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Sunday, 14 August 2022

Need a New Croatian Passport or ID Card in Zagreb? New Rules in Place

August the 14th, 2022 - If you need to get a new Croatian passport of ID card over the coming days in the City of Zagreb, then there's something you need to do before you head to the dreaded desks and the friendly and knowledgeable clerks at your local administrative police station. We've all had the masochistic pleasure of waiting for hours clutching a number that isn't due to come up on the screen we're all staring at for an age in an airless room listening to people being repeatedly told they're missing a document. MUP is a special place where…
Sunday, 14 August 2022

Zagreb's Public Transport ZET Embarks on Much Needed Modernisation

August the 14th, 2022 - Zagreb's iconic blue trams and buses belonging to ZET (Zagreb electric tram) are set to undergo some much needed modernisation as Croatia finally begins properly entering the digital age. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, ZET recently presented a few novelties with which it plans to modernise passenger transport offered in the Croatian capital city on the whole. In the trams, they will install screens that will actually show the tram's route, how long it takes to get to the next station, as well as which other lines passengers can be transferred to. As part of the…
Saturday, 13 August 2022

Medical Chamber Urges Public Not to Accuse Doctors Following Reporter's Death

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - The Croatian Medical Chamber (HLK) appealed to media and citizens on Friday not to generalise about possible omissions in the medical treatment of reporter Vladimir Matijanić and aggressively accuse doctors and nurses, a vast majority of whom, it said, do their job responsibly. "We understand the concern and anger of Croatian citizens over this death, but inciting hate against doctors and other medical professionals can only have negative consequences for the entire society," the HLK said in a statement after the circumstances of the death of reporter Vladimir Matijanić, who died on 5 August as a consequence…
Saturday, 13 August 2022

Đuroković: Water Restrictions in Istria Yield Results, Water Must be Used Sensibly

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - Water restrictions in Istria have yielded results, and the situation is under control, the CEO of the state-owned Hrvatske Vode water management company, Zoran Đuroković, said on Friday, noting that water resources should be protected from pollution and calling for their sensible use. Speaking in an interview with the Nova TV broadcaster, Đuroković said that this year's drought had the most serious consequences in the regions where water consumption was the highest - in Istria and Istria County, where 300,000 tourists are currently staying. "The water restrictions have been complied with, and water consumption has been…
Saturday, 13 August 2022

Important Scan Can Now be Done Privately with HZZO Footing the Bill

August the 13th, 2022 - There have been some absolutely horrific stories about the state of the Croatian healthcare system of late, and so it might seem as if nothing within the four walls of a hospital can be trusted. While that is absolutely not true at all, it is more than understandable that people fear potential illness. Some good news is that HZZO will now foot the bill for a test that can be done in a private facility, without all of the long waiting times typically associated with busy, overworked state hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Magnetic resonance…
Saturday, 13 August 2022

Croatian Motorways Issues Advice as Another Busy Weekend is Upon Us

August the 13th, 2022 - The height of the scorching summer tourist season is now well and truly upon us, and with more and more foreign visitors entering the country either by air and then hiring cars, or by road through Croatia's many land borders, Croatian Motorways (HAC) has issued some advice to all those using the country's roads to head to their various destinations, usually on the coast. Yet another busy summer weekend is upon us, and with an absolutely tragic accident involving a bus recently, which took the lives of several individuals, Croatian Motorways has made sure to…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Zagreb Deputy Mayor: Most New Waste Collection Infrastructure to be Ready by 1 October

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - Zagreb Deputy Mayor Luka Korlaet said on Friday that work was underway to provide infrastructure for the new model of waste collection and waste collection tariffs in the capital, noting that most of the infrastructure would be in place by 1 October.  Korlaet made the statement when asked by reporters about the progress of preparations for the implementation of the city authorities' decision on a new waste collection model and a new waste collection tariff system. He said that the first standardised surface waste containers would soon be installed at four locations in Zagreb, adding that the…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Fina: 233,237 Citizens with Frozen Bank Accounts at End of July

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - At the end of July, there were 233,237 citizens and 14,178 business entities with frozen bank accounts, owing HRK 18.5 billion and HRK 4.3 billion in total debt principal respectively, the Financial Agency (Fina) said on Friday. The number of consumers who defaulted on their payments decreased by 0.7% from June 2022 and by 3.9% from July 2021. Their debt principal increased by HRK 2.6 million or 0.01% month on month and by HRK 613.95 million or 3.4% year on year. If the interest debt of HRK 6.6 billion is added, the total debt of…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Favorite Memories in Croatia: From Teenage Hvar Summers to World Cup 2018

August 12, 2022 - How does one choose their favorite memories in Croatia? It's impossible, but there are certainly a few highlights.  I've been reflecting a lot on my time spent in Croatia, from visiting every summer from California growing up to finally moving here in 2015. And the two worlds couldn't be more different.  My homeland, where my parents were born, always carried a sense of wonder - a sense of escape. And moving here by accident in 2015 has allowed me to dive deep into the country of my roots - witnessing the ins and out of a…
Friday, 12 August 2022

More Russians in Croatia than Ukrainian Refugees

ZAGREB, 12 August, 2022 - Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, nearly 50,000 Russian nationals have visited Croatia, and slightly over 7,000 are currently staying in the country, the Večernji List (VL) daily wrote on Friday. Although the number of Russian visitors is slightly lower than at this time last year, they have continued to visit, ignoring the fact that their government has declared Croatia a hostile state. Since there are no flights from Russia to any destination in the European Union, they come via Serbia or Turkey. Večernji List noted that since the Russian military aggression against Ukraine, more…
Friday, 12 August 2022

Rent a What in Slavonia? Rental Cars Nowhere to be Found

August 12, 2022 - Picture this. It's August, you've arrived in Croatia, planning to take a casual trip to Slavonia, you'll rent a car and chill it out, no problem... The only thing is, rent a what? Cars are fully booked out in Slavonia. The news that it is currently impossible to rent a car in Osijek sounded a bit unreal, comments Glas Slavonije. Searching the internet for car rental places, judging by the number of ads, made it all seem a little suspicious. Additionally, there are numerous intermediary sites where you can find rental cars for any date up…
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