Sweden has been very successfully implementing the triple helix model in which business, academia and government institutions work together on innovation, promoting change, and making sure that we can take on new things. We believe that good ideas should be considered regardless where they come from, Sweden or Croatia.
We are working very hard on developing different skills in Sweden but we are also aware that we cannot find them all in our country, so we are ready to search for them elsewhere in order to make better things together. This is how, in short, Niklas Johansson, the Swedish State Secretary to the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, explains the interest of Swedish companies working in Croatia (and elsewhere) in establishing closer cooperation with the domestic economy and its business and talent resources.
Turkish Airlines, a global airline company, presented 20 years of cooperation with the Croatian market, its successes, innovations and future goals.
The event was attended by advisers to the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar – Kitarović, Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli, Director of the Zagreb Tourist Board Martina Bienenfeld and many others. Turkish Airlines has presented itself as a leading airline in the global aviation community, highlighting a significant number of winning awards that boost this status.
We need reforms that are tailor-made to the workforce and the citizens, not only to the politicians.
At this point, we perhaps have the last opportunity to make a decision about starting to catch up to the rest of Europe, or remaining at the bottom long-term. The living and working conditions of workers seem to always be out of focus for politicians, says Mladen Novosel, president of the Association of Independent Trade Unions of Croatia (SSSH).
The EU economy is continuously showing good economic performance but few members including Croatia are still facing considerable problems. What’s worse is that the Croatian progress in the implementation of EC recommendations is either limited or in some areas no progress has been noted.
Each year, the European Commission undertakes a detailed analysis of each country’s plans for budget, macroeconomic and structural reforms. In the previous years, many countries waited for the news with lot of nervousness as the Commission’s recommendations meant a lot of sweat for those which economies were doing badly. However, the scenery have gradually changed, although not for everybody, says Manica Hauptman, Senior economic advisor, European Commission Representation to Croatia.
The government, with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković at its helm, has succeeded in annulling all the positive results that we left as our legacy and has demonstrated that it has no strength or determination to tackle the problems surrounding it.
The Deputy Speaker of the Croatian National Parliament and a member of the Presidency of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Siniša Hajdaš Dončić is well-known for his criticism of the ruling party and its work in the government. But he is also quite hard on certain opposition parties that undermine the dignity of the Parliament.
The great quality of this government is the stability and constructive talks between the partners. This enables the ministries, led by the Croatian People’s Party (HNS), to fully commit themselves to implementing reforms and deal with the issues that have been neglected in the last few decades both in construction and education.
We should not deal with the past too much, but instead, we need to devote ourselves to concrete work, and here I mean projects and reforms which results will beneficial for business people and citizens alike – says Predrag Štromar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Construction and Spatial Planning. He has recently embarked on resolving a problem from the past, related to property rights.
The first ICA (Initial Coin Offering) will be held in Croatia, and will enable anyone who likes to offer their services on the market.
Transactions within CookUpa will be executed by CHEF Token.
The ICO starts on May 5th and is preceded by a Proof of Care in the course of which a bonus of up to 400,000 CHEF Tokens can be earned, which at current market price is approximately 100,000 kunas (around 13,000 EUR) – all you need is registration at cookup. and also delivers the project on social networks.
In 2018, the SBC wants to present itself to the most important players among the Croatian policy makers and in the business community, and create a launch pad for future projects and initiatives by the end of the year .
The story of the newly established Swedish Business Club (SBC) starts with an initiative which came from the Swedish Prime Minister, Mr. Stefan Löfven at the meeting with the Croatian president, Ms. Kolinda Grabar Kitarović in March 2017. A few months later, ABB, Astra Zeneca, Bisnode, Ericsson Nikola Tesla, Ikea, Oriflame, Saab, Securitas and Tele2, as well as the Embassy of Sweden became the first members of the SBC. The decision was made quickly – says Katarina Fulir, President of the Swedish Business Club in Croatia, as „we all share the business culture that is deeply rooted in our Swedish identity – we all do our best to contribute to raising business standards in terms of innovation, we are all concerned with creating a sustainable economy, and we all “live” by the principles of equality and meritocracy
The New Europe Market, which will be held from June 11 to 14 in Dubrovnik this year, will open many intriguing issues regarding the future of Pay TV channels and their capture with the general digitalisation.
And this June, guests of the NEM will be able to get the answers to many current issues from the TV industry from the mouth of people with the highest legitimacy in the media industry.