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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Mayor Says Sveti Duh Hospital Soon to Provide Pregnancy Termination

ZAGREB, 17 May 2022 - Zagreb Mayor Tomislav Tomašević said on Tuesday that the gynaecology ward of the city's Sveti Duh hospital would soon have a new head who would ensure access to safe abortions in that hospital, founded by the city, where all gynaecologists are conscientious objectors. Addressing a regular news conference, the mayor recalled that this was one of the promises in his election platform based on which he was democratically elected. Asked how this would be achieved considering that all gynaecologists at that hospital are conscientious objectors, Tomašević said that details should be left to the hospital…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Project of Improving Earthquake Resilience in Zagreb Presented

ZAGREB, 17 May 2022 - The "Zagreb Project" for the strategic development of reinforcement of historical masonry buildings against earthquake damage was presented during a working meeting in the Ministry of Culture and Media in Zagreb on Tuesday, the ministry reported. Zagreb University's Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Laboratory for Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausannehave developed the project together. Minister Nina Obuljen Koržinek underscored the contribution of the conservation service to the international commission. All that has led to the proposal for further cooperation to the benefit of earthquake reconstruction of heritage buildings, said…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Constitutional Court Suspends Provisions on Vetting of Judges

ZAGREB, 17 May 2022 - The Constitutional Court on Monday suspended vetting processes for judges until it adopts a ruling on two requests to establish whether the provisions for security vetting of judges, which have been recently introduced, can pass the test of constitutionality. The Constitutional Court finds that the measure envisaging security vetting of judges every five years, which was adopted by the parliament in February as part of the package of laws on the judiciary, could cause disruptions in the performance of the judicial authorities. The requests for the examination of the constitutionality of the security vetting provisions were filed  by…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Croatia Registers 406 New COVID Cases, Two Deaths

ZAGREB, 17 May 2022 - Croatia has recorded 406 new coronavirus cases and two COVID-related deaths in the past 24 hours, and currently, there are 3,361 active cases in the country and 1,566 people are self-isolating, the national coronavirus response team reported on Tuesday.  There are 367 hospitalised patients, 13 of whom are on ventilators. Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Croatia, a total of 1,131,898 COVID cases have been registered and 15,944 people have died as a consequence.  To date, a total of 4,843,564 tests have been conducted, including 4,380 in the past 24 hours  As of 16 May, a total of 5,249,261 doses of…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Croatia Allocates Nearly €29m for Promoting Children Rights until 2026

ZAGREB, 17 May 2022 - The Croatian government has decided to make available nearly 216 million kuna (€28.8 million) for the implementation of the National Children's Rights Plan until 2026. Apart of the adoption of the national plan, also a 2024 action plan has been endorsed, envisaging allocation of HRK 117.3 million on aggregate, HRK 19 million in 2022, and HRK 49.1 million in 2023 and 2024 each. There are five goals highlighted in the national plan: prevention of discrimination against and social exclusion of children, children's protection against all forms of violence, their participation in decision-making processes at the local, regional and…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Lokrum, Dubrovnik's Island Conference Pearl for Work. Place. Culture.

May 17, 2022 - Continuing our look at the recent Work. Place. Culture. conference - and conference locations in Dubrovnik, a short trip on Day 3 to a conference destination which sets Dubrovnik apart - the idyllic island of Lokrum. All the World's a Stage, said Shakespeare. But I wonder how The Bard would have rated Dubrovnik on that stage?  Although I have visited the city many times, the Work. Place. Culture. conference earlier this month showcased the city in a new light for me, adding yet one more competitive advantage to this magical destination already blessed with extraordinary history,…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Samobor, a Culinary Day Trip Treat from Zagreb with Much More than Kremsnita

May 17, 2022 - Famed for its kremsnita, Samobor is one of Zagreb's most popular day trips, and there are plenty of other local culinary delicacies to discover.  Moving to Zagreb has given me a different perspective on life in the capital. Whereas I previously came to visit the city and enjoy the increasingly diverse offer it has, as a resident, I now have one eye on what there is to explore in the region. There is a lot! With a green ring of nature, tradition, culture, gastronomy, wine roads, and adventure tourism available in Zagreb County (much more on…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Metaklapa Sings A Cappella Iron Maiden in Diocletian's Cellars (VIDEO)

May 17, 2022 - Singing 'Aces High' by Iron Maiden, Metaklapa opened the long-awaited debut album promotion 'The Choir of Beasts' in the cellars of Diocletian's Palace in Split. The unique blend of a cappella and heavy metal music perfectly fits this ancient acoustic space. The talent of Metaklapa and the project's uniqueness have been recognized by foreign publishers (NoCut Entertainment) and manager Jochen Kühling, who has ambitious plans with these extraordinary singers. Jochen Kühling told the audience that he loves klapa music and that at concerts in Berlin, he was convinced that other Germans love klapa music, just like…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

After First Gay Bar, Cabaret Gentlemen's Club Cristal to Open in Dubrovnik?

May 17, 2022 - After Dubrovnik opened its first gay bar earlier this month, the Cabaret Gentlemen's Club Cristal should open in June.  After decades of monotonous offerings, typical souvenir shops, fast food restaurants, and a few more exclusive offers for a wealthier clientele, Dubrovnik is becoming a city that can match the world's largest metropolises. Throughout history, Dubrovnik has often been a precursor of change and liberal ideas, but the city has lost part of its 'modernity' over the years and mainly relied on history and cultural heritage. But that isn't the case anymore. After Dubrovnik came to life…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Official Split Airport Taxi Prices Published to Trogir, Split City Center, and More

May 17, 2022 - Official Split Airport taxi prices have been published at the airport's taxi stand in an effort to combat outrageous fares.  After the concessions were introduced for taxi carriers, Split Airport published a list of prices for taxi services from Resnik. Namely, a price list is set up next to the signpost for the taxi stand and informs guests about the cost of transport to several destinations, reports Dalmatinski Portal.  A ride to Trogir is 150 kuna, to the surrounding marinas 220 kuna, to Omiš 600, and to Šibenik 680 kuna. For Split, prices range between 330…
Tuesday, 17 May 2022

New Dubrovnik Public Lighting to Save City 2 Million Kuna Annually

May the 17th, 2022 - The brand new Dubrovnik public lighting system is set to save Croatia's southernmost city and tourist Mecca a significant two million kuna per year. As the Republic of Croatia turns more and more towards the European Union's wider goal of becoming more green and employing much more environmentally friendly tactics across the board, public lighting systems and converting them from energy inefficiency to energy efficiency with the use of new lamps is one of the priorities across the country. As Morski writes, the City of Dubrovnik has initiated a public procurement procedure for the project…
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