Financial Crisis Cancels Christmas Celebrations in Croatia

Business | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 12
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The Government of Croatia has banned Christmas and New Year parties in the public sector because of the global financial crisis, BBC reported.

State-run firms and organisations have also been told that they won't be allowed to dip into their funds to buy Christmas presents.

The ban follows a proposal to freeze public-sector salaries next year.

In an attempt to reassure the people of Croatia, Prime Minister Ivo Sanader said there was no need for panic, but warned that the country needed to take the financial crisis seriously.

"For that goal we forbid buying of Christmas and New Year's gifts as well as organising of Christmas and New Year's receptions," said Mr Sanader.

Croatia's economy relies heavily on income from the tourist industry and there are fears that visitor numbers will drop sharply in 2009.
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#12
Funny - 18 Nov 2008 // 23:34:12

;-)

#11
L16toDE13viaDT7_DT1_TQ1andPO35 - 18 Nov 2008 // 22:03:23

Chrimbo is all right for all the grub and the C2H5OH that abound.

Chrimbo is for all intents and purposes a copycat celebration of a far more long-term-established Pagan tradition, i.e. the Solstice (Winter/Summer depending on the hemisphere that you find yourself in)...

As for New Year's Eve celebrations I have but two Dickensian words for that... BAH HUMBUG!

#10
countryhick - 18 Nov 2008 // 17:45:24

How much?

#9
just me - 18 Nov 2008 // 17:41:41

oops- Croatian. not Croation.

#8
just me - 18 Nov 2008 // 17:40:19

Hey Funny,
Keep up the good work. I didn't mean to be critical either.
Now, if you'd said "Crazy Credit Crisis Crashes Croation Christmas" or something like that, THEN I'd laugh. The original headline did attract my attention, so I did read the story. Effective.

I don't think public funds should be used to pay for Christmas presents or parties anyway, but then again, it happens in the private sector, too.
jm :)

#7
DP - 18 Nov 2008 // 17:22:42

Funny, don’t be so touchy. Didn’t you notice the wink?

#6
Al - 18 Nov 2008 // 16:01:31

pomi,

I want to resell my wife.
Can you kindly advise me on this?
Her car and a dog will be part of the deal.

#5
Funny - 18 Nov 2008 // 07:20:42

Hello,
The title was meant to be interpreted figuratively not literally. Obviously it did not work. Nevertheless, I changed it to avoid more of those “constructively critical” comments.
Thanks.
Editor

#4
resipsaloquitur - 18 Nov 2008 // 01:04:10

I discused the financial crisis with my son last Sunday and he was thinking that it

is overblown!

Hier,the german state television said,that DEUTSCHE BANK does NOT want any subcidies from the Government.

Also BBC reported than some US banks said the TREASURY FORCED them to take subsides.

I think PAULSON wanted for the US Government o gain MORE power on Wall street.

#3
Rollingstoned - 18 Nov 2008 // 00:51:46

DP & JM

Please don't despair.
Christmas will come to us all.

Hell,
I recorded a show today that will be broadcast the week before X-Mas.
This Friday...We're recording "The Christmas Show" <:-)

Vesela Coleda!

#2
just me - 18 Nov 2008 // 00:12:03

DP-
See? Mo's right. It's a great time to be Bulgarian! You can still have Christmas!!
Classic novinite headline.
jm :)

#1
DP - 17 Nov 2008 // 23:59:07

"For that goal we forbid buying of Christmas and New Year's gifts as well as organising of Christmas and New Year's receptions," said Mr Sanader.

No gifts and parties= cancellation of Christmas!!!
Didn't know that, imagine.... ;-)

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