Cancer in Croatia: a cruel system
Mortality from cancer in Croatia is the second highest in the EU. The rate is 25% higher than the EU average, all while the country spends more than the average on cancer treatment.
A luxury called psychotherapy
Anxiety and depression were among the most common mental-health problems across the European Union even before the pandemic. But in every EU country that provides psychological help as part of its public healthcare, there are limits to this in practice. And some countries do not even offer such help.
Croatia: suicide is a public health issue
Croatia has not yet adopted a national suicide prevention strategy, despite the suicide rate recorded in the country being higher than the European and global average.
Croatia: the plan for the future
Recently, the Croatian government presented a summary of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. This document is crucial for obtaining 49,08 billion kuna (6,5 billion Euros) from the EU Recovery and Resilience Facility to overcome the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic and of earthquakes which hit Croatia last year.
How Croatia plans to spend €22 billion in EU funds
Croatia is expected to receive a good wealth of EU funds in the coming years. However, the strategic priorities doesn't appear very bold and clear, and the plan for the use of the Recovery Fund is not ready yet.
It’s time for Croatia to embrace the European Green Deal
Average temperatures are rising more and more in the Zagreb region, while snow cover is decreasing year after year. However, Jagoda Munić, Director of Friends of the Earth Europe says that “Croatia is a very passive observer of developments around the European Green Deal.”
What will the Euro effect be in Croatia?
Within the next two or three years, Croatia will enter the Eurozone, with the euro becoming the country’s official currency. Entry is expected to have an impact on both foreign trade and society at large, coming with increasing constraints and opportunities.
The economics of the coronavirus pandemic in Croatia
According to researchers from the Croatian Institute of Public Finance, even if the health crisis improves very quickly, a difficult year lies ahead for the country.
What about the security of security guards?
Security guards in Croatia suffer from harsh working conditions: extremely long work shifts, poor equipment, minimum salary. They are overburned and cannot have a proper private life, but they have little alternatives. Yet security business is flourishing in Europe, and companies make millions of revenues.