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Friday, 12 August 2022

Only 56% of Registered Business Entities in Croatia are Active

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - At the end of June 2022, there were 316,052 registered business entities in Croatia, of which 176,882 or 56% were active, the data from the national statistical office (DZS) shows. Of the total number of registered business entities, 238,572 were companies, of which 141,743 or 59.4% were active. There were also 73,924 institutions, bodies, associations, and organisations (34,322 active), cooperatives (817 active), and 93,393 sole traders and freelancers. More than half of the business entities were registered in wholesale and retail trade, 17.6% in motor vehicle and motorcycle repairs, 7.8% in the manufacturing industry, 10.2% in…
Thursday, 11 August 2022

First Direct Rail Container Service from Rijeka to Czechia Launched

ZAGREB, 11 August, 2022 - The first direct freight, container and rail service from Rijeka to the Czech Republic has been established, connecting the port of Rijeka via the container terminal at Brajdica with the Czech city of Paskov, the Adriatic Gate Container Terminal reported on Thursday. Adriatic Gate CEO Emmanuel Papagiannakis underscored that the Czech market is one of the most important European markets. "Currently, we have several regular weekly block trains from Rijeka to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Hungary, from where we are also connected to Slovakia," he said, stressing that the company appreciates Maersk's initiative to launch the new service,…
Thursday, 11 August 2022

Looking for a Job in Croatia? This Week's Top 10 from Posao.hr (August 11, 2022)

August 11, 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, 11 August 2022

Self-employment Increase in Croatia This Year all Thanks to Women

August 11, 2022 - Employment in Croatia is always an interesting topic. The fluctuations of unemployment rates are in line with the tourist season, with the increase usually happening in August. This year's self-employment increase, however, all happened thanks to women who have started their trades or companies. As Poslovni reports, a streak of five months of consecutive reductions in the number of unemployed in the records of the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) ended in July. At the end of last month, 109,571 unemployed people were registered, i.e., 3,772 more than the month before, and the first third of August…
Tuesday, 9 August 2022

Croatia's First Half-Year Exports Up by 35.6%, Imports by 51.8%

ZAGREB, 9 August, 2022 - In the first half of 2022, Croatia's commodity exports totalled HRK 90 billion, increasing by 35.6% on the year, while imports went up by 51.8% to HRK 152.5 billion, according to the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (DZS). The foreign trade deficit was HRK 62.4 billion and was HRK 28.4 billion higher year on year. Coverage of imports by exports was 59.1%, compared to 66.1% in the first half of 2021. In the first six months of this year, HRK 64.2 billion worth of commodities were exported to the EU (+42.3%), while imports reached HRK 112.3 billion (+44.1%). Exports…
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,…
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