reforms

PM sees tax reform as one of most important in this gov't term

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said at the government session on Thursday that tax reform was of the the most important reforms to be implemented during his premiership, underscoring his...

Economists: Tax breaks only one in string of necessary economic measures

Economic analysts have welcomed caretaker Finance Minister Zdravko Maric's announcement of tax breaks but they warn that the planned tax changes are only one in a number of measures that need to...

EU: Referendum crisis mustn't escalate, Bosnia has to continue with reforms

The EU will not allow that, Wigemark said after a meeting with government officials which was also attended by Director for the Western Balkans at the Directorate-...

AmCham: Tax reforms to improve competitiveness

The American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia  (AmCham) on Monday proposed a series of measures to improve the economy's competitiveness through tax reforms.

Serbian PM presents reforms in marathon address to parliament

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Tuesday announced the stepping up of economic reforms and the downsizing of the public sector in a five-and-a-half hour address to the parliament, which...

European Commission pleased with Izetbegovic-Dodik agreement

Izetbegovic responded to criticism on Monday stating that Covic's claims were incorrect and that cantons had not been excluded from participating in the decision-making process that were crucial...

Albania parliament passes judiciary reform key to EU accession

Albania's governing and opposition parties passed a judicial reform package on Thursday, meeting a condition of the European Union for accession talks with the ex-communist Balkan state, Reuters...

Bosnian PM says Serb entity blocking country's integration with EU

"All committed to working actively on that, rather than just paying lip service," Zvizdic said.

Croatia Can Do Better initiative calls for education minister's resignation

This civil society organisations making up the group called on citizens to attend the rallies set for June 1 at 6 pm to "clearly and loudly say that education is a priority for Croatian society...

Brok: Bosnia must meet EU candidate status requirements by July

Brok visited Sarajevo at the helm of a delegation including Croatian members of the European Parliament Tonino Picula and Andrej Plenkovic. They talked about the situation in BiH with its Council...

Reform plan good but was in past too, says analyst

The reforms show that the planned goals and reforms are definitely good but this was the case in past years too, yet Croatia was not successful in implementing the reforms to which it committed,...

IMF says national reform programme encouraging, sees public debt as big risk

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission said on Tuesday that the Croatian government's national reform programme was encouraging, warning however about the existing risks to the national...

PM: Once it sees planned reforms, EC will revise figures upward

Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic has said he is confident that once the European Commission analyses the measures from his cabinet's National Reform Programme, it will improve its forecast for...

HUP sees latest downgrade as warning that reforms are necessary

The Croatian Employers' Association (HUP) said that Croatia's downgraded economic growth forecast was the confirmation but also a warning that reforms were necessary and that time was running out...

Judicial reforms to start at commercial courts

In order for changes in the judiciary to facilitate economic recovery, as recently announced by Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, the Justice Ministry plans a set of reform measures to be...