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Saturday, 15 January 2022

Why Are Waiting Times for Croatian Covid Tests So Long?

January the 15th, 2022 - Why is it taking so long for Croatian covid tests to be completed? With endless waits, backlogs, followed by another wait for the results, things are tight as people scramble to get negative test results. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, while in Rijeka people come for Croatian covid tests and get their results more or less within 24 hours, in the City of Zagreb, Split and other larger cities, even when a person has symptoms of coronavirus infection, they're often waiting for a week to get in line for testing. As such, many symptomatic people end…
Friday, 14 January 2022

Renowned Health Resort In Istria to Introduce Senior Housing, Focus on Foreign Markets

Istarske Toplice is a renowned thermal health spa resort in central Istria offering a wide range of health care, wellness and fitness services. Their new plan to introduce independent living facilities for persons aged 55+ has already drawn interest from Slovenia, Italy, and Croats in diaspora As of January 2022, the popular health resort in Istria has a new director who’s planning to turn things around after the pandemic dealt their business a blow. The new director of Istarske Toplice Vlado Mezak discussed his plans with Glas Istre on January 13th, 2022. ‘I’ve approached my new position with a vision…
Friday, 14 January 2022

Croatian Census 2021: Only 3 Cities Now with 100,000+ Inhabitants

January 14, 2022 - More on the Croatian census 2021, as the pace of emigration in Osijek means that there are now only three Croatian cities with more than 100,000 inhabitants. As previously reported on TCN, the Central Bureau of Statistics published the first results of the 2021 census in the morning. Index.hr has some further information from the Croatian census 2021 regarding the cities in Croatia. The results contain data on the total number of enumerated persons and on the total number of inhabitants, households and housing units at the level of the Republic of Croatia, level 2 statistical…
Friday, 14 January 2022

2021 Census Results: Population of Croatia Falls Below 4 Million

January 14, 2022 - Confirmation of what many suspected, as the population of Croatia officially falls below 4 million, reports Index.hr. The Central Bureau of Statistics has published the first results of the 2021 Census. According to the 2011 Census, there were 4,284,889 inhabitants in Croatia. Demographer Andjelko Akrap, who has been warning about bad demographic trends for years, told Index last night that he was sure that the new census would show that it has less than four million inhabitants. It should be reminded that Croatia was hit by a large wave of emigration after joining the EU, especially…
Friday, 14 January 2022

Hollywood Actor Kevin Spacey in Zagreb to Film Franjo Tudjman Movie by Jakov Sedlar

January 14, 2022 - Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is currently in Zagreb filming a Franjo Tudjman movie directed by Jakov Sedlar.  The right-wing Hrvatski Tjednik is the only publication in Croatia to have the opportunity to talk to Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey, who arrived in Zagreb a few weeks ago to star in a film about the first Croatian President Franjo Tudjman, directed by Jakov Sedlar, Jutarnji List writes. The article points out that Spacey arrived quietly. The controversial Hollywood movie star revealed that he has been working on the project about the first Croatian president for eight months, and…
Friday, 14 January 2022

Đurina Hiža Produces First Croatian Free-Range Wagyu Beef

January 14, 2022 - Nikola Božić of restaurants Đurina Hiža and Reshetka is the first to produce Croatian wagyu beef, which will be served at two dinners in February.  Plava Kamenica first spoke to the owner of Đurina Hiža and Reshetka, Nikola Božić, at the Zagreb Burger Festival in the autumn of 2020 about his pioneering project - breeding of the first herd of Croatian wagyu cattle.  A year later, the Đurina Hiža restaurant in Varaždinske Toplice, one of Croatia's most respected meat addresses, will present its first dishes with the first Croatian wagyu at two dinners in February. With Davorin…
Friday, 14 January 2022

By European Union Standards, Croatian Charging Stations Must Increase

January the 14th, 2022 - There needs to be many more Croatian charging stations dotted around the country to meet EU standards, despite the fact that the purchase of electric cars in the bloc is still somewhat modest. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, although the number of electric cars in some European Union countries has already reached an enviable level, the fact is that in most others it is modest, to say the very least. The main reason, with the still relatively high purchase price, is the insufficient charging infrastructure for such vehicles across the bloc. There are around 600…
Thursday, 13 January 2022

Rijeka Carnival Rescheduled for Summer 2022

January 13th, 2021 - Rijeka’s biggest annual event was rescheduled for the summer due to epidemiological measures currently in effect The city of Rijeka was just about to enter the so-called fifth season of the year - the carnival. St. Anthony’s Day on January 17th kicks off the festive season of carnival parades, costumed parties and related traditional customs such as the burning of the Pust effigy. However, preparations came to a halt earlier today when the City of Rijeka announced that the two central events won’t be taking place in February as they usually do. The International Carnival parade…
Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Government Preparing Package of Measures to Ease Impact of Energy Price Hikes

ZAGREB, 12 January, 2022 - The government will present a comprehensive package of measures to relieve the effects of the increase in energy prices on households and businesses, Prime Minister  Andrej Plenković said on Wednesday. "We have a number of tools at our disposal, including measures by the biggest distributor, and that is HEP, measures by regulators and finally measures by the government. By the time this issue becomes current, we will have a whole package that will relieve or prevent any major blow to citizens' living standard," Plenković said in Novska while attending a ceremony marking the town's day. He did not wish to go…
Wednesday, 12 January 2022

300,000 Croatians to Have Their Free Health Insurance Cancelled

January 12th, 2022 - Those who have left Croatia but keep using Croatian public healthcare at the expense of the state will soon be removed from the HZZO database As many as 300.000 Croatians could soon have their public health insurance policies cancelled by the Croatian Health Insurance Fund (HZZO), reports Novi list. Namely, Health Minister Vili Beroš has announced that the HZZO would be cancelling the policies of those insured whose residency or employment status does not grant them the right to free health coverage anymore. Most of that list consists of citizens who emigrated in the last decade…
Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Value of Earthquake Reconstruction Works in Banovina Reaches HRK 800m in January

ZAGREB, 12 January, 2022 - Contracts worth a total of HRK 215 million have been agreed to date for the reconstruction of the earthquake-struck Banovina region, a tender worth HRK 380 million is being prepared and a further HRK 250 million will have been agreed by the end of January, which is HRK 800 million altogether. This data was presented at a regular meeting in Petrinja of the task force dealing with the aftermath of the 2020 earthquakes in the Banovina area. The meeting was informed of the reconstruction process and a public call for the use of €319.2 million from the EU Solidarity…
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