Gibonni and Matija Dedić gala concert opens the Month of cultural and creative industries

Month of cultural and creative industries was officialy opened with a special performance by Gibonni and Matija Dedić in the „Blagoje Bersa“ hall of the Music Academy in Zagreb. To numerous guests, representatives of the state and local governments, businessmen and domestic cultural and creative industries actors, Zlatan Stipišić Gibonni and Matija Dedić presented the unusual musical combination of Dalmatian sensibility and continental jazz influence. Songs such as „Tempera“, „Činim pravu stvar“ and „Divji cvit“ were given new guise in acoustic arrangement, accompanied by contrabass, violin, piano and percussions.


Mine-Clearing companies gathered in CEA seeking urgent change in demining system

Zagreb, May 17, 2016. – Humanitarian Mine-Clearing Association, that operates within the Croatian Employers' Association and brings together companies that employ more than 50% of the total employed deminers, considers that the existing system of demining should be urgently changed. Such a poor and dysfunctional system, as employers call it, threatens demining companies, employees in those companies, but also citizens who live along the cleared areas. Mine-Clearing companies gathered in CEA seek amendments to the Law on mine action, but also a change in the system of appointment of the Governing Council of the Croatian Mine Action Centre.


CEA and the Commercial Trade Union of Croatia to establish the Commission for improving work safety

CEA – Employers´ trade Association and the Commercial Trade Union of Croatia signed a Decision on establishing a Commission for improving work safety. The Decision was signed by Dražen Kocijan, president of the CEA – Employers´ trade Association, and Zlatica Štulić, president of the Commercial Trade Union of Croatia. On this occasion, they emphasized that they will, by joint action, preserve, or rather, provide conditions for a stimulating, safe and healthy working environment that contributes to productivity, business success and employee satisfaction in any work environment at local and national level.


Assembly of CEA – Pharmaceutical Industry Association: Marina Pulišić confirmed for a new one year Presidential mandate of the Executive committee

On April the 7th an Assembly of CEA – Pharmaceutical Industry Association was held in Zagreb, which once again confirmed a new one-year mandate of the previous President of the Executive Committee of the Association to Marina Pulišić, Member of the Board of Jadran Galenic Laboratory from Rijeka.

CEA – Pharmaceutical Industry Association (UPL) consists of eight local member companies: Pliva, Belupo, JGL, Krka Farma, Hospira, PharmaS, Farmal and Imunološki Zavod (at rest) and two associate members Alvogen and UPGL which together account for almost 100% of the production of medicines in Croatia. It's important to state that despite the challenges they face constantly in the domestic market, such as extended payment deadlines and constant pressure on the prices of their products, the member companies of CEA-UPL are operating responsibly towards its partners and suppliers, and regularly supplying patients with drugs.


Loans and economic growth Conference: Risks can be overcome by the State, businesses and the financial sector together

Zagreb, 5 April 2016 - Today's conference, entitled "Loans and economic growth", organized by the Croatian Banking Association (HUB) in cooperation with the Croatian Employers' Association (HUP), was attended by more than 200 businessmen, representatives of the Government and Croatian Parliament, representatives of foreign embassies in Croatia, domestic and international financial institutions and the economic and financial experts and analysts, and sponsored by the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

In his opening address, Mr. Zdravko Maric, the Minister of Finance, brought to mind that the pre-crisis credit growth in Croatia totaled to 25, in some years even more than 40 percent, whereas today we see the opposite trend. "In the last six years, the growth of loans at the system level was about one percent, but the state loans taken out from the statistics, we have actually witnessed a credit decline of one percent. A great challenge has been put before us in that area. Our goal is to achieve sustainable economic growth which will be followed by the credit growth.“, said Minister Maric and pointed out: „The risks can only be overcome by the State, businesses and the financial sector together."

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