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Friday, 12 August 2022

Zagreb Deputy Mayor: Most New Waste Collection Infrastructure to be Ready by 1 October

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - Zagreb Deputy Mayor Luka Korlaet said on Friday that work was underway to provide infrastructure for the new model of waste collection and waste collection tariffs in the capital, noting that most of the infrastructure would be in place by 1 October.  Korlaet made the statement when asked by reporters about the progress of preparations for the implementation of the city authorities' decision on a new waste collection model and a new waste collection tariff system. He said that the first standardised surface waste containers would soon be installed at four locations in Zagreb, adding that the…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Croatia Reports 1,094 New Coronavirus Cases, 11 Deaths

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - Croatia has registered 1,094 new COVID cases and 11 related deaths in the past 24 hours, the national COVID response team reported on Friday. The number of active cases in the country currently stands at 7,760, of whom 631 are hospitalised and 25 of them are on ventilators, while 5,276 people are self-isolating. Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 1,198,898 COVID cases have been recorded in Croatia; 16,472 patients have died as a consequence, and 1,174,666 have recovered, including 1,508 in the past 24 hours. To date, 59.58% of the total population, or…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Fina: 233,237 Citizens with Frozen Bank Accounts at End of July

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - At the end of July, there were 233,237 citizens and 14,178 business entities with frozen bank accounts, owing HRK 18.5 billion and HRK 4.3 billion in total debt principal respectively, the Financial Agency (Fina) said on Friday. The number of consumers who defaulted on their payments decreased by 0.7% from June 2022 and by 3.9% from July 2021. Their debt principal increased by HRK 2.6 million or 0.01% month on month and by HRK 613.95 million or 3.4% year on year. If the interest debt of HRK 6.6 billion is added, the total debt of…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Entain to Acquire SuperSport? 920m EUR Sale Likely for Largest Croatian Betting Company

August 12, 2022 - British betting group Entain has announced that it intends to buy 75 percent of SuperSport - the largest Croatian betting company and the title sponsor of the strongest class of Croatian club football - for 920 million euros.  SuperSport, which has a sponsorship contract with the Croatian Football Federation, and after which the strongest rank of domestic football, i.e., the national cup, is called, is the largest Croatian sports bookmaker. With a 54 percent market share and strong growth in the last five years, it is the market leader, reports Jutarnji List.  SuperSport was founded by Danko Ćorić,…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Favorite Memories in Croatia: From Teenage Hvar Summers to World Cup 2018

August 12, 2022 - How does one choose their favorite memories in Croatia? It's impossible, but there are certainly a few highlights.  I've been reflecting a lot on my time spent in Croatia, from visiting every summer from California growing up to finally moving here in 2015. And the two worlds couldn't be more different.  My homeland, where my parents were born, always carried a sense of wonder - a sense of escape. And moving here by accident in 2015 has allowed me to dive deep into the country of my roots - witnessing the ins and out of a…
Friday, 12 August 2022

More Russians in Croatia than Ukrainian Refugees

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nearly 50,000 Russian nationals have visited Croatia, and slightly over 7,000 are currently staying in the country, the Večernji List (VL) daily wrote on Friday. Although the number of Russian visitors is slightly lower than at this time last year, they have continued to visit, ignoring the fact that their government has declared Croatia a hostile state. Since there are no flights from Russia to any destination in the European Union, they come via Serbia or Turkey. Večernji List noted that since the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, more…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Only 56% of Registered Business Entities in Croatia are Active

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - At the end of June 2022, there were 316,052 registered business entities in Croatia, of which 176,882 or 56% were active, the data from the national statistical office (DZS) shows. Of the total number of registered business entities, 238,572 were companies, of which 141,743 or 59.4% were active. There were also 73,924 institutions, bodies, associations, and organisations (34,322 active), cooperatives (817 active), and 93,393 sole traders and freelancers. More than half of the business entities were registered in wholesale and retail trade, 17.6% in motor vehicle and motorcycle repairs, 7.8% in the manufacturing industry, 10.2% in…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Rent a What in Slavonia? Rental Cars Nowhere to be Found

August 12, 2022 - Picture this. It's August, you've arrived in Croatia, planning to take a casual trip to Slavonia, you'll rent a car and chill it out, no problem... The only thing is, rent a what? Cars are fully booked out in Slavonia. The news that it is currently impossible to rent a car in Osijek sounded a bit unreal, comments Glas Slavonije. Searching the internet for car rental places, judging by the number of ads, made it all seem a little suspicious. Additionally, there are numerous intermediary sites where you can find rental cars for any date up…
Friday, 12 August 2022

First Rimac Nevera Buyer Nico Rosberg on First Drive with Mate Rimac (VIDEO)

August 12, 2022 - Formula 1 Legend Nico Legend takes to YouTube to post his experience of the first drive of his new Rimac Nevera.  Croatia may not sell many cars, but when it does... As TCN reported last week in Formula 1 Legend Nico Rosberg Takes Delivery of First Rimac Nevera (VIDEO), Rosberg became the first official buyer on the much-vaunted Croatian hypercar, the Rimac Nevera.  Rosberg is clearly delighted with his purchase, and yesterday he posted a new video on his YouTube channel, detailing the first journey of his new purchase:  What a special day: First drive in my…
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Commemoration Held for Reporter Vladimir Matijanić

ZAGREB, 11 August, 2022 - The Croatian Journalists Association (HND) on Thursday held a commemoration for reporter Vladimir Matijanić, who died last Friday. Attending the event, held in Split, were members of Matijanić's family, fellow journalists, friends, and others who respected the late reporter, whose death, caused by COVID-19, attracted public attention following media reports that doctors in Split failed to provide him with adequate care even though he had a number of underlying conditions. "Nobody can be indifferent to the way (his death) happened," HND president Hrvoje Zovko said in his speech, noting that "we are living in a country…
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Infobip Donates Half a Million Kuna to Solidarna Foundation for Ukrainian Refugees

ZAGREB, 11 August, 2022 - The Infobip IT company has donated more than half a million kuna to the "Solidarna" foundation for its fund designed to help integrate Ukrainian refugees staying in Croatia, Solidarna said on Thursday. The donation, amounting to HRK 507,000 (€67,600), will be used to organise Croatian language courses for the refugees, provide financial support to Ukrainian families, and support projects designed to assist displaced persons including psychotherapy, help in finding employment, child care, etc.
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