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Sunday, 19 June 2022

Naphthalene Oil, Europe's Unique Medical Tourism in Naftalan, Zagreb County

June 19, 2022 - Croatia's emerging medical tourism industry has some rather unique features, including good news for those battling skin diseases - Europe's only naphthalene oil.  The story begins with a legend of a camel far, far away in a time gone by on the fabled Silk Road. A camel on one of the many caravans travelling on the famous trade route collapsed due to disease and exhaustion. Figuring out that there was not much they could do apart from making the camel comfortable, the merchants of the caravan left the camel in the shade in an oasis next…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Satirical Cartoons by Polish Author Zaradkiewicz to Be Staged in Zagreb

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 - An exhibition of works of Polish cartoonist Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz will be staged in the Bogdan Ogrizović library, one of the city libraries in Zagreb, on 27 June. The exhibition of his satirical cartoons is being organised by the Polish Embassy and the Croatian Cartoonists' Association. Zaradkiewicz's works and activity include book illustrations, cartoons. prints, posters paintings and stage sets. He has received many awards and recently he was one of the winners at the World Press Cartoon Festival in Portugal. For more, check out our lifestyle section.
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Karlovac Aquatika Presents Aquarium Washing Robot

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 - In the future a robot will replace divers in doing the work of cleaning the glass of the Aquatika aquarium in Karlovac after the aquarium's management purchased a robot that it will improve, speed up and simplify cleaning and thus reduce the costs. The new equipment worth HRK 35,000 was presented on last Wednesday by Aquatika director Margarita Maruškić Kulaš, who explained that paying divers was expensive, dangerous and slow, which is why she expressed satisfaction with the purchase of a robot she believes will also arouse interest among visitors. A call will be published soon on social networks…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Zagreb Hosts International Contest in Mental Arithmetic and Mental Math

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 -  An international mental arithmetic and mental math Olympiad, which took place in Zagreb on Sunday, brought together about 500 children from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Austria, Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The event for children aged between 4 and 17 was organised by the "Malac Genijalac Hrvatska" association. Mental arithmetic concerns arithmetical calculations using only the human brain, with no help from any supplies (such as pencil and paper) or devices such as a calculator. For more, check out our lifestyle section.
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Croatia's Coronavirus Update: 373 New Cases, Three Deaths

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 - In the last 24 hours there have been 373 cases of the infection with coronavirus and three more COVID patients have died, raising the death toll to 16,030, the national COVID-19 crisis management team reported on Saturday. There are currently 2,270 active cases, including 160 hospitalized patients, of whom seven are on ventilators. Since the first registered case of infection with this novel virus in Croatia on 25 February 2020, 1,141,919 infections have been diagnosed. A total of 70.81% of the adult population have so far been vaccinated. For everything you need to know about coronavirus…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

23 Linear Particle Accelerators to Be Procured By Croatia in the Next Two Years

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 - Croatia is expected to get the first batch of a total of 23 linear particle accelerators for cancer treatment in 2023 under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP), and the rest of the procured machines is due to arrive in the country in 2024, the health ministry has said. The 23 linear accelerators will be dispatched to these hospitals: the KBC hospitals in Zagreb, Sestre milosrdnice Zagreb, the KBC hospitals in Split, Rijeka, and Osijek, and the KB Dubrava in Zagreb and Zadar's general hospital. A sum of €97 million will be invested in the networking of…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

€1.16m for 136 Projects of Ethnic Croatians in 12 European Countries

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022 -The Central State Office for Croats Abroad has set aside 8.7 million kuna (€1.16 million) for 136 projects and programmes which will be carried out by associations of Croat communities in 12 European countries. The grants for ethnic Croat projects range from HRK 7,000 to HRK 320,000. This highest grant has been awarded to the project of public transport of ethnic Croat students in Janjevo and revitalization of the local Croat community in that part of Kosovo. Furthermore, the soup kitchen in Letnica, Kosovo, has received HRK 180,000 in aid. The Democratic Alliance of the Croats in…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Vrana Lake Nature Park: Perfect for Both Peace and Action

June 19, 2022 - Ever paid a visit to the gorgeous and truly unique Vrana lake nature park? It’s that time again, when the ancient streets of coastal Croatia are full of traffic. It's the same thing for the roads, especially the Adriatic Highway, probably one of the most scenic routes you could ever drive along. No matter which part of Croatia’s coastline you're heading to, incredible views are guaranteed. Between Zadar and Šibenik, a real natural phenomenon can be sighted – the Adriatic Sea and the freshwater Vrana lake separated by less than one kilometre of mainland.    …
Sunday, 19 June 2022

Zadar Digital Nomad Week Diary: Fourth Day Recap

June 19, 2022 - Although the Zadar Digital Nomad Week program kicked off on June 10, a press conference three days later marked the start of various panels, workshops, keynotes and master classes around the city of Zadar. A look at what the fourth day of Zadar Digital Nomad Week left us. After an appropriate weekend to strengthen ties between the participants and with the host city of Zadar, it was time to formalize the start of a week with a program rich in workshops, keynotes, master classes, and panels. We met on the morning of Monday, June 13 at the…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

International Children's Festival Kicks Off in Šibenik

ZAGREB, 19 June 2022- The 62nd International Children's Festival began in Šibenik on Saturday evening with the "At last an orchestra" musical play performed by the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and directed by Petra and Paola Radin. The 18 June - 2 July festival will feature 27 shows, 21 foreign performances in streets and squares, 14 domestic performances, 12 film screenings, four exhibitions, seven book launches, four sports programmes, and 47 workshops for more than 1,000 children. Ten states will participate in the programme - Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine. This year the festival is…
Sunday, 19 June 2022

The Rise and Rise of the Hvar Wedding Destination

June 19, 2022 - The Hvar wedding industry is booming - why wouldn't you get married (and honeymoon) in Paradise? When I first moved to Hvar 20 years ago, having discovered it quite by accident, I realised what a wonderful and romantic island I had landed on. It truly was the most beautiful place I would ever live.  I met lots of tourists in those initial years, who were also blown away by the island's beauty - it would be a wonderful place to get married, commented more than one loved-up couple.  Back then, foreign weddings did take place, but…
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