HUP discusses social dialogue with minister of social politics and youth


On February 23, Croatia’s minister of social politics and youth Bernardica Juretić and her associates Ana Butković and Maja Kuhar met with the representatives of the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP). The meeting was held at the HUP offices, and the minister was welcomed by the deputy general director Bernard Jakelić, members of the Social Care Coordination at HUP Dubravka Lekić, Kornelija Videc and Pavo Ćorluka, and sectoral association manager Marijana Filipić.

Visit of US Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes to CEA


On Friday, 19 November 2016, CEA representatives met with the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia Julieta Valls Noyes. The meeting took place at CEA. She was welcomed by the CEA Chief Director Davor Majetić, Deputy Director Bernard Jakelić, President of the Supervisory Board Branko Roglić, council member Damir Kuštrak and Nataša Novaković, advisor to the chief director for the labor market and human resources.

PUMA Seminar Held


So that the employers can be informed of the changes in the Law on Ensuring Worker Claims in the Event of a Bankruptcy of an Employer, the Croatian Employers' Association organized a consultation session, which took place on Friday, 19 February 2016 at the CEA Regional Office Osijek on the topic: Insurance of worker claims if an employer’s accounts are blocked.

HUP leadership meets with economy minister


On February 10, at the seat of the Croatian Ministry of Economy, a meeting was held between the minister, Tomislav Panenić, and the representatives of the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP). HUP representatives used the occasion to express their support to the minister in his intention to start resolving the biggest challenges regarding the development of the economy and attracting new investments as soon as possible. Furthermore, at the meeting the employers mentioned a number of obstacles the Croatian entrepreneurs have to get around, stressing the parafiscal charges and the need for analyzing and revoking unnecessary levies.

Summit 100: Regional co-operation towards competitiveness


Summit100 business leaders suggest the policy may be expected to generate security, stability and confidence and to create specific regional policy in various sectors of the economy, while at the same time launch initiatives for concrete regional projects, said Iztok Seljak, Chairman of the Managament Board of Summit100. "We discussed the co-ordination of projects in the fields of infrastructure, transport, ICT, transport and energy, as it is the basis for increasing competitiveness in all other projects. Today we saw the light of competing regional projects in the field of tourism, agriculture, food and other areas of the economy; that we are committed to will take concrete steps within six to twelve months. I believe that we will speak about concrete projects that will be co-financed by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank, whose representatives were at the meeting. These projects are in the common interest not merely for us in the region, but also the whole of Europe”, opined Seljak.

SUMMIT100: We need to take responsibility to develop the region


“I am convinced that this year's Summit100 takes large steps towards the achievement of the vision that we have already, that in five to ten years we will become a region that will not be the last place in Europe as we perceived today”, said President of Board of Directors Iztok Seljak opening this year's Summit100. "I am confident that we will then become a dynamic, propulsive, dynamic and high-tech region that will be a rôle model, to pursue the conditions and possibilities of work and at the same time attract quality manpower from other countries that today we are losing," said Seljak.

Everything is ready to meet 150 business leaders of South Eastern Europe


Portorož, 29 May - During the two days, 1st and 2nd June, Portorož (Slovenia), will host the most prominent business and political leaders from across South Eastern Europe. The focus of the talks will be the most propulsive sectors - from energy, tourism, transport and infrastructure and the financial sector, with the clear positioning of smart cities in economic development. On behalf of the Summit100 Organizer, The Managers Association of Slovenia - MAS, its president, Aleksander Zalaznik, believes that "the renewal and strengthening of economic relations is an important contribution to the stability of South Eastern Europe and for more successful economies countries, within the area. From this year’s Summit100, we have great expectations for internationalisation and increased competitiveness of the region, particularly in terms of concrete projects that will result from the meeting”, noted Zalaznik.



Promoting female entrepreneurship is seen as one of the potential ways to revive the economic growth through generating employment and contributing to the GDP. The event hosted by the Croatian Employer's Association and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, on 5th March, in front of more than 120 people in the audience highlighted various ways to empower women economically.



Gordana Deranja, President of the Board of the Pula-based Tehnomont Inc., specialized in nautical tourism, shipbuilding and metal processing, has been elected president of the Croatian Employers’ Association for a two-year term.
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