The bill enables new investments in health tourism

first_imgToday, the 60th session of the Government of the Republic of Croatia was held in Banski dvori, and the Bill on the Provision of Services in Tourism was sent to the Croatian Parliament.Minister Gari Cappelli said that the proposed law transposes the European Union Directive from 2015 on travel in package arrangements and related travel arrangements into the legal order of the Republic of Croatia. “During the work on the text of this legal proposal, we assessed that the existing law is restrictive for the development of the overall provision of services in tourism and strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism.”, He emphasized. Speaking about the novelties proposed by the law, the Minister mentioned the reduction of administrative barriers to starting, but also continuing entrepreneurial activity and prescribing services that are considered tourist services of health tourism, adding that the possible circle of providers of tourist services in health tourism is expanding.Tourist services are additionally regulated in congress tourism, as well as the provision of car rental services without a driver and who can provide them and under what conditions. Services are also being regulated tourist diving and allows the church and religious communities to organize pilgrimages and other journeys in the function of promoting and manifesting the faith. The provision of services is regulated tourist guide citizens of another Contracting State to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and the Swiss Confederation on a temporary or occasional basis, as well as the abolition of seminars and professional examinations for heads of higher education institutions and only the passing of professional examinations for heads of affairs before the examination commission. It is also planned to reduce the amount of misdemeanor fines, and introduce more lenient treatment of tourist inspectors towards service providers who commit misdemeanors by applying the principle of opportunity, ie by prescribing the possibility to eliminate irregularities and deficiencies identified in inspections without punishment.Finally, Minister Cappelli said that for the implementation of this Act it is not necessary to provide additional funds in the state budget of the Republic of Croatia, nor in the budgets of local and regional self-government units.Minister of Justice Dražen Bošnjaković explained that the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Obligations is closely related to the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism. The proposed law proposes to delete Articles 881 to 903 of the Law on Obligations which regulate the contract on travel organization, which transposed into Croatian legislation the (old) Directive on travel in package arrangements (from 13 June 1990) which was placed out of force with the new Directive on Travel in Package Arrangements and Related Travel Arrangements (of 25 November 2015), which will be transposed into Croatian legislation by the new Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism.The draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism is mostly focused on the work of travel agencies as well as on tourist guides. See the draft Law on the Provision of Services in Tourism in the attachment: Proposal of the Law on Provision of Services in Tourism Related news:MINISTER OF TOURISM CAPPELLI: WE EXPECT EUR 350 MILLION INVESTMENT IN HEALTH TOURISM NEXT YEARlast_img read more

Opinion: No going back for France

first_imgSource: political groupings have dominated French politics since 1958: the centre-left socialists and the centre-right republicans. This pattern has remained constant for decades, even though the parties that represent each camp have gone through various incarnations.This time around, neither group is represented in the second round of the presidential elections. François Hollande, the socialist incumbent president, was so unpopular he did not even seek re-election. Benoît Hamon, the socialist candidate who stood in Hollande’s place, only managed to get about 6% of the vote in the first round.Meanwhile, François Fillon, the republican candidate, came third with less than 20% of the vote. That left the second round as a battle between Macron and Le Pen.Despite the fact that Macron is essentially a moderate candidate, the importance of this shift is huge. Even if he wins the second round – which is far from inevitable – there is no going back to the old system.This leaves the way open for a far more fluid politics. Investors will be operating in a new political environment over the coming years.Support for Macron could evaporate as fast as it emerged in such an uncertain climate. That could open the way for the Front National or for other, possibly new, political forces to emerge.There is no return to the past for French politics. Source: Such a blinkered perspective is a particular problem for those – such as pension fund investors – who should be taking a longer-term view. Their focus should be the likely trends over the next few years, rather than short-term fluctuations in equity prices, bond yields, or the euro.center_img IPE deputy editor Daniel Ben-Ami on the new-look politics of Europe’s second most populous countryRegardless of what happens in the second round of the presidential elections the old French political set-up has shattered.That will be the case even in the likely event that Emmanuel Macron is elected president on 7 May. The two camps that have dominated French politics since the establishment of the Fifth Republic in 1958 have lost their grip.Many commentators have missed the significance of this shift because they are fixated on the dangers of a victory for Front National’s Marine Le Pen. While such concerns are understandable, they have led many to miss the bigger picture.last_img read more

Final Exam

first_img Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Virginia Tech fifth-year senior QB Michael Brewer looks to improve in 2nd, final year in ACC Michael Brewer needed to take his mind off football.He transferred to Virginia Tech two months before starting at quarterback last season, forcing him to spend four to six hours a day during the summer digesting his new playbook.His only reprieve came during Fourth of July weekend, fishing under 90-degree skies in Islamorada, Fla.Brewer’s tosses were his fishing line into the Atlantic Ocean. The highlight reel catch came in the form of a 150-pound tarpon jumping six feet out of the water.“Michael didn’t think one thing about football,” Brewer’s father, Robert, said. “He didn’t run into anybody that knew who he was or asked about football.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We never even talked about it.”The silence sealed off fresh memories from a 7-6 Virginia Tech season that Brewer called a “constant struggle,” equipped with just a two-month crash course in the playbook before training camp.The time for excuses is over, Brewer said, and he’s overcome the adversity of abandoning his family’s deep Texas football roots because of an injury in his third season at Texas Tech. A season of experience and commitment to offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler’s intensive teaching methods, including take-home tests, have Brewer primed for a rebound season.“I feel like I did a pretty good job of not really listening to the outside world,” Brewer said. “I’ve seen it so many times and been taught the right way to handle all that.“It can’t do anything for you.”Brewer has no choice but to listen to Loeffler, who’s working with a returning quarterback for the first time in his three seasons on the job. He demands every member of his offense understand the inner workings of everyone else’s jobs — linemen knowing receivers’ routes, receivers knowing linemen’s schemes, and so on.Loeffler’s method of quality control is administering pen and paper tests.Brewer’s responsible for drawing out entire offensive formations — 200 of them — and by mislabeling 18 of them on his first assessment, he wasn’t approaching his coach’s standard.“I got it pretty good from coach Loeffler that day,” Brewer said.The quarterback struggled to embrace his coach’s criticisms and understand the minutia of each play like Loeffler did. Robert Brewer, a former college quarterback himself, told his son to “get to another level.”Improvement on pen and paper tests translated to better communication on the field. Third-year tight end Bucky Hodges said Brewer’s improved on discretely tipping his receivers on the route he wants at the line of scrimmage.It’s a sign of Brewer’s enhanced confidence under center, something that fluctuated trying to orchestrate an offense last season whose top three receivers were underclassmen.“My expectation for him this season is to be one of the top quarterbacks in the (Atlantic Coast Conference),” receiver Isaiah Ford said. “He’s put in an extreme amount of work.”Brewer is trying to live up to a name that success has always followed in football. His father, grandfather, uncle and great uncle were all quarterbacks at University of Texas.Winning four state championships at Lake Travis (Texas) High School, Brewer appeared on the same track. But injuries complicated his situation at Texas Tech, and the strenuous process of transferring “made Michael a man,” his father said.Brewer was overwhelmed by his “whole new world:” Moving away and into his own apartment, teaching himself the long verbiage of Virginia Tech’s pro-style offense and seeking out a new kayak spot.“Sometimes making you better doesn’t involve a pat on the shoulder,” Robert Brewer said.Ahead of his final season, Brewer’s no longer jaded through the lens of year-to-year championships he experienced in high school. He’s no longer staring at the lowlights of his once-sidelined football career.The ledger has evened out over the course of his college career, most recently in highlight-reel wins against Virginia and Ohio State last season while also losing five games by one possession.“When things are going good, keep it even keel,” Brewer said. “When things aren’t going well, keep it even keel.“I don’t feel any pressure going into my last season, I’m excited.” Comments Published on September 3, 2015 at 4:25 am Contact Connor: | @connorgrossmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+ This is placeholder text Advertisementlast_img read more