Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Following Closures and Issues, Sljeme Cable Car Profitability in Question

May the 23rd, 2023 - Following months of delays, issues, closures and the like, the Sljeme cable car finally got up and running, promising to be one of the capital's top attractions. The profitability of the cable car has now been called into question.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, last year, i.e. in the first year of it being in actual operation, the Sljeme cable car transported 356,417 passengers in total. When we realise and understand that one of the most expensive cable cars in all Europe was opened on February the 23rd of that year, and that it was closed for 52 days undergoing repairs or because of bad weather conditions, we arrive at a figure of 259 working days last year. This results in a figure of slightly more than 1376 passengers per day.

When these figures are put into context with the maximum hourly capacity of 1,500 passengers in 84 gondolas, it becomes clear why the Sljeme cable car, which carries a price of 537 million kuna without VAT, has long been labeled a megalomaniac project and a monument to the rule of the late mayor Milan Bandic and HDZ in Zagreb, writes tportal.

According to ZET data, the revenue of the Sljeme cable car in those 259 days stood at about one million euros, or 3,861 euros per day, while at the same time, the costs for the employees, without those for maintenance and energy, were all at the same level. Until the year 2034, the City of Zagreb will pay slightly less than six million euros for it from the budget. This amount refers to the capital cost of the Sljema cable car, and 50 percent of its operating costs will be allocated from the city budget itself.

It's worth recalling that in the first two months of the Sljeme cable car's operation, it wasn't possible for people to transport bicycles, but after this possibility was introduced, more than 7,500 one-time tickets for bicycles have been sold to date. Considering the many requests, especially from downhill biking fans who love to cycle down Sljeme, from May the 6th, ZET introduced daily and annual tickets for cyclists.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Croatian Poultry Industry Boosted by Marko Zupa's Gallus Group

May the 23rd, 2023 - Marko Zupa is a fairly well known entrepreneur from Split who lives in Zagreb. His company, the Gallus Group (Grupa), has very firmly positioned Croatian poultry on the regional map.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Suzana Varosanec writes, while Marko Zupa's business is dominantly in the field of marketing and communications, he boldly stepped into something quite different, more precisely the poultry industry with a new project. He did this as part of him taking over his family company from Duga Resa last year, which was founded back in 1994 by his father-in-law Srecko Vidmar.

This rather unusual business move has since well and truly paid off, as he successfully launched a new entity that is recognisable under the name the Gallus Group, and according to Zupa, it's now the leader in the specific sector of capon production. Owing primarily to its nutritional value, this well-known French delicacy has been placed within a higher price range, more specifically in the niche of luxury and free-range poultry, and it's also been setting records as a result.

"In terms of quantity, we're currently the largest producer of capons in the Republic of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. There are ten tonnes of pure meat from us that ends up in restaurants and, for now, in one large Croatian butchers' chain.

Negotiations are currently underway for our capon placement on the shelves of interested retail chains, as well as on the regional market. I estimate that we'll have very good results from all of those talks,'' stated Zupa, explaining that capons require a very a specific production process due to the demanding cultivation technology, as it is ecologically produced.

Capon production is within the Gallus Group is currently organised on three farms, but under the influence of growing market demand, Zupa has announced expansion. He is already preparing a new project for two more farms by the end of the year. All of the Gallus Group's capon farms are located in Karlovac County near Zagreb, where there are no problems with the labour force, even though they're primarily oriented towards local workers. 

''Local workers are the best solution, and we've had no problems finding them,'' Zupa said, adding that more employment is definitely on the cards.

In the process of improving his activities, Zupa first reorganised the business, which today he runs operationally through three divisions: Gallus Hatchery, which produces day-old poultry, Gallus Food, which raises said poultry and produces poultry products, and Gallus Trade, through which they import scarcely available and luxury poultry products.

"As part of the Galus Hatchery, this year we;ll produce around 700,000 one-day-old chickens, as well as one-day-old turkeys. Part of the production goes off to cooperative farms, and after the cultivation process is finished, we market the birds to our wholesale and retail customers. Our distribution network already includes about 60 wholesale stores and is constantly growing, and the goal is to expand our network of subcontractors and end customers by about 30 percent by the end of the year with additional activities," explained Zupa.

He considers this goal to be realistic for the Gallus Group, as a response to the multitude of problems on the market, visible through the decline in the margins of producers and sellers, and the increasing turn of customers to cheap poultry from supermarket shelves, which are also often imports.

"In order to overcome this problem, we've been trying to maximise our business processes as much as possible because we're aware that the higher the numbers, the lower the input costs we can negotiate. In short, we amortise this drop in the margin through a large volume, and that's why growth is important to us. Input costs are rising – for example, hatchery egg costs have increased by more than 50% compared to 2022, and that price has already changed three times this year. Of course, we cannot, nor do we want to transfer all of this growth to the customer, so we as producers bear a large part of it. We fixed our prices back at the beginning of the year and haven't changed them yet, and the same approach is shared by everyone in our production chain, including our subcontractors," he assured.

Although the Gallus Group is in the group of small enterprises in the Croatian poultry industry, the focus is primarily on the ecological component of production and free-range farming, which, as Zupa claims, they will persist in because it's "the biggest difference between us and the majority on the market, and also the support for competitive growth".

"We're guided by proven knowledge that when chickens get to live in less stressful conditions, the meat is juicier. In addition to that, our production of capons has attracted the interest of a scientific institution, so that through a development and research project here in Croatia, the cultivation of capons will be monitored throughout their life span,'' explained Zupa.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2023

E.ON and Pliva Put Largest Croatian Solar Power Plant into Function

May the 23rd, 2023 - Pliva and E.ON recently put the strongest (but not the largest) Croatian solar power plant to date into function in Novi Marof. With everyone focused on the green transition and in a country with as many annual hours of sunshine as Croatia has, the move is an excellent one.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Pliva and E.ON recently officially put the solar power plant in Savski Marof at Pliva's production location into function. As both groups emphasised at the time, this is currently the most powerful Croatian solar power plant yet, with an installed capacity of 9.71 megawatts, which will meet thirty percent of Pliva's annual energy needs at that particular location.

Pliva and E.ON have otherwise been working on this joint project for the past year now, and this Croatian power plant was constructed earlier on and connected to the HEP system, and although neither side stated the amount of the investment, they said that it was "financed by an energy purchase agreement, that is, a PPA (power purchasing agreement)".

This new Croatian power plant covers 60,000 square metres, which is why it isn't the largest in Croatia, but it is currently the strongest in terms of installed power, boasting more than 17,800 solar panels.

"The most modern solar technologies were used in the construction of this power plant, and Pliva will bring energy savings of more than twenty percent annually,'' pointed out the president of Pliva Hrvatska/Croatia's board, Mihael Furjan, emphasising that this is an important part of their sustainable and green business strategy going forward, and that they are happy that this they've also contributed to the achievement of ESG (sustainable) goals both in the Republic of Croatia and in the European Union (EU) as a whole.

The president of the board of E.ON Hrvatska, Andreas Roring, is also very satisfied with that group's overall cooperation with Pliva, and he thanked and congratulated everyone on their work, adding that they now operate in fifteen markets, including across the Republic of Croatia.

"We're pleased that our customers in Croatia increasingly recognise the need for investments in energy. Solar panels have potential and they're the future, and they contribute not only to sustainability but also to savings and greater protection against the market rise in energy prices," said Roring.

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Monday, 22 May 2023

Zlatko Dalić Announces Croatia's Nations League Finals Team

May 22, 2023 - Croatia national team coach Zlatko Dalić announced the players he is counting on for the UEFA Nations League finals which will be held from June 14 to 18 in the Netherlands.

By winning first place in the group with France, Denmark and Austria, Croatia won the Nations League final tournament for the first time in its history, together with Holland, Italy and Spain. Croatia will face the Netherlands in the semi-final on June 14 in Rotterdam, while the second semi-final between Italy and Spain will be played on June 15 in Enschede. The final is scheduled for June 18 in Rotterdam (8:45 pm), and the third-place match is on the same day at 3:00 pm in Enschede.

Coach Dalić invited 24 players with seven potential call-ups, and the final list of 23 players will be sent to UEFA by June 5 at 11:59 pm. Marcelo Brozović will play the Champions League final with Inter on June 10, so he will join the national team after that. The national team gathers on June 5 and will prepare in Rijeka. Then, on June 12, they will travel to Rotterdam.

"The list shows that we trust the proven staff - with minor corrections, it is a list of players who won the bronze medal at the World Cup, and they deserve our trust now. We are aware that at the end of the season, there is noticeable physical and mental fatigue, but ahead of us is a historic opportunity to win the first trophy in the history of our national team, and through this week of preparation, we will try to refresh and prepare the team as much as possible to play the final tournament at the highest possible level," coach Dalić stressed.

"We greatly respect all three national teams that advanced to the final tournament, but we believe in our quality and togetherness. As the host, the Netherlands will be very motivated, but we will also have great support from the stands, which will give us additional strength. We know that a tough job awaits, but we do not hide that when we have already managed to reach this stage of the competition, we want to take those two final steps and thus write history once again," said Dalić.

Goalkeepers: Dominik Livaković, Ivica Ivušić, Nediljko Labrović

Defenders: Domagoj Vida, Borna Barišić, Josip Juranović, Joško Gvardiol, Borna Sosa, Josip Stanišić, Josip Šutalo, Martin Erlić

Midfielders: Luka Modrić, Mateo Kovačić, Marcelo Brozović, Mario Pašalić, Nikola Vlašić, Lovro Majer, Luka Ivanušec

Attackers: Ivan Perišić, Andrej Kramarić, Bruno Petković, Marko Livaja, Petar Musa, Dion Drena Beljo

Call-ups: Josip Brekalo, Mislav Oršić, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Filip Uremović, Ivo Grbić, Nikola Moro, Matija Frigan

Source:  HNS

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Monday, 22 May 2023

European Commission: Croatian Model of Fact-Checking Relevant to All EU

May 22, 2023 - The representative office of the European Commission in Croatia evaluates the Croatian model of establishing a system for checking the accuracy of the information in the public space and a network of fact-checkers relevant to every EU country, noting that it is the only such project financed from the Next Generation EU instrument.

As part of the project for the establishment of information accuracy checks, public tenders were completed at the beginning of May, calling for associations and scientific and educational institutions interested in fact-checking, as well as appraisers of applications for the part of the project for which almost four million non-reimbursable euros were allocated, writes Poslovni.

Deputy head of the EC Representation and head of the media department, Andrea Čović Vidović, in an interview for Hina, pointed out that the European Commission welcomes this initiative of the Ministry of Culture and Media and the Agency for Electronic Media (AEM).

"As far as we know, it is the only such project in the European Union financed from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, i.e., the Next Generation EU instrument. The project's goals align with what the European Commission insists on when it comes to media and social media, and they are certainly relevant for every member state", said Čović Vidović.

She emphasized that the European Commission welcomes the project's focus on combating misinformation and fake news in the public space, safety when consuming media content, and strengthening credible media coverage and media literacy.

Strengthening the media's resistance to misinformation

In addition, as stated in the public tender, the idea is to strengthen the capacities and competencies of existing information checkers through the project, establish new independent fact-checkers, and the system and procedure of fact-checking in media newsrooms to make the media resistant to misinformation.

"The dimension of the tender, which refers to the encouragement and creation of media content on the topic of fighting against disinformation, is important in terms of communication and certainly commendable," she said.

She added that on behalf of the European Commission, she cannot comment on the specific project dynamics of the aforementioned public tender to establish a national network of fact-checkers. On the other hand, she can welcome the initiative again because it reflects the Commission's efforts to strengthen the member states in their readiness to fight against foreign interference and the fight against hybrid threats.

"The European Commission is committed to protecting societies, citizens, and freedoms from hybrid threats, including misinformation. We want to encourage the member states to detect, prevent and suppress all such attacks while at the same time strengthening their resistance to these threats. At the level of the European Union, in this context, we must not allow nothing to be done about misinformation," she stressed.

She added that the most active fight against fake news and misinformation is in the digital dimension by creating accurate and precise informative content.

Demystify false and offer accurate information

"It is precisely on the 'socials' that we have a unique opportunity for that and the best reach. Through communication on social networks, we often encounter user comments in which unverified misinformation is presented, and quite often, they spread fake news. In these cases, our task is the so-called debunking - to demystify fakes and offer accurate and true information to those users and everyone who sees user comments," she added.

As part of this, she also announced a workshop on June 15 at the House of Europe in Zagreb, where the importance of digital literacy in the fight against fake news and misinformation will be discussed. The target group is media representatives who work on the social networks of media newsrooms, and the goal is to start a conversation about social responsibility when it comes to this topic, especially about protecting the young audience from manipulation of information, she emphasized.

Čović Vidović also referred to the recent speech of EC Vice-President Vera Jourova, who expressed her doubt that numerous lawsuits against media and journalists in Croatia can be subsumed under strategic lawsuits directed against public participation (SLAPP lawsuits).

"No member state is immune to strategic lawsuits against public participation. A more detailed report on the state of the media in the member states for 2023 will be presented as part of the Commission's regular report on the rule of law, published halfway through the year. The report will provide information on the current estimated state of SLAPP lawsuits in all member states, including Croatia," said Čović Vidović.

The EU has a lot of work to do in precisely defining SLAPP

She also assessed that the European Union still has a lot of work to do in precisely defining SLAPP. She reminds that through the proposal of the SLAPP directive presented by the EC last year, the training of legal experts and potential defendants in strategic lawsuits against public participation is particularly emphasized to improve the knowledge necessary for successful participation in such court proceedings. She concluded that the European network for judicial training should ensure the coordination and dissemination of information in all member states.

On the eve of the announced adoption of the European Act on Freedom of the Media, she referred to the provisions that could improve the media scene in Croatia.

"The European Act on Media Freedom, whose proposal was presented by the European Commission in September 2022, includes rules for protecting media pluralism and independence in the European Union. It includes safeguards against political interference in editorial decisions and oversight, and at its core is the independence and stable financing of public media, as well as transparency of media ownership and distribution of state advertising. It establishes measures to protect the independence of editors and reveal conflicts of interest".

She added that this act would also solve the issue of media concentration and establish a new independent European Committee for Media Services composed of national media bodies and ensure that public and private media can more easily operate across borders in the EU internal market without undue pressure and taking into account the digital transformation of the media space.

"All these are important issues for every member state of the Union, including Croatia. It is now up to the European Parliament and the member states to discuss the Commission's proposal within the framework of the regular legislative procedure. After its adoption, this regulation will be directly applied throughout the European Union, including in Croatia," she concluded.

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Monday, 22 May 2023

Move Over Winter, Croatian Summer is at the Doorstep

May 22, 2023 - If you haven't yet, now you can really put away all your winter jackets and take out the short sleeves and flip-flops. The long-awaited Croatian summer has arrived.

Temperatures go up to 27

According to DHMZ, as reported by Index, it is expected to be mostly sunny today in the interior with the development of clouds during the day, so local afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible, especially in the interior of Dalmatia and the far north. The wind on land will be weak to moderate northeast and east, on the Adriatic gale and northwest. Gale at the foot of Velebit will still be strong in the morning.

The highest daily air temperature will be between 23 and 28 °C, writes DHMZ.

Detailed forecast by region

Eastern Croatia

Mostly sunny. In the afternoon, locally moderate cloud development with a slight chance of a few showers. Wind weak to moderate northeast and east. The highest daily air temperature from 23 to 26 °C.

Central Croatia

Mostly sunny, with the development of clouds during the day and a few showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. A weak and moderate northeasterly wind will blow. The highest daily air temperature from 23 to 26 °C.

Gorski kotar and Lika

Predominantly and partly sunny, and with the increased development of clouds, showers, and thunderstorms are possible locally. Short-term fog in the valleys in the morning. The wind will be weak and moderate from the northeast. The highest daily air temperature from 20 to 23 °C.


Mostly sunny with mostly low clouds, and in the afternoon, with local development of clouds, short-term rain or a few thundershowers are possible in places, mainly in the interior of Istria. There will be a weak to moderate, sometimes stronger gale, and a weak to moderate north-westerly wind in the afternoon. The sea will be calm, in places moderately wavy. The highest daily air temperature will be between 22 and 26 °C.

Northern Adriatic

Mostly sunny, in the interior of Istria, occasionally with moderate cloud cover. A moderate to strong gale with storm gusts will blow at the foot of Velebit. The highest daily air temperature is from 23 to 26 °C.


Mostly sunny, towards the middle of the day, with locally stronger cloud development and afternoon showers with thunder. There will be a weak to moderate northwesterly wind and gale. The highest daily air temperature from 24 to 26 °C.

A little warmer tomorrow

Sunny with weak and moderate daytime cloud development, and mainly in Dalmatia and its interior, an occasional afternoon shower is possible. Cloudy with rain is likely in the northwestern regions on Wednesday night. Wind mostly weak of variable directions. The lowest morning air temperature is from 9 to 14, along the coast, from 14 to 18, and the highest daily temperature from 23 to 28 °C.

At the end of the week, the temperature could drop to 23, 24 degrees.

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Monday, 22 May 2023

Dutch Plane Crashes in Croatia Killing Three, Site Inspection Now Over

May 22, 2023 - A Dutch plane crashed over the weekend at Mala Kapela in Croatia, and it seems that all the passengers were killed. There were most likely three passengers, which is how many the flight plan stated. This was confirmed by an eyewitness at the crash site of the Cirrus 20 plane conducted by the Karlovac police and the chief aviation investigator.

As the DORH reported, "an investigation and determination of all the circumstances of the crash of the Cirrus 20 aircraft is ongoing in the wooded part of Mala Kapela in the area of the town of Ogulin", writes Index.

"A fire broke out on the plane"

Chief aviation inspector Danko Petrin told Hina from the accident site that all the passengers on the Dutch plane died and that the plane was a badly damaged wreck that, in addition to mechanical damage, was also destroyed by fire.

He added that the County State Attorney's Office is conducting an on-site investigation, which will be followed by data collection.

"We need to get air traffic control data, the communication they had with the pilot, radar, and other data, and then we will get a complete picture and, hopefully, an answer to the question of what and why it happened," said Petrin.

The cause of the crash has not yet been confirmed

He dismissed as speculation the claim that the cause of the plane crash was bad weather because they "are guided only by facts, and bad weather conditions do not automatically mean that they are the cause of the plane crash."

Petrin also confirmed that it was a Dutch plane in which, according to the flight plan, there were three passengers from the Netherlands, and whether this is so and who the passengers are will be determined by the autopsy, which should also provide answers about the exact time of the crash and the cause of death.

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Sunday, 21 May 2023

'Quietest Rally in the World' Nikola Tesla EV Kicks Off in Istria

May 21, 2023 - A decade after its first edition, one of the best promotional events in Croatia kicks off in Istria - Nikola Tesla EV Rally 2023. 

If I was looking for a symbol to promote the very best image of Croatia, I don't think I could come up with something better than the Nikola Tesla EV Rally, an annual event which celebrated 10 years when it kicked off in Rovinj yesterday. 

This year's event, the longest ever at 10 days, will take in the delights of Istria, the Kvarner and Dalmatian coasts, in a 5-star tour of the very best that Croatian has to offer. The participants, predominantly Tesla drivers from all over the world, congregate each year to sample the best of Croatian luxury accommodation and gourmet experiences, interspersed with tourism sightseeing and speed tests at Vrsar Airport. 

Imagine the symbolism. In modern Croatian, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla in Smiljan, the electric ca revolution is celebrated, while showcasing the finest nature, lifestyle, gastronomy and authentic experiences. I can think of no finer event to present the best of Croatia.

It is an event that has seen the likes of Elon Musk's mother, Maye Musk, take part (can you imagine the mother of Mr Modern Telsa driving a Tesla around the land of the birthplace of Nikola Tesla - and almost nobody noticed...), as well as the owner of the first-ever Rimac Concept_One driving his $1 million car all over Croatia on the rally route. 


This year's event kicked off as usual in Istria, with the Teslas, accompanied by an electric vehicle from the local administration in Fazana, lining up on the waterfront to be inspected by curious passers-by, before heading off inland for Day 1 of the driving in the rally. 

Beautiful Rovinj was a stunning setting, as you can see from the drone sho above, only to be followed by the first stop.  


Vodnjan and its timeless and narrow streets proved to be an excellent first stop, accompanies by a walking tour of the town, which included a visit to the famous mummies in a nearby church.  

Vodnjan from the air - it has recently become famous for something else - home to the first-ever Croatian unicorn, the IT company, Infobip. 

One of the things I like most about the rally (I have attended parts of it 3-4 times over the las few years), is how organisers Tina and Igor Kolovat manage each year to bring some of the best culinary experiences into the program, and there is always a surprise, even for those of us who know Croatia quite well. And that surprise on the first day was undoubtedly Prsutana Bursic in Vodnjan.  


I have visited many prsut producers during my time in Croatia, but none quite like this one. Apart from the delicious (and smokeless - only the wind is used in the production) prsut, I had never been to a prsut producer who has invested so much into make the prsut tasting experience a family occasion. Kids play areas! Awesome stuff. 

But not as awesome as this gem of a find below, and something which I have never come across before.  


Pancetta chips. This was pork scratchings on steroids, absolutely stunning, and the perfect snack with a cold beer. It is the brainchild of the wife of the producer, who came up with it during lockdown. Just one of a range of excellent products on offer. Definitely a hidden gem worth checking out next time you are in Istria.  


From there, to more familiar territory and the Bruno Trapan wine and lunch experience. Trapan is one of Istria's best-known and most innovative winemakers, and his Trapan Station is an excellent culinary experience and introduction to the world of Istrian gastronomy.  While Mrs Trapan toiled away in the kitchen to produce an excellent lunch for the guests, Bruno was front of house, making sure everything worked like clockwork, while simultaneously presenting six of his outstanding wines. A fine example of a family business with a passion for excellence creating a stunning first impression to the international arrivals. 


Having been seduced by the prsut, wine and food of Istria, next stop on the rally was to one of my favourite stories in all Croatia, and arguably the leading olive oil producer in the country.  In 1997, a teenage boy planted 100 olive trees in memory of his late father and grandfather. His elder brother supported him in his project. Today, Chiavalon olive oil is acclaimed as one of the best in the world. 

Elder brother Tedi Chiavalon was on hand to welcome the rally participants to the new Chaivalon facility just outside Vodnjan. His presentation about extra virgin olive oil was one of the most educational gourmet presentations I have heard in Croatia, giving a step by step guide about how to spot the real and the fake extra virgin olive oil. It was also a presentation with not a hint of a sales pitch, but so impressed was his audience, that the Chiavalon shop till was ringing for some time as participants lined up to get their slice of Istrian liquid gold. 


A superb opening day, rounded off with dinner at Hotel Eden in Rovinj, and then to bed in preparation for Day 2 - highlights of which include visits to Groznjan and Buzet, as well as speed racing of Teslas at the private Vrsar Airport. After that, the rally will head south to Split, while also visiting Peljesac, the Imotski Lakes, Sibenik, Krka National Park, Crikvenica and Trogir. You can see the itinerary here, and follow the rally on Facebook.  

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Looking for a Job in Croatia? This Week's Top 10 from Posao.hr (May 21, 2023)

May 21, 2023 - Looking for a job in Croatia? A new weekly feature on TCN, in partnership with leading job site agency, Posao.hr, who present a selection of weekly job listings.

How hard is it to find a job in Croatia, and what is on offer?

We spoke to Ines Bokan, director of leading jobs site Posao.hr, who kindly took the time for this excellent interview overview.  

This week's top 10 jobs from Posao.hr:

Jet 2.com Limited is hiring Resort Customer Helper (m/f). The location of work is Dubrovnik. The employer is offering fully paid training, uniform and IT equipment, and a competitive salary. You can apply until 17.06.2023 on the link here

Gi Group Staffing Solutions is looking for candidates for these positions: Maintenance Manager (m/f), Chief Operation Officer (m/f), R&D Manager (m/f), Sales Engineer (m/f), Sales Representative (m/f, and many more. They are looking for ambitious and positive individuals who aren't afraid of challenges. The deadline for applying is 31.05.2023. You can apply here

Teleperformance Greece is looking for Croatian Customer Service (m/f). The location of work is Athens, Greece. Employer offers complete relocation support, 2 extra salaries per year, and special events. You can click here and apply until 27.05.2023. 

Thermo Stone d.o.o. is hiring Sales Market Manager (m/f) in Istria County and in the export markets. The employer offers an official vehicle for personal and official use and success bonuses. For more benefits and applying process, check this link until 25.05.2023. 

Pro-Monting d.o.o. is looking for Head Hunter (m/f) in the entirety of Croatia. The employer is offering possibilities of professional improvement, a competitive salary and many more benefits. You can find out more about their benefits on this application. The deadline for applying is 08.06.2023. 

Bravostore d.o.o. is hiring a Seller (m/f) in LEGO store in Zagreb. The Employer will give you a comfortable workplace environment and incentive income. There is a number of other benefits that you can find on this link until 25.05.2023. 

Pepco Croatia d.o.o. is looking for a Seller (m/f) in many locations throughout Croatia. The employer is offering meal allowance and employee discounts. You can apply until 31.05.2023. on the application link. 

Euro Career d.o.o.  is for candidates to fulfill these roles: Beautician (m/f) Masseur (m/f), Chef (m/f), Waiter (m/f), and Pastry Chef (m/f) in Nassfeld. The employer is offering a competitive salary, accommodation, and the possibility of permanent employment. You can apply until 01.06.2023. on application link. 

Workforce Ljudski Potencijali d.o.o. is hiring Researcher (m/f) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. The employer is offering a motivating compensation package, the option of starting continuing doctoral studies at any nearby university and the option of hybrid work. You can apply here until the role is fulfilled. 

Lidner Montage & Service GmbH is hiring Construction Designer (m/f) in Leipzig and Zagreb. The employer is offering comprehensive training, long-term perspective, and work from home. You can find out more and apply on the link here until 26.05.2023. 

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Friday, 19 May 2023

Shopping in Croatia to Change With Limited Working Sundays Coming

May 20, 2023 - Shopping in Croatia has been pretty effortless so far, and it feels like the shops are always open. The new Croatian Trade Act comes into force on July 1st, though, and the most important item it brings is the limitation for shops only to work 16 Sundays a year. So shopping centers, among others, had to think carefully about which Sundays to choose and which ones to give up.

Fortunately for them, as Poslovni writes, there will be 27 Sundays left from July 1st to December 31st, and it will be easier to allocate 16 working days to that period than it will be from next year when a strategy and work plan should be devised throughout the year, writes N1.

While it is somewhat easier for retail chains, it is much more difficult for shopping centers because everything needs to be worked out with the tenants, who have different ideas about working Sundays. That's why, for example, Arena Centar in Zagreb still doesn't have specific dates for working Sundays, but the general idea exists.

"We decided to focus on the increased customer interest period at the year's end. We will inform the public about the exact dates promptly", they told us from the Arena Center.

Avenue Mall already has specific dates for working Sundays, but the people of Zagreb have to prepare that from July 1 to September, they can forget about that shopping center on Sundays.

"We will be open the first three Sundays in September, the first four in October, and all Sundays in November and December," said Avenue Mall.

Split Joker had to think about the tourist season and increased traffic in July and August, so they could not give up working Sundays during that period. Therefore, they had to "deny" themselves Sundays in the months after.

"We will work on July 9, August 20 and 27, September 3, 10 and 17, October 8 and 15, all Sundays in November, and all Sundays in December except the 31st," they say in Joker.

Somehow, the Zagreb City Center One has the best situation for its business because East will work according to one schedule, West according to another. It will overlap only on the busiest dates.

West will be open on July 9, August 13, September 3 and 10, October 8, 15, 22, and 29, every Sunday in November, and every Sunday in December except the 31st. East will be open on 16 July, August 20, September 3 and 17, October 8, 15, 22, and 29, all Sundays in November, and all Sundays in December except the 31st.

Indeed, six months of work according to the new law will be enough time for large shopping centers to prepare for the coming years when they will have to distribute the allowed 16 working Sundays more carefully.

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