Pulse of Glas Poduzetnika: Perception of Minister Horvat Changes after New Measures

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 April 4, 2020 – Members of the Glas Poduzetnika (Voice of Entrepreneurs) Association give their verdict on Minister of Economy Darko Horvat after the latest economic measures were announced.

Last week’s poll about public perception of minister Horvat, made after the first set of inadequate and inefficient measures, has shown worrying results and perception in the private sector. Following that, there were rumours of relieving the minister of his position. The reaction was pretty quick, and new, much more thought out measures were taken, similar to what the GP Initiative suggested. After that, we repeated the public poll about the public perception of the work of minister Horvat and we got noticeable changes in a positive direction:

The number of people who consider that minister Horvat doesn’t do a good job (and that he should think about resigning) has gone down by 22% percent. An additional 21.8% begin to perceive his actions in a more positive light (mostly because of the Glas Poduzetnika Initiative) and thinks he is improving. Although they are few, we are finally beginning to see some people who think he is doing a good job – 1% to be precise.


Although the result as a whole is far from good or acceptable, the encouraging fact is that the entrepreneurs are ready to change their perceptions based on incoming new information. They are not tied by ideology, furthermore, they recognize results and quality decision making. Differences measured in tens of percentage points suggest that, with a few good decisions and good and transparent communication, perception and even popularity can be changed easily and for the better, as demonstrated by minister Beroš’s situation.

The association Glas Poduzetnika was formally formed today. You can learn more about that, as well as its structure and aims in this press release

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