NewsNovosti - RSS feeden-GBWed, 11 Apr 2018 08:43:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/what-happened-to-the-discussion-on-key-economic-topics.aspxNewsWhat happened to the discussion on key economic topics?<p class="MsoNormal"><span>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</span>&nbsp; important for this country, for our economy and ultimately for reducing the pressure to emigrate.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><o:p></o:p></p>Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:43:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/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.aspxNewsThe 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 <p class="MsoNormal">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.<o:p></o:p></p>Thu, 05 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-and-the-ebrd-help-young-people-increase-employment-prospects.aspxNewsCEA and the EBRD help young people increase employment prospectsZagreb, 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.Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-withdraws-from-all-commissions-related-to-the-ordinances-of-the-rural-development-programme.aspxNewsCEA withdraws from all Commissions related to the ordinances of the Rural Development Programme 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.Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-and-hanza-media-round-table-health-system.aspxNewsCEA and Hanza Media round table: "Health system"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".<br /> <br /> 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.Mon, 05 Sep 2016 14:20:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-and-hanza-media-round-table-the-labor-market-and-the-education-system-and-unfavorable-demographic-trends.aspxNewsCEA and Hanza Media round table: "The labor market and the education system (and unfavorable demographic trends)"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".<br /> <br /> 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.Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:07:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/panel-discussion-as-part-of-the-month-of-creative-and-cultural-industries-creativity-and-knowledge-for-better-croatia.aspxNewsPanel discussion as part of the Month of creative and cultural industries: "CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE FOR BETTER CROATIA"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.Tue, 24 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/gibonni-and-matija-dedic-gala-concert-opens-the-month-of-cultural-and-creative-industries.aspxNewsGibonni and Matija Dedić gala concert opens the Month of cultural and creative industriesMonth 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.Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-and-the-commercial-trade-union-of-croatia-to-establish-the-commission-for-improving-work-safety.aspxNewsCEA and the Commercial Trade Union of Croatia to establish the Commission for improving work safetyCEA – 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.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/mine-clearing-companies-gathered-in-cea-seeking-urgent-change-in-demining-system.aspxNewsMine-Clearing companies gathered in CEA seeking urgent change in demining systemZagreb, 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.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/assembly-of-cea--pharmaceutical-industry-association-marina-pulisic-confirmed-for-a-new-one-year-presidential-mandate-of-the-executive-committee.aspxNewsAssembly of CEA – Pharmaceutical Industry Association: Marina Pulišić confirmed for a new one year Presidential mandate of the Executive committeeOn 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.<br /> <br /> 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.Fri, 08 Apr 2016 11:09:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/loans-and-economic-growth-conference-risks-can-be-overcome-by-the-state-businesses-and-the-financial-sector-together.aspxNews"Loans and economic growth" Conference: Risks can be overcome by the State, businesses and the financial sector togetherZagreb, 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. <br /> <br /> <span style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 17.92px;">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."</span>Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:13:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/project-month-of-creative-and-cultural-industries-presented-zagreb-as-a-center-of-culture-and-creativity.aspxNewsProject „Month of creative and cultural industries“ presented: Zagreb as a center of culture and creativityZagreb, 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.Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:48:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-coordination-of-social-welfare-with-relevant-ministries.aspxNewsCEA Coordination of social welfare with relevant ministriesAt 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.Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/croatian-employers-association-held-a-press-conference-related-to-the-most-important-proposals-of-amendments-to-the-public-procurement-act.aspxNewsCroatian Employers' Association held a press conference related to the most important proposals of amendments to the Public Procurement ActZagreb, 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.Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/representatives-of-the-initiative-e-skills-for-jobs-and-members-of-cea-met-with-the-president-grabar-kitarovic.aspxNewsRepresentatives of the initiative e-Skills for Jobs“ and members of CEA met with the President Grabar-KitarovićPresident of the Republic of Croatia and sponsor of the project of the European Commission "e-Skills for Jobs', Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, received the representatives of the initiative, which has been carried out in Croatia for the fourth consecutive year.Fri, 18 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/croatian-employers-association-and-the-gender-equality-ombudsman-presented-the-first-members-of-the-electronic-base-of-business-women.aspxNewsCroatian Employers' Association and the Gender Equality Ombudsman presented the first members of the electronic Base of business women 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.Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/meeting-between-the-representatives-of-the-croatian-employers-association-and-minister-slaven-dobrovic.aspxNewsMeeting between the representatives of the Croatian Employers Association and Minister Slaven DobrovićMeeting 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.Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/minister-of-science-education-and-sports-with-representatives-of-the-cea.aspxNewsMinister of Science, Education and Sports with representatives of the CEA 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.<br /> <br /> 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.Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/prime-minister-oreskovic-government-ready-to-cooperate-with-employers.aspxNewsPrime Minister Orešković: Government ready to cooperate with employersPrime Minister Tihomir Orešković told the Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) on Thursday, the 3rd of March, that the government was prepared for cooperation with employers with the aim of acting together as partners in creating and implementing economic measures, the government said in a statement.Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/hup-discusses-social-dialogue-with-minister-of-social-politics-and-youth.aspxNewsHUP discusses social dialogue with minister of social politics and youthOn 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.Tue, 23 Feb 2016 16:01:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/vukovar-srijem-county-continues-to-co-finance-program-for-manager-training-for-the-tenth-consecutive-year.aspxNewsVukovar-Srijem County continues to co-finance Program for Manager Training for the tenth consecutive year By signing the Subsidy Program for Manager Training (PUMA), Vukovar-Srijem County continues to co-finance the implementation of the program for the tenth year in a row. The agreement was signed in the presence of Bozo Galić the County Prefect and Bernard Jakelić, Deputy Director of CEA.Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:59:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/visit-of-us-ambassador-julieta-valls-noyes-to-cea.aspxNewsVisit of US Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes to CEAOn 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.Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/puma-seminar-held.aspxNewsPUMA Seminar HeldSo 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.Fri, 19 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/hup-leadership-meets-with-economy-minister.aspxNewsHUP leadership meets with economy ministerOn 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.Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:07:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/summit-100-regional-co-operation-towards-competitiveness.aspxNewsSummit 100: Regional co-operation towards competitivenessSummit100 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<strong> Seljak</strong>.Tue, 02 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/summit100-we-need-to-take-responsibility-to-develop-the-region.aspxNewsSUMMIT100: 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.Mon, 01 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/everything-is-ready-to-meet-150-business-leaders-of-south-eastern-europe.aspxNewsEverything 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, <strong>Aleksander Zalaznik</strong>, 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<strong> Zalaznik. </strong>Sat, 30 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/promoting-female-entrepreneurship-a-way-to-revive-economic-growth.aspxNewsPROMOTING FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP- A WAY TO REVIVE ECONOMIC GROWTHPromoting 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.Thu, 05 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/gordana-deranja-new-president-of-the-cea.aspxNewsGORDANA DERANJA- NEW PRESIDENT OF THE CEAGordana 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.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/croatian-employers-association-csr-for-all-projects-award-ceremony.aspxNewsCroatian Employers' Association: CSR for ALL Project's Award CeremonyZagreb, 29th September 2014 - As part of the project "Corporate Social Responsibility for All" co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the employers' organizations from Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Turkey, and with the support from the International Organization of Employers (IOE) ten prizes were awarded for the CSR best practice examples in Croatia.<br /> <br /> In the presence of the President of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Ivo Josipovic, the prizes were awarded for socially responsible practices in the areas of care for employees, community and the environment in the categories of small, large and medium-sized companies and CSR Grand Prix for a company that, following the proposed criteria, the most successfully applied CSR principles in all three areas. President Josipovic and this occasion argued for a stronger application of the principles of social responsibility in Croatia: "As it turned out, companies that implement corporate social responsibility show greater resilience to the crisis and have a long-term sustainable competitive advantage. He also pointed out that it would be good if the State would further promote these values and create a regulatory framework that would adequately value and encourage the practice of corporate social responsibility."Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/summit100--the-largest-gathering-of-the-business-leaders-from-the-see-countries-competitive-potential-of-the-entire-see.aspxNewsSummit100 – the largest gathering of the business leaders from the SEE countries: competitive potential of the entire SEEThe organizers of the Summit100 are the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP), Atlas Foundation, Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) and Managers' Association of Slovenia (ZMS).<br /> <br /> <br /> This year’s Summit100 takes place on July 14 and 15 in Cavtat, Croatia. The main topic of this year’s conference is the improvement of economic opportunities and regional cooperation through recognizing the potentials in the fields of tourism, transport and logistics, food and beverage, ICT and services, pharmaceuticals , construction and energy.Tue, 15 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/summit100-business-leaders-of-southeast-europe-14th-and-15th-july-cavtat-croatia.aspxNewsSUMMIT100: Business Leaders of Southeast Europe, 14th and 15th July, Cavtat, CROATIASummit100 to take place in Croatia on July 14-15, 2014<br /> <br /> At the third joint meeting of the most prominent entrepreneurs and economists from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and other SEE countries, as well as of the region’s heads of state, we will once again open up prospects for the strengthening of the countries’ economies and the competitive potential of the entire SEE.<br /> <br /> Summit100 will take place in Croatia, at Cavtat’s Hotel Croatia, on July 14 and 15, 2014. We expect the event will be attended by around a hundred business leaders from the SEE countries. They will participate in roundtable discussions, grouped according to the economic sectors, and discuss the impediments to and possibilities of cooperation in the region. The ideas of how to improve regional cooperation in those particular sectors will then be presented in a plenary panel session featuring the region’s heads of state, whose arrival has been confirmed for the afternoon hours of July 14.<br /> Summit100 is covered by on average 70-odd media across the region.<br /> <br /> <a href="/EasyEdit/UserFiles/Petra Sentić/SUMMIT 100 2014 Preliminary Programme as of 18 June 2014.pdf" target="_blank">AGENDA</a>Tue, 17 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/entrepreneurs-day-2014-the-time-of-change.aspxNewsENTREPRENEURS' DAY 2014: THE TIME OF CHANGEEntrepreneurs' day is an annual gathering of employers, highest government representatives, NGOs, Trade Unions, foreign diplomats and other stakeholders interested in business and entrepreneurship and promotion of better entrepreneurial climate. Both President Ivo Josipović and Prime Minister Zoran Milanović were present - they opened the ceremony in the Zagreb Westin Hotel on 9th June 2014.Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/lidija-horvatic-becomes-member-of-the-governing-body-of-the-international-labour-organization.aspxNewsLidija Horvatić becomes member of the Governing body of the International labour organizationJune 2nd 2014. -Ms. Lidija Horvatić, director of the EU Policies and International Affairs Department at the CEA was elected member of the governing body at the International Labour Organization. <br /> <br /> The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the only tripartite U.N. agency with government, employer, and worker representatives. This tripartite structure makes the ILO a unique forum in which the governments and the social partners of the economy of its 185 Member States can freely and openly debate and elaborate labour standards and policies.Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/croatia-and-bulgaria-to-strengthen-cooperation.aspxNewsCroatia and Bulgaria to strengthen cooperationDuring his official visit to Croatia, Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oreharski visited the CEA premises on the occasion of the Croatian-Bulgarian Business Forum. <br /> Minister of SMEs and Entrepreneurship- Gordan Maras, of Tourism - Darko Lorencin, President of the Board of HAMAG-INVEST- Darko Liović were present, together with representatives of the CEA Executive Board, Bulgarian officials and Croatian companies. Collaboration will definitely be strengthened by the introduction of a direct air service between Zagreb-Sofia, expected to begin operating in June this year. <br />Tue, 13 May 2014 08:30:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/croatian-employers-association-and-transparency-international-croatia-to-sign-an-agreement-on-business-collaboration.aspxNewsCroatian Employers' Association and Transparency International Croatia to sign an Agreement on business collaboration<p style="text-align: left;"><span><span style="line-height: 1.4em;">The Croatian Employers’ Association and the Transparency International Croatia to collaborate in preventing corruption and promoting democratic values and fair competition</span><span style="line-height: 1.4em;">​</span><br /> </span></p> <div style="text-align: left;"> <p>The International anti-corruption day, 9th December, was a good date to sign an Agreement on business collaboration. The agreement was signed by the CEA Deputy Director General Mr Bernard Jakelić and the TIC president Ms Davorka Budimir.</p> . <br /> <br /> <br /> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p>Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-global-compact-croatia-and-unicef-initiative-children-are-everyones-business.aspxNewsCEA -Global compact Croatia and UNICEF initiative: Children are everyone's businessThe Croatian Employers' Association - Global Compact Croatia and UNICEF Croatia presented an initiative for corporate social responsibility directed towards respecting children's rights under the title „Children are everyone's business“. The initiative was created after numerous consultations with companies worldwide, and the aim is to support companies of all sizes in integration of children's rights in every day’s business and management.<br /> <br /> An Agreement was signed establishing collaboration between the CEA and the UNICEF, regulating areas of common activities for benefit of children in the business sector. Speeches were given by the CEA president Ivica Mudrinić, vice-president of the Government Milanka Opačić, the Ombudsman for children Mila Jelavić and Head of UNICEF Office for Croatia Đurđica Ivković. Đurđica Ivković has invited all the companies and business leaders to invest in early development of children, which is also good for competitiveness in the long-run. She also reminded that respecting children’s rights is essential in building inclusive society of healthy, well-educated citizens, which is a condition of stable and prosperous business environment.Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/social-dimension-of-euemu.aspxNewsSocial dimension of EU/EMUSince the outset of the European project, EU economic integration has had a positive impact on growth and employment, and therefore on European citizens‟ prosperity.<br /> Business is the backbone of Europe‟s economy. The single market is its cornerstone, and the single currency its heart.<br /> If Europe does not have a healthy heart, it will not have a promising future. Safeguarding the euro continues to be a top priority. Citizens are not suffering because of the Euro. They are suffering from bad past political choices, which the advantages of the Single Market and of the Euro contributed to hide.<br /> If Europe does not have a strong cornerstone, it will not have thriving companies delivering growth and jobs. The single market has led to the creation of 3 million new jobs since its creation. It contributes significantly to reaching Europe‟s social objectives. Measures to further develop the Single Market are therefore essential.Wed, 30 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100https://www.hup.hr/en/croatian-constitutional-court-suspended-questionable-provisions-of-the-income-tax-law.aspxNewsCroatian Constitutional court suspended questionable provisions of the Income tax law<strong>The Croatian Employers' Association's proposal</strong> to the Croatian Constitutional Court to assess the constitutionality of the questionable provisions which prescribed <strong>retroactive taxation of dividends</strong> earned from retained profit prior to the law enforcement <strong>was found well-grounded</strong>.Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/croatian-orbico-and-indonesian-global-putra-international-to-establish-joint-ventures.aspxNewsCroatian Orbico and Indonesian Global Putra International to establish joint-venturesBranko Roglić, owner of the Croatian company Orbico and a distinguished CEA member and one of the founders of the Croatian Employers’ Association, and Sumadi Kusuma, Global Putra International CEO ( transport and distribution Co.) signed an agreement on establishing a joint-venture Orbico Global, the first of three planned joint ventures, one Zagreb-based, two of them in Jacarta and Hong-Kong. Branko Roglić expressed his satisfaction with the collaboration he established with the Indonesian partner and pointed out good potential for investments in Croatia, despite some difficulties foreign investors might encounter.Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/catalogue-of-investment-opportunities-republic-of-croatia.aspxNewsCatalogue of investment opportunities Republic of CroatiaOn the web site of the Government is Catalogue investment opportunities in Croatia in English and contains information about:<br /> <br /> • institutions important for investment,<br /> • portfolio of state,<br /> • private institutions,<br /> • A brief overview of legislation.<br /> <br />Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/cea-director-general-member-of-the-eesc.aspxNewsCEA DIRECTOR GENERAL MEMBER OF THE EESCThe Council of the European Union, after Croatia’s joining the European Union, passed a decision to include Croatian representatives in the EU working bodies, and Davor Majetić, Director General of the Croatian Employers' Association, is elected representative of the EECS.Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/lidija-horvatic-in-management-board-of-the-international-organisation-of-employers-ioe-2.aspxNewsLIDIJA HORVATIĆ IN MANAGEMENT BOARD OF THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION OF EMPLOYERS (IOE)Ms. Lidija Horvatić, CEA's Director of the EU Policies and International Affairs Department was elected on 11th June 2013 at the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) General Council session as a new member of the Management Board of this biggest employers' organisation in the world. Ms Horvatić is one of only eight elected members of this high IOE's body, and she will represent the region of East and South-East Europe.Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:45:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/how-to-improve-smes-position-in-times-of-crisis.aspxNewsHow to improve SMEs position in times of crisis?The Croatian Banking Association ( CBA) and the Croatian Employers' Association ( CEA) organised a round table : „How to improve SMEs position in times of crisis?“ The Strategy of entrepreneurship development 2013-2020 was discussed, as well as trends in credit lines and novelties offered to entrepreneurs by HAMAG- Invest. The CBA presented its analysis on credits and loans granted to SMEs.Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/joint-initiative-of-croatian-employers-association-and-trade-unions-to-change-income-tax-ordinance.aspxNewsJOINT INITIATIVE OF CROATIAN EMPLOYERS ASSOCIATION AND TRADE UNIONS TO CHANGE INCOME TAX ORDINANCE<br /> Croatian Employers' Association and Trade Unions agreed on proposed changes of the Income Tax Ordinance and they sent their suggestions to the Ministry of Finance.Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/representatives-of-coordination-of-social-care-institutions-with-vice-president-of-the-republic-of-croatia-milanka-opacic.aspxNewsRepresentatives of Coordination of Social Care Institutions with Vice-President of the Republic of Croatia Milanka OpačićThe CEA- Coordination of Social Care Institutions held a meeting with the Vice-President of the Croatian Government and the Minister of Social Policy and Youth Milanka Opačić <br /> The meeting was organised to inform the Minister about the situation and to reiterate the facts about the problems Social Care Institutions are encountering every day. <br /> Moreover, provisional solutions were required to be adopted, until passing of a new Social Care Act and Regulations related to the Law, since the increased costs of living and inflation get institutions into a very unfavourable position, where they might not survive.Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/entrepreneurs-day-2013--the-role-of-entrepreneurs-in-the-european-union.aspxNewsENTREPRENEURS' DAY 2013 – THE ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURS IN THE EUROPEAN UNIONEntrepreneurs' Day 2013, traditional annual entrepreneurs' get-together gathered 600 participants. They listened to keynote speeches by the Croatian President Ivo Josipović and Prime Minister Zoran Milanović. Moreover, H.E. Paul Vandoren, Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Croatia addressed the audience, as well as Antty Peltomäki, Deputy Director-General of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General, Brent Wilton, Secretary General of Business Europe,- the EU Employers' confederation and Markus Beyrer, Director General of the Business Europe.Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200https://www.hup.hr/en/20th-cea-anniversary-celebration-with-gala-humanitarian-dinner.aspxNews20th CEA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION WITH GALA HUMANITARIAN DINNERThe CEA members and guests proudly celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a gala humanitarian dinner dedicated to the Children's Hospital Zagreb, colloquially known as “Klaićeva Bolnica”. <br /> Donations thus collected in the amount of more than HRK 150,000 were used to buy apparatus for the Oncology Department. Humanitarian action has been going on after the dinner, with a sole purpose to collect more funds for modernization of the Oncology department. <br /> The celebration brought together around 200 employers and their guests, and that occasion was used to present special awards for work in the CEA interest and best performance results.Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +0200