5G to Launch in France in November, Observatory Being Set Up to Track Rollout

first_img5G technology promises an exponential leap in the amount and speed of wireless data that networks and handsets can handle, enabling advances in self-driving vehicles, virtual reality, connected health, and more as sensors and servers communicate nearly instantly.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The latest generation 5G phone networks have a green light to go live in France later this month, the national telecoms regulator said Wednesday after wrapping up a frequency auction.France’s Arcep regulator said the auction brought in EUR 2.8 billion (roughly Rs. 24,400 crores) from four network operators – Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange, and SFR.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img It added that their 5G networks could begin commercial operations on November 18 but noted that administrative formalities meant that they would likely launch between November 20 and 30.The regulator also stated that it is setting up an observatory dedicated to 5G rollouts. The observatory will provide a wide range of information such as number of 5G cell sites, regional mapping of active 5G cell site deployments, and more. Arcep mentioned that in early 2021, it will publish details on cell site locations that operators plan on activating in the next three months, including information on available technology. It will also share information on location of cell sites for which an urban planning permit application has been filed.Arcep specified that by 2022, at least 75 percent of cell sites should be equipped to deliver speeds equal to a minimum of 240MBps. This obligation will be extended gradually to include the entirety of cell sites by 2030, when everyone is expected to supply 5G service.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Virgin Hyperloop transports first passengers | News

first_img– Advertisement – The occupants made their maiden voyage on the newly-unveiled XP-2 vehicle, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group, which was custom-built with occupant safety and comfort in mind. While the production vehicle will be larger and seat up to 28 passengers, this two-seater XP-2 vehicle was built to demonstrate that passengers can in fact safely travel in a hyperloop vehicle.The announcement builds off of significant progress in Europe. The European Commission’s directorate-general for mobility and transport (DGMOVE) has held numerous workshops over the past two years with hyperloop companies in conjunction with regulatory authorities and standards bodies – leading to the establishment of a baseline for the functional blocks of a hyperloop system and safety requirements. The European Commission is now carrying out a nine-month study to develop a safety regulatory approach for Europe, the results of which will be used to develop the regulatory policy for hyperloop technologies. Active discussions are also underway with several European regulatory authorities.By combining an ultra-efficient electric motor, magnetic levitation, and a low-drag environment, hyperloop systems can carry more people than a subway, at airline speeds, and with zero direct emissions. OlderKenya takes top spot at Africa World Travel Awards “For the past few years, the Virgin Hyperloop team has been working on turning its ground-breaking technology into reality,” said Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group. “With today’s successful test, we have shown that this spirit of innovation will in fact change the way people everywhere live, work, and travel in the years to come.”The testing campaign was overseen by the industry-recognised Independent Safety Assessor. – Advertisement –center_img Having undergone a rigorous and exhaustive safety process, the newly-unveiled XP-2 vehicle demonstrates many of the safety-critical systems that will be found on a commercial hyperloop system and is equipped with a state-of-the-art control system that can detect off-nominal states and rapidly trigger appropriate emergency responses.“I can’t tell you how often I get asked ‘is hyperloop safe?,’” said Jay Walder, chief executive of Virgin Hyperloop. “With today’s passenger testing, we have successfully answered this question, demonstrating that not only can Virgin Hyperloop safely put a person in a pod in a vacuum environment, but that the company has a thoughtful approach to safety which has been validated by an independent third party.”- Advertisement – The first passengers have successfully travelled in a hyperloop pod in the desert of Nevada. The test was carried out by Virgin Hyperloop, one of a number of companies seeking to bring the technology to market. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Avian flu suspected in ducks in Sweden, cat in Germany

first_imgFeb 28, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Europe braced for further spread of the H5N1 avian influenza virus today in the wake of reports that the virus was suspected in the deaths of two wild ducks on Sweden’s Baltic coast and a domestic cat in Germany.The cat was discovered last weekend on Ruegen, the island off Germany’s north coast where H5N1 was first discovered on German soil, according to a Reuters report.Cats have been known to contract the H5N1 virus before. For example, a zoo near Bangkok, Thailand, lost 147 tigers to H5N1 and subsequent culling after they were fed chickens in October 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement issued late today.Albert Osterhaus, a virologist with the Erasmus Medical Center in the Netherlands, told Reuters he was not surprised by the cat case.”People should keep their cats inside in regions where the disease was found,” Reuters quoted Osterhaus as saying. “Cat-to-human transmission is theoretically possible and not to be excluded. We have seen cat-to-cat transmission in laboratory experiments.”But the WHO sought to allay concern about avian flu in housecats. “There is no present evidence that domestic cats play a role in the transmission cycle of H5N1 viruses,” the agency said today. “To date, no human case has been linked to exposure to a diseased cat. No outbreaks in domestic cats have been reported.”Avian flu apparently can spread from birds to cats, but there is no evidence that cats are a reservoir for the virus, the WHO said. There have been a few reports of infected housecats in recent years; in all of them, eating raw infected poultry was the most likely cause of infection, the agency said.In other outbreak news:Two wild birds in the south German state of Bavaria were found to have H5N1, Bloomberg News reported today, marking the spread of the virus in five of Germany’s 16 states.Iraq was investigating three possible human cases in Baghdad and one in the province of Diyala, in the northeast, Reuters reported. The WHO has already confirmed two human deaths from avian flu in Iraq.Ethiopia suspects an avian flu virus is behind the deaths of more than 6,000 chickens in the Southern Nation and National People’s state, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP). Samples are being sent to a laboratory in Italy to determine the virus subtype, said the agriculture and rural development ministry spokesman, Mulugeta Debalkew. The affected farm is 110 miles southwest of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, AFP reported.Ethiopia’s southern neighbor, Kenya, has said that dead poultry found in Nairobi did not have H5N1, according to a separate AFP report from Nairobi today. However, the story did not mention what testing method was used, and Kenyan authorities did not say what did kill at least 400 chickens dumped in a residential area of the capital city last weekend.While Pakistan awaits test results to determine the neuraminidase type in its confirmed H5 cases, culling has begun at the two affected farms, according to the United Nations’ Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN) today. About 25,000 birds were culled as a precautionary measure, according to Pakistan’slivestock commissioner, Dr. Muhammad Afzal. Pakistan has said that early tests found evidence of a mild H5 virus, but, Afzal told IRIN, “It’s better to take an international opinion as well, so we have sent the samples to Britain.”Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was quoted by Reuters today as saying that the virus is spreading relentlessly.”Every day there’s another country . . . and it’s going to go all the way across (the globe), there’s no doubt about it,” Fauci said at a conference on avian flu in Washington, DC.WHO worried about NigerIn addition, the WHO today issued a situation update on the H5N1 poultry outbreaks in Niger. It reads like a grim prediction, echoing the concerns of many experts about the presence of the lethal virus in Africa:”Detection of the virus in Niger confirms fears that conditions in West Africa, including late detection of outbreaks, the fluid movement of birds across borders, and low population awareness of the disease, will favor spread to additional countries. Experience in all affected countries has shown how easily and rapidly the virus can become established in birds when detection is late and the introduction of control measures is delayed.”Possible outbreaks in other African countries are under investigation, the WHO noted, and many countries’ responses are hindered by nonexistent early-warning systems in people or humans, poor diagnostic capacity, and difficulties shipping specimens.In addition, WHO said the virus found in Africa is “virtually identical” to the viruses known to be lethal to people.Noting that Africa’s roughly 1.1 billion chickens are mostly produced on backyard farms, the agency said, “Concern that human cases may occur in affected parts of Africa is high, given the close contact between people and poultry. . . . Each additional human case gives the virus an opportunity to evolve toward a form that spreads easily from person to person.”FAO fears economic toll of avian fluThe WHO’s sister agency, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), voiced concern today about the global economic toll of avian flu. The FAO said unwarranted fears of disease transmission are reducing demand for poultry, undercutting prices and industry profits and hurting family livelihoods and job opportunities in developing countries.The agency said it “expects poultry consumption shocks this year in many countries in Europe, Middle East, and Africa that have been hit by avian influenza. As unfounded fears of disease transmission reduce consumption and imports, lower domestic prices are forecast to limit production growth.”FAO commodity specialist Nancy Morgan commented, “A steady erosion of previously expected gains in per caput poultry consumption will likely push down global poultry consumption in 2006, currently estimated at 81.8 million tonnes, nearly 3 million tonnes lower than the previous 2006 estimate of 84.6 million tonnes.”The agency said poultry consumption recently dropped 70% in Italy, 20% in France, and 10% in northern Europe after the discovery of avian flu in those places. In India, poultry prices have dropped about 12% as result of sinking demand. And in the United States, the price of broiler chicken parts dropped 13% as a result of declining shipments to Eastern Europe and Central Asia in November and December.About 200 million chickens have died of avian flu or been killed since the onset of the crisis late in 2003, the FAO said.Health authorities have said repeatedly that people run no risk of acquiring avian flu from eating poultry and egg products, provided they are handled and cooked properly. Yesterday, WHO Director General Dr Lee Jong-wook reaffirmed this, saying, “Globally, the evidence demonstrates that there is no risk of infection when birds and eggs are well-cooked, as this kills the virus. Poultry products are important sources of protein throughout the world.”See also:Feb 28 WHO statement on avian flu in catshttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_28a/en/index.htmlFeb 28 WHO statement on H5N1 in Nigerhttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2006_02_28/en/index.htmlNov 22, 2004, CIDRAP News story on tiger infectionshttp://www.cidrap.umn.edu/cidrap/content/influenza/avianflu/news/nov2204avflu.htmlFeb 28 FAO statementhttp://www.fao.org/newsroom/en/news/2006/1000240/index.htmllast_img read more

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Laos, Togo report new avian influenza outbreaks

first_imgSep 10, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – A government official in Laos yesterday said the H5N1 avian influenza virus has been detected in ducks in one of the country’s provinces, the same day Togo’s health ministry announced that avian influenza struck a poultry farm near that country’s capital.Yong Chanthalangsy, a foreign ministry spokesman in Laos, said the finding prompted the culling of about 7,000 birds in a 1-km radius around the site, according to a report yesterday from Agence France-Presse (AFP). He told the news agency that no suspected human cases have been identified.A Lao newspaper, the Vientiane Times, reported that the outbreak involved ducks in Luang Prabang province, Xinhua, China’s state news agency, reported yesterday. The outbreak began on Aug 27 when ducks began to die, the article said.Laos’ last H5N1 outbreaks occurred in February and March, hitting birds at Louang Namtha province in the northwestern part of the country, near the country’s border with Myanmar and China, according to previous reports.The country is now able to conduct its own H5N1 laboratory tests, according to the Xinhua article. Laos previously relied on facilities in Thailand and Vietnam, but now uses a laboratory that is under construction in Vientiane, the country’s capital. The lab was funded by the Japanese government, the report said.Meanwhile, the health ministry in Togo announced in a statement yesterday on the country’s state-run television network that avian influenza has been confirmed at a poultry farm in the village of Agbata, near the capital Lome, the Associated Press (AP) reported today.The statement did not say if the virus was the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain. The government’s Web site said samples from dead chickens were sent to laboratories in Ghana and Italy to identify the virus subtype, according to a report today from Reuters.The outbreak site is a poultry farm in the southern part of the country, not far from the coast, that contained more than 4,500 birds. The ministry didn’t say how many died, but noted that more than 80% of those that were sick died, the AP reported.Togo’s agriculture and livestock ministry tightened a ban on poultry import and stepped up control efforts at ports, markets, and borders with Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso, Reuters reported today In late August, two chickens from a poultry market in Benin that were tested during routine surveillance tested positive for the H5N1 virus, according to previous reports.Togo’s last H5N1 outbreaks occurred in June 2007 at poultry farms in the southern part of the country, according to reports from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). Those outbreaks were the first to be confirmed in Togo, which pushed the number of African countries that have been struck by the virus to 10.See also:Mar 19 CIDRAP News report “Turkey, Laos report more H5N1 in poultry”Feb 12 CIDRAP News report “H5N1 strikes birds in Laos”OIE reports on 2007 Togo outbreakslast_img read more

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The first theme park Fun Park Mirnovec opens on July 15

first_imgThe first theme park for children and adults in Croatia, Fun Park Mirnovec, which is being built in Biograd na Moru, following the example of the world’s famous adrenaline entertainment centers, will open its doors on July 15. 2017In Biograd na Moru, along the Adriatic Highway on 45.000 square meters, final preparations and completion of works are underway so that everything is ready for the first guests from July 15, so Croatia will finally get top tourist content that we chronically lack. “The official opening is 15.7., While from 05.07. a limited number of tickets will be released for sale and can be purchased through the park’s website, and after the opening it will be possible to buy them at the entrance to the park. Prices will range from 110 kn to 190 kn depending on the type of ticket and season. Every day we receive a large number of inquiries from foreigners and locals via info e-mail and telephone, which confirms the great interest in the region. ”Points out Slobodan Bursać, director of sales and marketing.The construction of Fun Park Mirnovec, the largest investment in the entertainment industry in the country, is worth about 12 million euros, and the investor is a regional leader and well-known producer of film and entertainment effects, Mirnovec pyrotechnics from Samobor. The uniqueness of the park is a business concept that has been successfully proven for decades in far more developed markets around the world, and it is a combination of adrenaline rides and fun for children in one place.Visitors to the park will have at their disposal 24 attractions divided into three thematic units: Pirate City, Space and the Wild West. Of the 24 attractions, the most interesting are certainly the Adria Eye, from which you can see the entire panorama, from the Kornati islands to Lake Vrana, as well as the Tornado and Big Blue rollercoaster. Also, within the park there will be a meaningful animation program, as well as a rich catering offer, both for children and for children. The great news is that the park will be open all year round, and the working hours of the park will be from 11 am to 23 pm. ” The park will be open from Easter to the New Year, while in the pre-season and post-season it will work on weekends, and in the tourist season of course every day. Although the season is the main part of the park’s business year, we will provide team building services, celebrations, theme parties and other entertainment to complete the offer and operate in the pre / post season.. ”Bursać points out.Fun Park Mirnovec has a capacity of 5.000 to 8000 people, and the annual number of visitors is estimated at about 150.000-180.000. This whole great tourist story counts 120, of which 20 are full-time employees and the rest are students and seasonal employees. “The opening of a park of this size and this kind of content will have great positive effects for this part of the region. New jobs, student jobs and attracting foreign guests are just some of the positive effects from which the surroundings will benefit. We have excellent cooperation with local authorities and tourist boards, and the common goal is to extend the season. ”Concludes Bursać.Biograd na Moru is a great location because it is located in the center of the Adriatic, and the focus is not only on Dalmatia, but on the entire wider region. Also, the amusement theme park is a phenomenal tourist content, which our tourism lacks so much. This is proved by the interest of current guests from Zadar, Šibenik and other destinations, who can hardly wait for the opening of the amusement park.Global trends in the amusement park industryWhether it is a theme, amusement, water or educational park, a technology museum, a zoo or an aquarium, the demand for this type of entertainment is not growing. All over the world, existing parks are being continuously upgraded and improved, and new ones are being opened.According to research by the International Amusement Park Association (IAAPA), the amusement park industry has a significant impact on national economies. The United States is the most developed market in the world. With 400 parks and 330 million visitors a year and revenues of $ 13 billion, they make up 52% ​​of the total world market.Europe is one of the most developed in terms of the number of parks per capita. It is a market with 300 parks, 163 million visitors a year and total revenues of $ 6 billion. Although comparisons with the booming Asian market are ungrateful, the old continent and the cradle of industry continue to grow at a rate of over 3% per year. The industry employs 53.000 people, and the number of visitors in the leading parks reaches a growth rate of up to 25% per year.Content, content and only quality contentThe motive for the arrival is not accommodation, but diverse, quality and authentic content of the tourist destination. Our biggest tourist advantage is precisely our incredible diversity and authenticity. Thousands of amazing stories that tourists want to see, experience and taste. It is through theme parks and museums that Croatia must build its tourist product in order to tell all our indigenous incredible stories.The first amusement theme park in the first year of operation plans to attract 180.000 visitors, and this great tourist story will certainly be a real impetus to the development of the destination and will increase the competitiveness of Biograd, Zadar County and beyond on the tourist map of Croatia. Also, such investments and tourist stories through the aspect of generating quality content must be declared strategic tourist projects, as well as have the great support of tourist institutions.An excellent tourist story that will raise the whole region to a higher level, primarily through the additional quality content of the tourist destination, which is chronically lacking in our tourism.last_img read more

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The 4th Regional Forum of Family Accommodation was held in Split

first_imgOrganized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce of the Split County Chamber and its Family Tourism Association Section, the 9th Regional Family Accommodation Forum was held on February 4 as part of the Adriatic Gastro Show. This year’s Forum also confirmed the status of the largest annual professional gathering of county providers of family accommodation services, attracting more than two hundred of them.The forum was opened by the director of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Split County Chamber, Vesna Friedl, emphasizing the importance of family accommodation which makes up the largest part of our accommodation tourist capacities. “Figures tell us that in 2017, as many as 35 million overnight stays were realized in Croatia in this form of accommodation, which in our county accounts for almost 70% of the total accommodation capacity.”said Friedl.President of the Family Tourism Association at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Danijela Cavlovic, announced recategorization in this accommodation, with the possibility of using HBOR loans, in the second half of this year. Stipe Čogelja, interim head of the Administrative Department for Tourism and Maritime Affairs of the Split-Dalmatia County, said that the County recognized the potential of family accommodation and designed programs to support its further development, and the director of the Tourist Board of the Split-Dalmatia County, Joško Stella welcomed the initiative to brand family accommodation and stressed the need to bring together all relevant stakeholders in tourism in order to extend the season.Natasa Busic, coordinator for tourism, trade and finance in ŽK Split, invited those present to be actively involved in the work of the Chamber Section of the Family Tourism Community, by giving constructive suggestions and presenting the problems they face and which hinder them in business. “The section regularly informs its members about all current events, organizes trainings necessary to improve business and raise the quality of family accommodation, and wants to be your voice towards the institutions that create the direction of economic development of our county,” said Busic.At the Forum, the hosts were introduced to the possibilities of financing family tourism, various active forms of county tourism, travel agencies as partners, and other opportunities available to them to raise the quality of services.Related news:CROATIA HAS WHAT OTHERS DO NOT HAVE – FAMILY ACCOMMODATIONMINISTER CAPPELLI ANNOUNCES RECATEGORIZATION OF FAMILY ACCOMMODATION AND FAVORABLE HBOR LOANSLINDEN TREE RETREAT & RANCHA FROM VELIKA PLANA NAMED THE BEST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION IN CROATIAlast_img read more

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Diving tourism in Istria generated 200.000 overnight stays

first_imgRepresentatives of companies engaged in diving tourism in Istria, gathered at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Pula County Chamber, where a session of the Professional Group of Diving Tourism ŽK Pula was held to discuss this year’s tourist season. THE FIRST CROSS ROAD UNDER THE SEA IN THE WORLD OFFICIALLY OPENED IN TROGIR The tourist season in diving centers lasts for almost half of the year, and there are many centers that work all year round. Tourist diving is a strong motivator of arrival for guests who prefer special forms of tourism, so diving centers are recognized as an important stakeholder in the development of tourism in the Istrian County. “Diving centers are an important factor in preserving the seabed and ecology – after diving, divers almost always bring the waste they have collected underwater”Concluded Srečec. The diving tourism professional group of ŽK Pula points out that next year the professional group, among other things, plans to organize guest lectures at colleges and high schools in order to promote occupations in diving tourism and present activities to as many potentially interested young people who could future employment. found right in the diving centers. “Therefore, it is important to cooperate with the local community and network with other service providers in tourism in order to create the highest quality destination service that can meet the needs of guests in all segments of the stay in the destination”Points out Marko Srečec, president of the Diving Tourism Professional Group of ŽK Pula. The underwater world of the Istrian peninsula is rich in diverse and preserved flora and fauna, but also attractive underwater walls and reefs, caves and shipwrecks. NEW DIVING RULE ON DIVING ON THE CROATIAN COAST PRESENTED Istria is an increasingly interesting destination for guests of diving tourism, and this is best illustrated by the concrete figures of 200.000 overnight stays, not counting the daily visits made by tourists whose main motive for coming to the destination is diving. Diving centers (Cmas, paDI, NITROX, apNEa) are organized by diving centers throughout Istria, which take guests to attractive underwater locations. Also, they can rent quality and proven equipment or service their own. And it is important to point out that greater proximity to diving is provided by the proximity of the hyperbaric chamber located in Pula. Cover photo: Pexels.com by Maël BALLAND RELATED NEWS: In 2019, on the basis of a public tender of the Ministry of Culture, permits were obtained for performing underwater activities in inland waters and territorial sea in areas where cultural goods are located. The diving centers pointed out that they are satisfied with the cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, emphasizing the mutual interest in the maximum preservation of the underwater cultural heritage of the Adriatic. For the promotion of diving tourism, the Tourist Board of the Istrian County in 2012 issued a brochure in five languages ​​with diving locations and a brief description of all locations. Attachment: BROCHURE: ISTRIA DIVING last_img read more

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Criteria for defining the status of “vulnerable businessman” in the hospitality sector

first_imgOperational measures aimed at providing assistance to thousands in self-isolation and saving jobs by ensuring minimum economic activity in the hospitality industryVouchers for food delivery to citizens in isolation and the elderly RELATED NEWS: Value vouchers co-finance part of the invoice up to HRK 20,00, and the difference is paid by the client.  I. Criteria for defining the status of “endangered businessman due to the action of infection with the new virus COVID-19 (coronavirus) At this point, it is important to note that all business people are at risk due to the effects of the infection. Turnover has fallen to such an extent that in most cases it is no longer there, and it is realistic to expect that the economic activity of the sector will be reduced to a minimum. Stoga se traži donošenje odluke o privremenom zatvaranju ugostiteljskih objekata svih kategorija na nacionalnoj razini uz iznimku rada pripreme i usluživanja (dostave) hrane i pučkih kuhinja uz pridržavanje svih protuepidemijskih  mjera donesenih od strane Hrvatskog zavoda za javno zdravstvo te žurno provođenje mjera u nastavku. Measures aimed at ensuring the payment of salaries to employees and retaining employmentSubsidizing 100% of wages for workers who are currently out of work or working at a significantly reduced intensityExemption from the obligation to pay taxes and contributions on the salaries of workers who are currently out of work or who work at a significantly reduced intensityAdmission of people to the labor exchange without notice and severance pay with the obligation to employ them by the employer after normalizationIntroduction of a temporary moratorium on the application of the provisions of the Minimum Wage Act and collective and branch agreements for the affected sectors, as well as the provisions on the minimum wage for directors and business ownersSuspenzija dijela obveza po radnom pravu  i pojednostavljivanje poslovnih procedura u radnom odnosu ( raspored sati, preraspodjela, dnevni odmor ) obzirom na izvanredne okolnosti Introduction of value coupons for employment needs to perform occasional jobs in the hospitality industry Measures aimed at regulating relations with the State and Local and Regional Self-Government UnitsReduction of the VAT rate on the preparation and serving of soft drinks and beverages, beer and wine inside and outside restaurants from 25 to 13% without delayReduction of the VAT rate for tourism from 13 to 5% without delay until the end of 2020.Moratorium on VAT payment until the end of 2020 with further agreement on installment payment for a period of 3 yearsExemption from VAT on donation of surplus goods / exemption from VAT on failed goods due to the decline in economic activityAbolition of advance payment of income taxRepeal of the obligation to pay a flat fee of membership fees and taxes on extra beds50% reduction in flat income tax and tourist tax on permanent bedsRepeal of the obligation of “recategorization” which enters into force in November this year (Article 11 of the ZOUD)Abolition of consumption taxes at the state levelSuspension of payment of parafiscal benefits that will not jeopardize fiscal stability (eg HRT, ZAMP, HOK, HGK)Suspension of collective agreements of public services until the normalization of the systemSuspension of payment of utility fees, fees for terraces and advertisements, surtaxes, monument rents, services of utility companies (to the extent that they do not jeopardize the normal operation and provision of services of local governments and utility companies) Fellow citizens in isolation and the elderly are the most at-risk group and we must pay special attention to them. Delivering food to your doorstep will help them stay disciplined and minimize the need for exposure to coronavirus. Measures aimed at regulating relations with banks and ensuring liquidityMoratorium on loan repayment during an exceptional decline and closure of economic activityOsiguravanje posebne beskamatne kreditne linije  (HBOR) uz 100 %-tne garancije HAMAG BICRO-a za osiguravanje likvidnosti gospodarstvenika, s počekom od najmanje 12 mjeseci  u iznosu troškova 3 mjeseca plaće i hladnog pogona iz 2019. do 36 mjeseciSecuring commercial bank loans on commercial terms with a 100% guarantee from HAMAG BICRO to ensure the liquidity of businessmen, with a grace period, in the amount of the costs of 3 months of salary and cold drive from 2019 to 36 months Decrease in revenues of at least 20% in the observed month compared to 2019, taking into account the corrective factors concerning available / engaged capacities in the observed period.  Uslijed djelovanja zaraze novim koronavirusom, zbog iznimnog pada i privremenog gašenja gospodarske aktivnosti mikro, mali i srednji gospodarstvenici  su suočeni sa: The National Association of Caterers has published criteria for defining the status of “vulnerable businessman” in the hospitality sector in accordance with the current situation around the coronavirus. The proposed measures were sent to the Ministry of Tourism, which we enclose in its entirety. cessation of the need to perform certain tasks due to the decline and closure of economic activity, retention of employment and the inability to pay salaries and contributions to employees inability to pay credit obligations to banksinability to meet obligations to the State, Local and regional self-government units and suppliers. Vouchers are usable in the specified monthly period, and caterers will create a special offer for them up to 30, 40 and 50 kuna NATIONAL CATERERS ‘ASSOCIATION: Criteria for defining the status of “endangered businessman due to infection with the new COVID-19 virus (coronavirus)” and measures to help entrepreneurs to reduce the negative consequences of infection with the new COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) Photo: Pexels.com Therefore, as a criterion for defining the status of “endangered businessman due to the infection with the new virus COVID-19 (coronavirus)” we propose: Issuance of daily value vouchers in the amount of HRK 20,00, a total of HRK 600,00 per month, by the state and local self-government for all residents who are in isolation and those older than 60 with residence in the Republic of Croatia to co-finance delivery prepared, thermally processed food from catering facilities. Measures to help the economy and the tourism sector are being coordinated and should be known and in the hands of the government tomorrow, when they should go through the parliamentary procedure through legal proposals and finally be implemented at the end of the week.  Marin Medak, President of the National Association of Caterers II. Measures of assistance of the Government of the Republic of Croatia to businessmen with the aim of reducing the negative consequences caused by the infection with the new virus COVID-19 (coronavirus) PROPOSAL OF THE NATIONAL CATERERS ‘ASSOCIATION: VOUCHERS FOR EVERYONE IN SELF-INSULATION AND THE ELDERLY NATIONAL CATERERS ‘ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES PROPOSAL FOR EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES IN CATERING AND REQUIREMENTS TOWARDS THE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS The proposed measures are based on existing information and announcements. Given the current situation, the measures should enter into force without delay. If circumstances worsen, it will be necessary to take a wider range of measures.last_img read more

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Minister Horvat presented the first 10 measures to help the economy

first_img1. Reprogramming of existing loans (with the introduction of a grace period in repayment of loan principal) and the introduction of a moratorium on credit obligations of HBOR clients and commercial banks on existing placements; 4. Increasing the scope of the guarantee fund for export insurance by including the eligible beneficiaries in the tourism sector, economic operators engaged in indirect exports or suppliers of direct exporters; 8. Moratorium on all installments of ESIF Micro and Small Loans until 31.12.2020. years; 7. Increase of the guarantee rate of HAMAG-BICRO from 65% to 80% of the loan principal with shortening of the processing procedure and additional allocation of EUR 15 million for Micro working capital loans (up to EUR 25.000), with a maximum interest rate of 1%; Below is a set of proposed measures: Finally, Minister Horvat notes that after ensuring the conditions for the implementation of the first 10 measures, talks have begun on creating new tools that will be able to intervene in a timely manner to all possible situations in the economy segment. 10. Possibility of activating part of the budget funds as a contribution to the intervention sector support to entrepreneurs (national grant). 2. Approval of new liquidity loans to economic entities for financing salaries, overheads and other basic operating costs, in cooperation with commercial banks; After the decision preventing the growth of prices of key products for the supply of the Croatian market and export of those products for which there is a possibility of shortage in Croatia, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Darko Horvat presented tonight the first 10 measures from the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts. which will be presented as a proposal at tomorrow’s session of the Government. 6. Intervention purchase of surpluses in livestock and field production, fruit and vegetable growing, and other products from potentially endangered industrial and agricultural producers; 3. Approval of guarantees (insurance policy) to exporting commercial banks and HBOR, within the export insurance guarantee fund; In the first step, it is important to provide the necessary liquidity to entrepreneurs “The purpose of all the measures we plan to take and about which we have had very intensive talks so far is to save jobs and the domestic economy, and to provide the necessary liquidity to our entrepreneurs in the first wave, through a moratorium or deferral of loan obligations, introduction of new working capital credit lines. and similar”, The minister explained. 5. Provide for the possibility of introducing extensions of deadlines for the implementation of investment projects and introducing an additional grace period of three years for the preservation of jobs through the Amendments to the Law on Investment Promotion; 9. Increasing the de minimis support limit from € 200.000 to € 500.000; He also stressed that in the coming period we expect changes in certain economic relations, both nationally and globally, which is why it is important to remain rational and flexible. “At the moment, we are aware that carriers, traders and exporters suffer the most, but we must take into account all possible scenarios, taking into account all branches of the Croatian economy, from craftsmen, through micro, small and medium enterprises to large companies.” said Horvat. These measures will be intended primarily for entrepreneurs and craftsmen with the aim of mitigating the negative impact of coronavirus on their business and on the overall Croatian economy. As the Minister pointed out, this is only one part of a broader package of measures that have been agreed in recent days with all departments, chambers and institutions, as well as representatives of employers’ associations, banks, exporters and others.last_img read more

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Zlatni rat beach got its own website

first_imgPlaža Zlatni Rat je simbol i zaštitni znak Hrvatske, a ponajviše otoka Brača tj. Bola. A sada je ovaj simbol dobio i svoju vlastitu, dvojezičnu web stranicu kao prva plaža u Hrvatskoj, a možda i u Europi sa svojom web stranicom – www.zlatniratbol.com Most visitors come from Germany, followed by Slovenes, Czechs, Croats and Austrians. “Given the situation, we can be satisfied with the visit. Ne bude li većih poteškoća vezanih uz korona virus nadamo se koncem srpnja postići oko 70% prošlogodišnjeg posjeta, a od 24.7, uz već jednu postojeću, očekujemo i uvođenje druge katamaranske linije direktno za Bol. Važno je istaknuti da se pridržavamo svih epidemioloških mjera kako bi se naši gosti osjećali sigurno i ugodno” said the director of the Tourist Board of Bol, Mr. Markito Marinkovic. The special story of Zlatni rat is its natural phenomenon where the beach itself changes its shape and position depending on the wind that blows, waves and sea currents, which form the very top of the beach, which is constantly changing. Interestingly, measurements have shown that the Golden War is getting longer every year.  The aim of the website is to inform guests about the offer on the beach, provide various service information, beach etiquette, as well as real-time weather forecasts, but also the related offer of the destination Bol. center_img Tourist workers in Bol currently achieve about 50% of last year’s tourist traffic, and they hope to be at about 70% of last year’s visit by the end of July. Do Brača trenutno prometuje dvanaest dnevnih trajektnih linija Split – Supetar i jedna katamaranska linija Split – Bol, a dva puta tjedno (utorkom i subotom) Zagreb je povezan s Bračem avionskom linijom. Početkom kolovoza planira se uvođenje i avionske linije iz  Frankfurta do Brača, koja bi bila aktivna do 23.10. Cover photo: Oliver Sjöström, Pexels.com / Illustration: HrTurizam.hrlast_img read more

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