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Croatia: Plenković, Jandroković, Beroš receive AstraZeneca vaccine

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, President Sabor Gordan Jandroković and Health Minister Vili Beroš publicly received their nap of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 in Banski dvori. Minister Beros described today’s vaccination as a test of confidence in this vaccine, which will encourage citizens to be vaccinated. “Today, we sent a strong message of confidence…

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Croatia: The structure of the Pelješac Bridge rises above sea level

Contractors of the Pelješac Bridge China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) have completed 65% of the work on the bridge which will connect the Pelješac Peninsula with Croatian land. “The Chinese have done 65% of the work on the bridge so far. The current realization in that project reaches 1.3 billion kuna from a total…

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Croatia: FM urges EU to “help Bosnia and Herzegovina”

Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said in Brussels on Monday that the European Union must help Bosnia and Herzegovina become a stable and institutionally functioning country. “We must help Bosnia and Herzegovina achieve political and institutional stability, which is essential for its European path,” Grlic Radman told reporters before a meeting…

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ECHR: Croatia must pay for damaged Serbian property

Croatia violated the rights of a Serb whose property was stolen and damaged after he fled the country due to the 1991-95 war, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday. The complainant, Nikola Dabić, is a Croatian citizen born in 1949 and living in Sunja (Croatia). The case concerned the seizure of…

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Croatia: Tourism Minister welcomes “any document that will facilitate tourism movement”

Croatian Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac said the country welcomes any document that would facilitate the movement of tourism through uniform and predictable rules. “The EC adopted an important proposal for a common framework for the recognition of certificates, which should facilitate free movement during a pandemic. As a tourist destination, Croatia welcomes…

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Croatia was ranked 13th globally in the Sustainable Tourism Index

Croatia was ranked 13thth among 99 countries in the world in terms of sustainable tourism standards and green transformation for the travel industry recovery in 2020, according to a report released by Euromonitor International, the strategic market research provider. Despite this fact, Croatian tour operators are not very optimistic about the upcoming tourist season and…

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Croatia opens its doors to digital nomads

The Croatian National Tourism Board has launched a new promotional campaign “Croatia, your new office!” with the aim of positioning Croatia as an attractive and well-prepared destination for digital nomads. The advertising campaign, in addition to PR and media activities, will be conducted through Facebook and Twitter with a particular focus on the US, Canadian…

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Croatia: INA company to expand business in Egypt

Croatian oil company INA got the green light to take a stake in the East Damanhur (Block 10) exploration concession on the coastal part of the Nile Delta in Egypt. Under the contract, the group will have a 20% stake in the project, the company reports. INA received final permission from Egypt’s national gas company…

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2020 recession with 6.2% in the EU; Spain, Greece, Croatia suffer the biggest decline

European Union gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 6.2% in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eurostat announced on Tuesday. The GDP growth rate was 1.6% in 2019, according to the EU Statistics Office. The union’s GDP also decreased 4.6% in the last quarter of the year, compared to the same quarter of 2019. On the…

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Croatia: New EU regulations are causing trouble for the country’s agriculture

A new strategy for the sustainable development of agriculture in the European Union sets out a drastic reduction in pesticide use, which will significantly affect a large number of farmers, especially wine producers. One of the main goals of the Fork Farm Strategy proposed by the European Commission in May 2020 is to halve pesticide…

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Croatia: Tenfold increase in electricity profits in 12 years

According to the State Finance Agency (FINA), Croatian electricity generation, transmission and distribution operators saw a tenfold increase in their profits over 12 years, from 215m kuna in 2008 to 2.2 billion kuna (€ 290m) in 2019. . The number of enterprises engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity increased from 89 in…

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Croatia: The COVID passport is discriminatory, says Ostojić

Veljko Ostojić, Director of the Croatian Tourism Association, said on Thursday that the COVID passport was discriminatory. During a guest appearance at the Dobro Jutro show, Hrvatska, Ostojić discussed COVID passports and vaccination of tourism workers. “First, we need to determine what a COVID passport is. In my opinion, if it is a precondition for…

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Is Croatia looking for Russian vaccines?

Croatian Health Minister Vili Beros said on Wednesday that during his talks with a Russian delegation he had called for the distribution of documentation on the Russian COVID-19 vaccine to be expedited so that the Croatian HALMED regulator could assess its safety and effectiveness. . “Yesterday’s meeting with the Russian ambassador does not mean that…

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Croatia: Rimac Automobile will remain independent

Shares of Volkswagen Porsche in Rimac Automobile will rise, but will not reach close to 50%, Sveta Nedelja-based Rimac Automobile said on Tuesday, closing foreign media reports about Porsche’s growing interest at just under 50%. On Monday, foreign media reported that the Volkswagen Porsche unit was taking part in a Rimac Automobile financing round that…

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Croatia: Vaccination registration platform launched

Croatian Minister of Health Vili Beroš announced on Facebook on Monday the activation of the internet platform cijepise.zdravlje.hr where citizens will be able to book a designated place to receive their vaccination, with 8000 applications registered so far. “Today, the system for registering citizens for their vaccination was activated. So far, over 8000 applications have…

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Croatia: Turkey extends helping hand to quake-hit areas

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu visited the town of Petrinja on Friday, saying Turkey, which was one of the first countries to send aid to quake-hit areas in Croatia, was ready to continue its assistance to the region. Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić Radman thanked Turkey for its prompt response and generous humanitarian aid delivery.…

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Croatia: Plenković announces easing of measures

On Thursday, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković announced the relaxation of some measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic starting March 1, but also the continuation of measures to protect jobs. He noted at the Government session that, for 10 weeks in a row, the numbers in Croatia have fluctuated 11 times. Compared to last Thursday,…

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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…