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Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Two Adult Noble Pen Shells Found in the Sea Near Rovinj

June 14, 2022 - In addition to two small noble pen shells, two adult noble pen shells were found in the sea near Rovinj. It is an endemic species of great importance to the marine ecosystem. In the last few years, newly discovered parasites and bacteria have spread through the Mediterranean, bringing this shellfish to its most difficult period in history. Dr. sc. Andrej Jaklin from the Center for Marine Research of the Ruđer Bošković Institute in Rovinj says that they are in excellent condition, they have grown somewhere between 3-4 cm since last year and they react normally, writes HRT. Periscopes are on the verge…
Monday, 13 June 2022

Croatian and Ukrainian Children Participate in Savudrija Bay Seabed Cleanup

ZAGREB, 13 June 2022 - Over 60 children from Ukraine and from Zagreb and the quake-hit areas of Banovina took part in an environmental drive called "Cleaning Without Borders" to remove underwater waste in Savudrija Bay on Saturday and Sunday. The children joined forces with divers from Croatia and Slovenia in this campaign. The main objective of the drive is to clear the sea bed of waste as well as to draw attention to the global problem of sea pollution and raise public awareness of the importance of preserving the flora and fauna of the Adriatic Sea. It is very important…
Monday, 13 June 2022

How Much Does it Cost to Raise Children in Croatia?

June the 13th, 2022 - Just how much does it cost to raise children in Croatia? From the spending done during pregnancy to the first year or two of life, all the way to the end of the college years, the numbers are enough to put many off as Croatian women choose to start families later and later in life. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Croatian women are giving birth later and later in life, and there are more and more young women who simply don't want children at all. The reason for this, among many other personal ones, could be the…
Monday, 13 June 2022

Information Day Being Organised for Omisalj Archaeology Parks

June the 13th, 2022 - An information day is being organised for the Omisalj archaeology parks as part of a wider project with the aim to increase the level of interest of locals in preserving local cultural identity. As Morski writes, an Info Day within the scope of the wider TRANSFER project, which is being implemented as part of the Interreg Adrion programme, will be held on June the 14th, 2022, at the Mirine archaeological site in the Municipality of Omisalj, starting at 09:00. The aim of this event is to increase the participation and interests of local communities and relevant…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Duchess of York, Vukovar County Officials Discuss Humanitarian Projects

ZAGREB, 12 June 2022 - The Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, on Saturday visited the eastern Vukovar-Srijem County, where she discussed humanitarian projects of the Montessori Group and integration of Ukrainian refugees with local officials, the county authorities said. The Duchess of York is visiting Croatia from 9 to 12 June as chief ambassador of the Montessori Group to promote its work, with emphasis on the integration of Ukrainian refugees in Croatia and new forms of cooperation in providing support to children around the world. She informed county officials of her humanitarian work and wish to extend it to include Vukovar and…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Methodology Change Increases Number of Persons With Disabilities by 115,000

ZAGREB, 12 June 2022 - Even before the latest price hikes poverty and social exclusion were some of the burning problems faced by persons with disabilities, Ombudswoman for Persons with Disabilities Anka Slonjšak said in an interview with Hina, noting that in the past two years their number has increased by 115,000. In January 2020, there were 497,000 people in the national register of persons with disabilities while in March 2022 their number was 612,000, which is a significant figure considering that according to the 2021 census, Croatia has a population of some 3.9 million. The Croatian Public Health Institute, which is…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Kino Zona in Zadar Receives Great International Recognition from CICAE

June 12, 2022 - International recognition of the highest level from CICAE arrived at the fourth edition of the Zadar Kino Zona (Zadar cinema zone), which now joins Urania Kino in Osijek, Valli Kino in Pula, Art Kino in Rijeka, Zlatna Vrata in Split, Metropolis Kino and Samobor Kino. At the annual assembly of the only international art cinema association CICAE, held in Cannes during the film festival of the same name, based on the quality and diversity of the film program and cultural significance, a decision was made to give Kino Zona in Zadar membership, reports Slobodna Dalmacija. Kino Zona joins…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Hospital Directors Welcome Proposed Model of Payments to Hospitals

ZAGREB, 12 June 2022 - The measures proposed by Health Minister Vili Beroš to reform the health system have been welcomed by the heads of two Zagreb hospitals, who say that introducing a model of payment to hospitals based on efficiency would be a major change in the operation of hospitals, burdened by debts. The announced reform measures, such as the establishment of excellence centres, hospital accreditation and payments based on efficiency would change the operation of hospitals which are given billions of kuna from the budget every year to settle their debts, the head of Zagreb's Sisters of Charity Hospital, Davor Vagić, said at…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Zagreb Police Checking Reports About Bombs in Shopping Malls

ZAGREB, 12 June 2022 - Zagreb police on Sunday morning received several reports about bombs having been planted in a number of shopping malls in the capital. Police are on the ground, conducting activities to check the veracity of the reports and taking care of citizens' security, police said. Bomb sweeps are being conducted at the City Center One East and Garden Mall in the neighbourhood of Dubrava and at the Family Mall in the neighbourhood of Jankomir. The police said there was no need to panic. For more, make sure to check out our dedicated lifestyle section.
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Number of Primary Health Care Doctors to Drop by 24% in Next 5 Years

ZAGREB, 12 June 2022 - The number of doctors in primary health care in Croatia will drop by 24% in the next five years, which will make work in the sector impossible, while the number of nurses will drop by an additional 25% due to retirement and lack of new staff, the medical and nursing chambers have said. On the other hand, projections for the next five years show that the number of hospital doctors will increase by 23% considering data on those who will go into retirement in that period and the number of doctors entering the system. Number of hospital…
Sunday, 12 June 2022

Friend of the Sea Certificate to be Given to Beloved Pula Aquarium

June the 12th, 2022 - The much loved Pula Aquarium is set to be handed the prestigious Friend of the Sea certificate in just a few days. As Morski writes, the Pula Aquarium will receive the prestigious "Friend of the sea" certificate of self-sustainability from the World Sustainability Organisation on Friday, June the 17th, 2022. The main goal of the World Sustainability Organisation is to encourage the development of companies in a sustainable direction, and by receiving the "Friend of the sea" certificate, Pula Aquarium has very clearly shown that it is well and truly committed to social responsibility and…
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