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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

€520,000 Project to Ensure All Residents of Lekenik have Access to Books

ZAGREB, 30 November, 2021 - A HRK 3.9 million EU project aimed at promoting reading and reading competences was presented on Tuesday in the municipality of Lekenik, where book vans will be introduced to provide access to books for roughly 6,000 people in 18 communities within the municipality. The project will be implemented by the Lekenik Public Library in partnership with the local authorities, the Pet Plus association and the Agency of Local Democracy, based in Sisak. The library's director, Marija Hlupić, said during the presentation that apart from the funding secured from the European Social Fund, the Croatian Culture Ministry has allocated HRK…
Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Medved: Serbia Not Cooperating in Search for Missing from Homeland War

ZAGREB, 30 November, 2021 - Veterans' Affairs Minister Tomo Medved on Tuesday warned about the issue of persons unaccounted-for since the Homeland War and criticised Serbia for failing to provide information on the missing. "We informed the parliamentary committee of all our activities, achievements, challenges and difficulties we are faced with. The fundamental condition for efficiency is the Law on Missing Persons from the Homeland War which was adopted in 2019 and locating the latest mass grave site near Bobta has shown results," Medved told reporters after a meeting of the parliamentary War Veterans Committee. He added that since 2016 to date,…
Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Conflict of Interest Commission Euthanised, says Opposition

ZAGREB, 30 November, 2021 - Opposition parties on Tuesday criticised a bill on the Conflict of Interest Commission, claiming it will euthanise the body, while the ruling HDZ party rejected the claims, with Justice and Public Administration Minister Ivan Malenica saying the commission will remain independent. The Commission will remain an independent and anti-corruption body with new mechanisms and extended scope of activities, Minister Ivan Malenica said in the Sabor. The Opposition, however, thinks differently, with MP Nikola Grmoja (Bridge) saying that the bill was full of "legislative diluter", its sole purpose being to get rid of the commission . That is no surprise…
Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Ministry says has No Information on Investigation in Zalac Software Case

ZAGREB, 30 November, 2021 - Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Nataša Tramišak said on Tuesday, in a comment on a corruption scandal involving former Regional Development and EU Funds Minister, Gabrijela Žalac, that she has no information on the course of the investigation in the case. Asked at what moment she had contacted the USKOK anti-corruption office, Tramišak said that at the handover of duties by her predecessor Marko Pavić, she had been told that the State Attorney's Office and USKOK were conducting certain preliminary investigations. "This was followed by certain notifications to the Ministry, which cooperated with the…
Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Netherlands Refusing to Confirm Croatia's Admission to Schengen: Vecernji List

ZAGREB, 30 November, 2021 - The Netherlands does not want to consent to Croatia's accession to the Schengen area of passport-free movement because it has a caretaker government, the Večernji List daily says in its Tuesday issue. The Slovenian EU Presidency has put conclusions on Croatia's readiness to join the Schengen area on the tentative agenda of the next meeting of EU ministers of the interior but the daily has learned from unofficial sources that the Netherlands is signalling that it may not be ready to support a decision to that effect. The conclusions in question do not constitute a final…
Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Happy Holidays: 70 KLM Split and Zagreb Flights from Amsterdam this December

December 1, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as 70 KLM Split and Zagreb flights will run this December! Dutch KLM will continue to operate daily between Amsterdam and Zagreb in December, and due to increased demand around Christmas and New Year, KLM will resume traffic between Split and Amsterdam just like last winter, reports Croatian Aviation. KLM planes will land at Zagreb Airport every day in December. Two flights a day have been announced, with only one daily flight announced for December 26.  The morning departure from Zagreb to Amsterdam is mainly made with an E175 aircraft with…
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Croatian Cup Quarterfinals: Gorica Wins on Penalties, Hajduk Tops Lokomotiva 6:3 for Semis!

November 30, 2021 - The first day of the Croatian Cup quarterfinals came to a close, with Gorica and Hajduk securing their spot in the semifinals! Gorica was the first to qualify for the Croatian Cup semifinals, defeating Istria 1961 at home on penalties, 6-4 (2-2, 2-2).  By the 96th minute, Istra had the semifinal match in their hands. With two goals, Beljo had Istra up 2-1, but in the last seconds, Kristijan Lovrić scored, and in the penalty shootout, the hero was Gorica goalkeeper Dominik Kotarski, who stopped two shots. Assisted by Serderov, Beljo put Istra in the lead in…
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Ancient Spalatum Port Discovered in Split, Connection to Diocletian's Palace

November 30, 2021 - Archaeological findings have uncovered an ancient Spalatum port in the Split area, tracing back to the Roman settlement in the 2nd century.  The conclusion of the latest archeological campaign in the Spinut seabed on the north side of Marjan is an archaeological sensation: there, during the Roman settlement of Spalatum, in the 2nd century, an ancient port was built, which reached its peak during the construction of Diocletian's Palace, reports Slobodna Dalmacija.  From the port, the road led to Spalatum, a settlement in the area of today's Manuš, inscribed on the ancient road map Tabula Peutingeriani…
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Third Ryanair Aircraft in Zagreb Arrives, Additional 9 Routes Launch in December

November 30, 2021 - The latest flight news to Croatia as the third Ryanair aircraft in Zagreb will arrive this week, with 9 additional lines launched around Europe.  As already announced, Ryanair is basing its third A320 aircraft (from the Lauda fleet) at Zagreb Airport this week and is launching an additional 9 new routes to well-known European destinations, such as Dublin, Manchester, and Eindhoven, reports Croatian Aviation. Ryanair will start regular operations on 9 new lines this week according to: Paphos (Cyprus), from 03.12., twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays, Thessaloniki (Greece), from 03.12., twice a week, on…
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Zagreb Heating Issues Continue as Temperatures Plummet

November the 30th, 2021 - Parts of the City of Zagreb have been left without heating as temperatures plummet and a harsh frost covers the now hardened off dead leaves which cover the ground. The situation with Zagreb heating should be solved at some point during the day. As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, there is currently no heating in the Western part of Zagreb this morning, which is just what everyone wants when temperaturs dropped to -3 here in the capital at 06:00 this morning. Residents of Spansko and Malesnica have definitely been left without heating, and it also seems that residents…
Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Nomad Rescue: New Croatian App Created as One-Stop Shop for Digital Nomads

November 30, 2021 - Nomad Rescue is a new one-stop web application for digital nomads, developed by Algebra University College graduate students.  A team of graduate students from Algebra University College, "The Nomads," has developed an application that makes it easier for digital nomads to navigate the country they have chosen while answering all practical and operational questions about life in the country, reports Index.hr. There has been a lot of talk in Croatia to attract digital nomads to live and work in the country, which has been successfully implemented in terms of regulations that allow individuals in Croatia. Thus,…
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