A plan to administratively unburden business, worth 626 million kuna, was the main topic of the government cabinet's first session of the year.
The action plan contains 314 measures that will free entrepreneurs from numerous administrative procedures, lower costs and introduce digitalization instead of redundant documentation. The 314 measures include the fields of environmental protection, waste management, water management, energy, agriculture, veterinary services, the judiciary, social care, fees, taxes and excise duties.
Speaking at the cabinet session, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said that this is the third such plan.
“Until now, in these first two years, with plans from 2017 and 2018, we saved 1.6 billion kuna for the Croatian economy, by discontinuing various business processes and by simplifying numerous procedures. This plan now is worth 626 million kuna. Once it is implemented it will result in more than 2 billion kuna of unburdening, or decreasing parafiscal and administrative fees which is a portion of our policy related to business,” said the Prime Minister.
Unnecessary procedures are being discontinued, the number of those with obligations is being reduced, as well as the frequency of obligations that need to be fulfilled. Instead of redundant documentation, entrepreneurs will have digital services at their disposal. Procedures will be shortened or discontinued for more than 300 administrative processes.
“The basic goal that we have set is a stimulating business environment or creating a positive stimulating environment through the implementation of better conditions for doing business and less administrative costs, or, the gaining of permits and papers as soon as possible with as few administrative obstacles as possible,” said Economy Minister Darko Horvat.
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