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Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Lika Škripavac Becomes 32nd Croatian Product With EU Protected Name

December 21, 2021 - The Ministry of Agriculture reported on Tuesday that the Lika škripavac has become the 32nd Croatian product with a protected name in the European Union (EU), which guarantees consumers the purchase of an authentic product. Turističke Priče reports that the Lika škripavac has been awarded the European protected geographical indication, which the European Commission has published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Thus, Lički škripavac is entered in the register of protected designations of origin and protected geographical indications and protected throughout the European Union. The EU trademark, like the geographical indication on the packaging, guarantees consumers…
Monday, 20 December 2021

Meet the Makers: Likamee Wool Rugs, Eco-Friendly and Imperfectly Perfect

In the age of mass-production and overconsumption, artisanal crafts seem to be making a comeback as more and more people crave authenticity over standardised manufacturing. We’re starting a new series to highlight the talented Croatian artisans creating extraordinary things, looking to learn more about their crafts. First up in Meet the Makers, an interview with the woman who’s turning discarded sheep fleece into stunning, eco-friendly wool rugs   Scrolling through my news feed one day, an image caught my eye. A star-shaped white rug, covered in streaks of bright pink and orange, that looked incredibly soft and entirely unique. That’s…
Sunday, 19 December 2021

OPG Matulic: Hand Made Pasman Items Being Sought on Zagreb Market

December the 19th, 2021 - OPG Matulic from the island of Pasman just off the coast of Zadar began working only a decade ago, and they have attracted the attention of not only locals, but also the much larger Zagreb market. As Poslovni Dnevnik/PD VL native tim writes, the Matulic family farm (OPG Matulic) from the island of Pasman was started ten years ago by Krsto and Ana Matulic. This family business includes growing olives, figs and chili peppers. They started with just one hundred seedlings, and today they have over 2000 seedlings of various chili peppers each and every…
Friday, 17 December 2021

Rijeka JGL Pharmaceutical Company Developing Rhinovirus Spray

December the 17th, 2021 - The well known Rijeka JGL pharmaceutical company has been busy developing an innovative cold spray which various substances targetting rhinovirus, the predominant cause of colds in humans, which haven't ever been used before. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Crnjak writes, the Rijeka JGL pharmaceutical company has teamed up in a partnership with the Centre for Proteomics of the Medical Faculty in Rijeka and with the scientific support of Biosens from Zagreb. This togetherness has resulted in the developing of an innovative ''Rino'' cold spray, with substances that have never been used in nasal sprays previously. The total…
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Croatian Gin Takes to UK as Old Pilot's Enters British Market

December the 16th, 2021 - Croatian gin is extremely popular, and one of the most beloved of all is Old Pilot's, which has now taken to the largest island in all of Europe - the United Kingdom. The expansion of this Croatian gin to the demanding British market marks an important step forward for the brand. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Sergej Novosel Vuckovic writes, the much loved Old Pilot’s Croatian gin, which is produced in Jankomir in Zagreb, has put its feet firmly on the ground of Great Britain, the northern European nation which is very well known for its love of…
Thursday, 16 December 2021

Croatian Degordian Agency Opens New York Office, Plans US Expansion

December the 16th, 2021 - The Croatian Degordian agency is well known across the country for its success, and now they're eyeing expansion across the pond following their opening of another New York office. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, back in September this year, David Ackermann, the CEO of Croatian Degordian agency for digital marketing and production announced the possibility of opening new offices in international markets where their revenues grew by 180 percent and from where they're getting more projects than ever. Some of these offices are close to home in the rest of Europe such as in the…
Wednesday, 15 December 2021

Croatian Idea Makes Damaging Fast Fashion More Sustainable

December the 15th, 2021 - A Croatian idea is turning old clothes which would likely end up being thrown away into sustainable fashion statements. The above idea was arrived to via a recently held UPSHIFT workshop in Zagreb. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, the UNICEF Office in Croatia and the Croatian Office for Creativity and Innovation (HUKI) recently held a three-day UPSHIFT workshop for young people from the City of Zagreb and the surrounding area of Zagreb County, dedicated to solving problems regarding environmental protection and sustainable development. The interactive workshop attracted Croatian high school students who want to see…
Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Croatian Student Team Make Vegan Cake from Agricultural Waste

December the 14th, 2021 - A Croatian student team has put agricultural waste to good use and created a vegan cake from it. The Not Your Ordinary Cookie team has created the ''Zdravko'' vegan delight, and it's likely to win many over. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, Dora Senjug, Virna Klara Tus and Dora Vlahovic from the Faculty of Food Technology, Fran Duspara from the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry and Hrvoje Magas from the Design of Visual Communications in Split make up the Not Your Ordinary Cookie team whi have come up with ''Zdravko''. To speak more specifically, Zdravko…
Monday, 13 December 2021

Banned Pesticide Traces Found in Croatian Fruit, Producers Shocked

December the 13th, 2021 - Croatian fruit has been found to contain traces of a banned pesticide which has come as a shock to domestic growers and distributors. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, ,andarin plantations are no longer as busy as they have been in the past three months, with only a few pickers still picking the last Croatian fruit of this year. Antonio Albanezi from Ploce in the Neretva valley is finally finishing the harvest, he is satisfied, he says - with both the harvest and the price he got for his produce. ''It goes to the market for three…
Wednesday, 8 December 2021

Mate Rimac: We Want to Develop Profitable Company, Create Something New

December the 8th, 2021 - Mate Rimac has done more to show the world that it is very much possible to succeed in Croatian entrepreneurship than anyone else. Perhaps Ivan Mrvos comes a close second, but for the automotive world which would never have given the country a second look, what he has done is truly historic. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Zoran Vitas writes, after a joint venture with Bugatti and the creation of the new Rimac Group, Mate Rimac and his dedicated team have a much harder job on their hands in Sveta Nedelja near Zagreb than they did before. When…
Monday, 6 December 2021

FER Researchers Create Mine Detection Tech, Production Won't be in Croatia

December the 6th, 2021 - A team of FER researchers have come up with some innovative and impressive mine detection technology, but it won't be producted here in Croatia. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, although Croatia is fortunately no longer at the top of the global list of countries with the biggest problems with landmines and unexploded ordnance from previous conflicts, the country is one of the leaders in demining technology, which could be further developed in the coming period. After Dok-ing developed complex robotic demining systems recently, primarily due to national needs and then increasing demand across the global…
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