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What happened to the discussion on key economic topics?

11.04.2018.

Our Croatian reality is quite interesting. At least for those who live for and from politics. It's never boring. Political instability spikes us on average every six months. Thus, we as a state, and so are the holders of executive power, are increasingly dedicated to the arrangement of political alliances and parliamentary majority. It could be said that we are in a latent election campaign: whether it's about those in power (whose communication often involves significant pre-election promises, an example of this is new Veteran Law which produced 5,000 new military disability claims) or those in opposition. After all, this political instability produced the first extraordinary elections in the recent Croatian history (2016) as well as the political shift in the Parliament (2017). New elections are now being called again, and the discussions on accepting the Istanbul Convention have paralyzed all other things that are  important for this country, for our economy and ultimately for reducing the pressure to emigrate.

The meeting of Croatian Employers Association with representatives of Polish employers organisations concluded: lower taxes and less administrative procedures are key factors of attracting new investors and increasing competitiveness

05.04.2018.

Zagreb, March 20, 2018. - Today, a meeting of representatives of employers 'organizations and associations of Poland with the representatives of Croatian Employers' Association was held at CEA. The motive for organizing this meeting was to strengthen mutual economic relations and cooperation between the two countries, as well as to find new solutions to create a stronger cohesion of Croatia's and Poland's economic policies. On behalf of CEA, Milka Kosanović, the director membership affairs in CEA led and moderated the meeting, and Biserka Sladović, an advisor at the EU Policy and International Affairs Department, held a brief presentation on CEA. Branko Roglić, Chairman of the CEA Supervisory Board and owner of Orbico Group and Mihael Furjan, President of Pliva Board and member CEA, participated in the meeting, and shared the experiences of business in Croatia and Poland. Marko Jurčić, Special Advisor to the President of the Republic of Croatia for Economic Affairs, Sani Ljubunčić, Head of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Infrastructure, MINGPO and Directorate for Implementation of Operational Programs and International Instruments, Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Fund.

CEA and the EBRD help young people increase employment prospects

04.10.2016.

Zagreb, 4 October 2016.- The Croatian Employers Association (HUP) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has launched the initiative of the private sector for young people that through cooperation with private companies, professional associations and educational institutions wants young people to acquire practical knowledge and skills during training in order to increase their chances for employment. Within 18 months, the duration of private sector initiatives for young people, the goal is for 100 students to provide a quality education in the workplace and to acquire the skills with which they can successfully compete in the labor market and advance their career.

CEA withdraws from all Commissions related to the ordinances of the Rural Development Programme

02.10.2016.

Zagreb, 10.02.2016. Members of the CEA Association of food industry and agriculture are dissatisfied with the new proposals of the Rules on the implementation of measures M04 "Investments in physical assets", sub-measure 4.1. "Support for investment in agricultural holdings" and the Regulations on the implementation of measures M04 "Investments in physical assets", sub-measure 4.2. "Support for investments in the processing, marketing and / or development of agricultural products", and believe that they are a serious problem for development of the domestic sector of the food industry and agriculture, given the existing structure of producers and their capabilities and needs.

CEA and Hanza Media round table: "Health system"

05.09.2016.

Zagreb, 5 September 2016 – A panel discussion was held today organized by the Croatian Employers Association (HUP) and publisher Hanza Media at the premises of the CEA and as fourth in a series of roundtables on the eve of the upcoming elections titled "Health".

The discussion was held as part of the "Real questions" which were launched by editions Hanza media including Jutarnji list, Slobodna Dalmacija and Globus. As part of this project and based on the document "CEA's 7" which we presented to the public and headed the parliamentary parties at the press conference, there will be four round tables and final conference at which the employers and representatives of political parties to discuss possible solutions to the key problems limiting economic growth. "CEA's 7" is actually a selection of the highest priority among the "CEA's 16" key questions that we sent the parties on the eve of the previous elections. Then the parties did not give satisfactory, but only general answers about the ways in which they intended to solve the most important problems that hinder economic recovery and growth. Therefore, we re-sent our questions but now we chose among them those that we believe are of the highest priority and that need urgent attention right away in the first year of the mandate. Of course, we expect that and other questions in the coming years of the mandate because we believe that without it is not possible to achieve long-term, sustainable growth.

CEA and Hanza Media round table: "The labor market and the education system (and unfavorable demographic trends)"

01.09.2016.

Zagreb, September 1 2016 - A panel discussion was held today organized by the Croatian Employers Association (HUP) and publisher Hanza Media at the premises of the CEA and as fourth in a series of roundtables on the eve of the upcoming elections titled "Health".

The discussion was held as part of the "Real questions" which were launched by editions Hanza media including Jutarnji list, Slobodna Dalmacija and Globus. As part of this project and based on the document "CEA's 7" which we presented to the public and headed the parliamentary parties at the press conference, there will be four round tables and final conference at which the employers and representatives of political parties to discuss possible solutions to the key problems limiting economic growth. "CEA's 7" is actually a selection of the highest priority among the "CEA's 16" key questions that we sent the parties on the eve of the previous elections. Then the parties did not give satisfactory, but only general answers about the ways in which they intended to solve the most important problems that hinder economic recovery and growth. Therefore, we re-sent our questions but now we chose among them those that we believe are of the highest priority and that need urgent attention right away in the first year of the mandate. Of course, we expect that and other questions in the coming years of the mandate because we believe that without it is not possible to achieve long-term, sustainable growth.

Panel discussion as part of the Month of creative and cultural industries: "CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE FOR BETTER CROATIA"

24.05.2016.

Zagreb, May 24, 2016. – A discussion titled "Creativity and knowledge for better Croatia", organized by the Croatian Employers Association (CEA) and the Association of Pragma was held today at the premises of the CEA. The discussion was organized as part of the Month of creative and cultural industries, and its goal was to answer a series of questions concerning creativity and education, curricular reform, creative employees and students and the role of schools in developing creativity.

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

20.05.2016.

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.

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

17.05.2016.

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.

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

17.05.2016.

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.
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