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Saturday, 23 October 2021

More than 100,000 Seedlings Planted across Dalmatia in Boranka Campaign

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - This year's sixth reforestation action in the areas of the coastal region of Dalmatia consumed by wildfires took place on Saturday in Donje Sitno, in the area of the coastal city of Split, with around 200 volunteers, including Canadian Ambassador Alan Bowman, participating. In the three years of the reforestation project, called Boranka, more than 100,000 saplings have been planted. Ambassador Bowman told reporters that this was the third time he was participating in the campaign since taking office in Croatia. He stressed that in Canada tree-planting was very important as trees were one of the possible solutions…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

PM on Visa Cancellation: Strategic Goal Achieved to the Benefit of Croatian Citizens

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Minister of the Interior Davor Božinović have welcomed the fact that Croatians can travel to the United States without visas as of Saturday, 23 October. "As of today, Croatians can travel to the USA without visas!" Plenković said in a Twitter post. "We have met the necessary criteria and achieved a strategic goal to the benefit of Croatian citizens," Plenković said. "We are opening a new chapter in our relations, strengthening our partnership and creating preconditions for closer economic cooperation and investments," the PM said. As of 23 October Croatians can…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

EU Citizens Opposed to Violence Against Illegal Migrants

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - EU citizens want illegal migrants arriving at EU borders to be treated more humanely, and on Saturday they called in the European Parliament on politicians to really help people in migrants' countries of origin to reduce their influx. The European Parliament on Saturday started a plenary at which 80 EU citizens were presenting conclusions of discussions on different topics held by 800 randomly chosen citizens in September and October. "Citizens are worried about illegal migrations so our working group discussed that topic more than labour migration between the member states," Croatian pensioner Dajana Milinković said in…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

EU Should Use Crisis as Opportunity for Change, Says Grlić Radman

ZAGREB, 23 Oct 2021 - In the time ahead the European Union needs to strengthen its unity and joint action in all areas and use the crisis as an opportunity to make changes with the aim of creating a better future, Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman said in Zagreb on Friday.   Grlić Radman was attending the international conference "European Union in the World: The Past, the Present and the Future", organized by the Croatian Paneuropean Union on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. The event was part of the Conference on the Future of Europe, which is aimed at enabling citizens…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

New Supreme Court President Says Wants Stronger Rule of Law, Fair System

ZAGREB, 23 Oct 2021 - The newly appointed Supreme Court President Radovan Dobronić has said in an interview with Hina that he wants to advance the justice system "in such a way to create a feeling among citizens and business people that the rule of law is stronger and the system is functioning fairly." "At the same time, I also want to improve working conditions for judges and other staff in the judiciary," Dobronić said in the interview a few days after he was sworn in as president of the highest court. His appointment put an end to a months-long disagreement…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Croatians Can Travel to USA for Business, Tourism Without Visas as of Today

ZAGREB, 23 Oct 2021 - As of Saturday, 23 October Croatians can travel to the United States for business or tourism purposes without visas, after obtaining approval via the online Electronic System for Travel Authorization, or ESTA, the US Embassy in Zagreb said. In a statement to the media, Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy, Mark Fleming, expressed satisfaction that Croatians now have the opportunity to travel to the USA without visas. Croatia has entered the Visa Waiver Programme, a comprehensive security partnership between the United States and participating countries that enable travel to the USA for business or tourism purposes…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Croatia Logs More Than 3,500 New COVID-19 Cases, 25 Deaths

ZAGREB, 23 Oct 2021 - In the past 24 hours Croatia has registered 3,585 coronavirus cases and 25 related deaths, the national COVID-19 crisis management team said on Saturday. There are 17,319 active cases, including 1,033 hospitalized patients, of whom 128 are on ventilators, while 27,714 persons are self-isolating. Croatia has registered 443,032 coronavirus cases to date as well as 9,010 COVID deaths and 416,703 recoveries, including 1,541 in the past 24 hours, while 3,026,033 persons have been tested for the virus, with 11,193 in the past 24 hours. To date, 46.46% of the population has been vaccinated, including 55.67% of adults, of whom 52.43% fully. For all you need to know…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

All Croatian Medical Tourism Roads Lead to Crikvenica with CIHT 2021

October 23, 2021 - The enormous potential of the Croatian medical tourism industry will once more be the focus next month, as global experts assemble for the annual Crikvenica International Health Tourism conference, CIHT 2021.  After reporting on the news about Croatia for a number of years now, certain things begin to follow a pattern.  I always report on the Za Krizen procession in Jelsa just before Easter, for example, and there is always a visit to Advent in Zagreb. And early November is reserved for one of my favourite - and impressive - conferences in Croatia, the Crikvenica International…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

120,000 More Croatian Residents to Get Free Supplementary Health Insurance

October the 23rd, 2021 - As many as 120,000 Croatian residents are set to get free supplementary health insurance (dopunsko) provided to them by the state. These individuals are overwhelmingly pensioners. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, as of December the 1st, 2021, as many as 120,000 Croatian residents, primarily pensioners, will receive a supplementary health insurance policy from HZZO at the expense of the state. At yesterday's session, the Croatian Government accepted Silvano Hrelja's proposal to amend the Law on Voluntary Health Insurance, which raises the income threshold on the basis of which Croatian residents are entitled to the state to pay…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Zagreb Yamaha Music School (YMS) Programme Opens to Music Lovers

October the 23rd, 2021 - The well known Yamaha Music School (YMS) music programme, present today in more than forty countries around the world, has arrived in Zagreb this autumn, at the newly opened school at Tuskanova 37. The new Zagreb Yamaha Music School is already attracting a lot of attention. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, on October the 21st, an open day was organised, and those interested had the opportunity to try out the Yamaha Music School's popular singing programmes, acoustic, classical and electric guitars, bass guitars, drums, keyboards and pianos, saxophones, violins and flutes. They were conducted through the…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric Talks Rebalances, Projections, Eurozone

October the 23rd, 2021 - Finance Minister Zdravko Maric has spoken out about rebalances, projections for the future, stability and of course, the topic on the lips of most - Croatian Eurozone entry, which is edging ever closer. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Ana Blaskovic writes, at the end of this year or at the very beginning of 2022, the situation in the Republic of Croatia should return to pre-crisis levels. This is of course good news for the domestic economy with the perspective of Eurozone entry in 2023, but this generally optimistic picture is still being threatened by numerous risks, from poor…
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