The Association of the Blocked, an advocacy Croatian group:” Spiral of debt, impossible to escape!”

The Association of the Blocked,” an advocacy group that aims to help the 322,000 people with blocked accounts and is pressing for a change in debt laws.

Currently, creditors can block individuals and business owners from accessing bank accounts and earnings, taking funds until debts are repaid.

Miriam Kervatin, president of the association, said this leaves welfare recipients and the unemployed in a spiral of debt that is nearly impossible to escape.

link:http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/05/world/europe/croatia-forgiving-debt-of-some-of-its-poorest-citizens.html?_r=0

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