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Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Ministry: New Law to Better Define Concession Procedures, Obligations

ZAGREB, 17 August, 2022 - Responding to the recent criticism by the Island Movement NGO, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure on Wednesday said the new law wouldn't facilitate fencing off beaches and charging access but that it would more clearly define concession procedures and obligations. The draft bill on the maritime domain and seaports is still in preparation, but we can confirm that it cannot be said the bill will facilitate fencing off beaches and charging access to them, the Ministry said in a press release. It pointed out the situation was actually the opposite because the new bill should…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Two Climate Camps to be Held in September

ZAGREB, 17 August, 2022 - The Climatopia regional activist camp and the Adriatic Climate Camp will be held in September, and participants can find out what climate justice is and how to become an active part of the climate movement, the aktivizam.hr website said on Wednesday. Climatopia will be held in Vojnić, Karlovac County on 10-16 September, organised by the Green Action NGO. It will bring together about 30 young people from Croatia, the Western Balkans, and Norway. Green Action has invited everyone aged 18-35, fluent in English and very interested in environmental and climate issues, to join them. The camp's theme is to link the climate…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Post-Quake Reconstruction of Embankments in Sisak-Moslavina County Underway

ZAGREB, 17 August, 2022 - The Hrvatske Vode water management company is systematically repairing the embankments damaged in the devastating earthquakes in Sisak-Moslavina County, and works worth HRK 200 million (€27 million) are underway in 15 locations. The reconstruction works are progressing well, the Hrvatske Vode general director Zoran Đuroković said on Wednesday while touring the construction site for the embankment on the right bank of the Kupa River near Krnjica in the Petrinja area. The construction site was also visited by Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect Ivan Celjak and Elizabeta Kos of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development. The works…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Croatia Registers Record-High Inflation at 12.3%

ZAGREB, 17 August, 2022 - Consumer prices in Croatia in July were 12.3% higher on the year, which is the highest inflation in the country since the national statistical office (DZS) has been keeping data, mainly due to higher fuel and food prices. Month on month, the prices of goods and services for personal consumption were 0.4% higher, the DZS said on Wednesday. In June, the year-on-year price increase was 12.1%. July was the third month in a row in which consumer prices saw a two-digit increase. In the first seven months of 2022, the consumer prices index increased by 9.1%…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Darija Walter of PLANTaža on Art Project Urban Intervention Osijek

August 17, 2022 - A wonderful artistic intervention has just dawned in the city of Osijek. It put the spotlight on the historical beauty of cities. A tram stop that dates to 1926 was refurbished by the famous street artist Lonac, under the Urban Intervention project headed by Darija Walter. Darija is a woman changing things at the local level, to stimulate change on a global level. In recent years, life in Croatia has focused more and more on the capital, while the rest remains neglected, uninhabited, and without events and plans. Darija operates through the association PLANTaža. She also…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Cultural Centre Mesnička (KCM) in Zagreb to Close

August 17, 2022 - While this is probably not the biggest breaking news in Croatia these days, there are a lot of people angry and said that a popular alternative bar, KCM in Zagreb is closing after many years. I often get messages from our CEO Paul Bradbury which read "What do you know about this-or-that?". Usually, honestly, it's not much, but I'm a very proficient Googler, so I end up finding the answers for him. That is the dynamic which leads to him thinking that I'm the person who knows a lot about Croatia, so don't tell him it's…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Arctic Monkeys Rock Pula Arena

Pula, August 17th, 2022 British rock band Arctic Monkeys performed in front of a packed crowd in Pula last night. The concert was already sold out within seconds when personalised tickets went on sale in November. Rumors are that black market prices reached 5000HRK despite security measures. Supporting act Inhaler were also able to convince the mostly young crowd. (All Photos: Burak Canboy)       Approximately 7000 fans from all over Europe came to see the "Modern Day Gladiators entertain the masses" at the ancient Pula Arena. The Indie Rock band from Sheffield around lead singer and guitarist Alex Turner performed…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

How Will Mystery Shoppers Protect Croatian Consumers?

August the 17th, 2022 - Just how will mystery shoppers work to protect Croatian consumers and their rights out in the field as we edge ever closer to Eurozone accession? As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, although it was said that the application would be finished by now, that has unfortunately failed to happen, meaning that the mystery shoppers haven't yet gone out into action in the country's stores. It was also explained how these mystery shoppers will monitor the entire process of price alterations as we approach Eurozone entry and work to protect Croatian consumers. "Each mystery shopper will keep their…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Croatian Pensions to Rise by Around Six Percent in September This Year

August the 17th, 2022 - Croatian pensions are set to increase by at least six percent in September this year for a large group of those in receipt of them. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, during the month of September of this year, Croatian pensions will increase by at least 6 percent, or more precisely from 150 kuna to 210 kuna for the largest group of pensioners whose pensions range from between 2,500 kuna and 3,500 kuna, according to a report from Vecernji list. The average pension paid out to those entitled to them during the month of July 2022 stood at…
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Zadar Hinterland Drought Causing Desperation for Local Winemakers

August the 17th, 2022 - The ongoing Zadar hinterland drought is causing a feeling of insecurity and desperation among local winemakers of the area, of which there are a great many. The Zadar hinterland hasn't really seen any rain for around two months now, and it doesn't seem as if relief will come any time soon. As Morski writes, it hasn't really rained in the Zadar hinterland for two months now, and the ongoing drought is severely harming both local farmers and winemakers, especially in Nadinsko polje, the most ecological vineyard in all of Croatia. Young vineyards with white varieties growing…
Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Croats Shopping Abroad - Revival of Bosnian Shopping Mecca

August 16, 2022 – Growing up in eastern Croatia in the early 2000s meant a few things. It had its challenges and rewards, but one thing was sure – August was time to shop for new school gear. Since everything was a bit too expensive in Croatia, this day usually became a special field trip. Off to the Bosnian shopping mecca! After shopping centres sprung up everywhere and things became a little more affordable, it has not been so much of an event, but Croatian people would still go abroad to shop for groceries. The restrictions around the pandemic made…
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