Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Demographic Disaster: 8 Schools Closing, 117 Schools Left with No First Graders

Due to mass emigration, many areas are left with few or no children.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Owner of Best Croatian Pizzeria Moving Abroad

The pizzeria will remain, but the owner is moving abroad.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Fewer People Born, More People Emigrate from Croatia

ZAGREB, August 7, 2018 - Croatia's population is significantly decreasing, with a trend of fewer births and more deaths, and there has never been a greater wave of emigration, an analysis of demographic trends conducted by the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) for 2017 indicates.

Friday, 20 July 2018

More than 47,000 People Left Croatia in 2017

ZAGREB, July 20, 2018 - In 2017, more than 47,000 people emigrated from Croatia while about 15,000 people immigrated to Croatia, which means that the population decreased by almost 32,000 that year, the latest figures from the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

Monday, 2 July 2018

President Presents Measures to Solve Demographic Problems

ZAGREB, July 2, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović said on Monday at a meeting of the Demographic Revitalisation Council that she was looking forward to synergy and coordination of all bodies and segments of society in resolving the demographic problems in Croatia.

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Mass Emigration Fueled by Living Standards, Worldview Issues

ZAGREB, June 24, 2018 - Most Croats emigrate because of better living standards and world views, they return to Croatia because of family and friends, and only 7% do not wish to go abroad, according to a survey conducted by the MojPosao job portal.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Immigration Policy Needed to Solve Workforce Shortage

ZAGREB, June 17, 2018 - Croatia's tourism and all other industries increasingly depend on foreign labour, which is why the government last week doubled the quota of 4,660 foreign workers, but the problem cannot be resolved without complex measures regulating the long term immigration policy, experts believe.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Government Seems Unimpressed with President's Proposals

ZAGREB, June 12, 2018 - Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy Minister Nada Murganić said on Monday that the population policy measures that President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović presented earlier in the day were in line with the government's programme and that the government Council for Demographic Revival would examine the measures. "We carefully watched the president's presentation... We will examine the material when we receive it at the Council for Demographic Revival," Murganić said.

Monday, 11 June 2018

President Presents Her Demographic Measures

ZAGREB, June 11, 2018 - President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Monday presented her measures for the population policy, saying this was a vital issue, namely an issue of Croatia's survival as a country and a nation. Pointing out an increased share of the elderly population, an increasingly low number of newborns, the departure of the young and working-age population, the president said all of this would directly affect the national security, economic growth, social stability and overall future of the Croatian nation and state.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Survey: Emigrants from Croatia Satisfied, Not Planning to Return

ZAGREB, June 6, 2018 - People are emigrating from Croatia mostly because the state is poorly organised and run, because of incompetent politicians and political parties, and because of a feeling of despondency and lack of prospects, shows a survey on motives for emigration from Croatia, presented in Zagreb on Wednesday.

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