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Monday, 18 October 2021

Uber Drivers Strike in Croatia: ''We Feel Like Digital Slaves''

October 18, 2021 - As part of the Uber drivers strike in Croatia, a press conference was held. They claim: ‘‘We cannot get in touch with the company. We have not received an explanation as to why the money is late and when it will be paid. (...) We feel like digital slaves’’. This morning, Uber drivers went on strike in Zagreb and its surroundings because their salaries were late, reports Telegram.hr. The salary that was supposed to sit last Tuesday was paid this morning, and Uber claimed over the weekend that the delay was due to an error in…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Croatia Reports 319 New Coronavirus Cases, 11 Deaths

ZAGREB, 18 Oct 2021 - In the past 24 hours, 319 coronavirus cases and 11 related deaths have been registered in Croatia, the national COVID-19 crisis management team said on Monday. There are 9,299 active cases, including 945 hospitalized patients, 119 of whom are on ventilators, while 18,660 persons are self-isolating. Croatia has registered 428,233 coronavirus cases to date, including 8,907 deaths and 410,027 recoveries. 1,293 people have recovered in the past 24 hours. To date, 2,974,167 persons have been tested for the virus, including 2,815 in the past 24 hours, and 46.09% of the population has been vaccinated against COVID, including…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium in Karlovac Celebrates Five Year Anniversary

October 18, 2021 - Located on the banks of the Korana river in Karlovac, the Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium seeks to educate about the rich flora and fauna of the river, as well as the environment preservation. This weekend they will celebrate five years of existence with a varied program of fun and educational activities. As Turitičke Priče reports, the Aquatika Freshwater Aquarium, located on the banks of the river Korana in Karlovac, dedicates five years of its existence to the importance of preserving the environment. The central part of the celebration will last from October 22 to 24. Walking through the…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Mislav Herman Re-Elected Leader of HDZ's Zagreb Branch

ZAGREB, 18 Oct 2021 - The incumbent president of the Zagreb branch of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party, Mislav Herman, was re-elected to this post at the party's internal elections on Sunday. Herman won 3,341 votes, while his rival Pavo Kostopeč received 1,931. Herman called on the members of the HDZ's Zagreb branch to show unity and commitment so that they would take the helm of the city administration at the next local election. Members of his campaign team, the current cabinet ministers Nikolina Brnjac and Josip Aladrović, as well as Mario Župan and Frane Barbarić, were elected vice-presidents. On…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Vujčić: No Room for Panic About Possible Rise in Interest Rates

ZAGREB, 18 Oct 2021 – Croatian National Bank (HNB) Governor Boris Vujčić said on Sunday that Croatian citizens should not fear a sudden rise in loan installments as a result of the rise in the inflation rate. Speaking in an interview with the HRT public broadcaster on Sunday evening, Vujčić said there was no room for panic that interest rates would rise abruptly, and with the loan payments, for citizens who have long-term loans with variable interest rates. He noted that the interest rates had been at record low levels since 2015 and that throughout that time the HNB was…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Can Peljesac Bridge Withstand Bura, Earthquakes, Maritime Incidents?

October the 18th, 2021 - With the construction of Peljesac bridge finally drawing to a close and with access roads being hurried along, questions about Croatia's most important strategic project which has united its territory have arisen. Can the bridge cope with strong bura or will it need to be closed? What if an earthquake strikes or if a large vessel runs into one of its pillars? An expert provided answers. As Morski writes, Peljesac bridge with its elegant 2404 metres has surrounded Mali Ston Bay and finally connected Croatian territory. It blends harmoniously into the Dalmatian landscape, but also into…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Trsteno Arboretum Education and Multimedia Centre Newly Opened

October the 18th, 2021 - Trsteno Arboretum is one of the most beautiful little places hidden away on the southern Dalmatian coastline to visit. Filled with rich plantlife and boasting million dollar views across the Adriatic Sea, it's the perfect place for a recharge. The brand new Trsteno Arboretum Education and Multimedia Centre will only add to its allure. As Morski writes, as part of the "Historical Gardens of the Dubrovnik area" project, the Trsteno Arboretum Education and Multimedia Centre was officially opened, having been partly financed by European Union (EU) funds. The brand new centre will contribute to the…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Around Half of Croatian ATMs Could be Removed from Use, Here's Why

October the 18th, 2021 - As many as half of all Croatian ATMs could end up being put out of use as a result of incoming regulations which involve the safety and security of ATM machines. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, there are very many Croatian ATMs, and it's always quite amusing to be strolling through an ancient street steeped in history and come across an ATM lodged in the wall. While perhaps not always that tasteful, they're certainly handy. The Republic of Croatia has 6,000 ATMs, and half of them could be shut down and removed due to the introduction…
Monday, 18 October 2021

Zagreb Dogs Checked for Microchips, Fines Await Irresponsible Owners

October the 18th, 2021 - Zagreb dogs are under the radar of the police as a large and detailed inspection of the capital's four legged residents takes place. The item they need to have to make sure their owners avoid a fine? Microchips. The Croatian capital is home to many a dog, and small fluffy apartment-dwelling breeds are a common sight next to the chairs of their owners sipping coffee for hours on Cvjetni trg or taking a stroll through Gornji grad (Upper town). Just how many of them are being treated responsibly with microchips and vaccines, however, is yet…
Sunday, 17 October 2021

Barbara Matić Takes Silver at Judo Grand Slam in Paris, One of World's Strongest Events

October 17, 2021 - The world #1 judoka Barbara Matić continues with stellar results this year, taking home the silver medal from the judo Grand Slam in Paris over the weekend.  Croatian judoka Barbara Matić won second place at one of the strongest judo tournaments in the world, the Grand Slam in Paris, reports T.portal.  The world champion won the silver medal in the category up to 70 kg, while Zlatko Kumrić lost in the category up to 100 kilograms in the semifinals, and then in the fight for bronze and finished fifth. What Wimbledon is for tennis, the Paris…
Sunday, 17 October 2021

Promising Croatian Table Tennis Stars Win European Youth Silver and Bronze

October 17, 2021 - Two more international medals for Croatian table tennis this year as Ivor Ban and Hana Arapović win silver and bronze at the European Youth Top 10 in France!  Ivor Ban and Hana Arapović won silver and bronze respectively at the European Youth Top 10, which was played in France over the weekend. Croatian juniors won four bronze medals at the European Championships in Varaždin this year. Now in Tours, in the competition of the ten best European table tennis players, they have completed their collection with two more medals, announced HSTS. In the end, Ban achieved seven…
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