The tourism and hospitality sector is on the verge of collapse, and at the same time we are paying the highest VAT rate in Europe

Posted On Nov 18 2020 by

first_imgAfter the meeting, the President of the Independent Association of Caterers Marin Medak and the President of the Association of Caterers of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Vedran Jakominić presented the requests to the Government of the Republic of Croatia and relevant institutions, with the aim of saving the tourism sector finds before complete collapse. “Precisely because of this alarming situation, it is time for the Government to finally start a dialogue with the representatives of the caterers. ”reports from the Coordination of Croatian Caterers. CATERER’S APPEAL: THE SEASON IS BORN, WE MISS WORKERS “We have the absolute highest VAT rate on food preparation and serving in the Mediterranean and one of the highest rates in the European Union. We demand an urgent reduction of that rate to 13%, as well as the abolition of the consumption tax of 3% because these rates prevent us from adequately paying the domestic workers we want to employ instead of foreigners. We are in tax scissors that do not allow us to develop and destroy not only our sector but also tourism as a key branch of the Croatian economy. Our income is practically nationalized through high taxes and benefits, and all risks and obligations remain with us. Our initiative has now grown into an active Coordination of Croatian caterers as a result of the urgent need for change”, Said the president of the Independent Association of Caterers Marin Medak. The caterers are asking for an urgent meeting with the Government. A working meeting with key stakeholders was held in Zagreb today, organized by the Coordination of Croatian Caterers, at which the problems faced by Croatian caterers were discussed and a message was sent to the Government that VAT on food preparation and serving must be urgently reduced from the current 25%. at 13%. Related news:center_img The working meeting was attended by representatives of the Association of Taxpayers Lipa, Croatian Tourism Association, Association of Independent Employers, Coordination of Producers of Spirits at HUP, representative of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Croatia Mladen Novosel, suppliers and many Croatian caterers. The coordination of Croatian caterers consists of caterers throughout Croatia, including the initiators of the initiative Association for Catering and Tourism of Međimurje, Association of Caterers Dubrovnik, Independent Association of Caterers and Association of Caterers of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. It was said that measures such as the introduction of a quota for foreign workers are only a temporary solution, while Croatia needs a quality and long-term strategy for the development of tourism and hospitality that will enable Croatian workers to stay in Croatia instead of going abroad. Photo: Pexels.com “If we compare the distribution of catering turnover in Croatia and in comparable Mediterranean countries, the total share of the state and workers in transport is almost the same (59% vs. 58%), but when we pay attention to the net amount a worker receives, we get the answer where the money is. A worker in our country receives exactly 50% of the amount he could receive, and the entire difference is appropriated by the state. It is humiliating to watch people leave the country, while messages come from the Government that it is the employer who is insatiable. According to Fina, just over 120 entrepreneurs had 882.884 employees last year, a turnover of around HRK 680 billion, and a profit of HRK 22 billion (or 3%). It is clear that money is not with us. We expect that in cooperation with all stakeholders – small breweries, winemakers, family farms and unions, we will succeed in our intention to defend our economy. To direct revenues to our colleagues and domestic producers and thus strengthen the economy, but also reduce dependence on tourism.”, Concluded the president of the Association of Caterers of the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Vedran Jakominić. NO CATERER MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DEVASTATION OF THE CROATIAN COAST BY USING FINGERSlast_img read more


Why Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard isn’t unanimous NBA Finals MVP

Posted On Aug 16 2020 by

first_imgRaptors star Kawhi Leonard finished the 2019 NBA Finals with averages of 28.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.2 blocks, so it was no surprise he earned the Finals MVP trophy after leading Toronto to its first title in franchise history.What did come as a surprise? Leonard not receiving every Finals MVP vote. (Yes, you read that correctly.) To be clear, the Raptors needed VanVleet’s stellar play off the bench throughout this playoff run. He came up huge in the Eastern Conference finals against the Bucks, and he reached double-digit points in five of the six NBA Finals games against the Warriors.With that said, come on, Hubie. Sometimes the easy answer is the right one. Let’s explain this in your terms:”Now here’s a guy that can do it all. You see the scoring, the rebounding, the defense. There’s the drive, and then you have the jumper in the midrange. And how about that efficiency?! Just a terrific player. I mean, what else do you have to see from him?” MORE: Three reasons why the Raptors beat the WarriorsThe Athletic’s Sam Amick shared the results from the 11 voters, and legendary NBA analyst Hubie Brown decided to go with . . . Fred VanVleet.NBA Finals MVP voting results. Kawhi was a Hubie Brown vote away from being unanimous. pic.twitter.com/A0sGNchSBg— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) June 14, 2019VanVleet posted 14.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game while shooting 45.5 percent from the field and 39.3 percent from 3-point range. He had a huge performance in the deciding Game 6 on Thursday night, scoring 22 points and drilling five of his 11 3-point attempts. last_img read more