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Monday, 29 November 2021

UNICEF Helps Equip Inclusive Classroom at Zagreb Teacher Education Faculty

ZAGREB, 29 Nov 2021 - A newly-equipped inclusive classroom, where students will acquire modern inclusive methods for work with pre-school children, was presented at the Zagreb Teacher Education Faculty on Monday. The equipment is a donation by UNICEF and the Kaufland retailer. A total of 1,500 teachers will be trained annually in inclusive classrooms for work with children with developmental delays, behavioral problems, and Roma children, UNICEF said. "All futures need opportunities. In order for all children, especially the most vulnerable, to progress and one day become equal members of society, we must work together to provide them with opportunities…
Monday, 29 November 2021

EC: Expectations for Croatian Economy Improve in November

ZAGREB, 29 Nov 2021 - Expectations for the Croatian economy improved in November on the back of optimism in the construction sector, which outweighed a marked decline in consumer confidence, according to a report by the European Commission released on Monday.  The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) for Croatia grew by 1.9 points from October to 111.3 points in November. Construction confidence increased the most, with the relevant indicator going up by 6.3 points. Industry confidence grew as well, by 2.8 points. Expectations in the retail and services sectors also improved, albeit much more slightly, with the indicators going up by 1.2 and 0.8…
Monday, 29 November 2021

HTZ Launches New Promotional Campaign "Croatia: Winter Wonderland"

ZAGREB, 29 Nov 2021 - The Croatian Tourist Board (HTZ) has launched a new campaign, called Croatia - Winter Wonderland," to promote the winter beauties of Croatian destinations and tourism-oriented products such as local cuisines and wines, culture and wellness, the HTZ announced on Monday. The campaign will run until 10 January 2022 and will cover 14 foreign markets, namely Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Great Britain, Belgium, Sweden, and Norway. It will be conducted via social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and Pinterest, using the tags #CroatiaWinterWonderland and #MagicalCroatia. Croatia Full of Life on Facebook…
Monday, 29 November 2021

Global Tourism Up in Q3 But Recovery Still Fragile

ZAGREB, 29 Nov 2021 - Croatia, Mexico, and Turkey were the closest to achieving their tourism results of 2019 among the larger destinations in the world, which saw an increase of 58% in international tourist arrivals in July-September 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, which indicates a certain but still fragile recovery, the latest data from UNWTO shows. Noting that the pandemic is hampering recovery and the pace of recovery remains slow and uneven due to unbalanced vaccination rates and new variants of the contagion emerging, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation on Monday released its latest barometer…
Monday, 29 November 2021

Foreign Nationals Have Purchased 60,000 Flats in Croatia in Last 10 Years

ZAGREB, 29 Nov 2021 - The proportion of foreign nationals among property buyers in Croatia was 14 percent in 2010, while last year one in four real-estate buyers was a foreigner, Večernji List newspaper wrote on Monday.  In the last 10 years, 314,000 residential properties have been sold, with the number of flats and holiday apartments sold ranging from 23,000 in 2020, which was their lowest number, to nearly 40,000 in 2010. Foreign nationals have an increasingly important role in the real estate market as they have purchased 60,000 flats and holiday apartments in the last 10 years. While the proportion…
Monday, 29 November 2021

Zagreb Mayor Condemns Racist Attack on Rimac Automobili Employees

ZAGREB, 29 Nov 2021 - The Mayor of Zagreb, Tomislav Tomašević, has strongly condemned a racist attack on employees of the Rimac Automobili company, which occurred in central Zagreb on Friday night, saying that there should be no place for violence in the city. "I strongly condemn the racist attack on employees of Rimac Automobili. There must be no place for violence in our city, especially not for violence motivated by hatred of those who are different on any grounds," Tomašević wrote on his Facebook on Sunday evening. "An attack on people of different color is an attack on all…
Monday, 29 November 2021

Croatia Tops Italy for Davis Cup Semi-final Spot!

November 29, 2021 - Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić secured Croatia's Davis Cup semi-final spot in Turin on Monday!  In the first singles match of the Davis Cup quarterfinals in Turin on Monday, Borna Gojo defeated Lorenzo Sonega 7-6 (2), 2-6, 6-2, and Croatia took the lead against Italy (1-0). Marin Čilić, on the other hand, lost to Jannik Sinner 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 in the second singles match, leaving the doubles to decide who would book a spot in the Davis Cup semifinal.  Borna Gojo (ATP-279) brought Croatia the first point, although his opponent was the 27th tennis player in the…
Monday, 29 November 2021

London-Rijeka Flights Return Next Summer, Flydubai Dubai-Zagreb Flights Boosted

November 29, 2021 - The latest flight news as London-Rijeka flights are scheduled for next summer thanks to Ryanair, and FlyDubai boosts Dubai-Zagreb operations this winter.  Low-cost airline Ryanair is selling tickets between London and Rijeka for next summer, binging the Irish airline's second line to Rijeka next summer, reports Croatian Aviation. Recall, Ryanair also announced it would renew the Brussels and Rijeka line next summer. Along with Brussels, Rijeka will again be connected to London by a regular line next summer. Traffic resumes on March 27, 2022. Two flights a week have been announced, every Thursday and Sunday, until…
Monday, 29 November 2021

Croatia, Second Safest European Country for Walking Alone at Night

November 29, 2021 - Based on statistics made by Numbeo, and compiled by the Landgeist web portal, Croatia is considered the second safest European country for walking alone at night, narrowly behind Slovenia, and ahead of Switzerland by more than three points. There are things one must see or experience to confirm something that is said. About Croatia, I have already been able to corroborate almost immediately the turquoise color and transparency of its waters, as well as many of its customs and traditions. But being a person who by will has stopped going out constantly at night, it was difficult…
Monday, 29 November 2021

The Wheel of Fortune: First Balkan Anime Visual Novel Releases December 1st

November 29, 2021 - The Wheel of Fortune is coming on December 1st to Steam and itch! It features three Slavic vixens to woo, multiple endings to find, and over 40 beautifully illustrated scenes for your enjoyment. 30+ turbo-folk-infused songs and remixes complement the visual splendor with authentic ex-Yugoslavian melodies. The Wheel of Fortune is developed by Takujin software. Takujin software is a small group of like-minded unhinged individuals: the premiere Balkan pioneers of visual novels, interactive fiction, and responsible alcohol consumption. As such, they are rather unique in the region. Inspired by the greats such as Hirohiko Araki, Kemal Malovčić, Crippling…
Monday, 29 November 2021

First Winter Land Rover Velebit Raid Will Take Place From December 17 to 19

November 29, 2021 - Another Land Rover fan event is coming, as the first winter Land Rover Velebit Raid will take place from December 17 to 19, and participants will be able to enjoy not only good company but also spectacular landscapes typical of the Velebit and Paklenica National Parks, as well as the rich history of Lika-Senj County. The first winter Land Rover Velebit Raid abounds in rich contents. Participants will see two National Parks, Northern Velebit and Paklenica, springs and mills on the river Gacka, will visit two Museums, visit JNA bunkers, see the locations where the film Winnetou was…
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