Yesterday, the 128th session of the Government was held in Banski dvori. In the open part, 39 items on the agenda were discussed, including the proposal of the Minimum Wage Act and the Decree on the amount of the minimum wage, which will increase its amount to HRK 3.000 net.”As for the minimum wage, we will make a decision in which we will increase the minimum wage, which today amounts to HRK 2 net, to HRK 751 net. This is an increase of HRK 3, but this means an increase compared to 000/248. of 2018 percent. The gross amount, which today is 19, will be HRK 9, or HRK 3 higher”, Said the Prime Minister Andrej PlenkovićComparing with other Central and Eastern European countries, Plenković pointed out that according to Eurostat from July in Croatia at that time the minimum gross salary was 464 euros, and it was already higher than in Bulgaria where it is 261 euros, Lithuania where it is 400 euros , Romania where it is 407 euros, Latvia where it is 430 euros and Hungary where it is 445 euros.”After this increase, the minimum wage in Croatia will be higher from the New Year than in the Czech Republic where it is 469 euros, Slovakia and Poland where it is 480 euros and Estonia where it is 500 euros”, Plenković singled out.Compared to European Union countries, according to Eurostat, the minimum wage in Croatia (€ 464) in 2018 is higher than in:Bulgaria (261 €) Lithuania (400 €)Romania (407 €) Latvia (430 €)and Hungary (445 €)From 1 January 1, the minimum wage in Croatia (€ 2019) will also be higher than in: the Czech Republic (€ 505)Slovakia (480 €)Poland (480 €)and Estonia (€ 500).Additional costs for entrepreneurs will be prevented Minister of Finance Zdravko Marić presented the Proposal of the Law on Amendments to the Law on Accounting, emphasizing that the main goal is the abolition of the so-called licensing of accountants, ie deletion of part of the provision of Article 7, paragraph 4 of the Accounting Act, which was supposed to enter into force on 1 January 2019, which will prevent additional costs for entrepreneurs in the form of increasing prices for licensed accounting services.This solution will prevent additional costs that would inevitably spill over to micro and small entrepreneurs that make up the largest part of the market in the form of an increase in the prices of licensed accounting services.”, Explained Minister Marić.The Minister pointed out that additional administrative burdens are provided to entrepreneurs in a way that enables them to convert paper accounting documents into electronic documents, for the purpose of their storage and archiving.
An 18-year-old from Tangerang, Banten, has been named a suspect by the Tangerang Police for allegedly vandalizing a mushola (Muslim prayer room).The suspect, identified only as S, has confessed to the police, who have seized several pieces of evidence from his residence. “We will charge the suspect under Article 156 of the Criminal Code for committing an act that could spark tension between religions, as well as inciting hate toward certain religious groups,” Tangerang Police chief Sr. Comr. Ade Ary Syam Indardi said on Wednesday as quoted by kompas.com. Ade went on to say that the police were currently investigating the suspect. The investigators will invite several experts ranging from linguists and psychologists to religion experts to support the investigation.Read also: Vandalized building in North Sulawesi not mosque, authorities sayAccording to Ade, S confessed willingly because he thought his actions were justified.“We are still trying to find out [his motive]. We are still investigating websites and content that he accessed through his mobile phone,” Ade said. Previously, residents of Villa Tangerang Elok housing complex in Pasar Kemis district, Tangerang, exposed the vandalism at the Darussalam Mushola on Tuesday evening on social media, which later went viral.The culprit has painted over the mushola’s floor and wall with spray paint, as well as tearing a Quran apart. (dpk)Topics :
John Wesley Hegwood, 80, Greenwood, IN, passed away on June 17, 2019. He was born on February 16, 1939, in Scottsburg, IN to the late Cletis and Hattie (Doughty) Hegwood.He is survived by his loving wife Gayla; sister Judy (Pete) Doyle and his brother Bill (Diane) Hegwood; his son Mike (Kelly) Hegwood and daughter Jill (Dale) Meyer; his grandchildren Anne (Cole) Pratt, Daniel Fullenkamp, Jack Hegwood, Grace Hegwood, Michael Hegwood and Will Hegwood; and his great-grandchildren Brennan Kerker, Payton Fullenkamp, Jones Pratt and Charlie Pratt.John graduated from Batesville High School in 1957 and Purdue University with a B.S. degree in 1962. He later attended Xavier University to complete his M.B.A in 1978. After graduating from Purdue he taught junior high math and science in the Monticello, IN school system. In 1966 he began a 36-year career with Hillenbrand Industries in their information management systems group. During that time he worked for Batesville Casket Company and in 1985 helped launch The Forethought Group as vice president of IMS. John finished his career as a vice president for Batesville Casket in 2002.He married the love of his life, Gayla Gardner, June 22, 1963, and they spent 56 wonderful years together. While in Batesville, John was very active in the community. He served on the Batesville Park Board, was active in the Batesville Methodist Church, and considered one of his most proud accomplishments, serving on the CREATE committee, which was instrumental in getting computers in the Batesville Community School System.John enjoyed reading and learning about history, especially about the Civil War period. He also loved the outdoors, hiking and the serenity of the North Carolina mountains. He thoroughly enjoyed the annual Hegwood fishing trips to remote parts of Minnesota and the memorable golfing trips with Gay and their friends. He was always interested in the latest technology and thoroughly enjoyed watching his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren participate in their sporting events.After his retirement, John and Gay moved to Lake Lure, NC, and spent many wonderful years together in the mountains, golfing and traveling. John served on the Board at Rumbling Bald Resort. He and Gay were also very active in the Fairfield Mountains Chapel.In 2016, they moved back to Greenwood to be closer to family. They attend the Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Greenwood.A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 22 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 5171 W. Smokey Row Road in Greenwood, with visitation for one hour prior to the service at the church.Memorial contributions may be made to Fairfield Mountains Chapel, 1384 Buffalo Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC 28746 or for his great-grandson Charlie’s cerebral palsy special needs. Contributions for Charlie can be made to Gayla Hegwood or via PayPal.Me/forcharliesneeds (enter this link into your browser).View full obituary here.