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Monday, 27 June 2022

Osijek Company Barrage Opening Another Office, Hiring More Employees

June the 27th, 2022 - The Osijek company Barrage is set to open yet another office, this time in Nasice, and employ even more workers. The move being made by this software company will surely help ongoing Eastern Croatian demography issues. As Poslovni Dnevnik/Josipa Ban writes, the Osijek company Barrage, founded a mere six years ago, should open an office in Nasice by September this year, in addition to their exisitng office in the City of Osijek. This company has been growing both in terms of revenue and number of employees since its establishment. Back in 2016 they started out with…
Monday, 27 June 2022

Croatia Beach Handball Team Wins 2022 World Championships in Greece!

June 27, 2022 - After the Croatia junior beach handball team brought home the gold medal just one week ago, the senior Croatia beach handball team recorded their third world title and 30th medal total after winning the 2022 Men's Beach Handball World Championships in Greece! The Croatia men's senior beach handball team took home the title at the World Championships in Heraklion on Sunday!  In the final match, Croatia was better than Denmark 2-0 (24-22, 21-18) in sets and thus secured their third world title and the 30th medal for Croatia beach handball. After six days of competition and nine…
Monday, 27 June 2022

Split to Have Mayoral Runoff between Last Mayor and HDZ Candidate

ZAGREB, 27 June 2022 - Ivica Puljak, who was short 1.3 percentage points for the victory in the first round of the election, and Zoran Đogaš, the candidate supported by the HDZ party will vie in Split's mayoral runoff, according DIP's first results of the snap elections held on Sunday. The first results released by the State Electoral Commission (DIP) on Sunday evening after all of the 163  polling stations were closed in this second biggest Croatian city, show that Puljak of the Centar party  won 48.73% of the vote (22,561 ballots), while Đogaš came as second with 25.67% of the…
Monday, 27 June 2022

National Croatian Wine Day Celebrated in the USA

June 27, 2022 - Did you know that for the last 2 years, there is a registered wine holiday in the USA that celebrates - Croatia!? A look at national Croatian Wine Day! This wonderful initiative came from Anna M. Viducic, a founder of Aroma Wine Co. As she explained: "#NationalCroatianWineDay celebrates Croatia's Independence Day on June 25, and it highlights Croatia's unique wine history dating back to 2500 years", said Ms Viducic, adding that "Croatia is a home to an estimated 120 indigenous grape varietals and four key wine regions - Croatian Uplands, Dalmatia, Istria and Kvarner, and Slavonia and…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

Turnout For Early Local Election In Split At 21.7% By 16:30

ZAGREB, 26 June 2022 - A total of 27,468 voters, or 21.74 per cent, turned out by 4.30 pm on Sunday for an early local election in the southern coastal city of Split, which is 12 per cent less than at the same time at last year's ordinary local elections. The citizens of Split are choosing a mayor among nine candidates, and 31 city councillors from 11 lists of candidates. Voters can cast their ballots at 163 polling stations, which opened at 7 am and close at 7 pm. The State Electoral Commission (DIP) is due to announce initial results on…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

Three Reasons to Visit the Croatian Adriatic Coast in September

June 26, 2022 - Summer has just arrived and in what could be called the first year back to normal since the pandemic began, and the country is preparing for a big wave of tourism in the next two months. But have you thought about September as the ideal time to visit the Croatian Adriatic coast? Here are three reasons you should.  Ferries everywhere, parties along the coast, film and music festivals, Instagrammable landscapes, and much more. There is no better time to visit the Croatian Adriatic coast than in the height of summer... or is there? It is not a…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

Croatian Police Working on Implementing New IT Systems

ZAGREB, 26 June 2022 - National chief of police Nikola Milina said on Sunday that Croatia was fully ready to apply the Schengen acquis and was working with others in the European Union on the implementation of new information technology systems. "The Croatian police service has done all, and there are already several decisions saying that Croatia is technically fully ready to apply the Schengen acquis. Now this process is at a political level," Milina told the press during a visit to Glina, where he attended a ceremony marking the 31st anniversary of the start of armed resistance against the…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

New National Addiction Action Strategy in Final Stage of Preparation

ZAGREB, 26 June 2022 - Health Minister Vili Beroš announced on Sunday that the new National Addiction Action Strategy was in its final stage of preparation. The main aspects of the new strategy will be presented at a round table on addiction-related policies in Zagreb on Monday. "The price of drug addiction, which is paid by the citizens of Croatia and other EU countries, is very high, given addiction-related allocations for public health," Beroš said on the occasion of the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on 26 June. Drug addiction is one of the longest-standing threats to our…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

Four Croatian Healthcare Innovation Projects Selected for EU Funding

ZAGREB, 26 June 2022 - As many as four Croatian healthcare innovation projects are included among 20 projects from central, eastern and southern Europe selected for financing by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) under the Regional Innovation Scheme. Eighty projects have applied for funding, and four Croatian ones have been selected, more than from any other country in the region, the Večernji List (VL) daily said on Sunday. The EIT Health Regional Innovation Scheme supports the development of  innovation in healthcare in the countries of central, eastern and southern Europe. The consortia behind the selected innovations will be granted up…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

Croatian MEP Appointed Rapporteur on New EU Enlargement Strategy

ZAGREB, 26 June 2022 - The European Parliament has appointed Croatian MEP Tonino Picula rapporteur on the new EU enlargement strategy, his office said on Sunday. His task will be to formulate a proposal for the new enlargement strategy, which would then need to be adopted by the European Parliament and sent to the European Council, the European Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Picula said after his appointment that the proposal clearly emphasises the value of enlargement policy as a strategic investment in the security and prosperity of Europe, and that enlargement policy has…
Sunday, 26 June 2022

Croatia Logs 437 New Coronavirus Cases, 2 Deaths

ZAGREB, 26 June 2022 - Croatia has recorded 437 new coronavirus cases and two related deaths in the last 24 hours, the national coronavirus response team reported on Sunday. The number of active cases now stands at 3,849, including 216 infected persons who are being treated in hospital, of whom six are placed on ventilators. 1,940 people are self-isolating. Since 25 February 2020, when the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in Croatia, 1,145,490 people have been registered as having contracted the novel virus, of whom 16,050 have died and 1,125,591 have recovered, including 184 in the last 24 hours. To…
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