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Sunday, 24 October 2021

EU Funds Provide Cash for Croatian Projects Worth 515 Million Kuna

October the 24th, 2021 - There can be no doubt that European Union (EU) funds have done wonders for Croatia, and now another very generous EU fund cash injection has provided the means for yet more Croatian projects. As Jutarnji/Novac/Gordana Grgas writes, the first 36 small enterprises from the manufacturing industry recently received grants according to an EU tender entitled "Strengthening the competitiveness of companies by investing in the digital and green transition" which was announced last spring. This cash amounts to 155 million kuna in support, and the Croatian projects it will work to bring to life total as…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Popular Crikvenica Hotel International to be Torn Down and Replaced

October the 24th, 2021 - The popular Crikvenica Hotel International, which has stood proud on this coastal town for many years, is set to be torn down and replaced with a brand new, modern and luxurious facility. As Morski writes, the much-loved Crikvenica Hotel International, located in the city port just a few dozen metres from the shoreline will soon be demolished. In its place, a brand new, more modern and luxurious hotel is set to arise. The Crikvenica Hotel International was first opened back in 1964, and in the 1970s it was the heart, centre and symbol of all…
Sunday, 24 October 2021

Dubrovnik Police Donate Mandarins to Central Croatian Colleagues

October the 24th, 2021 - Dubrovnik police have shown that their Central Croatian colleagues haven't been forgotten as they donate over one tonne of mandarins from this southern Dalmatian area, more precisely the Neretva Valley, to the Petrinja and Glina police forces. Central Croatia has had an extremely difficult time over the last year since the devastating earthquake struck Petrinja back at the very end of December last year. The area has far from recovered from that horrendous natural disaster and the authorities there have been working hard than ever before as a result. As Morski writes, almost ten whole…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Putting Off Seeing a Doctor because of Pandemic Results in Fewer Diabetes Diagnoses

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - The Croatian Federation of Diabetes Associations on Saturday launched the campaign "Pokreni se (Get Moving)" to raise awareness among diabetes patients about importance of physical exercise and regular medical exams. The representatives of the associations and doctors today warned that the COVID-19 pandemic had decelerated the rate of diagnosing this disease. The latest data show that approximately 310,000 people in Croatia have diabetes, but their actual number is estimated at 500,000. The situation concerning medical investigations and regular check-ups has deteriorated because of the pandemic. Tamara Poljičanin of the Croatian Institute of Public Health said that for the…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

About 420 Service Providers Included in Croatian Tourism Month

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - About 420 enterprises in the tourist industry have taken part in the campaign "Croatian Tourism Month" in October, and so far a surge has been registered in visitors' arrivals and bed-nights compared to October 2020, the tourism ministry reported on Saturday. The campaign was launched on 1 October by the ministry and the Croatian National Tourism Board (HTZ) with the aim of extending the tourist season by offering a range of services available at special benefits and discounts of at least 35 percent throughout October. Considering the interest shown by both service providers and guests, the campaign will be…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Korčula Hosts Conference on Renewable Energy Projects on Islands

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - Energy transition has become a major topical issue on Croatian islands, notably large ones such as Krk, Cres, Lošinj and Korčula, over recent years, however, local inhabitants need more education and information on the matter, heard a conference held in Korčula last Thursday and Friday. Islands are areas where the need for energy self-sufficiency is more compelling than elsewhere, and in the case of Croatian islands it is even more conspicuous during the tourist season in summer when glitches in electricity and water supply systems are more frequent, it was said at the conference, organised by the Movement…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Croatian Sustainable Cultural Tourism Destinations Named Among Best in Europe

October 23, 2021 - Croatian sustainable cultural tourism destinations have been awarded at the 14th International Cultural Tourism Conference held in Athens.  As part of the 14th International Cultural Tourism Conference in Europe, organized by the European Cultural Tourism Network (ECTN), an award ceremony for the best European destinations for sustainable cultural tourism was held in Athens on October 21, 2021, reports HRTurizam. The awards have been presented since 2014 to create a platform to exchange experiences and knowledge and promote networking among destinations. The competition is open to all tourist destinations across Europe, and this year's theme was related…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

2021 Croatia Rally Records Fascinating Figures, But Will It Continue?

October 23, 2021 - The 2021 Croatia Rally, the first-ever in the country, was watched by more than 100 million people in more than 150 countries. Organizer Danijel Šaškin reveals the fate of the international racing event and what needs to happen to fo it to continue.  At this year's Sports Fest, one of the most exciting presentations was that of motorist Danijel Šaškin who, together with Davorin Štetner, brought the World Rally Championship race to Croatia. He addressed the observers with fascinating figures that the Croatia Rally was watched by more than 100 million people in more than 150 countries.…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Morski Kukumar: Graduate Student Creates Beer from Adriatic Sea Yeast

October 23, 2021 - Morski Kukumar is a beer made from sea yeast produced by a master engineer of Ecology and Marine Protection, Petar Puškarić. Petar Puškarić is now a former student of the Split University Department of Marine Studies and someone who will indeed remain inscribed in the history of this faculty. Namely, this master engineer of Ecology and Marine Protection worked at the L.A.B. brewery in Split. When choosing a topic for his dissertation, he came up with an exciting idea - to make beer. But not just any beer - a beer made from sea yeast, reports Dalmacija…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Croatian Pommel Horse Gymnast Filip Ude 7th Best in World at Age 35

October 23, 2021 - Croatian pommel horse gymnast Filip Ude was graded 13,833 for his exercise at the 11th World Championships, in his fourth world final, which wasn't enough for a spot on the podium. The finals were delayed by more than half an hour, and Japan again showed disorganization at this championship. This long wait certainly upset the pommel horse finalists, which affected their final exercise, reports HRT. The world champion is American Stephen Nedoroscik with 15,266 points, while silver was shared by Chinese Hao Weng and Japanese Kazuma Kaya (14,900). "We waited a long time; we cooled down…
Saturday, 23 October 2021

Close to 30% of Businesses Have No Employees

ZAGREB, 23 Oct, 2021 - Close to 30% of companies in Croatia did not have any employees in 2020 when of 139,009 businesses, 41,595  (29.9%) did not have workers, the Financial Agency (FINA) has said in a report which is based on processed annual financial statements. A total of 37,865 of the 41,595 businesses without employees operated normally, 1,273 were undergoing liquidation, and 2,457 were undergoing bankruptcy proceedings. A total of 17,438 businesses operated at a profit while 24,157 reported losses. The share of businesses without employees in the total number of businesses was high, 29.9%, but it was small in relation to other positive indicators,…
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