Croatia - Excessive overtime tackled with foreign labour - November 30, 2017

Seventy foreign physicians will receive work permits in 2018. The permits will be given to medical specialists, doctors and dentists. Since the country has joined the European Union, many doctors have left. Getting and keeping physicians to work is problematic, as the monthly wages for physicians are between 1,000 and 1,500 euro, while the wages in Western Europe are two or three times more. The Chamber of Physicians welcomes the decision and says that there is an objective need, referring to the excessive overtime worked by doctors that is by far exceeding the legally permitted working time. 

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