- Published: 09.01.2020.
Gov't sends amendments to law on regulated professions to parliament
The Croatian government sent amendments to the law on regulated professions and recognition of foreign professional qualifications to parliament on Thursday, transposing the EU directive on a proportionality test before adoption of new regulation of professions.
The directive requires EU member states to conduct an ex ante assessment of proportionality to prevent the introduction of unjustified provisions restricting access to regulated professions, Labour and Pension System Minister Josip Aladrovic said while presenting the bill at a cabinet session.
For the purpose of developing the services sector of the EU single market, all restrictions that are not justified by public interest objectives, such as public health, need to be removed.
"A proportionality test is necessary in order to establish whether individual restrictions to access to professions are justified. It includes clear criteria that take into account the existing restrictions, the nature of risks, free movement of persons and services within the EU and other elements. The amended law will help increase the mobility of professionals and freedom to provide services," Aladrovic said.