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21 Dec 2016, 17:09 PM

As 2016 draws to a close and people prepare for the festive season, a look back at 2016 through eyes of a Total Croatia News writer on December 21, 2016. It has been quite a year!

19 Dec 2016, 10:45 AM

Croatian beer is now frothing up the Korean market...

19 Dec 2016, 10:12 AM

The Ministry of Agriculture in early December adopted a new Ordinance on the register of vineyards, compulsory declarations, accompanying documents, records of stocks and production potential which prescribes a unique treatment in the control of quality wines in wine marketing. Precisely, the new regulations will now ensure that all foreign wines that come in bulk to our market will have to be recorded and have an agricultural inspection in order to control the quality. Now, everyone will have equal treatment in the market, for both domestic and foreign wines, which is first and foremost the rule of fair competition. This also protects domestic producers of wine.

18 Dec 2016, 12:17 PM

Lara Spajić made one of the greatest successes of Croatian models at the world competition “World Top Model” which was held on Saturday evening in Milan. Lara Spajić has won the title of World Top Model 2016.

18 Dec 2016, 11:40 AM

The Tour of Croatia is an important stepping stone in developing cycling tourism.

15 Dec 2016, 10:54 AM

The Croatian gastronomic scene is increasingly gaining recognition of excellence, and that is evidenced by the progress that makes the hard work of Croatian restaurateurs and chefs recognized, and ultimately profitable. The last great recognition came from La Liste, which lists 1,000 of the best restaurants of the world formed by the opinion of international experts in the field of gastronomy and wine.

15 Dec 2016, 09:17 AM

Summer music festival EXIT, one of the top ten music festivals in Europe and an award-winner which is held at the Petrovaradin Fortress in the city of Novi Sad, Serbia, will have a Croatian version next year. Held in Umag on May 26 and 27, Sea Star, Croatia’s EXIT Festival, has already confirmed The Prodigy, Urban & 4, and Kolektiv for the 2017 lineup.

14 Dec 2016, 15:00 PM

The race is organised by Run Croatia in cooperation with the Association for the Training of Dogs and Mobility

14 Dec 2016, 11:58 AM

He says that the project would cover the beach in concrete.

12 Dec 2016, 20:52 PM

More recognition for Croatian wine on December 12, 2016, as Decanter puts Tomic Sparkling Amfora in its top 75 wines of 2016.

12 Dec 2016, 15:51 PM

Daniela Rogulj's article on TCN on why not to date a Dalmatian man on December 8, 2016 attracted plenty of interest and (mostly) good-humoured debate, with plenty of reaction for and against on social media. An alternative view and appreciation from another TCN writer in Dalmatia, Tash Pericic.

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  • Drive carefully on the A4 Zagreb-Goričan motorway at Varaždinske Toplice junction due to a possible animal on the road! Due to fog visibility is reduced in the central and eastern parts of Croatia as well as in Gorski kotar mountain area - on the motorways: -A1 between Karlovac and Mala Kapela tunnel, -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb between Bosiljevo and Ravna Gora junctions. Strong wind is blowing on the A6 Rijeka-Zagreb motorway from Kikovica to Tuhobić tunnel. The roads are wet and very slippery because of low temperatures, especially bridges and viaducts. Rock and land sliding is possible on the DC8 Adriatic road and on the DC1 state road. Drivers are invited to keep distance, to adjust the speed to road conditions and not to start the journey without the winter equipment. During the day difficulties can be expected in roadwork areas. Until 28 January 8am-3pm traffic is occasionally suspended on the DC8 Adriatic road at Rokića part in Šibenik, detour: Vidici junction-Dumbočica tunnel-Dubrava-Meterize junction. Due to winter driving conditions there is a traffic ban on freight vehicles with trailers and all other vehicles have to use the winter equipment on the following roads of Lika mountain area:-DC42 at Poljanak and on the section Josipdol-Saborsko, -DC218 Užljebić border crossing-Donji Lapac-Dobroselo-Mazin-Bruvno, -ŽC5169 Bjelopolje-Donji Lapac, ŽC5199 Šušanj-Štirovača, ŽC59125 Perušić-Čanak, -regional and local roads in Lika/Senj county, regional and local roads in the area of Perušić and Sveti Rok. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko and Stupnik (Zagreb); -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing till 15 March, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC34 Valpovo-Josipovac state road; -on the DC64 state road on the section Kršan-Vozilići, detour: Kršan-Nedešćina-Štrmac; -on the DC206 Valentinovo-Petrovsko state road; -on the DC228 Jurovski Brod-Ozalj-Karlovac state road at Ozalj; -on the DC303 Brajkovići-Kanfanar junction state road till 2 February. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road at Tušilović; -on the DC1 Sinj-Klis Grlo state road at Dicmo; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina, at Srebreno; -on the DC75 Poreč detour road, section Vrvari-Bijela; -on the DC303 Rovinjsko Selo-Brajkovići-Kurili state road. 15 November 2016-15 April 2017 winter equipment is mandatory on the winter sections of the state roads in Croatia (it includes four winter tyres or four summer tyres with chains ready for use).
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  • In the outbound freight traffic there are delays at Pasjak. Due to roadworks at Županja and Slavonski Brod border crossings delays can be expected. At Harmica border crossing traffic is allowed for vehicles up to 7,5 tonnes only.
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  • All ferries operate regularly.
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