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Monday, 8 November 2021

Zagreb Opposition Strongly Against Plans To Cancel Stay-at-Home Parent Scheme

ZAGREB, 8 Nov, 2021 - Opposition parties in the Zagreb City Assembly - the HDZ, the HSLS, Bridge and the Homeland Movement - on Monday strongly opposed plans to abolish a grant scheme for stay-at-home parents as well as reduce grants for layettes for newborn babies. HDZ deputy and HDZ Zagreb city branch leader Mislav Herman said on behalf of the HDZ/HSLS group that the announced drastic cut in grants for stay-at-home parents and the proposal to shorten the period during which they receive them was tantamount to their abolishment. The City of Zagreb last Friday put to public consultation a decision abolishing grants for stay-at-home…
Monday, 8 November 2021

Association: Resistance to Vaccine Due to Disinformation on Social Networks

ZAGREB, 8 Nov, 2021 - The president of the Croatian Association for the Promotion of Patients' Rights, Jasna Karačić, said there was great resistance to vaccination and distrust of the profession in Croatia due to disinformation on COVID-19 that was spreading on social networks. Disinformation is spreading on social networks much faster than scientific information is spreading. This is also present in other countries, but in Croatia it is pronounced the most in the entire EU, Karačić told Hina. She said one should listen to experts, but the problem is also in the way the national COVID-19 crisis management team is communicating,…
Monday, 8 November 2021

My Songs: Catch Sting at Zagreb Arena in March 2022!

November 8, 2021 - Catch Sting at Zagreb Arena next March as part of the legendary British singer-songwriter's 'My Songs' tour! Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation, and Charm Music announce Sting on Monday, March 21, 2022, at Arena Zagreb, where the British singer-songwriter will perform as part of the 'My Songs' tour. Ticket sales start on Friday, November 12, through Eventim.hr and at Eventim sales points. Sting’s 'My Songs' concert is a lush and dynamic show featuring his favorite songs, written during the glorious career of this 17-time Grammy Award winner, both with The Police and as a solo artist. Hailed…
Monday, 8 November 2021

18th Opatija Winter Swimming Season Officially Opens (VIDEO)

November 8, 2021 - The 28th Opatija winter swimming season opened on Sunday, presenting a new type of tourist offer, and the only one of its kind in the Mediterranean. Kukali opened the 18th Opatija winter swimming season in new bathing suits. At their standard position at Slatina beach, across from the Girl with the Seagull statue, the members of this Opatija collective once again pointed out a different side to the Opatija tourist offer and a tradition of the region, reports Novi List. "Today's winter swimming also presents a new type of tourist offer, the only one of its…
Monday, 8 November 2021

Croatian Public Health Institute Publishes Detailed Guidelines for Schools

November the 8th, 2021 - The Croatian Public Health Institute has published the latest detailed guidelines for schools as infection numbers soar and attempts are made with various new measures and ramped up vaccination to slow the spread and the pressure on the healthcare system. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Croatian Public Health Institute (HZJZ/CNIPH) and the Ministry of Science and Education have published detailed and updated instructions on the use of masks in primary and secondary schools for students, school and kindergarten staff and other adults during their stay there, to try to prevent and control the currently rapid spread…
Monday, 8 November 2021

Did You Know These Lesser Known Facts About Dalmatian-Venetian Relations?

November the 8th, 2021 - Dalmatia and Venice have had quite the tumultuous relationship over the last few, well, thousand years or so, but did you know these lesser known facts about Dalmatian-Venetian relations? Put yourself to the test! As Morski/Gordana Igrec writes, Dalmatian-Venetian relations used to be extremely complicated in the past, with trade issues and jealousy when it came to the former Dubrovnik Republic, which was once its own state, dominating. Their structure and relationship changed over time. Here are some lesser known facts. Back in 1553, the Venetian representative Giovanni Battista Gistuiniani, when travelling through Dalmatia, wrote…
Sunday, 7 November 2021

Zagreb Michelin Delight: Mario Mandaric, Noel's Bruno Vokal Uganda Charity Dinner

Novmber 7, 2021 - Are you a foodie in Zagreb? There is only one place to be on Friday, as a Zagreb Michelin Delight will be served up by two chefs with a Michelin pedigree to raise money to build wells in villags in rural Uganda.  I love everything about this story  Success stories of the little guy in Croatia should be told more in my opinion, especially those which then go on to give back. We have written about the incredible story of Mario Mandaric before. A school dropout aged 17, his passion for gastronomy had him named on…
Sunday, 7 November 2021

Valamar Hotel Company Provides Earthquake Victims With Furniture, Appliances

ZAGREB, 7 Nov 2021 - A shipment of well-preserved used furniture from hotels of the Valamar Group will be sent to households damaged in a devastating quake that hit Sisak-Moslavina County in December 2020. The Corinthia hotel in Baška on the northern Adriatic island of Krk will be refurbished soon and over 3,000 pieces of furniture and household appliances from this hotel will be donated to those in need in the quake-hit areas. The Red Cross in Sisak will be provided with the largest share of the donation, the Valamar hotel company said this week. In the aftermath of the disaster, Valamar…
Sunday, 7 November 2021

Dutch Humanitarians Visit Vinkovci

ZAGREB, 7 Nov 2021 - Dutch humanitarian activists Tineke Sta-Bol and Ton van Bree, who have been organizing summer holidays for children from eastern Croatia in the Netherlands for 20 years, were received by the deputy mayor of Vinkovci, Josip Romić, this week. Romić praised the efforts of the two humanitarians, who every year raise donations for summer holidays for about 40 children from Vukovar-Srijem County in a summer camp in the small Dutch town of Ermelo. During their stay there, Croatian children have many interesting activities aimed at improving their social skills. For many of those children it has been the…
Sunday, 7 November 2021

Primary Healthcare Short of 207 Family Doctors, 104 Gynecologists

ZAGREB, 7 Nov 2021 - Croatia has a shortage of 207 family doctors and 104 gynecologists, the Croatian Chamber of Physicians (HLK) said earlier this week, adding that it is necessary to advertise residencies to increase the number of doctors in primary healthcare. Amendments to the Healthcare Act should ensure better working conditions in primary healthcare as they are the main reason why young doctors are leaving Croatia, the HLK said after a meeting with representatives of the Health Ministry and the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZZO), which focused on the situation and future solutions in family medicine and gynecology. Primary healthcare spends only a small…
Sunday, 7 November 2021

First Artificial Heart Implant at KBC Split Announced

November 7, 2021 - The first artificial heart implant at KBC Split has been announced by the head of the Split Cardiac Surgery Clinic, Mate Petričević. The first implantation of an artificial heart has been announced at the Cardiac Surgery Department of the Split Clinical Hospital Center (KBC Split), revealed Mate Petričević, head of the Split Cardiac Surgery Clinic for N1. Implanting a long-term mechanical circulatory support, i.e., an artificial heart, lasts approximately eight hours, and the first operation in Split will be performed at the Cardiac Surgery Department of KBC Split. This type of operation in Croatia is performed at the…
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