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Sunday, 24 October 2021

Ministry Proposes €4m Aid Scheme for Sugar Beet Farmers

ZAGREB, 24 Oct, 2021 - The Croatian Ministry of Agriculture put a HRK 30 million (€4m) aid scheme for sugar beet producers to public consultation earlier this week. The scheme will provide financial support to sugar beet farmers facing a slowdown or complete suspension of economic activity caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It should help them recover from losses, provide liquidity, restore the pre-pandemic level of primary production, maintain the present level of employment and prevent disruptions to the food supply chain.  The ministry said that the pandemic has hit hard nearly all sectors of the economy, including agriculture, and that in the…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Croatia and Bulgaria Declared by Germany as Covid High-risk Areas

ZAGREB, 24 Oct, 2021 - Germany added Croatia and Bulgaria to areas high-risk for Covid-19 on Sunday, triggering a minimum five-day quarantine for unvaccinated or unrecovered travellers arriving from the two countries, the dpa news agency reported on Sunday. On Friday the Robert Koch Institute announced that Germany had decided to add Croatia to its list of COVID-19 high-risk countries, which means that people who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered from COVID-19 will have to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival from Croatia. Travellers arriving from high-risk countries will be allowed to end their self-isolation after five days if they…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Croatian Tree of 2021 Has Been Chosen Among 13 Candidates

October 24, 2021 - The Croatian Tree of 2021, and which will also represent the country in the European Tree of the Year competition, has been chosen and is the giant sequoia of Slatina, in Slavonia. The tree of the giant sequoia, also called ''mammoth'', located within the EPIcentre Sequoia Slatina, is about 130 years old and was chosen as the Croatian tree in 2021. This Centennial Giant was protected in 1967 as a monument of park architecture, and today it has been chosen as the Croatian Tree of 2021, reports Turističke Priče. The story of the giant mammoth in Slatina…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

10-Year Project of Croatia’s Construction Land Survey to Cost €400M

ZAGREB, 24 Oct, 2021 - Over three billion kuna will have to be spent on a ten-year project of the construction land survey across Croatia, and currently there are only a score of businesses licenced to perform that job, the Jutarnji List daily reported on Sunday. According to the daily, the construction land is large about 600,000 hectares. The newspaper says that this will be the job of the century for licenced land surveyors, and that the project, which should start on 1 November, will cost more than the building of Pelješac Bridge, for instance. The Croatian State Geodetic Administration will…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Campaigners Have to Collect 368,867 Signatures for Euro Referendum Petition

ZAGREB, 24 Oct, 2021 - The Ministry of Justice and Public Administration sated on Sunday that the campaigners who are against Croatia's plan to switch to the euro have to collect at least 368,867 valid signatures for their petition for the referendum initiative "Let's Preserve the Kuna". One of the conditions for calling a referendum is that at least 10% of eligible voters sign the referendum petition, and on 24 October, the ministry established that there were 3,688,671 eligible voters in the country's electoral rolls, which means that the 10% quota is 368,867. The organising committee for the referendum initiative on…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

EC Vice President Admits There Is Gap between Decision-makers and Citizens

ZAGREB, 24 Oct, 2021 - European Commission Vice President for Democracy and Demography Dubravka Šuica said on Saturday that there was a gap between decision-makers and citizens, and European institutions were thinking of the inclusion of general public on a permanent basis in discussions on EU-related topics. We have noticed that there is a gap between decisions-makers and and citizens and we want to lessen that gap. It is the reason why we are organising this Conference (on the Future of Europe), Commissioner Šuica told a press conference in the European Parliament on Saturday after a session bringing together EU representatives…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Witches, VR and Wine: Exploring the Wonders of Savičenta, Istria

When a certain place has you sidetracked several times on the way to a wine festival, you know you have something special on your hands. A recap of an afternoon spent exploring the charming Savičenta in central Istria What do you do when the forecast calls for a sunny weekend in October? A road trip, of course. We headed to Istria for a day and decided to stop in Svetvinčenat, a town in the south central part of the region. Named after Saint Vincent, the town is more often referred to as Savičenta by the local population, and is also…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Popular Terme Jezercica Taken Over by Zminj-based Company Rudan

October the 24th, 2021 - The Zminj-based company Rudan has taken over one of the most popular places of its kind in all of the Republic of Croatia in its latest big business move - Terme Jezercica. As Jutarnji/Novac/Jozo Vrdoljak writes, Rudan, a company from Zminj in Istria which is well known for its energy saving projects, has been making an increasing step towards tourism over more recent years. The company recently took over the popular Terme Jezercica from its previous owners, Zrinka and Ivana Lekic who are also known as owners of various nursing/care homes for the elderly and infirm.…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

EU Funds Provide Cash for Croatian Projects Worth 515 Million Kuna

October the 24th, 2021 - There can be no doubt that European Union (EU) funds have done wonders for Croatia, and now another very generous EU fund cash injection has provided the means for yet more Croatian projects. As Jutarnji/Novac/Gordana Grgas writes, the first 36 small enterprises from the manufacturing industry recently received grants according to an EU tender entitled "Strengthening the competitiveness of companies by investing in the digital and green transition" which was announced last spring. This cash amounts to 155 million kuna in support, and the Croatian projects it will work to bring to life total as…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Popular Crikvenica Hotel International to be Torn Down and Replaced

October the 24th, 2021 - The popular Crikvenica Hotel International, which has stood proud on this coastal town for many years, is set to be torn down and replaced with a brand new, modern and luxurious facility. As Morski writes, the much-loved Crikvenica Hotel International, located in the city port just a few dozen metres from the shoreline will soon be demolished. In its place, a brand new, more modern and luxurious hotel is set to arise. The Crikvenica Hotel International was first opened back in 1964, and in the 1970s it was the heart, centre and symbol of all…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Dubrovnik Police Donate Mandarins to Central Croatian Colleagues

October the 24th, 2021 - Dubrovnik police have shown that their Central Croatian colleagues haven't been forgotten as they donate over one tonne of mandarins from this southern Dalmatian area, more precisely the Neretva Valley, to the Petrinja and Glina police forces. Central Croatia has had an extremely difficult time over the last year since the devastating earthquake struck Petrinja back at the very end of December last year. The area has far from recovered from that horrendous natural disaster and the authorities there have been working hard than ever before as a result. As Morski writes, almost ten whole…
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