Prague - The Czech Republic will adopt Croatia's model of fiscalisation, Croatian Parliament Speaker Josip Leko said in Prague on Monday after meeting his Czech counterpart Jan Hamaček. - Croatia's experience with fiscalisation is one of the good things that the Czech Republic is adopting from Croatia, Leko told the press.
Hamaček said during a visit to Croatia last November that the Croatian project of introducing fiscal cash registers had attracted the interest of Czech experts because it had proved successful. He said then that the project would be put to public consultation in 2015 before being launched in 2016.
The meeting in Prague also focused on Czech investments in the Croatian economy. Leko cited real estate, energy and agriculture as areas of interest, adding that businesses from the two countries were continuing their intensive meetings to that end.
Leko also said that he and Hamaček agreed that the two countries should continue talks at the level of the Friendship Group and the European Affairs Committee to harmonise their views on European issues.
Leko spoke to the press before an international forum on growing intolerance in Europe. The forum, entitled "Let My People Live!", was organised by the European Jewish Congress (ECJ), the Czech government and the European Parliament.
Commenting on democratic standards in Europe, Leko said that "Europe is founded on democratic values, on the freedom of the individual, state and society" and that Europe should insist on preserving democracy rather than restricting democratic standards.
ECJ President Moshe Kantor told a press conference before the forum that the peace in Europe was threatened by radical Islam, neo-Nazism and anti-Semitism, stressing that it was necessary to adopt a legislative framework for all European countries. The ECJ proposes Europe-wide legislation to strengthen security through cooperation among intelligence agencies, police services and judicial authorities, which might restrict freedom of movement, and to promote education. In his dramatic speech, Kantor said that Jews were terrified of terrorism and were physically endangered, noting that because of economic pressure the situation was the hardest in Greece and Hungary.