Of course, this position on pre-discussion of the Istanbul
Convention does not mean that it is irrelevant. While the executive authority
deals with the Istanbul Convention, at the same time, 100,000 trading
companies, almost the same number of crafts and some couple of hundreds of
thousands of OPGs have been unsuccessfully wasting more than a decade on pointing
to themselves. And therefore for these hundreds of thousands of companies in
the Croatian economy, I also call the gallant debate on a few bottom issues. Of
course, in these discussions, CEA will be enthusiastically involved with its
proposals and arguments for or against specific solutions. So let's start with
the most important ones.
Reducing public spending is the mother of all changes and
internal adjustments. Seriously catching up with this important task would lead
to several fundamental changes: tax system corrections that would reduce our
employees' wage pressure at the current
level of average gross wages for our workers to an acceptable level. The
strategic goal of reducing public spending would lead to the necessary
restructuring of public companies (increasing their efficiency while reducing
operating costs, thus reducing the pressure on the cost of their services to
citizens and businesses). In addition, there is no serious reduction in public
spending or no change in territorial organization of the country and
decentralization (576 cities, municipalities, counties lead to fragmentation
that reduces efficiency and increases potentials for the production of privileged
hierarchies). Reducing the number of territorial units will also lead to a
reduction in the pressure on non-taxable ones whose major generators are the
local self-government units.
The second great area I think should change and be debated
instead of the ones we are witnessing are deep changes in the judiciary system.
All current analyzes (number of judges per 100,000 inhabitants, number of cases
per judge, duration of the process, perception of corruption, uneven court
practice ...) show the seriousness of the problem of justice. If we add
normative production (law number) and statelessness (frequent changes) to this
litigation, then a clear legal picture of the country is clear.