AnnouncementsNovosti - RSS feeden-GBMon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200 views on ways to curb economic crisis - recommendations and toolsIn order to alter negative trends in economy, 5 years’ decrease of national GDP, growing unemployment rates and sinking living standard of Croatia’s citizens, the Croatian Employers’ Association developed a set of priority measures to revise the trend. The CEA presented targets and accompanying measures for 13 focus areas which need to be reformed. Consistent implementation of recommendations would lead the country out of the crisis and help boost economy.<br /> Focus areas are: increasing competitiveness, fiscal consolidation, public administration reform; regional and local government and self-government reform; reduction of taxation and parafiscal charges which burden the economy, removal of barriers to investment and business activities; judiciary reform; educational, pension and health system reform, labour market liberalization; reconstruction and consolidation of public companies; increase in capital offer, fostering positive entrepreneurial climate; active policy of attracting investments and open social dialogue. <br /> <br /> <br /> The CEA has been advocating for necessary changes and reforms for years, supported by opinions of all relevant local and foreign experts.<br /> The CEA in this document reiterates the urgent need to increase responsibility and efficiency, improve business environment and strengthen social dialogue.<br /> „Croatia’s fundamental weaknesses preclude sustainable growth and development, and they are reflected in low-level competitiveness, reduced consumption, low standard and high unemployment. Changes need to be overall and profound; a U-turn is needed, since cosmetic changes the Government has been implementing in the last two years have been far from satisfactory. Radical reforms are essential to curb negative trends and further lowering of living standard. We need to maximise opportunities given by the EU membership. Therefore we need to become aware of our basic underperformances and their causes and reach consensus about the targets we wish to attain. Targets and measures proposed do not represent particular interests of individual employers, but global interests of the society as a whole. This is not the first time that we are proposing concrete measures which could facilitate better life for all Croatian citizens. This is just another attempt to give a short summary of the guidelines how to give impetus to sustainable development of our economy. In order not to stay at theoretical level, we have developed a set of measures which are to be used to measure exact results, and we shall publish the results twice a year.Mon, 30 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200, Meeting of the Executive Committee of CEA- Nautical sector association, Zagreb, 11:30h. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Seminar „Together in the European Union“, Riva Boduli 1, Rijeka, 18:00h Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200, VAT calculation after joining the EU, CEA Osijek, Ljudevita Gaja Square 6, Osijek, 10:00h Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200 Signing of the Contract on co-financing of the PUMA programme for 2013 with the County of Osječko-Baranjska, Ante Starčevića 2 Square, OsijekMon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200