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Thursday, 23 June 2022

Changes to How Croatian Police Fines are Prescribed Coming

June the 23rd, 2022 - Changes to how Croatian police fines are prescribed are afoot, with officers now being trained in how to use POS devices similar to those used in cafes and restaurants to facilitate payment by card. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Croatian police officers are being educated on how to use POS devices, and the cash collection of traffic fines from the beginning of July will no longer be possible, as reported by the Ministry of the Interior (MUP). From July the 1st, 2022, people will no longer be able to pay cash fines for traffic offenses at…
Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Croatia's Living Standards Improve in 2021, Stil Lower than EU Average

ZAGREB, 21 June 2022 - Croatia's material welfare of households, measured by Actual individual consumption (AIC), increased in 2021, although it still lagged behind the EU average by 30%, the European Union's statistical office reported on Tuesday. In 2021, AIC per capita expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS) varied from 63% to 146% of the EU average across the 27 Member States. Croatia's material welfare of households was at about 70% of the EU average, and the country reduced the gap by six percentage points compared to 2020. Nine members above EU average, five record AIC per capita 25% or more below EU In…
Tuesday, 21 June 2022

A Foolproof Riva Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner Spot: Cool Off this Summer at Brasserie on 7

June 21, 2022 - It's the first day of summer, which can only mean one thing - we need to find the best places to cool off in Split. And one foolproof lunch spot that never disappoints? Riva favorite Brasserie on 7.  The summer solstice has hit Split as we celebrate the official start of a new season, though with the busy crowds in the city center since Easter weekend and temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius for what feels like months, summer never felt too far away this time around.  As we welcome back travelers from all parts of the…
Monday, 20 June 2022

Summer in Trešnja Rich Programme Announced: Books, Workshops, and More

June 20, 2022 - Zagreb's Trešnja Theatre is preparing a rich programme for the Summer in Trešnja event from June 25 to 29, as part of which visitors will be able to participate in educational and entertaining workshops, book promotions and theatre costume auctions, and see the play ''Hedgehog's House''. Summer in Trešnja begins on Saturday, June 25 at 17:00 with an exhibition of children's acrylic works 'I recycle with a picture' organised by the Croatian Foundation for Children, which carried out this ecological-creative project in the earthquake-stricken area of ​​Topusko, reports tportal.hr. Every day at 18:00, children will be able to watch the…
Monday, 20 June 2022

Lorde Sibenik Concert Delights Fans St. Mihovila Fortress

June 20, 2022 - As part of her ''Solar Power'' tour, New Zealand singer delighted fans with a double-dose of a Lorde Sibenik concert at St. Mihovila Fortress. According to the Grammy-award singer with Croatian roots, she'd been waiting to hold a concert here for more than two years. New Zealand singer Lorde (25), held two real spectacles in Sibenik at the St. Mihovila Fortress, and for one local Šibenik portal, she said that she had a great time and that she was delighted with her Croatian fans, reports Net.hr. "I spent a wonderful day in Sibenik and I wanted to come to Croatia…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Satirical Cartoons by Polish Author Zaradkiewicz to Be Staged in Zagreb

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 - An exhibition of works of Polish cartoonist Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz will be staged in the Bogdan Ogrizović library, one of the city libraries in Zagreb, on 27 June. The exhibition of his satirical cartoons is being organised by the Polish Embassy and the Croatian Cartoonists' Association. Zaradkiewicz's works and activity include book illustrations, cartoons. prints, posters paintings and stage sets. He has received many awards and recently he was one of the winners at the World Press Cartoon Festival in Portugal. For more, check out our lifestyle section.
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Karlovac Aquatika Presents Aquarium Washing Robot

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 - In the future a robot will replace divers in doing the work of cleaning the glass of the Aquatika aquarium in Karlovac after the aquarium's management purchased a robot that it will improve, speed up and simplify cleaning and thus reduce the costs. The new equipment worth HRK 35,000 was presented on last Wednesday by Aquatika director Margarita Maruškić Kulaš, who explained that paying divers was expensive, dangerous and slow, which is why she expressed satisfaction with the purchase of a robot she believes will also arouse interest among visitors. A call will be published soon on social networks…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Zagreb Hosts International Contest in Mental Arithmetic and Mental Math

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 -  An international mental arithmetic and mental math Olympiad, which took place in Zagreb on Sunday, brought together about 500 children from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Austria, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event for children aged between 4 and 17 was organised by the "Malac Genijalac Hrvatska" association. Mental arithmetic concerns arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from any supplies (such as pencil and paper) or devices such as a calculator. For more, check out our lifestyle section.
Sunday, 19 June 2022

The Outsiders, by Joomboos: First Bilingual Teen Series (Trailer, Episode 1)

June 19, 2022 - An interesting and innovative initiative from the hit YouTube channel, JoomBoos, as they launch 'The Outsiders', the first bilingual teen series in the region. Watch the trailer and first episode below. Finding a more global audience and reaching the diaspora has always been a challenge for Croatian-language media, and one of the reasons why I enjoy running TCN so much. There is so much amazing content taking place in Croatia every day all over the country, the majority of which sadly remains in the Croatian language, and as such is only consumed by a tiny percentage…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Have You Experienced the REAL Croatia? Take the Expat Test

June 19. 2022 - So many foreigners and expats know Zagreb and the coast, but not much more. How well do you know the REAL Croatia? Take the expat test, devised by a foreigner living in Vinkovci for almost 30 years. A few months ago I attended a rather unique barbecue in eastern Croatia. The occasion was Vukovar Remembrance Day, the location an English pub in a field in the middle of nowhere outside Vinkovci, and the other partygoers foreign veterans from the Homeland War, who had come to pay their respects to fallen comrades at the annual event. It…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Health Ministry Decides on New Croatian Immunology Institute Location

June the 19th, 2022 - The much-talked-about Croatian Immunology Institute is one step closer to coming to fruition now that the involved ministries have chosen a location for the future facility. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, through the joint efforts of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Property and the Immunology Institute, a solution was reached by which the Rugvica business zone near Zagreb will become the permanent home of the new Croatian Immunology Institute, the Ministry of Health reported recently. ''In the context of legal challenges we faced with the previous chosen location,…
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