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Sunday, 7 November 2021

6 KBC Zagreb Employees Fired After Refusing Vaccine or Testing

November the 7th, 2021 - Six KBC Zagreb (Rebro) employees have been fired after refusing to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, as well as for refusing to be regularly tested for the virus' presence. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is once again biting hard here in Europe as the season changes and people begin spending more and more time indoors as a result of the colder weather. Infections here in Croatia have climbed to numbers never seen before during the entire pandemic and new measures are now in force to try to combat the rapidly escalating situation. Hospitals are…
Sunday, 7 November 2021

Sali on Dugi Otok Once Led in Infections, Now it Leads in Vaccination Rate

November the 7th, 2021 - Sali is a beautiful place on a famously stunning island, Dugi otok. It once led in terms of coronavirus infections, which isn't exactly the best statistic, but now things have been turned on their heads and Sali is leading in terms of the vaccination rate. As Morski writes, according to recent data published by the Croatian Institute of Public Health, one municipality in Zadar County is the absolute record holder in terms of the vaccination of its residents. In Sali on Dugi otok, a municipality with an official census of 1,900 people, 64.3 percent of…
Saturday, 6 November 2021

Great Archaeological Finds Discovered in a Cave on Hvar

ZAGREB, 6 Nov 2021 - The cave called "Babina Špilja" on the Adriatic island of Hvar was explored by archaeologists this summer and autumn when they found ceramic items and animal bones dating back to the early Neolithic period and a pebble with natural markings, which appears to have originated from the Mesolithic. The discoveries are currently in Oxford for radiocarbon dating, archaeologist Marcel Burić has told Hina. The results of that analysis will be completed in January 2022, and they will indicate whether or not people had existed on this Croatian island also before the early Neolithic. The exploration was triggered off…
Friday, 5 November 2021

No Additional Taxation of Marinas, Concession Remains Unchanged

November 5, 2021 - After it was believed that they had to pay an additional cost due to being considered sub-concessions, this raised a series of concerns, but in the end, there will be no additional taxation for Marinas in Croatia, as it was all a misunderstanding, points the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. As reported by HrTurizam, the announcement that ancillary activities in marinas will be treated as sub-concessions raised a real storm among members of the HGK Marina Association, but after talks with representatives of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure (MMPI) it was determined that there was a misunderstanding and…
Friday, 5 November 2021

Miso Mihocevic Discusses War Memories, Dubrovnik, Potential for Book

November the 5th, 2021 - Dubrovnik, known today (at least before the pandemic) as Croatia's tourism Mecca plagued by crowds and cruise ships, was once under threat by something much more sinister - Serbian-Montenegrin aggression. Back in the 90s, it wasn't the flashes of cameras striking the famous UNESCO protected city, but hundreds of grenades. Miso Mihocevic is often referred to as a war hero, and this former translator/interpreter and negotiator's emotions towards those difficult times haven't dulled even 30 years on. As Dubrovniknet/Lidija Crncevic writes, not for one second did Miso Mihocevic consider packing his bags, abandoning his city…
Friday, 5 November 2021

Interliber 2021 Bringing 230 Exhibitors from 14 Countries to Zagreb

November the 5th, 2021 - The much loved Interliber, which has always been traditionally held at the Zagreb Fair (Zagrebacki Velesajam), is finally back after being banned under coronavirus-induced epidemiological measures. The Zagreb Fair also played and still plays host to those coming to be vaccinated against the novel virus. What does Interliber 2021 have in store? As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, this year's 43rd International Book Fair, Interliber 2021, will be held from November the 9th to 14th at the Zagreb Fair, as was announced on Wednesday by the president of the Association of Publishers and Bookstores (ZNK), Slavko Kozina. The…
Friday, 5 November 2021

Terme Sveti Martin Wins European Spa Special Jury Award!

November 5, 2021- Terme Sveti Martin has won the European SPA special jury award, proving once again that they are the leaders of continental tourism. Namely, HRTurizam reports that Terme Sveti Martin received another global recognition and won the prestigious jury award in the "Medical Spa" category awarded by the organization ESPA (European Spas Association). ESPA is an umbrella industrial organization whose global goal is to promote spas in Europe and services based on thermal mineral water, landscape, and climate so that they are available to as many citizens and visitors as possible. Terme Sveti Martin received this award as an…
Friday, 5 November 2021

Croatian Hospitals Prepare Themselves as Coronavirus Infections Climb

November the 5th, 2021 - Croatian hospitals are once again busy preparing for the worst as the coronavirus infection rate climbs across the country and threats of a similar situation to what we experienced this time last year looms. With nowhere near enough of the population vaccinated, worries for the healthcare system reign strong. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, it was recently reported that just 31 percent of the population in Split-Dalmatia County have been vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine against COVID-19, making it the worst county in all of Croatia. This means that out of about 450 thousand inhabitants…
Thursday, 4 November 2021

Zagreb Schools To Go Back to Face-to-Face Classes As Of 8 November

ZAGREB, 4 Nov 2021 - As of Monday, November 8, primary and secondary schools in Zagreb will go back to face-to-face classes, the city's education office said on Thursday.  In case the epidemiological situation in a school worsens, the city office will, in cooperation with the "Andrija Štampar" Teaching Institute for Public Health, consider switching to online classes. The city office for education said this decision was made in line with a conclusion of the city's COVID-19 response team of November 4. This week, after All Saints' Day, schools have been holding online classes. For more, make sure to check out our dedicated…
Thursday, 4 November 2021

2021 Zagreb Backgammon Open Returns to Croatia's Capital in December

November 4, 2021 – Brought to the Balkans by the Ottomans, Backgammon has a long history in Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia. Returning after a one year absence, the 2021 Zagreb Backgammon Open is the latest evidence of the game's enduring appeal. Think of a game or a sport and you'll be able to find it in Zagreb. Really. Golf? Zagreb has Croatia's best course. Fencing? Surprisingly, at least two separate clubs/schools. Tabletop and board games? There are no less than two venues dedicated specifically for these pastimes, a further two cafes where they're a prominent part of the offer and…
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