The CEA Newspaper publishers
Association represents strong and independent voice and it is the only one
representative publisher’s association in Croatia which advocates for their
specific economic interests. The Croatian newspaper market
is highly concentrated, and the members of CEA Association represent more than
80% market share through 3 leading publisher groups in the field of general
information journals and magazines.
circumstances of significant changes in business environment and trends in the
media industry, and bearing in mind the role of newspaper publishers have in socially
responsible task of educating and informing citizens, it is necessary, through
various support measures, to provide newspaper publishers with a better starting
position in the economy and more appropriate business conditions in this field.
Therefore, in 2020, the Association will focus its activities on the implementation
of measures that will ensure newspaper publishers stable business and
Publishers have identified following program priorities as key areas of
1. Reduction of
the VAT rate for newspapers and equalization of all printed matter with daily
newspapers (it is necessary to reduce the rate for periodicals from 13% to 5%
and to consider the possibility of introducing a zero VAT rate for all printed
2. Adoption of subsidies
to print media with the aim of reducing distribution costs, according to the
model of legal limitation of the total cost of distribution (20-25%) while the
difference is compensated to the distributor, or some other model (subsidizing
the cost of production / printing).
copyright and personal data for digital publishing and monitoring the
implementation of EU directives in the field.
4. Within joint
activities through European News Publishers Associations - Active role and
participation in regulating EU directives of publisher’s interest (E-Privacy
the position of newspaper publishers and creating recognition within the media
industry while coordinating with the electronic media with the aim of defining
common points (Media Strategy, Media Law, Council…)
the position of newspaper publishers within the line of government institutions
(Ministry of Economic) and equal position as all economic activities with state
institutions and bodies of the Government, with the aim of facilitating an
adequate position of newspaper publishing in Croatian society and economy.
CEA-NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION ASSAMBLEY:
1. Boris Trupčević –
Večernji list/Styria – President
Wruss – Hanza Media – Vice President
Božanić – Lider Media– Vice President
Ivić – Slobodna Dalmacija – Member
Kruljac – Novi list - Member
Divjak – Glas Slavonije – Member
Krajinović – Adria Media - Member
Association of Newspaper Publishers will continue to actively represent the
interests of its members and insist on stronger support from the line ministry
and relevant institutions, in order to positively influence the state of the
media market in Croatia.