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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Split Hospital to Establish Genetic Counselling Department

ZAGREB, 16 August, 2022 -  The University Hospital Centre in the biggest Croatian coastal city of Split will this year set up a genetic counselling office that will provide opportunities for testing for hereditary cancers. The genetic counselling, which will be opened this autumn, will be within the molecular pathology laboratory of the Department of Pathology and Cytology. Thus, the counselling will perform diagnostic testing for healthy persons who are members of the families in which some hereditary cancers appear to run. The head of the Department of Pathology and Cytology, Nenad Kunac, explains that, for instance, a member of the family where…
Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Pula Aquarium Gets New Resident Which Changes Own Gender

August the 16th, 2022 - The Pula Aquarium, known for its efforts in conservation and the rescue and rehabilitation of all sorts of Adriatic marine lifeforms, has a new and very interesting resident which can change its own gender every eight years. As Morski writes, over more recent days, the much loved Pula Aquarium presented to the public the third largest fish of its future tropical lineup, a Humphead wrass named Napoleon (Cheilinus undulatus), the largest bony fish which naturally lives on coral reefs. The Humphead wrasse is an unusual looking fish which stands out for both its colour and its…
Tuesday, 16 August 2022

Savings Could be Made With More Generic Drugs on Croatian Market

August the 16th, 2022 - Replacements of certain medicines are set to arrive on the Croatian market as making savings becomes extremely necessary in the enfeebled Croatian healthcare system. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Josipa Ban writes, counting the pennies within the wider Croatian healthcare system, especially in the consumption of medicines, is now more needed than ever. We've been witnessing accumulated debts for medicines for decades now, which, after numerous rehabilitation attempts by the Ministry of Finance, are still far from reduced. In fact, they only grew enough to reach slightly more than six billion kuna at the end of April this year.…
Monday, 15 August 2022

Archbishop of Zagreb Calls for Defending Family

ZAGREB, 15 August, 2022 - The Archbishop of Zagreb, Cardinal Josip Bozanić, said on Monday the Christian vision of existence was in jeopardy and called for defending the family as society's greatest good. Celebrating Assumption Day mass at the Marija Bistrica national Marian shrine, he said the Assumption of Mary was deeply rooted among Croatia's believers and that the Christian vision of existence "is in jeopardy and under attack from ideologies whose intention is to condition society and the human person." Bozanić said that last month in Canada, Pope Francis pointed to the danger of ideological colonisation which was contrary to life's reality and…
Monday, 15 August 2022

Low Water Levels Limit River Navigation

ZAGREB, 15 August, 2022 - The general director of the Hrvatske Vode water management company, Zoran Đuroković, has warned about river navigation restrictions due to a long drought that has brought water levels close to historical minimums. Low water levels impact river navigation, groundwater tributaries, and fish stocks, but there are no major problems for now, he told RTL television on Sunday. River water levels across Croatia are extremely low, but mostly some 40 cm above record minimums. The level of the Sava in Zagreb is -298 cm, 40 cm above the historical minimum recorded in 1993 (-338 cm). The situation is…
Monday, 15 August 2022

Split-Dalmatia County Coastguard Gets New Vessel - Sveti Jeronim

August the 15th, 2022 - Sveti Jeronim is now taking to the sparkling and currently tourist-filled waters of Split-Dalmatia County, and the vessel is part of an enormous 186 million kuna wider project. Each single kuna of that eye-watering figure spent on the new boat is worth it, however, to keep this part of the Central Dalmatian coastline safe and secure. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the leaders of Split-Dalmatia County's local government unit and the More and Karst public institution recently presented a new vessel, Sveti Jeronim, from the wider project of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development entitled…
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Thousands Coming to the Croatian Walking Festival In Gospić and Otočac

August 14, 2022 -  The fourth edition of the Croatian Walking Festival will take place again this year during the first weekend of September in Gospić and Otočac. This year, the Croatian Walking Festival, a mass sports and recreational event, will be held under the auspices of the IML Walking Association. After several years of efforts, the event achieved world recognition by being included in the annual IML calendar, and the organisation's members from all over the world will be arriving to Lika. The fourth edition of the festival will once again be held in early September, on the 3rd…
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Art Zagreb Fair to Show Works by Ukrainian Artists

ZAGREB, 14 August, 2022 - Five Ukrainian galleries will present works by Ukrainian artists created during the Russian aggression on their country as part of the Art Zagreb fair on 15-18 September. The works will be shown as part of the Terra Ukraina project, a result of the cooperation between Art Zagreb, the Ukrainian Gallerists Association and the SOS Ukraine platform, with the European Commission's support. The aim is to help Ukrainian culture, so all works will be for sale. The Ukrainian Gallerists Association was founded in Lviv last year. Since the beginning of the aggression, it has focused on raising public awareness of Russia's destruction…
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Speleologists Report Accelerated Melting of Ice in Velebit Caves

ZAGREB, 14 August, 2022 - An international speleological expedition, which is exploring 15 caves in environmentally protected areas of Mount Velebit for the second week, has noticed an accelerated melting of ice deep underground, linking it to climate change. While exploring a cave called Lukina Jama, which has been completely covered in ice at a depth of 70 metres in the last 22 years, they found that a passage has opened up into deeper parts of the cave as a result of the ice melting, members of the expedition told Hina in a statement. The ice, the age of which is…
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Croatian Film Wins Three Awards at Locarno Festival

ZAGREB, 13 August, 2022 - Croatian director Juraj Lerotić's debut "Safe Place" has won three awards at this year's Locarno Film Festival, for best director, best actor, and best first feature film, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC) said on Saturday. The film is about a sudden suicide attempt which opens a gap in the everyday life of a family of three whose lives change fundamentally, as if they have been pulled into a war invisible to everyone else, HAVC said. The plot is limited to a short period of time and boils down to the most important thing, to save a loved one, HAVC said, adding that…
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Fuel Prices to Drop as of Tuesday, Government says

ZAGREB, 14 August - The government adopted a new decree on Saturday on the highest retail prices of petroleum products under which, as of Tuesday, a litre of petrol will cost HRK 0.11 less and a litre of diesel HRK 0.02 less than now. As of Tuesday, a litre of petrol will cost HRK 11.19, a litre of diesel HRK 12.12, and a litre of blue-dyed diesel HRK 8.49, or HRK 0.01 less. Without the newest decree, a litre of petrol would cost HRK 13.06 as of Tuesday, a litre of diesel HRK 14.57, and a litre of blue-dyed diesel HRK 9.38,…
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