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

08.04.2016.

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

07.04.2016.

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."

Project „Month of creative and cultural industries“ presented: Zagreb as a center of culture and creativity

06.04.2016.

Zagreb, 6 April 2016 – „Month of creative and cultural industries“ is a project that is going to consolidate under a single identity numerous cultural events in Zagreb in the period from 16 May to 21 June 2016 - exhibitions, performances, concerts, dance, projections. The main goal of this project is to provide greater visibility and understanding of the importance of the creative and cultural industries sector for the development of economy and society as a whole, but also to become a traditional event that will position Croatia and the city of Zagreb on Europe´s map in the field of creative and cultural products.

CEA Coordination of social welfare with relevant ministries

05.04.2016.

At the initiative of the CEA Coordination of Social Welfare and with the involvement by the representatives from the Ministry of Economy, on 5 April, 2016, a meeting was held with the representatives from the Ministry of Social Policy and Youth, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Business and Trade, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

Croatian Employers' Association held a press conference related to the most important proposals of amendments to the Public Procurement Act

30.03.2016.

Zagreb, 29 March 2016 - Croatian Employers' Association presented at the press conference the most important proposals of amendments to the Public Procurement Act which should ensure greater transparency and efficiency of the system. Representatives of the Croatian Employers' Association handed the full document, which includes proposals for changes to other regulations that define the procedures within the public procurement system to the Minister of Economy, Tomislav Panenić and other relevant counterparts in the Ministry of Economy.

Croatian Employers' Association and the Gender Equality Ombudsman presented the first members of the electronic Base of business women

17.03.2016.

Zagreb, 16th of March 2016 - Gender Equality Ombudsman and the Croatian Employers' Association presented the first members of the electronic Base of business women who are capable and qualified to immediately assume management positions in companies. The Base is placed on the website www.hup.hr and http://staklenilabirint.prs.hr/ and is available for all to see.

Meeting between the representatives of the Croatian Employers Association and Minister Slaven Dobrović

09.03.2016.

Meeting between the representatives of the Croatian Employers Association and Minister Slaven Dobrović happened today at The Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection. Representatives of the Croatian Employers' Association welcomed the measures that are reducing the financial burden domestic companies face – for example removing the Program training on waste management.

Minister of Science, Education and Sports with representatives of the CEA

08.03.2016.

Minister of Science, Education and Sports mr. Predrag Šustar met on the 7th of March with the director general of the Croatian Employers' Association, mr. Davor Majetić, and employers' representatives, members of CEA.

An array of subjects was open regarding the improvement of quality of educational programs on the level of high schools and universities, by assuring the conditions necessary for the acknowledgements of the quality of the best programs, regardless of their origin (whether they're the programs of public or private educational institutions) by applying the Croatian qualification frame and in that way, adjusting the standards of education and qualifications with the needs of the economy, society and best practices throughout EU.
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