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  1. Croatia should become the Texas of Europe



    If Croatia makes the right changes to the fundamentals of the legislative and economic landscape Croatia could become the "Texas of Europe". Croatia could become the go to destination for companies that want to set up European headquarters.


    Croatian politicians talk of various projects that will stimulate the Croatian economy.
    • Las Vegas on the Adriatic (Istra area) - gambling and entertainment
    • Florida on the Adriatic (Split area) - retirement and medical
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    Updated 4th-May-2014 at 06:03 PM by Željko Zidarić

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  2. Trust in politics - once lost, can it be regained?


    Do I trust an old established political party that has lost its way but says that it has reformed or do I trust and give my vote to a new and and inexperienced political party?

    Trust takes years to build, seconds to break, forever to repair.
    If it is lost it is not easily found and if it is found its never the same again.
    - Unknown


    Trust is very important in politics. Maybe more important than anything else. When voters make their decision about who
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  3. The Contradictions of The Croatian Tourism Sector

    A lot of politicians talk about how tourism will save the Croatian economy. Most of the political party proposals address the symptoms of the malaise in the tourist industry which is not performing up to potential and none address the root causes of the malaise.

    Tourism is important to the economy. Tourism is 16.4%% of GDP which ranks Croatia 11th in the world. But is that because we earn a lot from tourism or we do not produce a lot elsewhere in the economy?

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  4. Utilitarian Expropriation Laws


    The Expropriation Law (previous blog about Constitution) was introduced to the Croatian Parliament (Sabor) today. Croatia, which has suffered economic malaise under "Communism Light" is now destined to suffer from "King-size Communism" through utilitarian expropriation laws.

    The following is from the proposed expropriation law. Expropriation laws elsewhere are primarily for public projects for the common good. In Croatia expropriation can occur for private commercial
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  5. Ugly expropriation laws only investors can love


    I read this article and dug a little further and was shocked at what I learned.
    New Property Expropriation Act + Who is creating the act

    Two fundamentals of society, which government should do everything it can to protect are rule of law and the sanctity of ownership of private property. Bad laws, specifically bad property expropriation laws destroy the sanctity of private property. The Croatian government is creating laws which do not benefit the people and is about
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