Press mood stories for Croatia

Jul 20, 2018 06:47GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Lowest unemployment for [past] 30 years, less than 16,000 [job] vacancies [announced] (Vecernji List)
Tax administration announces enhanced fiscal surveillance, explains why (Vecernji List)
[President] Grabar-Kitarovic: Better connectivity is [necessary] condition for strengthening economic ties with Albania (Vecernji List)
We have three times lower salaries than Western countries, but electronics and clothing prices are higher (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Economic] growth resilient to shocks could return us in game [of receiving higher credit rating] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia’s return to investment rating could be possible in beginning of 2019 [Raiffeisen bank analysts] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[President visiting Albania] Two countries to support improving of economic partnership, protection of Adriatic Sea (Jutarnji List)
[Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marko Pavic]: European social funds [allocated to] Croatia important for implementing employment measures (Jutarnji List)
And now, good bye: Macan dismissed from position of special advisor to PM Plenkovic (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Jul 19, 2018 06:53GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Articles in world media mentioning Croatia have 60bn views (Vecernji List)
Referendum [on changing electoral system]: Government has not yet authorised Administration Ministry to start counting [signatures] (Vecernji List)
[Amendments to] Consumer Protection Act and [law on] biofuels for transport usage [to be discussed today] (Vecernji List)
Agrokor shares on ice [and their trading suspension still in force] until final settlement entering into force (Poslovni Dnevnik)
List of companies in Croatia in which workers are best paid is published (Poslovni Dnevnik)
There are differences in preparedness of cities and municipalities in Croatia regarding waste separation (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Finance Minister] Maric about new tax reforms: You will be all positively surprised (Jutarnji List)
Leaders of rebels [within SDP] against [SDP leader] Bernardic to prepare new attack after holding secret meeting and agreeing on further strategy (Jutarnji List)
[Economy Minister] Darko Horvat to trade unions: Another strategic partner for Uljanik Group is also possible (Novi List)
Jul 18, 2018 06:31GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
New bridge connecting Ciovo to mainland Croatia is opened: This is fantasy! (Vecernji List)
[Croatia’s President] visits Albania to improve [bilateral] relations in economy and energy sector (Vecernji List)
Croatia with largest growth [of tourist visits] in pre-season period, Turkey is returning [to popularity] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Posted guarantees on [Agrokor] settlement, small shareholders say it’s like betting (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Economic concept explaining Croatia’s failures (Jutarnji List)
[Law faculty professor Maganic]: Three reasons for suspending new legal solutions for over-indebted citizens (Jutarnji List)
Restructuring programme of [shipbuilding company] Uljanik is finally [submitted] in Brussels (Novi List)
Jul 17, 2018 05:36GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Croatian President] Grabar-Kitarovic: Trump and Putin have to show responsibility towards global stability (Vecernji List)
Consumption before and on the day [when football championship final was] is 10% to 15% higher (Vecernji List)
And before football euphoria, [collected] VAT [revenues] are higher by HRK 1bn (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Football can hardly be alibi for slow start of tourist season in July (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Half of pensions are below HRK 800: Data in this country is alarming (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Agrokor companies] PIK Vinkovci [agricultural and food company] and Vupik [agricultural producer] post losses of HRK 442mn and HRK 255mn [respectively] last year (Jutarnji List)
HTZ [Croatian National Tourist Board] promotional activities seen by more than one million people worldwide in several hours [after final football team match at World Cup final] (Novi List)
Jul 16, 2018 06:37GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Croatia’s President] Grabar-Kitarovic meets with Russian President Putin (Vecernji List)
Everyone is wondering – who [re-appointed HNB Governor] Vujcic’s associates are (Vecernji List)
Euro [adoption is main target] for HNB, but also greater impact of policy on business (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Food processing company] Zvecevo solves funding [issues] and plans new products (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Water bottling company] Jamnica posts HRK 3.5bn loss [in 2017], [ice-cream company] Ledo – HRK 2.8bn loss (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[PM] Plenkovic: Will public sector have free day on Monday? [Working time for public officials] to be flexible after 14:00. [Meeting Croatia’s football team] is once in lifetime, let’s be happy now (Jutarnji List)
Huge possibilities in front of Croatia from [hosting Summit 16+1 between China and Central and Eastern European countries next year]: China’s PM Li Keqiang to visit officially our country next year (Jutarnji List)
Free of charge transport to [capital Zagreb] as of midnight [on Monday due to football celebrations] (Novi List)
Jul 13, 2018 05:47GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Main opposition SDP spokesperson Sinisa Hajdas Doncic: Party’s chairperson Davor] Bernardic should be changed via legal and legitimate means (Vecernji List)
[PM Andrej] Plenkovic for CNN: A historic event for our sport, Croatia is in delirium (Vecernji List)
The government will ‘wash its hands’, leaving Brussels to resolve [situation in shipyard] Uljanik (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The EC predicts 2.6% growth [of the Croatian economy], the worst among neighbours (Poslovni Dnevnik)
A EUR 60mn strategic IRB [Institute Rudjer Boskovic] project will trigger a revival of the economy (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Government abandoned Croatian IT industry? (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[President Kolinda] Grabar-Kitarovic: A successful summit of NATO despite the occasional tensions over [US President Donald] Trump (Jutarnji List)
Who has more votes in [SDP] top body that will break the ‘rat’ at the SDP (Jutarnji List)
US defence minister [James Mattis] promises to assist Croatia in army modernisation (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Consumer protection association Franak head Goran] Aleksic: I will try to resolve the issue of private claims of CHF-debtors in a legal solution (Novi List)
[FinMin Zdravko] Maric: The effects of the verdict of the High Commercial Court regarding CHF-indexed loans are still unclear (Novi List)
[Interior minister Davor] Bozinovic at a ministerial meeting of the EU: Croatia will not allow illegal migration (Novi List)
Jul 12, 2018 06:01GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PM Andrej Plenkovic:] Such a great promotion of Croatia [at the World Soccer Championship] is incomparable to anything (Vecernji List)
Unions stand up against pension reform (Vecernji List)
Boris Vujcic remains [HNB governor], and Sandra Svaljek is coming (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The introduction of the euro is good, but it will not solve developmental problems (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Due to the operating profit of Konzum, the retail segment [of food and retail conglomerate Agrokor] is in plus (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Euro is a strategic issue to be addressed already today (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[State assets minister Goran Maric submits to parliament] Amendment to the Central register of state property law (Jutarnji List)
Government to discuss three proposed fiscal rules Thursday (Novi List)
[Transport and infrastructure minister Oleg] Butkovic: Shipbuilding in Jadrolinija was not transparent (Novi List)
[Tourism minister] Gari Cappelli: 13% of guests come [to Croatia] because of the culture (Novi List)
The High Commercial Court confirmed: The CHF currency clause is null and void. Banks are exposed to HRK 15bn (Novi List)
Parliamentary committees back proposals of ruling majority: Boris Vujcic again to head of CNB, deputy will be Sandra Svaljek (Novi List)
Jul 11, 2018 05:52GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Eight mayors ask [main opposition party SDP chairperson Davor] Bernardic to leave [in new letter]? (Vecernji List)
In [senior ruling party] HDZ they still talk about who will be HNB governor, [former governor] Boris Vujcic most prominent [potential candidate] (Vecernji List)
Adris is preparing a new lawsuit in Slovenia (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Health minister Milan] Kujundzic and [FinMin Zdravko] Maric seek ‘cure’ [over more than HRK 2bn debt for drugs] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Summit EU Western Balkans in London: [PM Andrej] Plenkovic announces focus on the region during the Croatian presidency [of the Council of the EU in H1 2020] (Jutarnji List)
Drama threatens new Agrokor: For 11 days the state could be charged HRK 4.9bn of guarantees (Jutarnji List)
[Opposition MP Ivan] Lovrinovic: HNB finished last year with a shocking loss [of HRK 2.5bn], why the public was not informed about it (Slobodna Dalmacija)
HNS wins the most [donations] last year, HDZ – the least. Donations to parties last year significantly less on the year (Novi List)
Jul 10, 2018 06:14GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Ultimatum for HRK 2bn debt: Wholesalers warn: Either pay the debt or there would be no medicines (Vecernji List)
[Slovenia’s election winning Slovenian Democratic Party chairperson Janez] Jansa rejects [outgoing Slovenia’s PM Miroslav] Cerar [plans]: We will not sue Croatia (Vecernji List)
Wholesalers announced drug shortages, [health minister Milan] Kujundzic claims to solve the problem (Vecernji List)
Exports to the US half lower than a year ago, those to Russia -- 30% lower (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Tourists [in Split-Damlatia County] could face electricity and water outage (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Companies will have to declare the owned real estate by 2020 [as required by EU Directive] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
This is a ‘blow’ for the future of Croatia Airlines [-- government says its survival possible only with strategic partner] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Every fourth small investor left the stock market, a loss of HRK 2.7bn (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Opposition] Most expelled from its caucus independent MP who became famous for his rhetoric against the Istanbul Convention -- [Marko] Vucetic: They did not even inform me (Jutarnji List)
The last real governor of the HNB will complete the Croatian path to the EU (Jutarnji List)
[Main opposition] SDP needs differentiation (Jutarnji List)
Arbitrage with Slovenia [on border issue] – Cerar: A decision on a lawsuit against Croatia [to be made] this week (Novi List)
Jansa denied Cerar: Four out of 9 parties to leave the lawsuit against Croatia over to the new government (Novi List)
Jul 09, 2018 07:09GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Landlords: Sojourn tax already rises by 25% (Vecernji List)
HNS: We are not for Vujcic [as central bank governor] but will support him as well as Martin Dalic [if he is nominated for HNB governor] (Vecernji List)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs to hire, jobs worth of HRK 1.9mn [due to upcoming Croatia’s EU presidency in 2020] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Agriculture Ministry says] Almost 99% of all grants are paid out (Poslovni Dnevnik)
More than half of people [employed in legal entities] receive salaries between HRK 2,701 and HRK 6,000, only 4.2% receive salary of over HRK 12,000 (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Consumption rises by almost 8% [y/y in May], highest rate in past 11 years (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Newly elected President of Croatian Bar Association [HOK] Josip Surjak: I will maintain independence of attorney’ office and unity of HOK (Jutarnji List)
President [Grabar-Kitarovic] to meet Russia’s PM: “I want to talk especially on Agrokor, I believe it can be one of best European companies” (Jutarnji List)
Here’s why you pay highest taxes in Europe and you have low wages: In five years, Croatia’s public debt has risen by HRK 50bn, you think this does not concern you? (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Finance Minister] Zdravko Maric: Fitch’s increase of Croatia’s rating outlook is due to results in fiscal policy (Novi List)
Jul 06, 2018 06:39GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Vujcic [likely] to remain Governor of HNB? (Vecernji List)
Voting of amendments to housing tenancy law to be delayed to next week (Vecernji List)
SPAR invests HRK 66mn in new supermarket, opens 60 jobs (Poslovni Dnevnik)
External debt to fall to below 80% of GDP by end year (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Finance Minister] Maric regarding tourism: Not everything is about VAT and taxes (Poslovni Dnevnik)
HNB without governor within week, urgent procedure initiated for election of monetary authority chair, [ruling] HDZ forgets that [current HNB governor] Vujcic mandate expires (Jutarnji List)
[HNS chairman] Vrdoljak after meeting of government coalition: Second pension pillar not to be and cannot be abolished because it would be complete nonsense (Jutarnji List)
Continuation of pressure on [opposition] SDP leader Bernardic: Biljana Borzan, SDP MEP: “Let’s go to elections” (Jutarnji List)
HDZ meeting with coalition partners on pension reform: Law to be in process soоn. It is not true that second pillar will be nationalised (Jutarnji List)
[Opposition] SDP presents measures to increase pensions: This is real possibility, provided there is political will (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Deputy PM] Tolusic: State not to pay compensation for damages in case of lawsuits against Agrokor (Novi List)
Jul 05, 2018 06:28GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[PM] Plenkovic: It is clear that HDZ has support in northern Croatia (Vecernji List)
[Agrokor crisis manager] Perusko: This is great day for Agrokor, reason has prevailed (Vecernji List)
[Agriculture Ministry says] HRK 270mn are available as grants in forestry sector (Vecernji List)
[WB researcher Rita Ramalo] Business climate in Croatia: Here you can find fastest way to start business and cheapest and fast way to obtain permit (Poslovni Dnevnik)
We can expect new wave of price increases (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Sberbank representative in charge of Agrokor: We have already agreed with US funds [holding shares in Agrokor], [former Agrokor crisis manager] Ramljak wanted cheap sale of parts of company, we did not want it (Jutarnji List)
Trade union reaction after decision of Croatia Airlines: Measures against announced strike are illegal and worst threat to employees (Jutarnji List)
[PM] Plenkovic: Legislative model for merging state administrations in regions to be ready by end of year. We want to give them more powers and tasks. (Jutarnji List)
Rebellion reaches peak, [opposition] SDP calls for elections: [Ruling] HDZ does what it wants because we are weak. (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Government to decide on one of biggest state investments in Rijeka: another HRK 680mn for new hospital? (Novi List)
Jul 04, 2018 06:54GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Parliamentary Speaker] Jandrokovic: We will take care to make pensions as good as possible (Vecernji List)
Hearing on settlement [with Agrokor’s creditors] to be held on Wednesday (Vecernji List)
[PM] Plenkovic presents retirement reform to coalition partner (Vecernji List)
High Commercial Court rejects [Agrokor’s owner Todoric] claim due to formal reasons, confirms Commercial Court is in charge of procedure (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Croatia has 1.3% in EU’s total in terms of number of farmers and only 0.9% of hectares [in EU’s total] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
First allocation [from EU funds] to 20 large projects with total value of HRK 728.9mn, [aiming] complete recovery of national and nature parks (Jutarnji List)
Coalition partner HDZ assesses meeting with [PM] Plenkovic positively: All aspects of pension reform were discussed, but no final decisions were made (Jutarnji List)
HSLS, HDSSB, HDS and SDSS not to vote in favour of NHS’ leasing bill (Jutarnji List)
President Grabar-Kitarovic meets Norway’s PM Solberg, at meeting they talk about security and political situation in Southeast Europe (Jutarnji List)
Istra and Kvarner with worst results, only Split and Dubrovnik register growth of tourists in June: Croatian tourists are most numerous, there are no Germans nor Czechs (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Minister of Labour] Pavic after coalition government meeting: We are looking for solutions for both current and future pensioners (Novi List)
High Commercial Court of Croatia dismisses [Agrokor owner] Ivica Todorovic’ appeal (Novi List)
Jul 03, 2018 05:59GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Demographic recovery: Family cards to be introduced to pay for work on Sundays (Vecernji List)
[PM] Plenkovic: Austria would have opened [their labour] market [for Croatian workers] if there was no migration crisis (Vecernji List)
[Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Gabrijela Zalac says]: I will be satisfied only if Croatia [succeeds in] making use of all EUR 10.7bn [allocated from EU] (Vecernji List)
[Croatian] kuna strengthens against euro (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Finance Minister] Maric again calls for lower VAT, does not admit [there is] excessive weight on workers (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Labour Minister on pension reform]: Without reform situation is unsustainable and we openly face this issue for first time since 16 years (Poslovni Dnevnik)
16,000 people already return to first pillar [in pension system] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[PM] Plenkovic: I expect further discussion on best and viable solutions for pension and next phase of tax reform (Jutarnji List)
[Energy Minister] Coric: Second pension pillar is not endangered by reform (Jutarnji List)
President and PM satisfied after meeting of council for demographic revitalisation: Financially demanding, but it is investment in future (Jutarnji List)
Here is how prices of construction land in Croatia move and who buys most: Most expensive [land] is in Dalmatia, but there are still squares for EUR 1 at idyllic locations (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[Labour Minister] Marko Pavic: Only initial proposal for pension reform has been presented [so far] (Novi List)
[Labour Minister] Pavic: For current pensioners there is shortage of HRK 17bn per year (Novi List)
Jul 02, 2018 06:33GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Croatian MPs: Croatia does not take advantage from possibilities offered by EU [membership] (Vecernji List)
[HNS chair Ivan Vrdoljak] HNS task is to defend modern and pro-EU Croatia (Vecernji List)
Government does not have [money] for pensions, but has for defence and lower VAT (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Workers without salaries to have to pay income tax (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Tax payers in Croatia work half year to pay state (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Terra mineralna gnojiva to be majority owner of Petrokemija (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Trade Unions: It is paradoxal that Croatia has regressed since joining EU (Jutarnji List)
[PM Andrej Plenkovic] If [Croatia] was not in EU, we could not have connected Croatia’s southern [regions] nor would have become present on European energy map (Jutarnji List)
Does social democracy have future in Croatia? SDP has let right-wing [parties] to define Croatian society and positions itself only as antipode (Jutarnji List)
Number of renters grows in sky, but have they been recalculated? Alarm should be seen by everyone, it is no longer enough to announce vacant rooms (Slobodna Dalmacija)
State leaders agree: Croatia’s membership in EU positively affects Croatian economy (Novi List)
Jun 29, 2018 06:16GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Ruling SDSS, HDS, HSLS and HDSSB also against the housing lease law (Vecernji List)
[Labour minister Marko Pavic:] Without pension reform new pensioners will have HRK 500-600 lower pensions than current retirees (Vecernji List)
The constitutional committee sent petition against Istanbul Convention for verification [by the government] (Vecernji List)
[PM Andrej Plenkovic:] No danger of refugees getting to Croatian ports (Vecernji List)
The right looks for the leader – [President] Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. One needs her to unite the party for the elections if she fails to take over the HDZ (Vecernji List)
[Slovenia’s PM Miroslav] Cerar: The lawsuit against Croatia will be filed in a week or two (Vecernji List)
[SDP chairperson Davor] Bernardic is not a solution [for the party’s survivor], but neither are [SDP MPs Sinisa] Hajdas and [Pedja] Grbin (Vecernji List)
Five years in the EU: Here's how much Croatia has benefited from so far (Vecernji List)
Unlike Malta, Croatia passively looks at how innovative businesses are moving out of the country (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Plenkovic on relations with the president: When there is no war, then there is no punishment (Jutarnji List)
[Junior ruling party] HNS against key part of government pension reform: [HNS head Ivan] Vrdoljak opposes the cancellation of the second pension pillar, but for its strengthening (Jutarnji List)
Coalition against pension reform HNS and HSLS: We are in favour of the second pension pillar, not its cancellation (Jutarnji List)
SDP: Unacceptable privatisation of HEP due to INA; HDZ: Model will suggest a consultant (Jutarnji List)
Plenkovic: There have been contacts with Croatia on the resolution of the crisis, but no concrete arrangements (Novi List)
Cerar: Slovenia will soon sue Croatia for arbitration in the EU Court (Novi List)
Vrdoljak: Pension reform is a serious issue, not a daily political one (Novi List)
Jun 28, 2018 06:16GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
Together on demographics: Premier [Andrej Plenkovic] and President [Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic reached a truce [-- meeting on demographics to be held next week] (Vecernji List)
Pension reform: The requirements of the EC fulfilled except for equalising privileged and workers’ pensions (Vecernji List)
[Tobacco-to-tourism conglomerate] Adris' double-digit growth companies are continuing a strong investment cycle (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Even though they are more and more graduating from college, they are harder to be hired than others (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Because of CAP reform, our farmers will not have the same conditions as those in rich countries (Poslovni Dnevnik)
The drama in [ailing food and retail conglomerate] Agrokor shakes the market: This is the best used by foreign chains (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Food [and beverages production] supports GDP, but stronger growth has to be sought across borders (Poslovni Dnevnik)
Entrepreneurs do not fear recession (Poslovni Dnevnik)
US Ambassador announces return of Croatia to the USA’s focus: The US government does not take Croatia’s partnership for granted; we must remember who our friends are (Jutarnji List)
Today he [SDP chairperson Davor Bernardic] will receive a letter with 50 signatures to depart, [SDP Vice President Zlatko] Komadina opposes move (Jutarnji List)
[SDP member] Mihael Zmajlovic: Bernardic may go, surprised by number of collected signatures for his departure (Jutarnji List)
[PM Plenkovic:] Lex Agrokor becomes European regulation: This is an important political success (Slobodna Dalmacija)
[US Ambassador to Croatia Robert] Kohorst: At Agrokor settlement no attention was paid to what could happen in the future (Novi List)
Plenkovic: Today is the day to send a message on Croatia's achievements as an EU member (Novi List)
Jun 27, 2018 05:55GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Economy minister Darko] Horvat: In the next few years we have to step up [GDP] growth to 5% (Vecernji List)
Pension reform: For larger pensions back to 1st pillar (Vecernji List)
[HNB governor] Boris Vujcic: Less[, insufficient] workforce is prerequisite for robotisation (Vecernji List)
[Main opposition SDP MP] Sinisa Hajdas Doncic: [SDP chairperson] Davor Bernardic has to leave [the leadership] because he leads the party to the abyss (Vecernji List)
Erste: You need to work on fiscal shock absorbers (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Poll:] In Croatian banks it is easy to digitally 'enter', but it is difficult to 'get out' (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Dominant oil company] INA will never be Croatian! [Former INA CEO] Davor Stern: The Croatian part of the INA administration does not have any managerial role (Jutarnji List)
Details of the [forthcoming] pension reform: The biggest changes for those born in 1962 and later (Jutarnji List)
Citizens flee from debts in francs and euros (Slobodna Dalmacija)
The government and employers see the [draft] healthcare law okay, the trade unions oppose it (Novi List)
Croatian National Tourist Board HTZ: The overseas markets carry 20% more [of tourism] turnover (Novi List)
Jun 26, 2018 05:47GMT, Croatia, CEEMARKETWATCH.
[Sources from main opposition party SDP:] Minority government possible, big coalition [with senior ruling HDZ] – no (Vecernji List)
[SDP chairperson Davor] Bernardic did not get the job done. Did the whole SDP sink because of him?! (Vecernji List)
Continuation of the SDP's decay in Croatian politics since Ivica Racan founded the party (Vecernji List)
Employment and wages grow, production and export in recession (Vecernji List)
The [ailing food and retail conglomerate] Agrokor case is not completed. Following months of uncertainty (Vecernji List)
The strongest blow on Bernardic coming: Petition for changing the SDP head (Vecernji List)
[US company CCI:] We are ready to be a new strategic partner of [dominant oil company] INA (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Split-based shipyard owner Tomislav Debeljak:] We will employ 1,000 people and raise salaries [of best workers] by 20% [this year] (Poslovni Dnevnik)
[Transport minister Oleg] Butkovic: The construction of Peljesac Bridge begins in July (Poslovni Dnevnik)
War at SDP: The party’s leader need not be changed under ‘[former HDZ chairperson Tomislav] Karamarko’ script. To be able to return to power, they need another action! (Jutarnji List)
[SDP MP and possible Barnardic’s successor] Pedja Grbin: Currently the SDP existence itself is questioned (Jutarnji List)
[SDP representatives about Bernardic:] He will not leave, even at the cost of the [party’s] breakup! (Jutarnji List)
[PM Andrej] Plenkovic: I hope that the border issue with Slovenia can be resolved without a judicial path. It is good that the EC decided not to interfere in the dispute (Jutarnji List)
SDP before split: The situation has escalated, there is no longer any return, for Bernardic's dismissal most Presidency’s members (Jutarnji List)
President's popularity melts: HDZ's still worship her, but Grabar-Kitarovic has good cause for concern (Slobodna Dalmacija)
Davor Bernardic: The local elections in Split showed our strength, the SDP will come to power, and I will be prime minister! (Slobodna Dalmacija)
The SDP has a far greater problem than Bernardic himself. The hardest will be to fill the conceptual void (Novi List)
Plenkovic: Croatia will protect its national interests; we want a clear traceability of migrants entering the EU (Novi List)
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