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In the new Press Release titled A Fiscal Governance Improvement Plan for a future Croatian Government, Anto Bajo comments on the Convergence Programme of the Republic of Croatia for the Period 2015-2018, accepted by the Government at its session of April 30, 2015. The Programme envisages changes in budget planning, public debt management and expenditure control, necessary for adjustment to the European Semester.
In the Press Release titled The purposes of personal saving and borrowing, Marijana Bađun makes a comparison between the reasons for saving and borrowing in Croatia and those in other EU Member States and Croatia's neighbours, using the World Bank's data on global financial inclusion (Global Findex database).
Anto Bajo in the Press Releases titled A view of fiscal consolidation results in the European Union and Public Sector Finance Management in Croatia comments on the fiscal data in EU and Croatia released by the end of April by Eurostat and by Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
Citizen participation in fiscal policy and the budgetary processes is necessary for the achievement of sound, efficient and equitable public finances, compatible with the capacities and responsive to the needs of society. Results of a pilot questionnaire administered to students in their final years of Croatian tertiary level institutions showed how little they were interested and informed, and to what a small extent they took part in budgetary processes. Although 50% of respondents thought it was possible to participate, and as many as 80% that citizens should take part, only 7% of them had ever tried, while fewer than 14% regularly keep up with media coverage of budgetary matters. Katarina Ott and Mihaela Bronić analyse their answers, viewpoints and comments as well as the functioning of existing institutions and measures for citizen participation in the new Newsletter entitled Citizen Participation in Fiscal Policy and Budgetary Processes in Croatia.
Croatian and foreign nationals have the right to submit works in the regular prize category. Papers, in Croatian or in English, must be submitted by June 1, 2015 at the latest. The papers must be accompanied by an application form. All the entrants have to satisfy the terms of the competition. More...