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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Croatia Still Lacking Five to Ten Thousand Tourist Workers

August 9, 2022 - 1.2 million jobs in tourism are vacant in Europe, while in Croatia the number is surprisingly high, and there is a demand for between five and ten thousand tourist workers. This tourist season, 1.2 million jobs in hospitality and tourism in the European Union remained unfilled, with travel agencies being the most affected, followed by the aviation industry and the accommodation sector, and Italy has the biggest problem with a lack of workers. Croatia has somehow prepared and adapted for this season when it comes to large employers, and the most problems throughout the season are…
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Tenth Web Summer Camp to Gather Leading Web Experts in Šibenik

August 9, 2022 - This year will mark the tenth edition of Web Summer Camp, a high-profile event that gathers developers and web experts for a few days of learning, sharing experiences, as well as fun under the sun, and networking. As Poslovni reports, Netgen, a local IT company, which has been organizing Web Summer Camp since 2012, which in recent years has been profiled as an event that gathers around two hundred developers and web experts on the Croatian coast, announced the tenth-anniversary edition of the conference, this year with a slightly different concept. “In addition to the full-day…
Monday, 8 August 2022

Croatia's New Car Sales Down 9% in Jan-July 2022

ZAGREB, 8 August, 2022 - In the first seven months of this year, 28,925 new passenger cars were registered in Croatia, which is nearly 9% fewer than in the same period in 2021, according to the data from the Promocija Plus market research agency. Most of the newly-registered cars were manufactured by Volkswagen -- 3,291 vehicles, and their share in the total number of new vehicles sold was 11.4%. Škoda was the second best-selling brand in Croatia, with 2,684 units sold and a 9.3% share. It was followed by Kia (2,635 units, 9.1% share), Dacia (2,319 units, 8.0% share) and Opel…
Sunday, 7 August 2022

"Supermarket of the Future" Exhibition to be Staged in Zagreb on 6-11 Sept

ZAGREB, 7 August, 2022 - From 6 to 11 September, Zagreb's Putolovac Gallery will host "Supermarket of the Future", a Dutch food design exhibition that explores whether the grocery stores we know today will still exist 30 years from now and what they will sell. Meat without animals, milk without cows, getting drunk without alcohol and dinners via Zoom already exist and are part of the huge food transition that questions our use of foodstuffs, production technology and culinary habits, the organisers said in the announcement of the exhibition. The exhibition showcases the results of research into the role of design in…
Sunday, 7 August 2022

Lipovac Autopark to Boost Economy Along the A3 in Slavonia

August 7, 2022 – In Lipovac, in the municipality of Nijemci, test archaeological probes were dug in the future area of ​​the Lipovac Autopark. It should be finished in the next two to three years and hopes are that it will help boost local economy. As Glas Slavonije writes, when the construction of the car park begins, the work will certainly not be slowed down by the archaeological investigations to be carried out before the earthwork and construction work, and the frequent complaints from builders that deadlines need to be pushed through will be avoided. Archaeological research is mandatory in…
Saturday, 6 August 2022

Affordable Housing Project in Croatia to be Run by Erste Group

August 6, 2022 - Living costs keep climbing in Europe, including housing and rent, and Croatia is no exception. With the government policies favouring tourist rentals, there is a shortage of any, especially affordable housing in the cities. While the government sleeps on the issue, private investors are quick to recognise a niche. Erste Group prepares to run an affordable housing project. As Poslovni writes, the absence of a housing policy in Croatia has led to the absurd situation that the residential real estate market in Zagreb and larger cities is oriented toward tourist rentals, pushing up square footage prices,…
Friday, 5 August 2022

Record Low Unemployment Rate in Osijek-Baranja County

August 5, 2022 - Croatia has for a long time had a dynamic relationship with employment, even more so the east of the country. Encouraging news of record low unemployment came in from Osijek. As SiB writes, according to the latest data from the Osijek Regional Office of the Croatian Employment Service, at the end of June this year, 13,951 unemployed people were registered in the Osijek-Baranja County. That is 1.7% less than the previous month and 7.0% less than in June 2021. Since registered unemployment has been monitored on a statistical level, it has never happened that the number…
Friday, 5 August 2022

PicoPACK: Neglected Knin Making Entrepreneurial Comeback

August the 5th, 2022 - Knin in inland Dalmatia has unfortunately been left to ''go to the dogs'' in the economic sense, but the arrival of PicoPACK's new entrepreneurial centre and factory could see that neglect overturned. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, despite being one of the most economically deprived and neglected parts of the entire country, every year at the beginning of August, on the occasion of Victory Day and the Day of Croatian Veterans, the City of Knin comes into the public spotlight. This isn't only in the historical and political sense, but also in an economic one.…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Formula 1 Legend Nico Rosberg Takes Delivery of First Rimac Nevera (VIDEO)

August 4, 2022 - Croatia does not produce many cars, but when it does... Mate Rimac announced that Formula 1 legend Nico Rosberg has taken delivery of the first Rimac Nevera. Twelve years ago, a young Croatian called Mate Rimac was driving a car that would not have looked out of place in the hit British TV show, Only Fools and Horses. But in contrast to Del and Rodney's attempts to achieve financial independence through a variety of get-rich-quick schemes, Rimac has been very focused on his project. A project that has seen his company become Croatia's second unicorn, with…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

Looking for a Job in Croatia? This Week's Top 10 from Posao.hr (August 4, 2022)

July 30, 2022 - Looking for a job in Croatia? A new weekly feature on TCN, in partnership with leading job site agency, Posao.hr, who present a selection of weekly job listings. How hard is it to find a job in Croatia, and what is on offer? We spoke to Ines Bokan, director of leading jobs site Posao.hr, who kindly took the time for this excellent interview overview.   Ines has kindly agreed to work with us on a new weekly feature on TCN - a weekly selection of 10 job listings, as chosen by Posao.hr.  Details and links to the…
Thursday, 4 August 2022

HND and SNH Concerned over Mass Dismissals at Una TV

ZAGREB, 3 August, 2022 - The Croatian Journalists' Association (HND) and the Croatian Journalists' Union (SNH) have expressed regret over mass dismissals of reporters, camera operators, sound engineers, producers and other workers at the Zagreb office of Una Television. "We share the concern for the livelihoods of about thirty of our colleagues, all well-respected media workers who have not breached any professional standards in their work," the two organisations said in a joint statement on Wednesday. Announced as a major regional project based in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Una TV started operating last December. However, it is not broadcasting in Croatia…
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