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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

8 LOT Lines to Croatia Planned for Summer to Five Croatian Airports!

May 12, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as 8 LOT lines to Croatia will operate this summer to five Croatian airports! Croatian Aviation reports that Polish national airline, LOT Polish Airlines, plans to operate regular flights to five Croatian airports in the summer season. We bring you the planned flight schedule, currently confirmed by the airline. After a short break without operations in January and February, the Polish LOT resumed traffic to Zagreb with the first day of the summer flight schedule this year. The line is currently in operation three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and…
Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Croatian Chamber of Commerce Membership to Remain Mandatory

May the 12th, 2021 - The Croatian Chamber of Commerce membership which is bothersome to the vast majority of Croatian enterprises who frequently claim that their membership, and as such their fees to the chamber, don't offer them anything in return. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Marija Brnic writes, changes to the law on the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) which were announced after last week's meeting of coalition partners and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic left many astonished. Most of those who had their jaws hit the floor in amazement have been waiting for years for a clear message that Croatian Chamber of…
Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Croatian Recovery Plan Focusing on Modernisation of Ports, Trams, Ships

May the 12th, 2021 - The Croatian Recovery Plan is going to place a focus on modernising trams, ports, vessels, catamarans and more. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Darko Bicak writes, the Croatian Recovery and Resilience Plan (NPOO) is worth a total of 47 billion kuna, it has five components, of which a massive 26.2 billion kuna will flood back into the domestic economy. It also includes the development of a competitive, energy-sustainable and efficient transport system, for which 5.5 billion kuna is planned. The plan, as pointed out by the Minister of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure, Oleg Butkovic, who presented the transport…
Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Measure Relaxations Coming? 3 Things Civil Protection Directorate Must Approve

May the 12th, 2021 - Could Croatia soon relax its anti-epidemic measures? If so, there are three things that the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate must approve in order for anything to alter going forward. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, with the aim of putting a halt to economic downturn and job losses, at yesterday's Civil Protection Directorate of the City of Zagreb's meeting, conclusions were reached on sending an initiative to the National Civil Protection Directorate to revise and amend the decision on the necessary epidemiological measures restricting gatherings and introduce other necessary epidemiological measures and recommendations to prevent transmission of…
Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Question Marks Over Croatian 2021 Tourist Season Remain Plentiful

May the 12th, 2021 - The Croatian 2021 tourist season continues to have multiple question marks hanging over its head as warmer weather is here and the summer is rapidly approaching. Despite the advent of numerous vaccines which are highly effective against the novel coronavirus, issues with tourism and travel remain. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Croatian tourist market has finally been somewhat more lively in recent days, and the agencies for renting apartments and holiday homes are recording slightly more inquiries from foreign guests, but they're primarily related to July and August. Some guests say that they've already been…
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

President Zoran Milanović Says HDZ Should Exempt Itself From Vote on Zlata Đurđević

ZAGREB, 11 May, 2021 - President Zoran Milanović has said that his candidate for Supreme Court President Zlata Đurđević's programme is not the reason to reject her candidacy and that the HDZ should exempt itself from voting on her appointment as the party is in a conflict of interest, having been convicted of corruption. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Milanović said that nobody had read Đurđević's programme and that it was more serious than anything Plenković had ever written but that that was not crucial for her appointment. Plenković will come up with another reason (to reject her) tomorrow, he said. Plenković said on…
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Two NGOs to File Report Over Burning of Rainbow Flag

ZAGREB, 11 May, 2021 - The Rijeka-based LORI lesbian association and the Rainbow Families association of LGBTIQ couples and individuals who have or want to have children will file a report with the local prosecutorial authorities over the burning of a rainbow flag on the City Hall building. In the night between May 7 and 8, a video of the burning of the flag was posted on the Instagam profile "riječani.1987", which is linked with the Armada football fan group, with the message: "This is the response to the newly-adopted law on adoption by same-sex couples." LORI and the Rainbow Families said…
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Zagreb Stock Exchange: Crobex's Six-Day Winning Streak Ends

ZAGREB, 11 May, 2021 - The Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE) Crobex on Tuesday fell by 0.45% to 1,950.84 points, thus ending its six-day winning streak. The Crobex10 declined by 0.55% to 1,200.06 points. Today's regular turnover totalled HRK 8.7 million, HRK 6.7 million less than on Monday. Apart from that, an additional five million was generated by a block transaction with shares of the SZAIF fund which changed hands at the price of HRK 22.20. SZAIF shares turned over HRK 1.9 million in regular trading, with a price rise of 11% to HRK 22.20. In terms of the volume of trading, the Atlantska…
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Migrant Smuggling Market in Balkans Worth €50 Million

ZAGREB, 11 May, 2021 - The migrant smuggling market in the Western Balkans is worth at least €50 million a year, says a report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, describing Serbia as an important destination for migrants because it borders with four EU member states. The report notes that Serbian police have discovered several tunnels, three to seven metres deep and up to 30 metres long, under the wire fence along the Serbia-Hungary border near the Hungarian town of Szeged and village of Ásotthalom and the Serbian village of Kelebija. The tunnels are considered relatively risky due to the possibility of arrest…
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Feasibility Study For Hospital Project in Osijek to be Prepared

ZAGREB, 11 May, 2021 - The 35 million kuna contract on the elaboration of a feasibility study for the construction of a new complex housing the hospital centre in Osijek was signed on Tuesday in that biggest eastern Croatian city. The document on preparing the feasibility study was signed by Health Minister Vili Beroš, the Osijek Hospital Centre head, Željko Zubčić and the representative of the consortium of bidders. As many as 30 million kuna will be provided from European funds, whereas the health ministry will cover the remaining 5.2 million. Regional Development and EU Funds minister, Nataša Tramišak, said at…
Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) Warns of Problems Regarding Additional Voting Rights For Italian Minority

ZAGREB, 11 May, 2021 - Istrian Democratic Party (IDS) secretary-general Giovanni Sponza and MP Katarina Nemet on Tuesday pointed to a problem concerning ballots that makes it more difficult for members of the Italian minority to exercise their additional right in the 16 May local election. Sponza said that in towns and municipalities where this is so regulated, as well as at the county level, deputy heads from the Italian minority are elected on separate slates, which, he said "is a novelty of the coming election because until now they were elected on the main slate together with mayoral candidates." "In…
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