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Monday, 1 August 2022

Croatian 2022 Tourist Season Pushes Spending and GDP Up

August the 1st, 2022 - The Croatian 2022 tourist season is succeeding in pushing GDP and spending up, but with the German stagnation still ongoing, things on that front continue to remain a valid concern from a very important market for the country. As Morski writes, thanks to the excellent Croatian 2022 tourist season so far, spending and consumption back in June continued to grow on an annual basis for the seventeenth month in a row: retail sales increased by 3.8 percent, and at the same rate, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (CBS) shows, industrial production also increased,…
Monday, 1 August 2022

Groznjan Jazz Programme Gathers Generations from Multiple Countries

August the 1st, 2022 - The Groznjan jazz programme has succeeded in gathering together generations of jazz music lovers from a multitude of different countries from all across the world. As Morski writes, exceptional cooperation between participants of various educational programmes and their mentors, along with top-notch knowledge and great talent have been woven into the foundations of the International Cultural Centre of Croatian Musical Youth under whose auspices jazz programmes are being held in Groznjan, which is fondly referred to the smallest jazz metropolis in the world. The Groznjan jazz programme, Festival Jazz is Back! BP, the Summer Jazz…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Eel Brudet, Traditional Boats added to Register of Cultural Properties

ZAGREB, 31 July, 2022 - The art of preparing Neretva eel brudet, or brodetto, and the art of building and navigating traditional boats in the Kvarner region of the northern Adriatic have been added to the Croatian Register of Cultural Properties, the Ministry of Culture and Media has announced on its website. Eels and brudet are inseparably connected with the way of life of the people in the Neretva river valley of southern Croatia and are part of their identity. Neretva brudet belongs to the Mediterranean family of simple dishes based on locally available ingredients, and today, with eels in shorty…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

"Hospital" for Griffon Vultures Opens on Cres island

ZAGREB, 31 July, 2022 - A new "hospital" for griffon vultures, with an indoor and an outdoor enclosure for intensive care, has been opened in Beli on the northern Adriatic island of Cres as part of a project to enhance the capacity of the Beli Rescue Centre for Griffon Vultures. The value of the project, which includes the necessary diagnostic and laboratory equipment, is HRK 888,000 (€117,300), of which HRK 755,000 (€100,000) was allocated by the European Union, while the rest came from the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund. The newly-renovated facility will be of great assistance to young vultures…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Over 2,200 People Apply for Adult Education Vouchers, 1,762 Granted

ZAGREB, 31 July, 2022 - This year, 4,000 people in Croatia can apply for adult education vouchers, and so far over 2,200 applications have been submitted and 1,762 have been granted. This measure was launched on 1 April, and both employed and unemployed persons can apply for vouchers. A total of 2,221 persons have done so by the end of July, the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) said in response to the query from Hina. The HZZ is conducting the voucher-based adult education scheme together with the Labour Ministry. So far, 1,762 vouchers have been granted, 459 applications are being processed, and…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Croatian Fathers Entitled to Paid Paternity Leave as of 1 August

ZAGREB, 31 July, 2022 - As of 1 August, all fathers in Croatia will be entitled to paid paternity leave of 10 or 15 days, depending on whether they have one child, twins or more children born at the same time. Paternity leave is not obligatory, but if a father chooses to take this leave, his employer must grant it. This right is governed by the Act amending the Maternity and Parental Allowances Act. "Paternity leave can be taken during the first six months of the child's life. Fathers are advised to exercise this right, and employers have an obligation to make…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

What Did Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Get Wrong About Croatia?

July 31, 2022 - In one of the least important articles ever posted on this site, we examine a brief conversation in the TV series 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' which features Croatia as a plot point. Disclaimer no. 1: Yes, I know I'm late. The episode I'm talking about here, the 7th episode of the fourth season of the Amazon Prime Video series, was released in March, but hey, there are so many shows to see, so little time! Disclaimer no. 2: Total Croatia News is a serious site, bringing you the most important news about Croatia in the English language.…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

A Father's Promise Fulfilled! 50 Islands, 1 Swim, 1 Legend

July 31, 2022 - The most beautiful story to come out of Croatia in this and many a year. A father's promise fulfilled, as Ribafish completes his swim to Croatia's 50 inhabited islands. Bravo! I never got to meet young Rok before his life ended tragically so young, but I have heard lots about the special bond that he shared with his father, Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish. And I cannot imagine a child being more proud of his dad than Rok would have been at the end of his father's momentous journey. I have heard a lot of their joint love of…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Unique Mali Brijun Catamaran Ready to Sail at Brijuni National Park

July the 31st, 2022 - The truly unique Mali Brijun catamaran is ready to set sail, and will be a real hit for all those who use it to see the stunning Brijuni archipelago, which attracts countless visitors each year. As Morski writes, Marino Milotic, the director of the gorgeous Brijuni National Park, explained how each client is demanding and has some highly specific requirements and needs when it comes to vessels. ''The navigation of the shallow seas in the Brijuni National Park is just as demanding and very specific as those requirements are, and the Mali Brijun catamaran was…
Sunday, 31 July 2022

Primosten Beach Made More Disability Friendly With New Automatic Aid

July the 31st, 2022 - Primosten beach has been made much more disability friendly with the addition of a new automatic aid to allow those who struggle with physical disabilities the ease of entry and exit into and out of the sea below. The Republic of Croatia is full of ancient stone streets, hills, mountains, thin, slippery steps and narrow old streets. If there is one thing it struggles to be purely due to the very nature of the way its cities and towns have been designed, not to mention the natural landscape, it's disability friendly. Things are changing, however,…
Saturday, 30 July 2022

"Tokyo Before/After“ Exhibition at Zagreb's Archaeological Museum

ZAGREB, 30 July 2022 - The travelling exhibition "Tokyo Before/After", featuring 80 photographs by Japanese artists showing historical and contemporary Tokyo, opens at the Gallery of the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb on 3 August. The photographs are divided into two groups -- one showing the Japanese capital in the 1930s and 1940s and the other showing images of it captured after 2010. Before Croatia, the exhibition has visited Canada, the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Germany and Oman, and after Zagreb it travels to Iran and Egypt. The exhibition remains open until 25 August, and admission is free. The organisers…
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