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Saturday, 16 October 2021

PM Says His Cabinet Won’t Let Energy Prices Affect Citizens’ Living Standards

ZAGREB, 16 Oct, 2021 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Saturday that his cabinet would not allow a decline in the living standards of the Croatians due to the energy prices, now when the funds for the post-coronacrisis recovery were secured. Visiting the agriculture ministry's fair promoting the Croatian farming sector in Zagreb, PM Plenković reassured the general public that in the event of a further rise of the energy crunch prices, there were additional tools available to his government  to use them to calibrate the prices in the country. He underscored that the internal discussions in the government and…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Croatian Modepack's Products Being Used by Massive Global Names

October the 16th, 2021 - The Croatian Modepack company's products are being purchased and used by some of the world's giants, including the likes of Amazon, Adidas and DHL. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, the growth of e-commerce over recent years hasn't particularly surprised anyone, but there are almost no analysts or companies operating in this sector who could have predicted the sheer volume of growth in this segment of trade due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the speed of change in the entire sales and delivery chain, which completely altered in just a few months. This was the general…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Gabrijela Korica Designs Croatian Pet Furniture, Makes Donations for Each Purchase

October the 16th, 2021 - Gabrijela Korica is a promoter of the application of machine learning technologies in healthcare at Microsoft Croatia, and she recently launched a luxury furniture brand for pets called Gambarossa. But that isn't call, this new Croatian pet furniture brand comes with a heart in the form of donations to those animals most in need. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Lucija Spiljak writes, last year, Gabrijela and her sister Petra launched the first children’s book on artificial intelligence in English, and Gambarossa is the latest venture of this enterprising woman from the world of IT. When, she says, she couldn't…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Banovina Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Moving Painfully Slowly

October the 16th, 2021 - The situation with the Banovina post-earthquake reconstruction process isn't particularly positive. This likely comes as no real surprise to those of us living in Zagreb, where certain areas still look as if the earthquake of March 2020 happened far more recently than it did. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, it was said on Wednesday at a round table called ''the reconstruction and development of Banovina'' that things with the Banovina post-earthquake reconstrction process weren't going quickly enough, but that it all can be fixed. The round table on the matter was organised by the Office of the…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

ZET Syndicate Boss: Zagreb Public Transport Tickets to Increase in Price

October the 16th, 2021 - The price of Zagreb public transport tickets is set to increase as a decision is made at the helm of ZET (Zagreb Electric Tram). As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, in a recent interview with HRT, the president of the ZET syndicate, Drazen Jovic, announced a rise in Zagreb public transport ticket prices due to rising energy prices. "Given the prices of derivatives, the prices of gas, construction materials, and some kind of creeping inflation, it is quite clear that there will be and that there should be a correction in the prices of Zagreb public transport tickets,"…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Croatia’s Coronavirus Update: 1,947 New Cases, 15 Deaths, 1,412 Recoveries

ZAGREB, 16 Oct, 2021 - In the last 24 hours, Croatia has conducted 9,410 coronavirus tests, and of them every fifth (that is 1,947) has been positive, the national COVID-19 crisis management team reported on Saturday.  There are currently 10,331 active COVID-19 cases, including 871 hospitalised patients, and of them 114 were placed on ventilators on Saturday morning,  or 13% of the COVID hospitalisations in the country. In the last 24 hours, 15 people infected with the novel virus have died, raising the COVID-related death to 8,877.  Since the first registered case of the infection with the novel virus in Croatia on…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Croatia to Increase Prison Capacities by Additional 230 Bed Units – Jutarnji List

ZAGREB, 16 Oct, 2021 -The Croatian authorities are preparing new capacities in the penitentiary system, so that it will be able to cater for an additional 230 inmates, the Jutarnji List (JL) daily reported on Saturday. The decision to expand the capacities was triggered off by more and more frequent cases of the state paying compensation to incarcerated people who did not have the minimum space requirements recommended by international standards. The new rule book of the Justice Ministry on treatment of detained persons envisages at least 3-4 square metres per detainee. For instance, inmates will have to be provided with the possibility of…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

“Associations: Tactile Paths Are for Visually Impaired and Not for Bikes, Scooters”

ZAGREB, 16 Oct, 2021 - On White Cane Safety Day, observed worldwide on 15 October, representatives of the Croatian associations of blind and partially sighted persons on Friday organised a performance to warn about the abuse of tactile routes in Zagreb and other cities. The leader of the federation of the associations of visually impaired persons, Vojin Perić, said that obstacles that cropped up on tactile paths made their moving more difficult, and in such context he mentioned bikes and scooters that could pose a great danger to the blind. "Tactile paths are for the blind. Bike and scooter drivers are not supposed to use those…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

Croatian Book Month Kicks Off in City Library in Požega

ZAGREB, 16 Oct, 2021 - Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek formally opened this year's Croatian Book Month in the renovated and updated city library in the town of Požega on Friday. In 2021, the Croatian Book Month, which takes place across Croatia from 15 October to 15 November, includes 218 participants and over 1,600 programmes. Most of the participants are school libraries and libraries in the local communities as well as museums, publishing companies and associations. The main programme is the online national quiz to encourage reading, which is being held under the slogan "Six Authors Seek a Reader". During the ceremony…
Saturday, 16 October 2021

2,000 Drivers to Join Uber Strike in Croatia

October 15, 2021 - An Uber strike in Croatia will begin on Sunday due to payment delays to drivers. Some 2,000 drivers should take to the streets. About 2,000 Uber drivers in Zagreb and the surrounding area will go on strike from Sunday and are checking out of the popular mobile app until further notice. Iva Filipović, secretary of SRDP (Union of Digital Platform Workers), confirmed this to Večernji List on Friday. The reason for the strike is the delay in driver payment from Uber, which happens more and more frequently. However, the drivers lost patience this week, and the…
Friday, 15 October 2021

Spalato Spa, For a Quality Wellness Experience in Split

October 15, 2021 - Last night, the newly renovated Spalato Spa was presented to the Split public, where previous guests gathered, including numerous business partners, entrepreneurs, and athletes. It was an opportunity to see and get acquainted with the latest services and offers of the Spalato Spa at Radisson Blu, winner of the international recognition "World Luxury Spa Award 2021". After the renovation of the spa & wellness center within the hotel and receiving the 5* category this summer, more than 250,000 passengers around the world voted for the newly renovated Spalato Spa and international recognition - "World Luxury Spa Award…
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