ZAGREB, June 21, 2020 – The Voice of Entrepreneurs association on Sunday criticised the government for unacceptable ommissions in its regulations on further state aid for businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis.
The association said destination retail had been included in the government’s aid measures for June owing to its insistence, however, state aid referred only to companies with up to ten employees.
On the other hand, the measure envisaging shorter working hours refers only to those employers who have more than ten employees, the association said, noting that this way many businesses were discriminated against.
It said that the government seemed to be adopting across-the-board measures, without defining specific measures for micro businesses which account for as much as 50% of all businesses and all workers in the country.
“We believe that all businesses with up to ten employees should be entitled to jobkeeping support if their turnover has dropped by more than 50%,” the association said.