Sunday, 19 September 2021

Associations Say National COVID Team Unjust Towards Night Clubs, Bars

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - The Voice of Entrepreneurs and the Night Clubs and Bars Association say it is pointless that night clubs and bars are not allowed to stay open after midnight and that this decision by the national COVID-19 crisis management team is unjust, notably now that almost all of the EU has lifted restrictions on them. Night clubs and bars have paid the highest price of the pandemic, the two associations said in a press release on Sunday. The national team is not considering allowing night clubs to stay open without restrictions, provided that COVID rules are complied with, as though they…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

“Crvena Voda” by Jurica Pavičić Voted Best Int’l Crime Novel in France in 2021

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - The French translation of the novel "Crvena Voda" (Red Water) by writer and journalist Jurica Pavičić won the prestigious Grand Prix de Littérature Policière award for best international crime novel in France in 2021. The Grand Prix de Littérature Policière is one the most prestigious literary awards which has been given since 1948 in two categories: for the best French and the best international crime novel. Some of the past winners of the award for the best international crime novel are Patricia Highsmith, Stanisław Lem, Mary Higgins Clark, Elmore Leonard, P. D. James, Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, and Cammila…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

HUT: Over 1,000 Pupils From Quake-Hit Sisak County Offered Free Seaside Holidays

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - The Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) continues implementing its project of offering free seaside holidays for primary and secondary school students from the earthquake-affected areas in Sisak-Moslavina County. All the 12 hotel companies within HUT, in cooperation with four ministries, decided to provide free holidays on the coast for over 1,000 students and teachers from 13 schools in the quake-hit Sisak-Moslavina County's areas. At the launch of the scheme in June, 180 pupils from three elementary schools spent the summer holidays in Valamar hotels in Istria. The implementation of the programme resumed in mid-September for students from the remaining 10…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

Croatian Electronic Communications Market Sees Increases in Revenue and Investment

ZAGREB, 19 Sept , 2021 - The Croatian electronic communications market saw a 5% increase in total revenues in the first half of 2021 compared with the same period in 2020, while operators' investments rose by 4%, according to the data provided by the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM). Revenues from broadband Internet access increased by 10%, from network rental by 7% and from pay television by 4%. Investment in fiber optic infrastructure rose by 121%, and the number of connections using this technology went up by 32%.  In the second quarter of the year the share of high-speed broadband connections…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

Ombudswoman: Solution to Violence Against Women Lies in Continuous Education

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - The key to solving the problem of violence against women lies primarily in the continuous education of those applying laws and regulations, gender equality ombudswoman Višnja Ljubičić has said on the occasion of the National Day of Combating Violence Against Women, observed on 22 September. She welcomed the latest amendments to the criminal code and the law on protection against domestic violence, which eliminated some key shortcomings in the effective suppression of gender-based violence, but said the key was to keep educating those applying laws and regulations, rather than in frequently changing legislation. Serious acts of gender-based violence are often…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

Three Croatian Municipalities Nominated for UNWTO “Best Tourism Villages” Award

ZAGREB, Sept 19 Sept, 2021 - The municipalities of Kaštelir-Labinci, Motovun and Veliko Trojstvo are the Croatian nominees for the "Best Tourism Villages" award, launched in May this year by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as a pilot-project designed to promote the role of rural tourism. As part of the project, UNWTO members could nominate up to three candidates - villages or municipalities that are initiators of sustainable social, economic and environmental changes in the member countries. Kaštelir-Labinci and Motovun are municipalities in Istria County and Veliko Trojstvo is a municipality in Bjelovar-Bilogora County. The UNWTO initiative includes three pillars and two…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

Parliament Building to Undergo Reconstruction

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - The Croatian parliament's building, a heritage building in St. Mark's Square in downtown Zagreb, will undergo reconstruction due to the significant damage sustained in the March 2020 earthquake, a parliament source has told Hina. Due to the procedures that need to be undertaken before the reconstruction, they could not specify how long reconstruction will last. The source said that after the Zagreb earthquake, parliament applied for EU Solidarity Fund money intended for the reconstruction of the cultural heritage and was approved a HRK 87.6 million grant. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan envisages financing the whole reconstruction, including…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

SDP Leader Talks Conflict Within Party, COVID Certificates

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - Social Democratic Party president Peđa Grbin said on Saturday he was ready for radical measures against the caucus members who would be for the four ousted members staying in the caucus, adding that he would do his best to prevent a split within the party and that it was now up to the caucus. The SDP parliamentary group has 32 members, of whom 18 demand that Grbin convene a caucus meeting to vote on the ousting of four caucus members - Rajko Ostojić, Zvane Brumnić, Nikša Vukas and Gordan Maras - who have been expelled from…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

Croatia's Participation in Eurovision Song Contest 2022 Confirmed

September 19, 2021 - HRT confirms Croatia's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The selection of Croatia's entry for Italy will once again be crowned through the Dora competition. Croatia is again getting ready for the 66th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and is undeniably in high spirits. As HRT recently posted, “The beautiful September weather only contributes to the preparations for Dora and Eurovision 2022, which are in full swing! The Croatian national final for the Eurovision Song Contest will begin soon, so stay with us for more information.” Since the country's debut in 1993, Dora has been…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

Croatia Logs 875 New Coronavirus Cases, 7 Deaths

ZAGREB, 19 Sept, 2021 - In the past 24 hours 875 coronavirus cases and seven deaths have been registered in Croatia, the national COVID-19 crisis management team said on Sunday. There are 8,286 active cases and 683 hospitalised patients, including 81 on ventilators, while 21,151 persons are self-isolating. Croatia has registered 391,984 coronavirus cases to date, including 8,500 deaths and 375,198 recoveries, of which 1,028 in the past 24 hours. To date 2,72,130 persons have been tested for the virus, including 9,621 in the past 24 hours, and 43.92% of the population has been vaccinated, including 52.72% of adults, of whom…
Sunday, 19 September 2021

From Gordon Ramsay to Rimac, National Geographic Croatia Program Airs Tonight!

September 19, 2021 - The National Geographic Croatia program airs tonight from 9 pm, kicking off with Gordon Ramsay's Unchartered!  Thanks to National Geographic, the whole world will be able to discover the beauties of Croatia on TV tonight, reports 24 Sata.
  After Gordan Ramsay's Unchartered in Istria at 9 pm, an entire episode of Europe from Above's third season will showcase Croatia through the unique locations chosen by the production team. The episode was filmed throughout last year and covered all seasons, thus fully evoking the beauty of each destination.  National Geographic was fascinated by the unusual 5.5-kilometer-long…
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