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Thursday, 19 May 2022

SplitX Summit: An Exclusive Gathering of XR, Metaverse, and Web3 Experts

May 19, 2022 - What happens when you invite an exclusive group of experts and leaders, put them in a venue like no other, and immerse them in a program designed to maximize creative collaboration? Many would call it a fantasy. They call it SplitX Summit.  Held in Split's most stunning locations like Diocletian's Palace, Prokurative, Klis Fortress, and more, SplitX Summer is held from May 27 to 29, as a gathering of XR, Metaverse, and Web 3 experts.  The Summit traditionally gathers the world’s greatest minds as a way to foster relationships and drive new opportunities with lasting impact far beyond the…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Ministry to Find Solution to Non-emergency Medical Transportation Drivers' Strike

ZAGREB, 18 May 2022 - The Ministry of Health stated on Wednesday that it was taking steps for a solution to demands by striking non-emergency medical transportation drivers, adding that their strike was illegal because it affected the rights of numerous patients. Ambulance drivers have been striking for three days and have said they would continue until their demands are met for their wages to be equalised throughout the country as now their wages can differ up to HRK 1,500 depending on which county employs them. "The ministry and government are doing everything within the framework of financial abilities to resolve the status and financial…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

24 Hours in Hvar: Hvar Town, Where History & Glamour Collide

18 May 2022 - If New York had a Croatian equivalent of a city that never sleeps, Hvar town would be it. The vibe here is a complete 180 from the chill, whimsical air of Stari Grad, so let’s dive right into 24 hours in Hvar town! 9.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. After getting off the bus from Stari Grad, leave your bags at your next accommodation and walk over to Kava37 to start your day. Here, you can get an outstanding flat white, perfectly paired with a freshly baked, palm-sized, hazelnut and chocolate chip cookie. Everything served in this…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Zagreb ZOO Hosting EAZA Conservation Forum 2022

ZAGREB, 18 May 2022 - Zagreb Zoo is hosting a three-day conference on the protection of animals and their habitats, organised by the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA). The event, which opened on Wednesday, has brought together 111 experts from 70 institutions from 24 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The topics on the agenda range from the protection of the Pallas's cat to the reintroduction of the extremely rare bald ibis bird to the nature. "The protection of animals is our future, the future of zoos," Zagreb Zoo director, Damir Skok, said. Formed in 1992, EAZA’s mission is to…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Dairy Farmers Say Farm Gate Price Insufficient to Cover Production Costs

ZAGREB, 18 May 2022 - Milk producers on Wednesday reported about a meeting with the ministers of agriculture and finance, Marija Vučković and Zdravko Marić, at which they warned the ministers that the milk farm gate price was insufficient to cover production costs. "The situation in the dairy sector is dramatic, if concrete action is not taken, we fear the sector will continue to collapse, dairy farms will continue to be closed, and the number of dairy cows will continue to fall, as will the quantity of milk produced," the Croatian Chamber of Agriculture (HGK) said in a statement. Igor…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

HZZO to Cover Cost of Pregnancy Termination in Slovenia for Mirela Čavajda

ZAGREB, 18 May 2022 - The Croatian Health Insurance Agency (HZZO) will cover the cost of pregnancy termination for Mirela Čavajda in a hospital in Ljubljana. The HZZO said this in a statement issued after earlier in the day the Jutarnji List daily reported that Čavajda would most probably not have the cost of her pregnancy termination abroad covered by the HZZO. Čavajda is a woman six months into her pregnancy who who could not have her pregnancy terminated in Croatia despite the fetus's serious malformations. Jutarnji List says is has learned from unofficial sources that Croatian doctors, even though…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Only 24 of 500 Government Bodies Provide Information on Advertising via Media

ZAGREB, 18 May 2022 - The Electronic Media Council (VEM) has confirmed that following its request, only 24 of some 500 government bodies, public institutions and legal entities whose majority owner is the state have submitted reports on their advertising via local media programmes in 2021. Public institutions and legal entities have until 31 March every year to report to VEM on their advertisements published in the previous year, and post the relevant information on their web sites. The response by public institutions was relatively poor, with 24 reports having been submitted by 31 March, while one was submitted after that…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Shocking Split Taxi Experience Turns Positive thanks to Help of Local Facebook Group

May 18, 2022 - One shocking Split taxi experience made a turn for the better thanks to the help of the local community.  Those in Split know that the tourist season came a bit earlier than usual this year - especially when we consider we're enjoying 28 degrees in May. But, unfortunately, we can't kick off the season without the horror taxi stories we know so well from the past, with some tourists already desperate for help after forking out cash for mindboggling fares. Like Emma Watkinson. Emma shared her unpleasant taxi experience in the uber-popular Facebook group "Split Croatia…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Medulin Solar Power Goal Given Spring in Step With 3.06 Million Kuna

May the 18th, 2022 - The Medulin solar power goal has been given a very welcome spring in its step in the form of a cash injection worth 3.06 million kuna in total. One of the Republic of Croatia's (many) natural riches is the sheer amount of hours of unfiltered sunshine it gets on an annual basis, and one way in which Croatia could save an incredible amount of money, time and contribute in a very positive way to protecting the environment would be to continue to invest heavily in its solar power capacities. The Medulin solar power aim will…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Smart Museum Presented as Part of Karlovac Smart City Strategy

May the 18th, 2022 - The Karlovac Smart City strategy recently saw the presentation of a digital temperature monitoring project as part of the Smart Museum project. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Smart Museum project for the digital monitoring of temperature, humidity and other conditions for the proper storing museum exhibits, was presented at the Karlovac City Museum as part of the "Karlovac Smart City" strategy. The implementation envisages equipping the museum with smart systems for the measuring and remote reading and monitoring of the interdependence of the space's conditions (temperature, humidity) and energy consumption in order to save energy,…
Wednesday, 18 May 2022

Gradac Municipality Investing 1.5 Million Kuna in Waterfront Revamp

May the 18th, 2022 - The Gradac Municipality has decided to invest 1.5 million kuna in giving the waterfront a bit of a facelift of sorts, as part of a wider plan totalling approximately 5 million kuna. As Morski writes, the Gradac Municipality has announced this year's plan for the management of its maritime domain, in the maintenance of which it will invest around 5 million kuna. These funds will be raised partly from the budget, partly from fees for concessions and concession approvals, as well as from fees for the use of maritime domain paid by the owners of…
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