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Press mood stories for Croatia

Feb 22, 2018 07:50GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
HDZ: [PM] Plenkovic should have already found new [Agrokor] crisis manager (Vecernji List)
Subsidies for apartments remain, not for four years anymore but for five (Vecernji List)
[Former head of conflict of interest commission] Dalija Oreskovic: A victim of the destruction of institutions that do their job (Vecernji List)
[Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak’s goodbye: Delay in the process would be a test for the Plenkovic’s majority (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Even before the new drama in Agrokor, the economy started moderating (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Iberia increases number of flights to three of our cities (Poslovni Dnevnik)
New infrastructure investment: Investment of HRK 110mn are being prepared for new season (Poslovni Dnevnik)
SDP leader Bernardic: [PM] Plenkovic and [deputy PM and EconMin] Dalic must leave. Most’s MP Grmoja: We will launch no confidence motion in government or some of its members (Jutarnji List)
Opposition fired at Plenkovic and Dalic: Both must resign (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Beginning preparations for the season: Famous tourist company is looking for 2,700 workers (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Transparency International: Croatia faces continuous series of affairs due to suspicious business deals (Novi List)
Bernardic: It is clear that Ramljak is only the extended hand of Martina Dalic (Novi List)
Feb 21, 2018 07:31GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak for Vecernji: My resignation is irrevocable! HDZ: Agrokor should not destroy us like Fimi media [affair in which former PM Ivo Sanader is being sued] (Vecernji List)
Sisak refinery workers protest in Zagreb (Vecernji List)
Croatia at the perimeter of Europe: 94% of Croats thinks corruption is widespread (Vecernji List)
INA does not want Petrokemija to collapse, other options for rescue are being sought (Poslovni Dnevnik)
A new route is established: Ryanair connects Zadar and Memmingen three times a week (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Base salary in construction increased by HRK 638 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Tourist chaos to end by 2020 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Minister of administration says he does not believe that there has been more employment of civil servants [commenting on stat office figures] (Jutarnji List)
[Parliament Speaker] Jandrokovic: Is [EconMin] Dalic irreplaceable? The government is led by the prime minister, he decides on its future functioning (Jutarnji List)
Results of the EU survey on corruption are devastating for Croatia (Jutarnji List)
Unstable restructuring: Ante Ramljak resigned, has a search for new manager [of Agrokor] started? Obviously, there are lots of tangled and intertwined interests in this process… (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Small reconstruction of government is ready, [demography minister] Murganic, [deputy PM and EconMin] Dalic and [health minister] Kujundzic remain without chairs? (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Demographer] Akrap: Croatia needs comprehensive population policy for which funds are needed (Novi List)
Drama in the government: Ante Ramljak resigned as Agrokor crisis manager (Novi List)
Jandrokovic: Priority is to settle Agrokor debts, preserve the system and the food industry (Novi List)
Feb 20, 2018 07:13GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Croatian culture is closed to private investors (Vecernji List)
President marks three years in her mandate: I would do anything to stop emigration (Vecernji List)
Slovakia wants to see Croatia in Schengen (Vecernji List)
[Foreign policy parl committee head Miro Kovac] Border between BiH and Croatia is defined, this issue should not be opened (Vecernji List)
Will Moody’s raise Croatia [rating] on Friday? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia is statistically in top 5 in the EU in renewable energy (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Message from the minister: Year of creation of waste management infrastructure (Poslovni Dnevnik)
SeeNews Top 100: Among 10 most profitable companies, 3 are from Croatia (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Alarming rate of emigration: This has not been recorded in our beautiful country in past 100 years (Jutarnji List)
Investors in major tourist project shocked. Minister of state assets: Kupari project is in standstill and contract might be torn apart (Jutarnji List)
[AgriMin] Tolusic: Croatia is for equalising direct aid in agriculture in EU member states, or at least to be about the same (Jutarnji List)
PM Plenkovic talked with Slovak minister about Croatia’s EU presidency (Jutarnji List)
[Serb minority leader] Pupovac: Position of Serbs in Croatia is getting worse and it all started with acquittal of [Croatian war generals] Gotovina and Markac (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Modern schooling: Experimental phase of curriculum reform for 6,000 children from this fall (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Pupovac in Sarajevo: Drastic deterioration [for Croatian Serbs] occurred with Karamarko’s government (Novi List)
[Ex-Most MO] Vlaho Orepic: [Agrokor crisis manager] Ante Ramljak and [EconMin] Martina Dalic should step down (Novi List)
Feb 19, 2018 07:40GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Security conference: [Foreign minister] Pejcinovic Buric and [Russian foreign minister] Lavrov continue to increase dynamics of relations between Croatia and Russia (Vecernji List)
Between 2,500 and 3,000 seasonal workers come from Republika Srpska to the Adriatic (Vecernji List)
Croatia needs 3,000 security guards to go to the West (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Traffic master plan for future investment in North Dalmatia [strategy to be ready in early 2019] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Growing prices of olive oil, fruits and vegetables, wine is more expensive (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatian healthcare is among the five worst in the EU (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Big interest: [Housing] Loan subsidies will be extended from 4 to 5 years? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
In one year, we had more unprocessed land than we had orchards or vineyards (Jutarnji List)
[Deputy PM and construction minister] Stromar in a big interview: HNS has brought together its team of experts to draft proposal for enforcement law (Jutarnji List)
Minister confirmed: There is a big chance for subsidising housing loans (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Defence minister Krsticevic says Croatia systematically increases military budget (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Croatia in energy infighting: How the US-Russia war on our ‘island’ began (Novi List)
Feb 16, 2018 07:38GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Agrokor owner] Todoric writes that Konzum’s revenue is falling and there will be no settlement (Vecernji List)
[PM] Plenkovic: If there was no war, we would have probably entered the EU in 2004 (Vecernji List)
Collective bargaining: Doctors threaten: We will not work overtime (Vecernji List)
RWE becomes third [largest] gas player on our market [after taking over another gas distributor] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
World Bank is for paying tolls [reaction after removing toll on a tunnel] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
HRK 360mn available for plant production (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Kuna strengthens against US dollar and euro (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Plenkovic in interview with Austrian leading media: We are much closer than it seems to finding solution to the border issue with Slovenia (Jutarnji List)
[EconMin] Dalic: I wrote Lex Agrokor. [Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak: They sent me to nuclear plant before explosion and now ask how much I spent to cool down the core (Jutarnji List)
Due to reduction in EU budget, Croatian agriculture is facing black scenario? (Novi List)
Final analysis of [Serbian president Vucic’s] visit: Croatia and Serbia have not received anything, only the president has lost (Novi List)
Feb 15, 2018 07:26GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Trade unions seek from government to clarify about INA purchase, mention protests (Vecernji List)
Suppliers persistent: We do not agree with [Agrokor’s crisis manager] Ramljak’s plan (Vecernji List)
Zagreb-Belgrade: Reconstruction of railway to reach passenger and cargo traffic volumes before the war (Vecernji List)
[Serbian businessman] Miskovic is building InterContinental in Zagreb from the summer (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Fixed internet access is the most expensive in Croatia (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Vipnet brags: We have the largest optical network in the country (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Shipbuilder] Uljanik opens up data room for investors [new potential investors emerge] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[FinMin] Maric: More than half of citizens are not financially literate (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Reactions: Meeting of heads of states [Croatian and Serbian presidents] is a modest but important political step forward (Jutarnji List)
We will ask for EUR 1bn from the EU for the Zagreb-Belgrade railroad (Jutarnji List)
Employees at Croatia Airlines presented to minister Butkovic the state of the company (Jutarnji List)
State will soon introduce new method of payment in public institutions, taxes will soon be payable by cards (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Slovenia’s foreign minister] Erjavec says Juncker is wrong and that arbitration is not political but legal issue (Novi List)
Ramljak and [EconMin] Dalic submit report on Agrokor operations on Thursday to parliamentary committee (Novi List)
Feb 14, 2018 07:30GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
In the new SDP programme, there is a concept of social investment (Vecernji List)
[Serbia’s president] Vucic in Lisinski: I have the impression that there is fear among Serbs in Croatia (Vecernji List)
[PM[ Plenkovic: I insisted that all members of the minorities be part of the parliamentary majority (Vecernji List)
Several small companies are already negotiating on raising capital on the bourse (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatian companies announce higher investment in Serbia (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Russian ambassador sharply responded to US counterpart on sale of INA (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Profit of ZABA fell by 50% last year due to Agrokor (Poslovni Dnevnik)
President: I did not expect apologies from Vucic, these are personal things. I did not say that protesters are political margins (Jutarnji List)
[Tourism minister] Cappelli at an important conference in Bulgaria: Minister proposed unique initiative to establish special EU fund for tourism (Jutarnji List)
Vucic sent a message from Zagreb: Southeast Europe rests on peace between the Croatian and the Serbian people and nothing is more important than that (Slobodna Dalmacija)
New law on agricultural land: State land available to municipalities and cities (Novi List)
[Education minister] Divjak in Rijeka: Soon a public call for schools to implement experimental curricular reform programme (Novi List)
Feb 13, 2018 07:26GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Serbian president Vucic in Croatia]: Two years for an agreement on the border, then to court (Vecernji List)
Snow in Istria paralyzed traffic (Vecernji List)
[PM] Plenkovic opened the question about war compensations (Vecernji List)
Croatian companies announce higher investment in Serbia (Poslovni Dnevnik)
EC will not be kind in overseeing aid for [troubled shipbuilder] Uljanik (Poslovni Dnevnik)
New [US] envoy [to Croatia]: US does not want a Russian company to buy INA (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[SDP leader] Bernardic: My position at the helm of SDP is unquestionable, I will not allow the party to be a hostage of individuals (Jutarnji List)
President and Vucic address entrepreneurs, on construction of Zagreb-Belgrade railroad: EU can not reject us if we together seek financing (Jutarnji List)
Slovenian media: Vucic tries to get Serbia out of isolation, Grabar-Kitarovic is aware that he threatens Croatia to become second-class force in the Balkans (Jutarnji List)
Ministry of state assets has begun a large-scale sale of state apartments in attractive locations (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Vucic arrives to [president’s office] Pantovcak with a bunch of documents; President: We did not agree on many things (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Foreign agencies on Vucic visit: The war is over but the difficulties remain (Novi List)
Veterans will deeply consider if Grabar-Kitarovic still has their support (Novi List)
Feb 12, 2018 07:18GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Serbian president] Vucic arrives in Croatia (Vecernji List)
Serbian minister: Vucic’s visit to Croatia is risky (Vecernji List)
Natural disasters account for 0.2% of GDP annually (Poslovni Dnevnik)
State will earn HRK 426.6mn [from privatising two hotels] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Larger VAT in tourism gives short effect and long-term damage (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Without a state fund, water projects are questionable (Poslovni Dnevnik)
There are no real conditions for further development of tourism (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Israel’s offer to Croatia: Take our F16s and get eight megaprojects for development! (Jutarnji List)
Alexander Vucic in Zagreb. The most powerful Serbian arrives at a time of escalation of tensions due to Jasenovac exhibition and inflammatory rhetoric of Vulin (Jutarnji List)
Croatia is first in Europe in damages, last in insurance (Jutarnji List)
Vucic in Croatia: The master of political PR arrives in Zagreb. War compensations will be a topic but there will be no ultimatum (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Statement from president’s office: Apology for war aggression against Croatia and war compensations are not on agenda for meeting with Vucic (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Never before a state head’s visit was done in such bad atmosphere (Novi List)
Not everything in tourism is glittering: Number of cruisers fell significantly y/y (Novi List)
Feb 09, 2018 07:36GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Serbia and BiH can not enter EU without Croatian ‘YES’ (Vecernji List)
Because of EC regulation, 75,000 Croats have to replace boilers [at cost of some HRK 2bn] (Vecernji List)
State does nothing to stop doctors leaving abroad (Vecernji List)
Gasfin’s manager for Croatia unveils details about intentions for investing in Krk (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Signed contracts for 212 projects worth HRK 650mn (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Government adopts plan: Armed forces will receive 1,400 people (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Coordinators for Croatia and Serbia for solving open issues: ‘We have made encouraging progress’ (Jutarnji List)
[FinMin] Maric’s plan to repay HAC debt: Banks give credit worth EUR 2.5bn at 2.5% interest rate (Jutarnji List)
[PM] Plenkovic hints of possible sanctions for [Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak and [deputy PM] Dalic, Dalic demonstrates strong power (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Entire opposition but Most seeks PM to come to parliament: The situation has become worrisome (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[President’s office] Pantovcak blocks selection? Croatia without commission for conflict of interests on Monday (Novi List)
[Agrokor owner] Todoric launched a new judicial action (Novi List)
Feb 08, 2018 07:22GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PM] Andrej Plenkovic: War compensations would be the subject of my conversation with [Serbian president] Vucic (Vecernji List)
No tax on real estate (Vecernji List)
In January, 20% more arrivals and 17% more nights than last year (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Kuna weakens against euro, one dollar above six kuna (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The large expansion of Zagreb Arena announced (Poslovni Dnevnik)
EC expects growth of the Croatian economy by 2.8% and reveals which is the greatest risk [Agrokor restructuring] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Parliament: HDZ and Most – who opens and who closes archives (Jutarnji List)
[Interview of SDP’s senior Arsen Bauk] There will be no coalition between SDP and HDZ. If they are not satisfied now, leave the ruling (Jutarnji List)
Agrokor and payments to advisers are again the major subject in parliament (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Applications for energy renewal subsidies suspended [demand exceeds budget] (Novi List)
[Health minister] Kujundzic bragged: In 2017, the health debt fell by HRK 500mn (Novi List)
Feb 07, 2018 07:26GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
PM: Discussion on Istanbul Convention got another dimension in Croatia (Vecernji List)
[Slovenia’s PM] Cerar does not want bilateral decision, thinks Croatia should implement [border] arbitration (Vecernji List)
Full support from EC for the Peljesac Bridge (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Wages in public sector are higher by 30% than those in private sector [FINA analysis for 2016) (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[FinMin] Zdravko Maric says Croatia should not be worried by world bourses collapse (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Damir Novotny, economist of 2017] Prospects are not great, we enter a period of stagnation, this year will be like previous one (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Meaning of HDZ senior Brkic’s statement] Are preparations ongoing for an agreement between HDZ and SDP about the new chief of [state attorney’s office] DORH and the HNB governor? (Jutarnji List)
SDP facing bankruptcy after court rules it should pay HRK 10mn for [Zagreb mayor] Bandic’s campaign (Jutarnji List)
Corruption, decentralisation, minorities, culture. [PM] Plenkovic announced priorities of the Croatian EU presidency (Jutarnji List)
Plenkovic was asked in Strasbourg why we have not signed the Istanbul Convention, he blamed the SDP (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Law amendments: Fees to be smaller for old apartments (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Plenkovic spoke against [Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak: I did not know what were the payments [for consultants], this is not good (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Krk against floating LNG terminal: Omisalj mayor announces protests in Rijeka (Novi List)
Survey on tourism: Tourists in Croatia are educated, they spend more and more (Novi List)
Feb 06, 2018 07:56GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
HRK exchange rate [to EUR] strengthens considerably: Situation is favourable for all who have loans in EUR (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Temporary [conglomerate Agrokor] creditor council speaks about [crisis manager Ante] Ramljak and settlement (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Suppliers claim retailers circumvent new law prohibiting unfair trading practices, prices remain unchanged (Jutarnji List)
[Leftist opposition SDP deputy chair Zlatko Komadin answers to HDZ] Coalition with HDZ? Only in case of a great need. SDP to submit soon reform package, to seek support from HDZ for it (Jutarnji List)
Documents related to advisers' engagement in [ailing conglomerate] Agrokor are submitted to government (Vecernji List)
[Supreme Court chair] Duro Sessa: Court proceedings may be faster, but question is whether they will bring quality and desired result (Vecernji List)
Legal amendments enter into force: Communal fee for old flats to be lower than for new ones (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Croatian economy is weaker than one year ago (Novi List)
Feb 05, 2018 07:57GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Significant interest for [railway vehicle plant] Gredel, followed by opening bids (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Municipality of] Primosten to co-finance tourism development (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Republika Srpska President Milorad] Dodik seeks apology at his visit in Croatia: Recognise genocide and Holocaust (Jutarnji List)
[Former rightist ruling HDZ foreign minister] Davor Ivo Stier: President [Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic] takes risk calling [Serbian President Aleksandar] Vucic in Zagreb, but risk is justified (Jutarnji List)
[Deputy Parliament’s Speaker Milijan Brkic:] There is no way forward until [leftist opposition] SDP and [rightist ruling] HDZ sit together (Vecernji List)
[HNS leader Ivan Vrdoljak:] We are not in government to blackmail, we show strength and power (Vecernji List)
[Agriculture minister] Romislav Tolusic: We have prepared package of ten laws. There is no fear of foreigners taking land, they are only interested in large areas (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Case of Texo's [management of Agrokor --] There are only two notifications: do they work on lex Agrokor and how much is total cost? (Novi List)
Feb 02, 2018 07:13GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
New law: prices of subsidised housing increase due to harmonisation with real prices (Vecernji List)
President, premier and parliament speaker met at [presidential office] Pantovcak (Vecernji List)
[SDP leader] Bernardic after SDP convention: Nobody suggested that it would be a good thing to leave (Vecernji List)
[Agri association chief] Jaic asks [Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak’s resignation. Or PM to dismiss him (Vecernji List)
They are less optimistic but continue to invest and recruit (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Entire LNG project announced strategic project as well as three pipelines (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Development strategy [until 2030] to be developed in two years (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Podravka with its strong brand was invited to the market in Israel (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Government reports to Constitutional Court on proposal for assessment of constitutionality of Lex Agrokor, entire report will be announced with the CC ruling (Jutarnji List)
[Slovenian PM] Cerar: We will protect our fishermen, legally and financially (Jutarnji List)
Agricultural association seeks resignation or change of Ramljak: Agrokor’s crisis manager must go on moral reasons (Jutarnji List)
Bernardic: Situation in Agrokor obviously stinks of corruption (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[PM] Plenkovic against Serbia and Slovenia: Serbia wants to identify us with [Ustasha-ruled] Independent State of Croatia and Slovenia does not act in good neighbourly spirit (Novi List)
Bernardic: Plenkovic must tell if Ramljak takes money from Agrokor (Novi List)
Feb 01, 2018 07:52GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PM] Plenkovic: From HDZ MPs, I expect more intensive work on the ground (Vecernji List)
European research: Quality of life is growing in the EU, in Croatia it sinks (Vecernji List)
Defence minister: Decision for purchase of combat aircraft to be made very soon (Vecernji List)
Serbian president: I accept Croatia’s invitation, on Feb 12 I am coming on visit (Vecernji List)
Agrokor’s small shareholders: Proposed settlement is illegal (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Biggest expenditure for defence ministry in 2018 will be for aircraft (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia is 2.5 times poorer than the region (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Employers are still afraid that they will not be able to find workers (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia Airlines earns only when the tourist season lasts (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia in the group of countries with highest annual decrease in unemployment (Jutarnji List)
Slovenia envoy to Croatia: Slovenian penalties for Croatian fishermen are logical, Croatian fines for Slovenians are meaningless (Jutarnji List)
The most secured 47 Agrokor creditors seek HRK 3.3bn (Jutarnji List)
Rural development programme: Tender for non-agricultural activities announced, HRK 187.8mn available (Slobodna Dalmacija)
SDP: [Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak creates instead of solving problems in Agrokor (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Confusing foreign policy: Government against [Serbian president] Vucic’s visit, USA praises [Croatian] president’s invitation (Novi List)
Absurd: Bank accounts hold up to HRK 27bn but companies that need money can not afford it (Novi List)
Jan 31, 2018 07:19GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Enforcement act should be amended quickly and the government delays it (Vecernji List)
SDP convention might require [leader] Bernardic’s recall (Vecernji List)
HNB governor Vujcic: Because of the bad work of institutions, euro adoption might be stopped (Vecernji List)
President Grabar-Kitarovic invites [Serbian president] Vucic to Zagreb (Vecernji List)
[PM] Plenkovic announced adoption of Lex LNG (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Retail sales slowed due to delay in buying a car (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Education minister: If experimental application of education reform and compulsory informatics are not started, I give my resignation (Jutarnji List)
Public finances institute: Budget is more open but citizens still have limited insight (Jutarnji List)
[Slovenian PM] Cerar: We will not agree to new border negotiations, arbitration should be carried out! (Jutarnji List)
Governor Vujcic: Kuna is facing exceptionally strong appreciation pressures, we must not allow its significant strengthening (Jutarnji List)
President calls Vucic for official visit to Croatia, opens space for solving important issues (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Former minister Varga: [Health minister] Kujundzic is a top doctor, a good director but a very bad minister (Novi List)
Grabar-Kitarovic invites Vucic: I am convinced that Croats and Serbs can find a way for a better future (Novi List)
Jan 30, 2018 06:35GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Foreign minister: We hope that Serbia will stop this rhetoric and will turn to European future (Vecernji List)
Chinese: We have given the lowest price for Peljesac Bridge – because we can (Vecernji List)
Slovenian fines arrive, Croatian fishermen have to pay thousands of euro (Vecernji List)
Slowdown in industry is signal for GDP growth in Q4 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Last obstacle removed: EUR 400mn for new airport in Stankovci (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatian health system dropped by 7 places for quality and availability (Poslovni Dnevnik)
In the region, almost all companies are convinced in the growth of the capital market (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia sends sentences to Slovenian fishermen, [foreign] minister also criticises Serbia (Jutarnji List)
Chinese ambassador surprised by Peljesac Bridge developments: Strabag is complaining about dumping? But our offer is above initial price (Jutarnji List)
European Court of Human Rights ruled in favour of Croatia: Armed Serb paramilitary unit was killed in armed conflict with Croatian army (Slobodna Dalmacija)
‘Slovenia breaches agreement, we will have to take the same measure’, Croatia sends sentences to Slovenian fishermen, minister criticises Serbia (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Justice minister Bosnjakovic: Fishermen will not pay fines to Slovenia, nor will government (Novi List)
[Foreign minister] Pejcinovic Buric again says Serbia has no credibility to talk about Jasenovac (Novi List)
In Croatia, 50% of workers receive salary by HRK 1,000 lower than the average. Employers claim – we can not do more (Novi List)
Jan 29, 2018 07:04GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Deputy PM] Predrag Stromar: I am not for definite VAT reduction, we are not ready for real estate tax (Vecernji List)
State sells 12 properties, including ex-residency of [ex-president] Stipe Mesic (Vecernji List)
Foreign ministry warns: Serbia is continuing with abuse and manipulation (Vecernji List)
New agro investment wave from the EU has arrived to Croatia (Poslovni Dnevnik)
No decision to close Sisak, but refinery should be profitable (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Tax breaks for wage growth in tourism (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Problem with the euro is that it puts us in same position as Germany (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Leading companies announce wage increase for seasonal workers (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Stromar: Not only VAT reduction, cutting further burden for employers should be considered (Jutarnji List)
No new collective labour agreement in health sector, possible extension of six to nine months (Jutarnji List)
The problem of Croatia is not just emigration, but also the lack of immigration (Novi List)
Croatia is not ready for incresaed protection of personal data (Novi List)
Jan 26, 2018 07:34GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
HDZ first, SDP stopped falling, Zivi Zid still growing (Vecernji List)
Arrived appeal of Astaldi, which tried to build in Croatia before as well, but this was a fiasco (Vecernji List)
Davos: [PM] Plenkovic met with Netanyahu and Tsipras: We offered cooperation in shipbuilding (Vecernji List)
[Labour minister Pavic:] Government measures of active employment policy already yield results (Vecernji List)
[Agrokor’s owner] Todoric in court only in May [previously said in April] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
This year, 30 tenders worth HRK 3.75bn [rural development programme] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Powerful Asian investors have found [Zadar] sea port and the airport a major tool for penetration on the European market (Jutarnji List)
Plenkovic in Davos: Multinational companies are interested in investing in Croatia (Jutarnji List)
[Defence minister] Krsticevic wants stronger and more prepared army, opposition fears he would introduce military service through ‘back door’ (Jutarnji List)
A key SDP member confirmed in parliament about possible change of [leader] Bernardic: It is possible our informational convention to turn into electoral (Jutarnji List)
Croatia accuses Serbia of presenting false information for Jasenovac at the UN, use it for propaganda purposes (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Crisis in SDP: We disappear as a party and the public is being entertained by Bernardic’s statuses on Facebook (Novi List)
Plenkovic: We are aware of the problems but are also proud of the achievements that have a concrete positive effect on citizens (Novi List)
Jan 25, 2018 07:34GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Governor] Vujcic remains to head HNB? (Vecernji List)
The project has fallen, successor for [SDP leader] Bernardic is being sought (Vecernji List)
Households to be protected regarding gas prices in next three years (Vecernji List)
[FinMin] Zdravko Maric: It is not the idea to have good indicators only but to see them improve standard of citizens (Vecernji List)
Public debt falls to 81% of GDP at the end of September [Eurostat data] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
A certain re-election: Vujcic gets new mandate of HNB governor? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Gas market act: Liberalisation without delay (Poslovni Dnevnik)
China plans to launch direct flight to Zagreb (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Cermak unveils plan for energy and tourism, would employ 500 people (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Jandrokovic meets new US ambassador, head of parliament expressed his wish visa issue to be resolved soon (Jutarnji List)
[Transport minister] Butkovic optimistic about Peljesac Bridge (Jutarnji List)
Zdravko Maric: We will do everything to reduce VAT in early 2019 (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Grabar-Kitarovic sent new sharp message to the government: State achieves better results but citizens must feel it (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Croatia among the three EU countries with largest increase in tourist night (Novi List)
[Initiative] GOOD urges education minister to resign: Do not trade the future of our children (Novi List)
New attacks on the premier from the HDZ itself? (Novi List)
Jan 24, 2018 07:06GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Public Finance Institute: Instead of VAT, it is better to cut taxes on labour, capital (Vecernji List)
Croatia to get extra seat in European Parliament after Brexit (Vecernji List)
Italians also dispute choice of Chinese builders for Peljesac Bridge (Vecernji List)
EU wants to recycle all plastic and Croatia is just beginning to separate waste (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Round table: Investors are not rational but just normal (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Strabag’s appeal in the part of Chinese dumping – a failure (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Unemployment in Croatia has increased (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Opposition against new rules of procedures [in parliament]: HDZ prepares a strike on our liberties (Jutarnji List)
Family [and social policy] ministry: Group of personal disability beneficiaries is expanding (Jutarnji List)
[PM] Plenkovic met with representatives of the Croatian minority in Serbia (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Ruling and opposition began discussions on amendments to parliamentary rules (Novi List)
Is it so bad? Croatia is fiftieth on the global list of ‘best countries’ for life (Novi List)
CNN warns tourists to avoid Dubrovnik in 2018 (Novi List)
Jan 23, 2018 07:59GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Strabag complained about awarding construction of Peljesac Bridge to the Chinese (Vecernji List)
[EconMin and deputy PM] Dalic: Uljanik needs to start restructuring and choose strategic partner (Vecernji List)
Russian ambassador to Croatia: We want to be part of Croatian energy (Vecernji List)
By 2030, Slavonia will lose another hundred thousand inhabitants (Vecernji List)
[FinMin] Maric negotiates refinancing of other EUR 2.5bn road sector debt (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Inclusive development index: Croatia is 7th among growing economies (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Debt of citizens rose from HRK 41bn to HRK 43bn (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Draft waste management plan goes for discussion (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Foreign stock cushioned effects from Agrokor for domestic funds (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Strabag claims that Chinese offer [to build Peljesac Bridge] is dumping (Jutarnji List)
Every third concessionaire is not paying: Income from concessions is falling and debt from unsettled payments is growing (Jutarnji List)
HDZ and SDP loose support of young people, taken over by Zivi Zid and Most (Jutarnji List)
Former ambassador and border expert: Croatia was not authorised to terminate arbitration proceedings with Slovenia (Novi List)
Strabag against Chinese: Commission has received appeal against decision for winner of Peljesac Bridge tender (Novi List)
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