Saturday, 7 May 2022

Bulgarian University Delegates Visit Faculty of Metallurgy at Zagreb University

May the 7th, 2022 - A Bulgarian delegation from Gabrovo University recently paid a visit to Zagreb University, more specifically to the Faculty of Metallurgy which is located in Sisak.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, this past week, a delegation of the Technical University of Gabrovo, led by the Rector prof. dr. sc. Iliy Zhelezarov and vice-rector, doc. dr. sc. Plamen Tsankov, paid a visit to one of Zagreb University's faculties in Sisak.

The visit of the Bulgarian Technical University to the Faculty of Metallurgy in Sisak was part of a working visit by a delegation from the Bulgarian city of Gabrovo, led by Mayor Tanja Hristova.

“We presented our guests with the activities which are undertaken at the Faculty of Metallurgy, and we also talked about possible cooperation and joint future projects. As one of the leaders of the metallurgical industry in the Republic of Croatia, with experience and all awards and recognitions, the Faculty of Metallurgy can be a good example to our colleagues from Bulgaria. On the other hand, the Technical University of Gabrovo can continue to be a role model for us when it comes to everyday work and projects,'' said the dean of Zagreb University's Faculty of Metallurgy in Sisak, Zdenka Zovko Brodarac.

The hosts also introduced their Bulgarian guests to the curriculum and directions at the faculty, and they were especially interested in the fact that after graduating from the Faculty of Metallurgy, students find a job within three months and that a large number of them find a job while still studying, and that scholarships are provided for all students.

They were also pleasantly surprised by the fact that almost half of the students at the Faculty of Metallurgy in Sisak are women, which is a fantastic message to send out in an industry which has always been dominated by males.

The meeting, which took place in the City Hall of the Faculty of Metallurgy, was followed by a tour of the laboratory and the building of the faculty itself.

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Thursday, 21 April 2022

Plenković and Jandroković Meet With Visiting Bulgarian FM

ZAGREB, 21 April 2022 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković met separately with Bulgarian Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska during her visit to Zagreb on Thursday.

Genchovska, a historian, military academy graduate, and expert on security and defense issues, and Plenković discussed the situation in Ukraine, emphasizing that the two countries shared views on the war in Ukraine and the need to continue providing assistance to that country, according to a government press release.

Plenković informed Genchovska about Croatia's final preparations for accession to the Schengen area and euro area, as well as about its bid to join the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is the objective of both countries.

The two officials also exchanged views on EU enlargement and the situation in southeastern Europe.

The situation in the Western Balkans was also discussed during Genchovska's meeting with Parliament Speaker Jandroković. They agreed that it was of critical importance to prevent a spillover of the Ukraine crisis to the region.

According to a press release from Parliament, Jandroković emphasized the importance of the equality of all three constituent nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Jandroković and Genchovska strongly condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine and expressed solidarity with the Ukrainian people. They also discussed humanitarian and technical assistance to Ukraine and the acceptance of refugees.

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Friday, 18 February 2022

Branko Roglic Becomes First Bulgarian-Croatian Club President

February the 18th, 2022 - Prominent Croatian businessman and company owner Branko Roglic has been named the first president of the Bulgarian-Croatian Business Club which has been founded in the City of Zagreb.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Bulgarian-Croatian Business Club was founded in Zagreb and includes Bulgarian companies which can be found operating here on the Croatian market and Croatian business circles cooperating with and within Bulgaria in order to expand and deepen mutual their contacts and encourage further investment activities.

The well known founder and owner of the Orbico Group, Branko Roglic, was elected president of the new club, and Martin Kasabov, the executive director of Meblo Trade, was elected vice president, as the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria reported.

The founding assembly was attended by representatives of the largest companies operating on both Bulgarian and Croatian markets, such as Branko Roglic's Orbico Group itself, Podravka, Fortenova (formerly Agrokor), Meblo Trade, Rubicon Engineering AD, Elmark Group and more.

One of the first initiatives of the newly founded club will be the organisation of a Business Forum with representatives of the Regional Chamber of Commerce - Sofia in Zagreb this summer. As was pointed out, the Bulgarian-Croatian Business Club is expected to actively participate in holding various other regional business gatherings, such as hosting business delegation from Plovdiv in the Dalmatian city of Zadar, from Gabrovo in Sisak and from Vidin in Vukovar.

Congratulations on the formation of the Bulgarian-Croatian Business Club were sent by the Bulgarian Minister of Economy and Industry Kornelia Ninova, and the participants in the founding assembly were greeted by the Bulgarian Ambassador to Croatia, Genka Georgieva.

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Friday, 20 August 2021

Iron Age Danube Route Recognised by European Council

August 20, 2021 - The Iron Age Danube Route is a new addition to the Croatian offer, relevant not just for tourism but for science, research, and education, and recognised by the European Council.

The Iron Age Danube Route addresses one of the most fragile, though imposing and attractive prehistoric archaeological phenomena, the Iron Age landscapes. Characterised by monumental structures, such as burial mound cemeteries, flat cemeteries, fortified hilltop settlements, and oppida, as well as elements indicating the complex organisation of space, Iron Age landscapes belong to the period between the 9th and the end of the 1st century BC, according to the official website of the Iron Age Danube Route Association (IADR).

This association was founded back in July 2020 with the goal of enhancing international scientific cooperation regarding the period of the Iron Age, as this is a period marked by an extraordinary corpus of movable and intangible heritage. The focus on the Danube region is, among other things, owing to this heritage being housed in numerous museums across the Danube region, including the most important regional and national institutions.

''Compiling the existing sources of knowledge and creating a strong interdisciplinary and international network of expert institutions from Austria, Croatia, Hungary and Slovenia in the fields of archaeology, cultural heritage protection, tourism, as well as local stakeholders, the Iron Age Danube Route Association was founded in July 2020 with the aim of the further development and management of the IADR,''

The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb is one of the founding partners of the association, and other institutions from Croatia include the Centre for Prehistoric Research, Kaptol County, Papuk Nature Park, and Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb. Other partners include museums and faculties from Hungary, Austria, and Slovenia, all bringing their top experts in the field to the table for the association to work.

And that work paid off. As reported by the Archaeological Museum in Zagreb's website, the European Council granted the culture route certificate to the Iron Age Danube Route which stretches through Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Germany, and Slovenia.

''This is the first culture route of The European Council with its headquarters in Croatia“, said the Museum's website adding that the route is managed by the Association.

''The Iron Age Danube Route matched the criteria by the five priority fields of action by the European Council. These include cooperation in research and development, the progression of European heritage and history, educational exchanges, youth culture, engagement within the frame of the current cultural and artistic practices and sustainable cultural tourism development,'' explained the website.

The certificate is important as it enhances the overall visibility of the sight, allowing the public to become better informed about the area, and enriching the overall Croatian cultural and tourist offer, creating new opportunities both for business and for scientific and educational purposes.

Did you know Vukovar is located along the Danube river? Learn more in our TC guide.

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