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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Tourists Continue to Take Serious Risks for Selfies on Dubrovnik Walls

May the 12th, 2022 - The Dubrovnik walls have always attracted the masses. These mighty, exceptionally preserved Medieval walls shield the old city and have done since the beginning of their construction way back in the 13th century. Unfortunately, they've become the grounds for very dangerous selfie attempts from tourists, including falls and even deaths. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, praise the heights but stick to the ground, goes the old saying. It's something that most people believe should be firmly plastered onto the pages or on the website of each and every tourism guide or website in Croatia. Even if…
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Expulsion of Germans From Krndija at End-WWII Commemorated

ZAGREB, 11 May 2022 - Vertreibungstag was observed in Krndija near Đakovo on Wednesday in memory of the day at the end of WWII when the Partisans expelled the majority German population and turned the village into a labour camp for villagers who had not left their homes and other members of the German community. A prayer was said at the memorial at the local cemetery, wreaths were laid and candles lit. The commemoration was organised by the Đakovo branch of the Danube Swabians Association and was also attended by representatives of the City of Đakovo. Parish priest Đurica Pardon recalled that 77 years ago today the expelled Germans…
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

5+ Years Living in Split: Expat Eric del Castillo from Mexico City

May 11, 2022 - In our new TCN series, we uncover the lives of expats that have spent over 5 years living in Split. Next up, meet Eric del Castillo from Mexico City! Two idyllic weeks on a Croatian beach is very different from the realities of full-time living. So what is it really like to live in Croatia as an expat? In a new series on TCN, we meet expats who have lived here for 5 years or more, to find out from them the good, the bad, and the ugly of 12-month living in Croatia. Next up, Eric del Castillo…
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Holy See State Secretary arrives in Zagreb

ZAGREB, 11 May 2022 - The Vatican's State Secretary, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, arrived in Zagreb on Tuesday for a three-day visit during which he will meet with the highest Croatian religious and political leaders, the Zagreb Archdiocese said in a statement. Parolin is visiting Croatia on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its recognition and the 25th anniversary of the ratification of three agreements between the Holy See and Croatia. The Vatican dignitary was welcomed at Zagreb Airport by a delegation headed by Zagreb Archbishop Josip Bozanić. On Wednesday, Parolin will meet with members of the Croatian Bishops Conference, and later on…
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

HZZ: 118,922 Persons Registered as Jobless at End of April

ZAGREB, 11 May 2022 - At the end of April, 118,922 job-seekers were registered with the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ), a drop of 5.3% on the month and of 20% on the year. April was the third consecutive month to see a monthly decline in the number of job-seekers, and compared to March, there were 6,682 fewer jobless persons. Daily HZZ data show that due to the influence of seasonal trends and the needs of the tourism sector, the decline in the number of job-seekers will continue into May as well. Currently, there are 114,163 job-seekers, 4,759 fewer than at the…
Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Croatian Candidate Mia Dimšić Misses Out on Eurovision Song Contest Final

May 11, 2022 - Osijek native Mia Dimšić represented Croatia with the song 'Guilty Pleasure' on the first semifinal night of the Eurovision Song Contest but failed to reach the final of the competition. Dimšić performed 11th out of a total of 17 performers. Apart from Croatia, Albania, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Moldova, Portugal, Denmark, Austria, Iceland, Greece, Norway, and Armenia competed.  Croatia's Eurovision representative did her best and said she left her heart on the stage. The night before the semifinals, Mia said that she felt proud and euphoric. Still, she also admitted that she was a…
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Biosphere Corporation Launches "Support Ukrainians" Campaign in Croatia

ZAGREB, 10 May 2022 - Ukraine's biggest manufacturer and distributor of household and hygiene products, Biosphere Corporation, launched its "Support Ukrainians" campaign in Croatia on Tuesday with a view to expanding the campaign to other EU member states. A press conference was told that the campaign aims to set up special shelves in leading Croatian retail chains stocked with Ukrainian products to bring attention to products developed and produced in Ukraine. The campaign is also of a humanitarian nature because Biosphere Corporation will donate HRK 0.50 from each article sold to UNICEF Ukraine to provide support to children and their families affected…
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

My Songs: Sting Zagreb Arena Concert Rescheduled for October 31, 2022

Maay 10, 2022 - The Sting Zagreb Arena concert will take place on October 31, 2022! Cherrytree Music Company, Live Nation, and Charm Music are pleased to announce the recently postponed Sting concert on October 31, 2022, at the Zagreb Arena. Sting was supposed to perform at the Zagreb Arena on March 21, as part of his acclaimed 'My Songs' tour, where he performs his favorite songs written during the famous career of this 17-time Grammy Award winner, both with The Police and as a solo artist.  Hailed as a “masterful performance from start to finish,” the concert “takes fans…
Tuesday, 10 May 2022

5+ Years Living in Split: Expat Marko Gómez Karadza from Peru

May 10, 2022 - In our new TCN series, we uncover the lives of expats that have spent over 5 years living in Split. Next up, meet Marko Gómez Karadza from Peru! Two idyllic weeks on a Croatian beach is very different from the realities of full-time living. So what is it really like to live in Croatia as an expat? In a new series on TCN, we meet expats who have lived here for 5 years or more, to find out from them the good, the bad, and the ugly of 12-month living in Croatia. Next up, Marko Gómez Karadza…
Monday, 9 May 2022

Mirela Čavajda: Rally in Support of Women Health Rights on Thursday 12th

May 9, 2022 - Mirela Čavajda, a 39-year-old pregnant woman who requested an abortion in the 26th week of pregnancy after the fetus was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, had her request rejected by three hospitals in Zagreb. Donations from 1,472 citizens and 16 legal entities will cover Mirela's medical procedure that will take place in Slovenia. The case of Mirela Čavajda, a 39-year-old pregnant woman whose request to have an abortion in the 26th week of pregnancy after the fetus was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor was rejected by three hospitals in Zagreb, has caused great outrage in the country, with…
Monday, 9 May 2022

Last Year Customs Administration Issued 140 Complaints For Gravest Forms of Smuggling

ZAGREB, 9 May 2022 - In 2021 the Customs Administration filed 140 criminal complaints for the gravest forms of smuggling on the EU's external borders, the director of the Customs Administration, Mario Demirović, said on Monday on the occasion of the procurement of new equipment worth HRK 7.5 million. Demirović specified that the Customs Administration issues about 12,700 misdemeanour warrants each year and that 60% of them refer to offences recorded on external borders. He added that in 2021, 80% more warrants were issued than in 2020 and the value of the fines issued in 2021 was up 40% compared with 2020.  ''That means that our…
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