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Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Gymnast Tin Srbić Secures Olympic Silver Medal, 8th Medal for Croatia in Tokyo!

August 3, 2021 - Croatia gymnast Tin Srbić has secured the Olympic silver medal in the men's horizontal bar final on Tuesday! This is Croatia's 8th medal in Tokyo. Croatian gymnast Tin Srbić won the silver medal in the men's horizontal bar final at the Olympic Games in Tokyo with a score of 14.900, winning the eighth Olympic medal for Croatia this summer.  Slobodan Kadic The 2017 Montreal world champion and silver medalist at the 2019 World Championships in Stuttgart, and a two-time silver medalist at the European Championships (2019, 2020), thus reached his first Olympic medal!  It was also…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Croatian Koncar Group Earns 124% Higher Net Profit in First Half of 2021

August, the 3rd, 2021 - The Croatian Koncar Group (Grupa) has seen quite the increase in terms of net profit in the first six months of 2021, despite the previous and continued obstacles caused by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic. As Novac writes, in the first half of the year, the well known Croatian Koncar Group generated an impressive net profit of 74.3 million kuna, which is an increase of 41.2 million kuna or 124.3 percent when compared to the same period last year, according to the company's financial report published on Thursday. "The Croatian Koncar Group ended the first…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Plenkovic Recalls Turkish Post-Earthquake Help as Croatian Canadair Sent

August the 3rd, 2021 - As wildfires rage across tourist destinations in Turkey and tourists are placed on boats to be taken away from immediate danger, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic recalls the help Turkey readily offered to Croatia following the devastating earthquake which struck Central Croatia at the end of last year and sends a Croatian canadair to help. The Turkish wildfires are horrifying to watch as they engulf the coastline and create a scene all too familiar for many people who have experienced the same on a lesser scale multiple times in Dalmatia over the summers. As heatwaves…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

General Ante Gotovina Has Name Proposal for Peljesac Bridge

August the 3rd, 2021 - Croatian General Ante Gotovina, a hero of the Homeland War, has stepped forward with a name proposal for Peljesac bridge, which has finally and historically connected Croatian and European Union (EU) territory. Peljesac bridge was a long time coming, and with Chinese workers hard at work constructing it day and night, the bridge has been completed, finalising an enormous strategic Croatian project which has connected the extreme south of Dalmatia with the rest of the country, eliminating the need for a border crossing into neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina (through the coastal town of Neum).  The…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Croatian Pharmacies Want to Vaccinate People, But There's a Problem...

August the 3rd, 2021 - Croatian pharmacies would like to step in and ramp up the vaccination process, aiding all those who haven't yet managed to get to a mass vaccination point in getting their first and second doses, but there is of course, in typical Croatian fashion, an issue. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, numerous Croatian residents have readily taken the opportunity to get their digital COVID-certificates issued in Croatian pharmacies, but imagine how much better things might be if you could go there for vaccination, too? To obtain a digital COVID certificate, you just need to show either your…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Seget Gornji Fire Still Active, Section of Adriatic Highway Closed Overnight

August 3, 2021 -  The Seget Gornji fire broke out in the hills near Trogir on Monday morning. 24 hours later, the fire is still active.  Index.hr reports that the firefighters worked all night to put out the fire that broke out in Seget Gornji in the Trogir hinterland on Monday night. By midnight, about 550 hectares of mostly low vegetation and some pine forest had been burned, the County Fire Operational Center in Split reported. Firefighters are on duty in parts of the fire that is under control, while most of the fire-affected area has not yet been brought…
Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Croatian Wrestler Ivan Huklek in Olympic Semifinal!

August 3, 2021 - Croatian wrestler Ivan Huklek advanced to the semifinals of the Olympic Games in Tokyo! Huklek defeated Uzbekistan's Rustam Asakalov 4-1 in the Greco-Roman quarter-final in the 87kg category,  reports HRT. Huklek thus reached his national team colleague Božo Starčević, who also achieved the greatest success of Croatian wrestling by placing in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. Starčević did not win a medal in Rio, and Huklek will have two chances to win a medal in Tokyo. After achieving his first Olympic victory in the round of 16 against US Marine John Walter Stefanowitz by 5-3, he…
Monday, 2 August 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken Nominates Croatia for Visa Waiver Program

August 2, 2021 - US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced that he has nominated Croatia for the Visa Waiver Program. "Today, I nominated Croatia to join the Visa Waiver Program. This step towards visa-free travel recognizes Croatia’s tremendous progress to meet the rigorous standards for participant countries. We look forward to an even stronger U.S.-Croatia relationship." Prime Minister Andrej Plenković responded with two tweets: "We confirm the partnership between Croatia and the United States, and the greatest benefit of abolishing visas will benefit Croatian citizens who will be able to travel freely to America. We look forward to further…
Monday, 2 August 2021

Fire in Seget Gornji Prevents Planes From Landing at Split Airport

Updated article on the morning of August 3. August 2, 2021 - A fire in Seget Gornji, in the hills of Trogir, broke out in the morning. Although the houses in the neighborhood are not in danger, the smoke is affecting the air traffic of the Split airport. A large fire in Seget Gornji broke out around 10.30 am, reports 24sata. It blazed along the road. As we find out, the fire is spreading carried by the wind, but the houses are not endangered for now. All available forces from the fire brigades from Solin, Vranjica, Kaštela, Trogir and Seget Vranjica are…
Monday, 2 August 2021

Croatia Logs 29 New COVID-19 Cases, Three Deaths

ZAGREB, 2 Aug 2021 - Croatia has registered 29 new coronavirus cases and three COVID-19-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus response team said on Monday. The number of active cases currently stands at 953. Of them, 156 people are receiving hospital treatment, including 13 on ventilators. Since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country in late February 2020, a total of 363,787 people have been registered as having contracted the novel virus, of whom 8,266 have died and 354,568 have recovered, including 175 in the last 24 hours. Currently, 4,326 people are self-isolating. A total of 2,308,960 people have been tested to…
Monday, 2 August 2021

First in Croatia: Lonjsko Polje Nature Park Accepts Cryptocurrencies

August 2, 2021 - Lonjsko Polje Nature Park accepts cryptocurrencies and is the first nature park in Croatia to welcome digital money! Virtual and digital currencies are becoming increasingly popular. Just a few days ago, El Salvador became the first country in the world to introduce bitcoin as the official currency, i.e., a parallel legal tender with the US dollar. Now, the third-largest protected park in Croatia, Lonjsko Polje Nature Park, apart from the kuna, has introduced bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a means of payment, reports HRTurizam. Thus, visitors can purchase tickets with cryptocurrencies via Eletrocoin PayCek for a solar-powered boat…
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