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Croatia: A window to light sparks political controversy

The ruling Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) has announced legal action against the Index.hr news website for creating a window asking its visitors to say whether they are “human beings or HDZ members” before entering the site. internet. “As the use of audio and / or audio-visual media services to incite hatred or discrimination due to…

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Croatia: National Bank warns of three risks

The Croatian National Bank (HNB) has warned of three risks; inflated real estate prices, public debt and difficulties in repaying the loan, the Vecernji List reported on Tuesday. With the start of the vaccination process, there is some hope that the pandemic will be halted by mid-2021. However, the immunization process is progressing slowly across…

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Croatia: Mass vaccination in Zagreb starts this morning

Zvonimir Šostar, director of the Teaching Institute for Public Health “Dr. “Andrija Štampar”, confirmed on Monday that the vaccination process had started in Zagreb, thanking the family doctors who responded to the invitation to receive this project. He added that there are about 400 doctors participating in the vaccination process. “Out of 500 family doctors,…

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Croatia: Milanovic will soon reveal the candidate for President of the Supreme Court

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said in an interview with Nova TV on Thursday evening that he would not approve any of the three candidates running for the Supreme Court President and that he would reveal the name of his candidate “soon”. “I will not accept any of those people. It is nothing personal. This is…

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Croatia: 13% of EU funding is expected by the end of the summer

Croatian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Zdravko Marić confirmed on Thursday that Croatia should receive an advance by the end of the summer amounting to 13% of all grants from the EU’s Next Generation (NGEU) instrument, or 750m to 800m euros. . Speaking to the press before the government session, Maric said state institutions…

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Croatia awaits visa waiver by US

In 2020, the United States rejected only 2.7% of visa applications from Croatian nationals, the US embassy in Zagreb said, noting that it expected Croats to be able to travel to the US without visas “in the near future”. . Months after it was confirmed that the percentage of rejected Croatian visa applications had fallen…

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Croatia: Grlić Radman and Korčok discuss bilateral co-operation and future projects

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman received Slovakia’s Foreign and European Affairs Minister Ivan Kor nëok on a working visit on Monday. “Croatia and Slovakia enjoy excellent bilateral relations based on a common cultural heritage, historical experience and common European values,” said Grlić Radman, thanking Slovakia for the humanitarian aid sent immediately…

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Croatia: Entrepreneurs remain determined despite EC optimistic forecasts

The European Commission released its winter economic forecasts just a few days ago, significantly affected by the COVID-19 implantation in the economies of individual member states of the European Union and the Eurozone. As for the Croatian Economy, the European Commission has somewhat lowered its estimates of GDP decline during 2020 compared to the autumn…

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Croatia: Foreign Minister Rejects BiH Diplomatic Note on EEC

Croatia’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has rejected as unfounded a diplomatic note written by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina regarding the announcement of a statement of an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the Croatian part of the Sea Adriatic. BiH Foreign Minister Bisera Turkovined wrote the letter in late…

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Croatia: Great interest in the Russian vaccine

According to Croatian media, the Russian Embassy in Zagreb responds to dozens of phone calls and messages every day, by phone or e-mail, from Croatian citizens asking how they can access the Russian COVID-19 vaccine. According to the Večernji list, citizens are asking if they can go down and get vaccinated at the embassy or…

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Croatia: The cruise tourism industry faces an uncertain future

The coronavirus pandemic banned the arrival of foreign cruise ships in the Croatian Adriatic last year. In 2020, a total of 26 foreign ship voyages were realized, marking a decrease of 96.4% per year. The COVID-19 pandemic is directly related to the decline in the arrival of foreign cruise ships in Croatian seaports in February,…

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Croatia: Parliament approves EEC decision

The Croatian Parliament ratified at Friday’s session the decision on declaring the Adriatic Exclusive Economic Zone, paving the way for talks with Slovenia and Italy on sea protection. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated in a statement that the decision was adopted unanimously. “The Croatian Parliament unanimously approved on Friday the Decision on the Declaration…

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Croatia: RegioJet back on track

The summer railway line that connected the Czech tourist capital of Prague and Rijeka last season attracted great interest from Czech and Slovak tourists, resulting in its continued operation this summer, reports HrTurizam. Based on statistical data, the average train occupancy was higher than 90% with a capacity of nearly 600 passengers per line, while…

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Croatia: Protests erupt in Zagreb against “discriminatory measures”

On Wednesday, at a rally organized by the Voice of Entrepreneurs (UGP) business association in Zagreb, protesters demanded the cessation of discriminatory measures, the revocation of additional taxes and mandatory membership fees, along with the resignation of the economy minister. According to some estimates, several thousand people attended the rally in Zagreb’s main square. Although…

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BiH: Italian journalist tries to smuggle illegal migrants into Croatia

An Italian journalist identified as Paola L. who accompanied a delegation of Italian MEPs during a visit to Croatia was linked to an attempt to orchestrate the illegal crossing of some migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina to the Croatian border, the Border Patrol confirmed. BiH for HINA on Tuesday. The journalist was arrested on January…

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Grlić Radman: Migrants in BiH are also threatening Croatia

On Tuesday, Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Radman voiced hope that, with EU help, BiH would begin accommodating illegal migrants in camps at the country’s gates, preventing their placement throughout BiH. Due to the long border between the two countries, the minister believes that Croatia’s security and stability could be endangered. “We…

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Croatia being promoted as a safe tourist destination

In mid-February, the Croatian Ministry of Tourism and Sports will launch the “Safe Stay in Croatia” label, which will inform domestic and foreign tourists that health and safety protocols are being implemented in Croatia, an extremely important aspect. amid a pandemic, Tourism and Sports Minister Nikolina Brnjac announced. In addition to tourism-related enterprises, the logo…

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Croatia calls for apology from Serbia after Knin incident

The Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs strongly condemns the scandalous act by a member of a delegation led by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of State Administration of Serbia and Local Self-Government during a visit to Croatia, as well as the message that insults and promotes Croatia the defeated ideas of…