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Monday, 18 July 2022

100,000 Octopuses Released into Split Waters as Part of Wider Project

July the 18th, 2022 - The Split waters are richer for around 100,000 octopuses in their early phases of development after they were released there as part of a wider project involving them. As Morski writes, the Split Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, in cooperation with the Croatian Association for Sport Fishing at Sea, has begun research into the possibility of raising octopuses in their early developmental stages for the purpose of their repopulation. As part of the research, hundreds of thousands of individual octopus larvae were released into the sea, more precisely into the Split waters. Over the next year, the…
Monday, 18 July 2022

Fast Split-Osijek Train Arrives Late Because Dispatcher Falls Asleep

July the 18th, 2022 - One ''fast'' Split-Osijek train ended up arriving much later than it should have done, and not because of technical issues, but because the dispatcher allegedly fell asleep on the job. There was another story fairly recently about a train arriving to Zagreb late because the driver simply didn't bother to turn up to work that day, so this shouldn't come as much of a surprise, although you have to admit it's quite amusing. Croatia isn't really known for its trains being amazing, or even half decent to be perfectly honest. They often arrive late, the…
Monday, 18 July 2022

Pelješac Bridge Opening Ceremony: New Details Emerge for July 26

July 18, 2022 - From Rimac Nevera to European champion racecar drivers, brass bands, and Croatia's political elite, a look at the Pelješac Bridge opening ceremony details so far.  The first car to cross the Pelješac Bridge at the ceremonial opening on July 26 will be the Rimac Nevera, the most powerful electric vehicle today, produced by the Croatian company Rimac Automobili. Three-time European champion racecar driver Niko Pulić will be on the bridge's other end.  Nevera will start from one side of the bridge, and the famous Croatian racecar driver's Croatian-made car on the other, before they both pass through…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years: 10. Raising Children

July 18, 2022 - Twenty years a foreigner in Croatia. Part 10 of 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years - raising children is a game changer wherever you are, but Dalmatia is special. As all Dads will tell you, becoming a father is an incredible experience, a journey I could never have envisaged for myself. There have been many highs, a few frustrations and - especially now with two teenage daughters in the house - never a dull moment. But to have had the opportunity to bring up my kids in Croatia (and largely in Dalmatia) has been…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

Eurobarometer: Croatians Trust Traditional Media Most

ZAGREB, 17 July 2022 - Croatians consider television and radio as the most trustful sources of information, and their trust in information on social networks is higher than the EU average, a Eurobarometer survey shows. The survey examined media habits, trust in different media sources, and attitudes towards disinformation, the Croatian Ministry of Culture and Media says in a presentation of the Eurobarometer findings on its website.  Media outlets play a major role in informing citizens about the European Union's activities and its institutions. This survey shows that 72% of respondents say that they have recently read, seen or heard something about…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

69th Pula Film Festival Kicks Off

ZAGREB, 17 July  2022 - The ceremony of opening the 69th edition of the Pula Film Festival took place in the city's landmark "Arena" on Saturday evening, with Croatian President Zoran Milanović addressing the event. The festival will run through 24 July and Croatian Programme includes 10 films, while International Programme has 11 films. President Milanović said that "this is a Croatian film festival." "We are a small, open country and a small nation and we cannot but look towards the world. It is not good for us to be introverted," Milanović said praising the inclusion of international filmmakers and…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

11th Split Pride Parade Held on Saturday (PHOTOS)

July 17, 2022 - As has become the norm every year, the City of Split celebrated pride around its old town. The 11th Split Pride parade brought together dozens of people of all ages to show their support for the LGBTQ+ community. As is customary year after year, the city of Split celebrated Pride and Total Croatia News was there to record the festivities. Yesterday the streets of Split were filled with music and smiles, with dozens of people marching together with flags and banners, showing their unconditional support for the LGBTQ+ community. The high temperatures were not an obstacle, and…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

Croatian Adriatic Now Totally Covered by Meteorological-Oceanographic Buoys

July the 17th, 2022 - The Croatian Adriatic is now totally covered in the sense of measuring by meterological-oceanographic buoys, from up north in Kvarner, all the way down to the extreme south of Dalmatia in Molunat (Konavle). As Morski writes, the final (more precisely the fifth) meteorological-oceanographic buoy from the State Hydrometeorological Institute (DHMZ) was placed recently at a location near the Blitvenica lighthouse, not far from the island of Zirje in the Sibenik archipelago. This completes the construction of the state network of meteorological-oceanographic buoys in the Croatian Adriatic, which represents an important segment of the DHMZ's strategic project…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

Istrian Firefighters Giving Tourists Info About Fires at Border Crossing

July the 17th, 2022 - With terrible wildfires raging around the Sibenik area, Istrian firefighters have stepped up their game in informing people about fires and how to avoid causing them at the border crossing. As Morski writes, Istrian firefighters, more specifically members of the Umag public fire department, where busy handing out educational leaflets warning tourists entering the Republic of Croatia about the dangers of fires on Saturday morning at the Plovanija border crossing with neighbouring Slovenia. ''Over the last few days, we have unfortunately witnessed large fires in the wider Istria County area, which, thanks to the quick reaction…
Sunday, 17 July 2022

20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years: 9. Dealing with Online Trolls

July 17, 2022 - Twenty years a foreigner in Croatia. Part 9 of 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years - the realities of life in the region, dealing with online trolls.  There is no feeling quite like coming home from the pub, logging on, and then finding your name being trashed on the Internet by a number of people on an online forum.  It happened to me for the first - but certainly not the last - time back in early 2004 when I was running a real estate business on Hvar. There was only one real place…
Saturday, 16 July 2022

20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years: 8. Business Meetings

July 16, 2022 - Twenty years a foreigner in Croatia. Part 8 of 20 Ways Croatia Changed Me in 20 Years - a new approach to business meetings.   One of the things that really confused me during my early days in Croatia, especially in the cities, was the fact that the cafes seemed to be pretty full almost all of the time. Did these people do ANY work, EVER? It seemed that the order of the day was to sit in the sun nursing a 2-hour espresso, watching the world go by with friends. How could the economy possibly achieve…
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