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The rebound in tourism this year has done much to stabilise Southern European economies. Too often the sector is seen as too large in these economies, limiting their potential. Perhaps we should ask more often how other sectors of the economy can develop at the same time?
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Despite leftward shifts in Croatia's two largest cities, the recent local elections again see left of centre parties looking to form a counterweight to the dominant position of the centre-right HDZ.
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Lowering income tax rates makes sense even as budget deficit and public debt levels rise. Namely, compared to peers and neighbours, Croatia remains a high tax jurisdiction and lower rates may well stimulate revenue growth and improve the business environment
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The lack of political will is a factor in uneven reform implementation. But inability to focus on common issues as a society also narrows the scope for political will to be deployed.
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Land titles reform remains a challenge in Croatia. Is it time to take a different approach and consider a land tax?
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Local government reform focussed on cost alone misses the point. How to improve effectiveness and assist marginal and border areas to develop are also important aspects to consider.
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Recent elections in Croatia and Serbia once more demonstrated the diversity of Southeast Europe
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The ECB's positive AQR for Croatian banks and Fitch reaffirming Croatia's investment grade rating with stable outlook underlines the importance of defining long term policy goals and implementing them.
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The coronavirus pandemic means the whole of South East Europe will experience a deep recession. Difference starting points, constraints and policy choices underline the diversity of the region.
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The difference in response to the coronavirus outbreak and the Chernobyl disaster in 1986 shows how much governance has improved in Croatia
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