Government imposes employment ban for public and state services

NEWS 17.03.2022 17:42
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In order to ensure the continuity of control of employment in the public and state sectors, the Croatian government on Thursday imposed a ban on fixed-term and permanent employment in state and public services, providing for exceptions and defining terms for lifting the ban.

The ban on employment in state and public services was envisaged by laws on the execution of the 2020 and 2021 state budgets but not by the law on the execution of the 2022 state budget, which is why the government today adopted two new decisions imposing a ban on employment in public as well as state administration services.

Reduction of parafiscal levies

The government also sent to parliament amendments to the State Survey and Real Property Cadastre Act for discussion under fast-track procedure, as part of measures from the Action Plan for the reduction of non-tax and parafiscal levies.

The amendments are aimed at abolishing the collection of most charges related to the use of data required to issue extracts, copies and certificates of data from the state survey, real property cadastre and infrastructure documentation, and the register of buildings, spatial units and geographic names, as well as related to access to information and certain actions requested by clients, and at abolishing the collection of administrative fees.

The amendments are part of the measures Croatia has undertaken to implement in order to join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II) and the banking union, and the deadline for their implementation is the end of March.

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