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MiIanović: We will continue encouraging employment
Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic announced on Friday that the Government will continue to encourage the employment of young people and stressed that youth employment will so be increased because the government will also have access to money from the European Union and from the program Warranties for Youth.
These are all the results of those measures, the Government conducted already, those with 1,600 or 2,400 kuna, when we did not have EU funds and the Warranties for Youth. This year we will be available to grant more than billion earmarked funds
Zoran Milanovic said after visiting company Nexus Ltd in Cerna and Same Deutz Fahr that employs young people by the means of active Employment Policy of the Ministry of Labour and Pension System, and the program Warranties for Youth.
According to Minister of Labour and Pension System, Mirando Mrsic, who was accompanied by the Prime Minister for Youth Employment in Croatia, this year 1.2 billion is provided for the prgram, 600 million of which comes from the EU.
As part of these measures we have introduced a measure of the release of ‘gross 2’ for a period of five years for an employer who employs a young person on a permanent basis
said Mrsic and added that due to the extent of about 500 young people are employed on a permanent basis.
He stressed that the departure of just one young man from Croatia is a great loss for the country.
The company “Nexus” in Cerna, which has about 130 workers, recruited 12 young people, and “Same Deutz Fahr”, which has about 300 workers, recruited 11 young people.
Having visited these two successful companies from Vukovar, that export most of products to foreign markets, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic traveled to Gunja. The mayor Hrvoje Lucic visited the soup kitchen in Gunja in which 1,200 meals are prepared daily for the residents of this town. After that, the Prime Minister visited the container settlement in which residents whose houses have being renovated are located.
About highways: Pension Funds, the Croatian state and the citizens of patriotic solution
Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said on Friday that the highway financially “heavily clog” our country, however, considering the possibility that Croatian pension funds enter the ownership of the company by 50-51 per cent share, the rest of the shares would be in possession of the country and citizens if they are interested, and there is “no more patriotic and normal solution”.
It is possible that Croatian pension funds, that were mentioned in the monetization and who competed for monetization, enter the property management, but this time only pension funds, 50 or 51 percent, and the rest to the Croatia and shared profits
Croatian pension funds is equal to Croatian money, savings of Croatian workers plus citizens if they are interested in it. And there’s no more normal of patriotic solutions
said Milanovic in response to a reporter’s question.
At the request of journalists Milanovic commented the attendance of President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic at the session of the European Council on behalf of the Croatia. Milanovic said what President said, but according to what he has been told, it seems to him that this was not publicly stated.