Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Horvat Čagalj: Thousands Virtually Explored Central Dalmatia through Travel Influencers

PR TEXT - June 7, 2022 - The unique international meeting of travel influencers, an innovative project organized by the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board and led by the director Joško Stella and Croatian Hotspots magazine editor, Maja Zlokić, has come to an end. Local influencer Horvat Čagalj shares his thoughts.  About thirty influencers from Croatia and all over the world - from Italy, Poland, and Great Britain, all the way to Brazil and Korea, enjoyed events as part of the 1st International Meeting of Travel Influencers in Split-Dalmatia county. They visited Dalmatia and discovered the best the County has to offer. They…
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

56% of Young People in Croatia Didn't Access Pirated Material in Last Year

ZAGREB, 7 June 2022 - Fifty-six percent of persons aged 15-24 in Croatia did not access pirated content over the past year, while 28% did so intentionally, according to a European Union Intellectual Property Office survey. Of those who did so intentionally, 77% accessed films, followed by TV series and shows (68%), music (48%), software (45%), live sport events (34%), videogames (41%), and e-books (21%). Thirty-one percent of respondents in Croatia intentionally bought a fake product, most often clothes and accessories (12%), electronic devices (8%), shoes (7%), and cosmetics, perfumes, and personal care products (5%). The survey shows that 52% of European respondents aged 15-24 bought at least…
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Limited Edition Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Startas Sneakers Designed to Celebrate Culture and Tourism

June 7, 2022 - Limited edition Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival Startas sneakers are painted with fairy tale motifs and are handmade in Croatia by the popular Vukovar footwear factory Borovo! The Ogulin Fairytale Festival, in cooperation with Borovo, the most famous footwear factory in Croatia, has created special, limited festival sneakers inspired by the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival, reports Jutarnji List.  The sneakers were painted by a young Ogulin artist Miss Ura, or Ana Salopek, a famous illustrator of children's books and award-winning author who will present her first book called "What If?" at the Ogulin Fairy Tale Festival this year.…
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Nextbike Pula: City and Company Team Up to Make Cycling First Choice

June the 7th, 2022 - Pula and Nextbike have teamed up to make cycling in the city centre more easy and readily available, both believing that cars have no place in the historic core. This Nextbike Pula move will greatly contribute to lowering our carbon footprint at the local level. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, a contract has been signed between Pula Mayor Filip Zoricic and the Croatian Nextbike director Ante Gustin for the management and maintenance of classic and electric bike stations in the system of the City of Pula, local portal Glas Istre reports. "It's a project which deals with…
Tuesday, 7 June 2022

Brijuni National Park Awarded Sustainable Management Certificate

June the 7th, 2022 - The gorgeous Brijuni National Park has been awarded a sustainable management certificate for its contribution to reducing harmful mass tourism. Mass tourism in Croatia has posed a significant issue for some time now, and despite two years of forced stagnancy as a result of lockdowns and other measures which caused problems for travel and leisure as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic, it seems that reducing the heavily negative impacts of uncontrolled numbers of people remains high on the country's agenda. As Morski writes, recently at the Institute of Agriculture and Tourism in Porec in…
Monday, 6 June 2022

Works by Salvador Dali Exhibited in Opatija

ZAGREB, 6 June 2022 - An exhibition of about 100 works by Salvador Dali was on Monday staged in Opatija's Juraj Šporer Art Pavilion and will run through 20 September. The exhibition includes drawings, etchings, and lithographs owned by a private collector from Bonn who does not want his identity to be known. Most of these artworks have not been put on display until this occasion. For more, check out our lifestyle section.
Monday, 6 June 2022

Animafest Zagreb Starts

ZAGREB, 6 June 2022 - The international festival of animated film - Animafest Zagreb, which this year marks its 50th anniversary, opened at the Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art on Sunday.  The festival features a rich program, with a number of world premieres, with more than 350 guests from abroad, as well as a presentation of a bilingual monograph dedicated to the 50 years of Animafest and exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The festival will be held at Zagreb's Studentski Centar, Kino SC, Teatar &TD, Tuškanac Cinema, and many other venues. A selection of cartoons will also be shown in Rijeka and Split. Opening the event,…
Monday, 6 June 2022

Four More Significant Price Hikes Coming for Croatian Residents

June the 6th, 2022 - Croatian residents are unfortunately going to have to tighten their belts once again as a new wave of price hikes for things used almost daily is on the horizon. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the fact that Croatian residents are expecting major economic and social blows to continue as we move forward has been evidenced, among other things, by all of the upcoming price increases that were announced in just one day, according to a report from Index. Fuel The media has unfortunately announced a drastic increase in fuel prices in Croatia for next week. Next…
Monday, 6 June 2022

PEPSEA Project: WebGIS System for Marine Pollution Management Created

June the 6th, 2022 - The cross-border PEPSEA project has seen Split-Dalmatia County receive some extremely valuable equipment to deal with cases of marine pollution, which is integrated with the WebGIS platform developed for the PEPSEA project by Promet i prostor d.o.o. As Morski writes, the entire system of marine pollution management in closed off parts of the sea (deemed a crisis response system) has been raised to a higher level. The WebGIS platform, which boasts integrated data for the measuring of equipment, enables the viewing and management of data, as well as communication between users via the web service…
Monday, 6 June 2022

Ari Mittleman's Path of the Righteous Presented at Esplanade in Zagreb

On Tuesday, May 24, 2022 over 200 diverse participants helped launch the Croatian translation of Paths of the Righteous by Ari Mittleman at the Esplanade Hotel in the heart of Zagreb. Through fast paced short stories, the new book from Gefen Publishing House in Jerusalem profiles eight non-Jews who have spoken up for the Jewish community in recent years. One of them, Dr. Dragan Primorac, is a medical doctor in Zagreb. He previously served as Minister of Education, Science and Sport deepening ties between Israel and Croatia. The author, Ari Mittleman, is originally from Pennsylvania in the United States and was compelled to write…
Sunday, 5 June 2022

77th Anniversary of Macelj Atrocities Commemorated

ZAGREB, 5 June 2022 - A mass and other religious services were held in Macelj on Sunday to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the killing of numerous defeated soldiers and civilians by the Communist regime in early June 1945 in that Croatian town near the border with Slovenia. The War Veterans' Affairs Ministry State Secretary Darko Nekić said in Macelj today that investigations into what happened to victims of the Second World War and to those killed in the aftermath of that war were one of the major tasks of the ministry. According to some estimates, in Macelj and nearby forests around 13,000 people…
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