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Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Croatian National Bank Governor Says Did Not Use Inside Information

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2022 - Croatian National Bank (HNB) Governor Boris Vujčić said in an interview with the HTV public broadcaster on Tuesday evening that he had not used inside information for personal gain and that he discussed the allegations with the prime minister. Vujčić also said that he did not have information that other HNB employees did it either, calling on anyone with evidence of such activity to report it to the HNB and the Croatian Financial Services Supervisory Agency (HANFA). The Index news website said on Monday that about 40 HNB staff, including HNB Governor Vujčić, had traded in bonds and shares…
Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Stormy Winds on the Croatian Coast Tore Down Trees and Electrical Cables

January 12, 2022 - In the past two days, stormy winds on the Croatian coast on Tuesday tore down trees and electrical cables, raised the roofs of houses and overturned vehicles, and some citizens were without electricity for several hours. HRT News reports that yesterday the County Center 112 Rijeka received several reports of disasters caused by stormy winds in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, according to the website of the Directorate of Civil Protection. In the area of ​​the municipality of Čavle, several telephone poles were broken and a tree fell on the road. In Crikvenica, in King Tomislav Street, the wind…
Wednesday, 12 January 2022

Drugs in Croatia: 220 Kilograms of Heroin, €17 Million of Cocaine Found

January the 12th, 2022 - Drugs in Croatia aren't often discussed as much as they are in various other European countries where there are severe addiction issues and raids which often make the headlines, such as in the United Kingdom. That said, there certainly are drug busts in Croatia very frequently, and the biggest of them all happened in the autumn of 2021. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, two stories broke about drugs in Croatia recently, and the two sagas regard two entirely unrelated actions. An enormous amount of heroin was found following the search of a ship that arrived from…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Union says Remote Work Only if Worker Agrees and Employer Covers Expenses

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2022 - The SSSH union federation supports the possibility for employers to organise teleworking in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus provided that workers consent to remote work and expenses arising from working from home are covered by employers. SSSH said in a press release that it supports a decision by the national COVID response team which entered into force on Tuesday related to working from home which would reduce contacts and circulation of the population in public transport in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and avoid a new lockdown. "However, that…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Project "Local Media for a Better Society" Brings Together Journalists from Region

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2022 - A project called "Local media for a better society" is being launched by journalists' associations from Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina with the aim of building trust through cross-border cooperation and joint work on building strong and professional local media. The project involves the Croatian Journalists Union, the Slovenian Journalists Association, the BH Journalists Association, and the Independent Journalists Association of Serbia, with the support of the UK Embassy in Croatia. The project, focusing on building trust and cooperation and strengthening the autonomy and freedom of local media outlets as the basic source of information…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Međimurje County to Finance Assistants for Disabled Pre-School Children

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2022 - Međimurje County will be the only regional government unit in Croatia to finance personal assistants for disabled pre-school children, allocating HRK 500,000 (€66,600) for this purpose, County Prefect Matija Posavec announced on Tuesday. Posavec signed a financing agreement with the president of the Prvi Korak (First Step) NGO, Petra Kovačić, for a project to integrate disabled children in pre-schools in 2022. This is a unique project in Croatia, and Međimurje County will be the only regional government unit to finance personal assistants for disabled pre-school children, Posavec said. The project involves 52 children who will be looked after by…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Zagreb City Authorities to Build 14 New, Reconstruct 14 Existing Schools by 2025

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2022 - Zagreb Deputy Mayor Luka Korlaet said on Tuesday that by 2025 the city will build 14 new schools, relocate one and reconstruct 14 existing schools, which will cost a total of HRK 1.6 billion. We have HRK 2.7 billion worth of projects prepared until the end of our term for the reconstruction and construction of new kindergartens and elementary and secondary schools, and we plan to apply for EU funds, said Korlaet. He also spoke about the EU "Owl" project, worth HRK 25 million, involving five city kindergartens that will provide extended working hours for a period of 20 months. Zagreb Mayor Tomislav…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Zagreb's Average Monthly Wage €150 Higher than Croatia's Average

ZAGREB, 11 January, 2022 - The average take-home pay earned in October in the City of Zagreb amounted to HRK 8,267 (€1,102), and was by 1,127 kuna (€150) higher than the average salary for the whole of Croatia, which totalled HRK 7,140 ((€952) for October. The average net wage for October in the Croatian capital city increased 6.5% on the year, the city's strategic planning department has reported The gross average salary for October in Zagreb was HRK 11,452, rising 4.6% on the year. The average net wage earned in Croatia in October amounted to HRK 7,140 (€952), which is…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Sushi Drop Project Preserves Adriatic in Split-Dalmatia County

January 11, 2022 - Split-Dalmatia County, with partners the Sunce Association and the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (IZOR), joined the Sushi Drop project to preserve the Adriatic and develop non-invasive methods of marine monitoring. The Adriatic Sea boasts one of the highest productivity and biodiversity, but it is also significantly influenced by human activities such as fishing, aquaculture, and tourism. Scientific research and monitoring of fish communities have been conducted for decades. Still, the depth of fauna has been poorly researched, and fishing regulation measures apply to the shallower areas of the Adriatic, where fishing mostly takes place, reports…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Nin Šokolijada Kicks Off for Its 20th Anniversary Edition

January 11, 2022 - The Tourist Board of the City of Nin invites all interested participants to apply by 31 January 2022 for the 20th Nin Šokolijada Festival. It is a unique international gastronomic event that celebrates an important brand in the city of Nin. The Nin šokolijada is a unique dried meat product made from pork neck. It is scarce and difficult to find because it is done only in Nin and the Nin coast. The art of making the šokolijada is, by its very nature, an intangible cultural heritage. Since 2003, the Tourist Board of the town of Nin and its diligent families have been…
Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Zadar Presented Its Bronze Model of the City with Special Features

January 11, 2022 - The city of Zadar presented its bronze model at the end of last year, being the last city to have one and thus joining others such as Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Šibenik, or Karlovac. The sculpture seeks to promote the cultural heritage of the city and has special features. At the end of last year, the city of Zadar presented its bronze model, a sculptural reduced spatial representation of the historic core of the city that was set up on Bedemi, reports Turističke Priče. The aim of setting up this interactive sculpture is to contribute to the promotion of…
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