Friday, 9 April 2021

Highlights of the Week: 5 Big Events in Croatia from April 5-11, 2021

April 11, 2021 - An overview of the big events in Croatia from April 5 to 11, 2021. 

The first week after Easter saw Croatia bitter on the tragic death of a 2-year-old girl, followed by a shock of heavy snow fastly coming and fading in Croatia's capital. Dinamo fans were disappointed by the Europa League loss at Maksimir stadium, while Pula is finally starting a big project of connecting its underground tunnels with an important surface site. Citizens of Split saw two candidates coalition together to unify liberal and progressive election bodies.

Highlights of the week: New headmaster of Social Service in Nova Gradiška marija_jugovic-c-Ivica_GalovicPIXSELL.jpg

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Following the tragic death of a 2-year-old girl who was heavily beaten by her mother and neglected by her parents resulted in Marija Jugović taking the position as the new headmaster of Social Welfare Centre Nova Gradiška on Monday. Jugović replaced the former headmaster Branko Medunić, following the controversial decision of returning the girl from her foster family back to her biological parents, who previously neglected and abused her, which ended fatally.

As Večernji List reported, Medunić is still employed in the Centre, and Jugović said on Monday that the investigation by the ministry would show if there were any misconducts in handling the case.

„Medunić is a social worker, and he is currently doing the job according to his occupation“, said Jugović.

Pending the results, Jugović announced lay-offs in the Nova Gradiška Centre. The investigation was expected to be complete by Wednesday.

„It's determined that there were mistakes in the procedure, which was the mistake of the headmaster. We are still waiting for professional findings from Croatian Social Workers chamber and Croatian Psychology Chamber“, said Josip Aladrović, Minister of family and social policies, on Wednesday as a guest On National Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT).

He added that restrictions in the Centre were done immediately based on those findings, and other results are expected to be complete by the end of the week.  

Highlights of the week: April snow in Zagreb brought shock and traffic 


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The heavy snow, which was announced but still surprised the citizens of Zagreb thanks to its intensity, caused chaos on Zagreb streets on Tuesday. Traffic was jammed and several accidents occurred. Still, the snow quickly melted away and meteorologists announced warmer weather by the end of the week.  

Citizens of Zagreb were in disbelief of such heavy snowfall in early April, a day after it was a little under 20 degrees Celsius.

Highlights of the week: Ivica Puljak and Bojan Ivošević competing together in Split local elections


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Mayoral candidate of Centre Party Ivica will compete in the upcoming local elections for Split Mayor with the independent candidate Bojan Ivošević who aims to be his vice-mayor. As Večernji List reported on Tuesday, the pair said this decision was easy for them as neither one had to betray their beliefs when agreeing to this collaboration.

„In this election, the civil, progressive Split we represent is waking up like never before. We united our teams, Split has a chance it didn't have in decades, and if we don't use it, we won't get another opportunity for four years, maybe even longer. We have to take this chance“, said Ivica Poljak.

Bojan Ivošević is confident they will win elections and „return freedom to the citizens of Split and end trading authority in Split“.

Highlights of the week: Construction of connecting Kaštel fort with underground tunnels ongoing in Pula


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One of the most interesting tourist projects this year is taking place in Pula. Fort Kaštel is being connected with a network of underground tunnels that date back from the Austro-Hungarian times when Pula was the main military port. After the project was announced as early as 2019, the shaft where there will be a tourist elevator that will connect the fort with tunnels was finally been pierced last Friday.

Highlights of the week: Dinamo defeated by Villareal


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After the brilliant victory against Tottenham, Dinamo's luck and skill took a blow in the clash with Villareal on Thursday.  

Despite Dinamo handling well against the first attempt of Villareal and few risky shots aimed at Zagreb's gate, it all went well until the very end of half-time when Moreno scored for the Spanish club, taking advantage of a penalty Dinamo received for Theophile's handball.

Dinamo didn't manage to level the result or turnover the game but reduced the loss to the lowest possible outcome. Whether Dinamo is able to come on top against Villareal will be known next Thursday when they visit Villareal in Spain.

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Friday, 29 April 2016

The First Gastronomy Workshop in Jelsa (Video)

Watch a short video about the first Gastronomy Workshop in Jelsa by the Croatian National Television.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

The Plans of the Governement Regarding Suncani Hvar and other Tourism Assets - What will be Privatized?

(photo: Croatian National Television)

Eleven years after the public-private partnership contract between the Suncani Hvar Hotels and Orco Property Group, the Luxembourg investor is definitely leaving Croatia. It was a turbulent relationship with an initiated arbitration and a pre-bankruptcy settlement due to several lawsuits on both sites. The majority owner of the Hvar company with almost 62 percent will become a Slovak investor.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Weekend Break: Inland Dalmatia - Video from the Croatian National Television

The Croatian National Television in cooperation with the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) suggests where to spend a family weekend in Croatia - few ideas what to do in the Dalmatian Hinterland for a weekend break.

Let´s start with a few associations. Alka, Our Lady of Sinj and the friendly people, not to be found anywhere else. That is Sinj. Just 35 kilometres away from Split, but totally different. There is a different way of communication and people use a very ´creative´ and ´vivid´ vocabulary, so the insiders say, that every visitor will return from Sinj with a few new words in his vocabulary. Of course, with a lot of catchphrases.

Locals say, that life in Sinj takes place in bars. There are even 150 in the city centre. So, the first thing you will do in Sinj is drink a coffee on the square (pjaca). You can visit Sinj any time of the year, because we have the most bars per capita, we also have a great night life and Sinj girls are even prettier than those in Split, as well as our guys, say people in Sinj proudly.

But when you see those little "Alkars", your heart will melt, as they are so sweet. Because every little boy younger than 10, coming from the Vuckovići hamlet in Sinj can participate in the Children´s Alka. It is interesting, that all of them are from Vučkovići, but they are not related. Those little "Alkars" are the perfect introduction to the Museum of Sinj Alka, where you will be so impressed by Alka, that you will want to braid your hair and sketch those gorgeous Alka knights.

Since the opening for the 300 anniversary of the Alka tournament this summer, 10.000 visitors passed through the museum already. A modern and interactive museum with more than 100 exhibits is waiting for everyone in Sinj. From life-size Alka knights and horses to lots of archive content in digital format, says the head of the Museum.

First the tradition, than sports. Sinj surroundings is ideal for recreational sports of all kinds, especially hikers and bikers. There are over 40 km of marked bike trails in Sinj, so it is ideal for a day trip over the weekend fun for the whole family.

But that´s not all. You can´t leave Hinterland hungry, because that would make the hosts angry. Even the dishes have heroic names, so it is easy to become a hero after you eat ´arambaši´. And for the way back, they will pack some prosciutto (pršut) and Sinj donuts (uštipak) made for all kind of occasions.

Read the whole article here and watch the video below: