beginning of next calendar year as currently] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
EC has not even started looking at the [shipbuilding Uljanik’s restructuring] plan as yet, bankruptcy at the door (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[HDZ MP and presidency member] Domagoj Ivan Milosevic presented his ideas on economic growth, taxes and changes to legislation (Jutarnji List)
From among eight bridges in Zagreb, six in critical condition (Jutarnji List)
[President Kolinda] Grabar-Kitarovic: Modern tourists no longer seek only sun and sea (Jutarnji List)
Problems in the heart of the season: 200,000 beds left empty, apartments in Split, Zadar and Makarska are offered for only EUR 30! (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Opposition Most MP Ines] Strenja Linic: [Health minister Milan] Kujundzic put his former colleagues from Croatia's Zora in healthcare[, he must go] (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Workers of [shipyard] Uljanik have not been paid, if there is no conciliation, strike is forthcoming (Novi List)
Story of Croatia Airlines strike is not over: Can the [court’s] ban on strike fall? (Novi List)
Aug 16, 2018 06:10GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PWC survey:] The financial sector is more discriminating against employees (Vecernji List)
[Opposition Most head Bozo Petrov:] If Prime Minister [Andrej Plenkovic] does not get rid of [health minister Milan] Kujundzic, we will launch an initiative for his recall (Vecernji List)
End of the hyperactivity in tourism – tourist arrivals to stagnate in July and August (Vecernji List)
Life insurance saw explosive growth in July (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The growth of cash loans does not disturb the [credit information register] HROK (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development] HBOR able to meet its obligations under the issued guarantees (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Kujundzic under another attack: Petrov made a pact with the rest of the opposition: If he is not dismissed, we will launch an initiative for his recall (Jutarnji List)
Ruling coalition partners also against Kujundzic: He has not introduced reforms, create affairs, but fights Plenkovic in the parliament (Jutarnji List)
Petrov: If Plenkovic does not get rid of Kujundzic after all, we will launch in parliament a motion for his recall (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Employee Staff Uljanik: We are employees, but also small shareholders. We want to be informed and involved (Novi List)
Petrov: We cannot turn our head, if Prime Minister does not get rid of Kujundzic, we will launch a revocation (Novi List)
Aug 14, 2018 05:58GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Own currency maintains independence and protects against financial and economic climate crises (Vecernji List)
WTO: Croatia, Hungary and Lithuania are discriminating against foreign gas pipeline operators (Vecernji List)
New round of reconciliation on the second pension pillar [of HDZ with coalition partners] forthcoming next week (Vecernji List)
Thirty-two cities in five years of [Croatia’s EU] membership have not withdrawn even a cent from EU funds (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Konzum is a light spot of retail, the rest of the [Agrokor] group has dropped [in H1] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia at the top of the EU per share of temporary work (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[PM Andrej] Plenkovic [informally] meets [his colleague, Hungary’s PM Viktor] Orban in Opatija (Jutarnji List)
In five years, no cent has been withdrawn from European funds: As many as 32 cities on the list of shame, but there are also positive examples (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Appeal to the Supreme Court for banning strike in Croatia Airlines by the end of the week (Novi List)
[Head of parliamentary internal affairs and national security committee from main opposition SDP] Ranko Ostojic: Government has no politics or strategy for problem of illegal migrants (Novi List)
Aug 13, 2018 06:16GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
In June, the number of employees in the industry decreased by 1.1% y/y (Vecernji List)
[Young Croats:] It's great in Croatia if you have a good job (Vecernji List)
The standard [of living] of Croats: Better life sometime [in the future] or now (Vecernji List)
[BiH Presidency Chairperson Bakir Izetbegovic:] I do not oppose Croatia connecting its territory via the Peljesac Brid, but we are going to court (Vecernji List)
Trade in goods with Hungary [since Croatia’s EU accession] grew by more than 50% (Poslovni Dnevnik)
In terms of sustainable economic development, Croatia is ranked 40th among 152 countries (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Stocks of industrial products [in June] are [7.4%] lower on a monthly basis (Poslovni Dnevnik)
An increasing number of people are encouraged [to take up job] by the state [via active labour market policies] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Izetbegovic again claims that BiH will go to court over the Peljesac Bridge (Jutarnji List)
[Number of] Overnight stays of German tourists fell by 28% [y/y in June], what happened to our favourite guests? (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Izetbegovic does not agree with the Peljesac Bridge: BiH will give Croatia the court (Novi List)
[The third current -- ] The Neretva Group: What it can bring to [main opposition party] SDP (Novi List)
Aug 10, 2018 05:56GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Young SDP mayors promised to remove [main opposition party’s incumbent chairperson Davor] Bernardic (Vecernji List)
[Transport minister Oleg] Butkovic: The strike [at national flag carrier Croatia Airlines] would have had unthinkable consequences for the company (Vecernji List)
Exports in H1 were 2% y/y higher, imports -- by 5.5% y/y (Vecernji List)
[State-owned gas transmission company] Plinacro starts construction worth HRK 209.5mn [of first compressor station for Croatia's gas transportation system] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Most chairperson Bozo] Petrov: The government amendment on INA privatisation law [would allow Hungarian] MOL to take over the entire company. [Energy minister Tomislav] Coric: Most leaders have shown complete ignorance on the issue (Jutarnji List)
Oleg Butkovic: I'm glad that there will be no strike, that decision would be fatal for Croatia Airlines. I did not influence the court's decision (Jutarnji List)
Disappointed [with the Davor Bernardic, chairperson of the main opposition party] SDP members[, his opponents, 8 party’s mayors] gather on Saturday (Jutarnji List)
Oleg Butkovic: I wrote a letter and appealed to the management board of Croatia Airlines to agree with the workers (Novi List)
Aug 09, 2018 06:00GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Beginning of mass account unblocking, but process is long, new blockades -- possible (Vecernji List)
[Zagreb mayor Milan] Bandic: As a social democrat, I seek [introduction of] real estate tax so that the wealthier pay more (Vecernji List)
The peace in Southeast Europe is fragile, future wars cannot be ruled out (Vecernji List)
Croatia Airlines continues to carry out all scheduled flights (Poslovni Dnevnik)
HRK 7.5mn earmarked for ‘Quality signs’ [joint project of Croatian Chamber of Economy and the economy ministry] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The strike in [national flag carrier] Croatia Airlines could end up at the supreme court (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia is attractive for consumer lending (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Bandic: The government should implement substantive reforms, such as introducing property taxes (Jutarnji List)
Insider from the [main opposition party] SDP: No matter what [incumbent chairperson Davor] Bernardic does, I am convinced that it will not be for long (Jutarnji List)
Court delayed decision on the lawfulness of the strike in Croatia Airlines for Thursday; Trade union lawyer: The strike may theoretically still start on Sunday (Slobodna Dalmacija)
The SDP wants to expel another legislator [over his stance over the state of affairs in the party] (Novi List)
Reality or wishes: Part of HDZ top wants [early parliamentary] elections in the autumn, but [party’s leader and PM Andrej] Plenkovic still hesitates (Novi List)
Aug 08, 2018 06:02GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Transport minister Oleg] Butkovic replied to the union [at national flag carrier Croatia Airlines]: We would not succumb to the blackmail, and I did not influence the court (Vecernji List)
[Serbia’s President Aleksandar] Vucic losses his compass for Montenegro, not Croatia (Vecernji List)
[Stats office data:] In ten years, population decreased by 204,300 people (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[EIZ data:] Significant slowdown in demand for work in July (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Mayor of Koprivnica [Misel Jaksic] in an interview: I can put the [main opposition party] SDP on the winner’s path. [Incumbent head Davor] Bernardic must leave. It is quite obvious that he is not the solution (Jutarnji List)
Rebellion over the [planned by the government] abolition of agencies (Jutarnji List)
Unions [at Croatia Airlines] angry: This [-- going to strike] is our right, and the reasoning of the court is contradictory (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Oleg Butkovic: The only solution for Croatia Airlines is finding a strategic partner. The strike would not be in the interest of either the company or the workers (Novi List)
Aug 07, 2018 06:17GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Strong anti-Croatian mood in Serbia (Vecernji List)
[Serb minority MP Milorad] Popovac: [Croatia] Should have reacted to the insults of [Serbia’s President Aleksandar] Vucic [comparing Croatia to Nazis] (Vecernji List)
Household loans at the highest level of household loans since 2016 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The state returns HRK 884mn of overpaid income tax [to 491,000 citizans] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
President [Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic] not to return the visit of [Serbia’s President Aleksandar] Vucic (Jutarnji List)
[Senior ruling] HDZ right fraction presses [party’s leader Andrej] Plenkovic over Pupovac, but at coalition meetings says: Everything is okay (Jutarnji List)
In the SDP, the wrath of the war, and the HDZ in the next elections threatens to turn to the right (Jutarnji List)
The cabin crew, pilots [and mechanics] of Croatia Airlines are going to strike [on Wednesday], unless the government nominates a new board (Jutarnji List)
Will the strike cost EUR 800,000 a day? This will make Croatia Airlines difficult to survive (Novi List)
Aug 06, 2018 05:59GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Workers go to strike, [transport minister Oleg] Butkovic: [It will be something] Croatia Airlines will be very difficult to endure (Vecernji List)
Serbia with such leadership has no place in Europe (Vecernji List)
[Pushing for] Intraparty elections[, SDP chairperson Davor Bernardic’s dismissal] demanded by 30 SDP mayors (Vecernji List)
Croatia Airlines: The strike will cause losses of up to EUR 800,000 per day (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Analysis:] Despite slower GDP growth, public debt will continue to decline (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[People to benefit from] Savings on VAT of HRK 50 [per month], [but state to take from them] HRK 200 [per month] for rescue of [shipyard] Uljanik (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Government plan for] Reducing [number of] state agencies [by 20% likely to undergo significant corrections,] may be stopped by Brussels (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Minister Butkovic: Decision on strike in Croatia Airlines in the peak of the tourist season is not good and will damage it (Jutarnji List)
[New August] Promocija Plus survey: Worst result of [main opposition] SDP in 15 years, President again most positively assessed politician (Jutarnji List)
[FinMin Zdravko] Maric's tax reform for those with high salaries[, for many it is pretty disappointing] (Jutarnji List)
Approval of 38,769 foreigners' licenses, up by 31,000 more than for 2017, will be still insufficient (Jutarnji List)
[PM Andrej] Plenkovic [to statement of Serbia’s President Aleksandar] Vucic [who compared Croatia with Nazi Germany]: Enough is enough (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Butkovic on strike in Croatia Airlines: In the general interest, consideration would be given to overcoming this situation (Novi List)
Aug 03, 2018 06:11GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[FinMin Zdravko Maric:] Further reduction of tax burden planned at additional HRK 2.7bn (Vecernji List)
Employers complain: [Foreign] Workers should no longer be imported [according] to occupations (Vecernji List)
[PM Andrej Plenkovic:] We should have been more transparent at the time of Lex Agrokor (Vecernji List)
The next year brings HRK 2.7bn in reduction of tax burden (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Manpower regional director Nebojsa Biskup:] I'm not sure that 16% more people should really be employed in the public sector (Poslovni Dnevnik)
If employers pray for facilitating the wage hikes, why is the government opposed? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Plenkovic in RTL interview: We should have been more transparent at Lex Agrokor's adoption, but the Germans are fascinated by the excellent work we’ve done (Jutarnji List)
Fractional war in the [main opposition party] SDP during the summer holidays (Jutarnji List)
The son of legendary journalist [Goran Milic] becomes new spokesman of the government (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Maric on tax reform: I'm sure the market will do its job, there will be a drop in prices (Novi List)
Aug 02, 2018 05:55GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Serb member of BiH Presidency Mladen] Ivanic: BiH will not sue Croatia for Peljesac Bridge (Vecernji List)
[FinMin Zdravko Maric:] Tomorrow we present tax reform, changes do not necessarily mean wage increases (Vecernji List)
[Health minister Milan] Kujundzic’s proposal: Prices of cigarettes and alcohol may even increase by 100% (Vecernji List)
US supports LNG terminal project on Krk but cannot afford to provide cheaper gas (Vecernji List)
[HNS head Ivan] Vrdoljak satisfied: The reduction of the tax burden by HRK 2.7bn must be felt by as many people as possible (Vecernji List)
Workers should no longer be imported to occupations[, procedures should be streamlined] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
HRZ partners generally happy with [proposed] tax reform, but many warning: Government has to propose good measures to get political support (Jutarnji List)
Agrokor: First complaints against debt settlement agreement [from Adris, Agram and other small creditors] (Jutarnji List)
[Croat member of BiH Presidency Dragan] Covic congratulated [PM Andrej] Plenkovic with the start of the Peljesac Bridge construction (Jutarnji List)
The average wage in Zagreb [in April] is closer to the EUR 1,000 level (Novi List)
Aug 01, 2018 06:10GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
State sold land to Cimos Group and saved 1,300 jobs (Vecernji List)
PBZ net profit was HRK 606.2mn, up by 23% y/y (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Interest rate on subsidised housing or home loans will be lower than 3.75% (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Tourism associations oppose the increase of accommodation tax without redefining role of tourist communities: This is a new non-argumentative mandate (Jutarnji List)
Eurostat: Croatia among the countries with the largest decline in the unemployment rate (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Four] Suspended SDP [member]s submitted an appeal [with the statutory commission over the decision of party’s presidency] (Novi List)
After three months falling, industrial production finally grew by 3.1% y/y [in June] (Novi List)
Jul 31, 2018 06:41GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[BiH Presidency chairperson Bakir] Izetbegovic: With Peljesac Bridge construction Croatia threatens BiH sovereignty (Vecernji List)
[FinMin] Zdravko Maric: I do not know where the talk about cutting salary emerged from, it can only grow (Vecernji List)
New objections from BiH, [BiH Council of Ministers chairperson Denis] Zvizdic demands that [PM Andrej] Plenkovic suspend the construction of Peljesac Bridge (Vecernji List)
Plenkovic: We are presenting the third part of tax reform on Wednesday, I expect support [from coalition partners] (Vecernji List)
[Mainstream opposition party] SDP needs a visionary boss who will open the horizons, not the manager or bookkeeper (Vecernji List)
From Tuesday, a significant increase in gasoline, diesel and gas? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Fragile coalition ahead of the introduction of tax reform[, it seems that personal income tax deductions have already dropped] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Minister Maric on tax reform: I do not know where the story of the reduction of wages has come from. Since I was a minister, I mentioned only increase (Jutarnji List)
Court opens criminal procedure: HDZ web promotion team suspected in tax evasion in 2014-2015 campaigns (Jutarnji List)
Zvizdic demands from Plenkovic the suspension of construction of the Peljesac Bridge (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Plenkovic argues that tax reform will not take, rather give (Novi List)
BiH not at peace with the [Peljesac Bridge] construction (Novi List)
Jul 30, 2018 06:22GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Main opposition SDP chairperson Davor] Bernardic’s opponents: We knew he would not leave [the post] (Vecernji List)
[Tourism minister Gari] Cappelli: The government needs to cut taxes, and employers clear the reserves (Vecernji List)
Deal on Strategic Issues? Can there be no day-to-day politics (Vecernji List)
How many banks rely to make profit on fees? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The tax reform that needs to be sustained requires public support, without cheap politics (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Because of [labour and pension system minister Marko] Pavić's reform, the pensioners are denouncing the government for entering Petrokemija (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The Norwegian contracting authority unilaterally terminated the shipbuilding contract for cable laying [with Uljanik] (Jutarnji List)
HDZ partners do not want to support part of tax reform concerning healthcare: Such a proposal [for increasing healthcare contributions by 1.5pps] is disastrous (Jutarnji List)
Gari Cappelli: 'Increasing wages in tourism by reducing tax burdens and using employers' reserves' (Jutarnji List)
New results of Crobarometer: Kolindina's popularity literally exploded after World Championships! (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Shipyard] Uljanik could not get guarantees: Norwegians broke shipbuilding contract (Novi List)
Cappelli on higher salaries: Summer season or opening of a hotel should not be put in question due to lack of workers (Novi List)
Jul 27, 2018 06:13GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
The SDP Presidency decided: [Party’s head Davor] Bernardic to head SDP’s caucus [as of September] (Vecernji List)
[Interior minister Davor] Bozinovic: The number of migrants has not increased; the border is also controlled by Frontex aircraft (Vecernji List)
Government in the closed part of the session on the EC's response to waste (Vecernji List)
Pressure on Plenkovic to abandon the VAT cuts and to cut salaries (Vecernji List)
[Retail trader of Agrokor group] Konzum lost HRK 1.4bn of revenue and 3% of its [market] share (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Hrvatski Telekom's operating margin rose to 40% (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The wheat yield this year is 800,000 tonnes (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Privredna banka Zagreb reduces interest rates as of August (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Tobacco-to-tourism conglomerate] Adris’ income [in H1] is tenths higher than last year (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Bernardic not only not to resign but plans to take on another function (Jutarnji List)
We find: Change of tax reform plan – general VAT is not to be cut, two kind of contributions are abolished, tax rate on highest wages is reduced, salaries to rise to everyone (Jutarnji List)
Peljeski bridge: Chinese import workers, engineers, no Croats to be employed (Jutarnji List)
Minister Maric revealed when tax returns are: here is how much money will be returned to citizens (Slobodna Dalmacija)
The government changes the tax reform plan last time: it abandons general VAT rate cut, but salaries will rise to everyone! (Slobodna Dalmacija)
SDP Presidency at its crucial session decided that Bernardic would be the president of the [party’s] representatives in the parliament (Novi List)
Crobarometer [poll] reveals: How much football euphoria has reflected on party rating and support for the government? (Novi List)
Jul 26, 2018 06:06GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[European] Commission: Here's EUR 6,000 per migrant. Croatia: Thanks, we would not [accept migrants]! (Vecernji List)
Koncar 'jumped' with EUR 12.4mn [in troubled shipyard Uljanik] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Hungary has to extradite [Hungary’s oil company MOL chief of staff Zsolt] Hernadi, but she does not know if she will (Poslovni Dnevnik)
LNG Croatia has again failed to find a boat [in spite of changed conditions in tender for capacities; tender to be repeated] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Croatian Post Bank HPB] Net profit growth but also 20% worse operating result (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Uljanik and Petrokemija like abyss: Or how the government kneeled upon its own will (Poslovni Dnevnik)
European court [Court of Justice of the EU]: Hungary should not have ignored the arrest warrant for Hernadi (Jutarnji List)
Interest [in working] in civil service falls (Jutarnji List)
The largest construction project starts: Four days until the launch of the three-year Peljesac bridge construction (Jutarnji List)
Osijek SDP [branch] demands party’s convention to be held: This leadership is no longer able to lead a party adequately (Jutarnji List)
As long as the government is comforted, the illusion of almost decreasing emigration from Croatia is to be expected (Novi List)
Presentation of tax reform next week: Drastic increase in cigarettes and alcohol prices is not planned (Novi List)
Jul 25, 2018 06:28GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Tourism] Minister [Gari] Cappelli: We do not have to worry about the number of tourists [but offer quality and raise prices] (Vecernji List)
Ministers do not trust the management of [shipyard] Uljanik, EU doubts government plan for its salvation (Vecernji List)
[Final form of] Tax reform still pending [as politicians yet to agree]: Lump sum tax on accommodation will be determined by cities and municipalities (Vecernji List)
HEP repairs its heat plant in Zagreb with EUR 130mn loans [from EIB, EBRD] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
EU funds are contributing to successful Croatian entrepreneurial stories (Poslovni Dnevnik)
With the partnership of [Croatian bank for reconstruction and development] HBOR, they realized key projects abroad (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Most influential people at the top of [main opposition party] SDP urge [its head Davor] Bernardic to withdraw, and to elect as new leader the mayor of Koprivnica [Misel Jaksic] (Jutarnji List)
[FinMin Zdravko] Maric against the price increase of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes by 50% (Jutarnji List)
More than fifty appeals received after confirmation of settlement in Agrokor (Novi List)
[Main opposition SDP MP] Pedja Grbin attacked government for residence tax hike (Novi List)
Jul 24, 2018 06:06GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[State audit law:] Institutions that ignore auditors [and their recommendations face fines] from HRK 20,000 to HRK 50,000 (Vecernji List)
Endangered euro adoption [due to potential stellar increase in public debt] (Vecernji List)
Employee is needed: Cafés and restaurants are being closed as there is no one to work in them (Vecernji List)
The government forgives the debts of blocked citizens (Vecernji List)
The second [pension] pillar is a victim of bad regulation in the payout phase (Poslovni Dnevnik)
In five years we imported 300% more milk, only last year's profit was halved (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The EC has already asked for clarification about the [shipyard] Uljanik [restructuring] programme (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[FinMin Zdravko Maric: Tax] Reform first to be presented to the government and the coalition[, questions of trade unions remained unanswered during Monday’s meeting] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Finance ministry: Effect from High Commercial Court decision on CHF-pegged loans to be known only when deciding on individual cases (Jutarnji List)
Does Croatia need new soccer stadium? No one asks amid the euphoria of its success in the World Soccer Championship. Where the money will come from? (Jutarnji List)
[Tourism] Minister [Gari] Cappelli seeks from employers: Raise wages in tourism (Jutarnji List)
Zdravko Maric opposes [suggested by promoted by health minister Milan] Kujundzic [health insurance bill] increase in prices of cigarettes and alcohol: This has not been granted ‘green light’ by the government (Jutarnji List)
New letter of SDP members: It’s better to call elections for party’s chairperson and all main bodies (Jutarnji List)
The state is full of 'healthcare': Here's how much cigarettes and alcohol will cost (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Smokers, alcohol consumers, keep your wallets. The state plans to repair the health out of your pockets (Novi List)
Three referendum initiatives pending: Still without verification of signature, no one knows who will count [them] (Novi List)
Renaissance on Croatian coast: [Transport minister Oleg] Butkovic has contracted HRK 39mn for Cres[, altogether EUR 80mn from EU funds available] (Novi List)
Jul 23, 2018 05:55GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
SDP Zagreb County expressed non-confidence in Bernardic, seeking internal party elections (Vecernji List)
SDP head was left without allies: Bernardic will go before the European elections, by himself or forcibly (Vecernji List)
[President Kolinda] Grabar-Kitarovic: Lack of workforce in tourism becomes a huge problem (Vecernji List)
For the Zagreb Waste Centre from the EU funds, more than HRK 25mn (Vecernji List)
[Oil pipeline operator] Janaf will not pay in its income to state coffers (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Velpro with HRK 500mn less revenue, PIK Vrbovec with -- 15% (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Uljanik and Petrokemija are jeopardising the introduction of the euro (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Investment firms are mostly looking for foreign currency loans (Poslovni Dnevnik)
New petition [calling for early intra-party elections]: SDP with [Davor] Bernardic [at its helm] is all the more irrelevant, even [Zlatko] Hasanbegovic is more popular than him (Jutarnji List)
Proposal for new health insurance law: Alcohol and cigarettes to become more expensive by 50%? (Jutarnji List)
Bernardic lost Split: Ranko Ostojic becomes new head of the Split-Dalmatian SDP! (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Tourism minister Gari] Cappelli on excellent results: We are no longer targeting tourism in summer season alone but throughout the year (Novi List)
Jul 20, 2018 06:47GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Lowest unemployment for [past] 30 years, less than 16,000 [job] vacancies [announced] (Vecernji List)
Tax administration announces enhanced fiscal surveillance, explains why (Vecernji List)
[President] Grabar-Kitarovic: Better connectivity is [necessary] condition for strengthening economic ties with Albania (Vecernji List)
We have three times lower salaries than Western countries, but electronics and clothing prices are higher (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Economic] growth resilient to shocks could return us in game [of receiving higher credit rating] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia’s return to investment rating could be possible in beginning of 2019 [Raiffeisen bank analysts] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[President visiting Albania] Two countries to support improving of economic partnership, protection of Adriatic Sea (Jutarnji List)
[Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marko Pavic]: European social funds [allocated to] Croatia important for implementing employment measures (Jutarnji List)
And now, good bye: Macan dismissed from position of special advisor to PM Plenkovic (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Jul 19, 2018 06:53GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Articles in world media mentioning Croatia have 60bn views (Vecernji List)
Referendum [on changing electoral system]: Government has not yet authorised Administration Ministry to start counting [signatures] (Vecernji List)
[Amendments to] Consumer Protection Act and [law on] biofuels for transport usage [to be discussed today] (Vecernji List)
Agrokor shares on ice [and their trading suspension still in force] until final settlement entering into force (Poslovni Dnevnik)
List of companies in Croatia in which workers are best paid is published (Poslovni Dnevnik)
There are differences in preparedness of cities and municipalities in Croatia regarding waste separation (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Finance Minister] Maric about new tax reforms: You will be all positively surprised (Jutarnji List)
Leaders of rebels [within SDP] against [SDP leader] Bernardic to prepare new attack after holding secret meeting and agreeing on further strategy (Jutarnji List)
[Economy Minister] Darko Horvat to trade unions: Another strategic partner for Uljanik Group is also possible (Novi List)
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