After seventeen years the new Act on Concessions comes into effect as at 1 January 2009. This new Act will introduce some new and contemporary solutions into the Croatian legislation, which are aimed at better concession procedures. As a result, the participants in the concession should be better protected. The article stresses the fact that concessions can be determined as permits in which the official authorities give permission to a private physical or legal person to manage and explore some public property under the conditions stated in the concession.
service for one’s own benefit. In political sciences the corruption means deterioration of ethical values of the society, a pathological issue, a systematic aberation in which the interests of the leading political class are considered more important than the interests of the political community. There is a large number of definitions of corruption, such as the one which says that corruption is each type of misues of authority for one’s own benefit or a group of benefits including public and private sectors. Although, corruption is principally only one of the details of broader legal and political topics it is actually a rather essential topic in contemporary societies. The recent anti-corruption action Indeks in Croatia serves as a comparison of some of its implications to the general doctrines on corruption ideas.
The Act on Amendments of Act on Public Purchase comes into effect on 1 January 2009. Accordingly, the system of public purchase in the Republic of Croatia represents an important step in view of norms and quality towards the legislation of the European Union. All the changes in legislation in the field of public purchase have the common objective – simplification of the procedures of public purchase, more rational state operations, reduced costs including the application of the basic public purchase principle. The accepted amendments in the field of public purchase are aimed at better trust of the public in the state operations and prevention of corruption in the public purchase system.
products came into effect and thus replaced the old Act which was effective from the year of 1999. The new Act on restricted use of tobacco products provides in a more restrictive and complete manner the measures to reduce and limit the use of tobacco products especially referring to the highest determined quality of poisonous contents in a cigarette, marking each cigarette pack with warning signs on dangerous effects of smoking on human health, forbidden advertising, promotion and sales of tobacco products and smoking in a public closed area.