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European countries divided over the COVID-19 situation in Croatia

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said on Thursday that the current situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic requires a cautious approach to protecting the national economy and jobs, and also called for caution in personal contact, especially among young people. Addressing the government session, Plenković said that in the current situation, marked by a global increase…

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Croatia hopes that Austria will change its directive on Croatian tourism

After Austria rejected Croatia’s request that the warning against travel to Croatia not apply to the whole country, but only to certain areas, Croatian Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac said on Tuesday that she expected Vienna to change its decision. Austria has introduced mandatory testing on COVID-19 for arrivals from Croatia, while Slovenia plans to introduce…

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It will take two years for the economy to recover

Based on developments in April and May, the Croatian National Bank estimates that Croatia’s GDP fell between 12 and 13 percent in the second quarter of this year, Vecernji List reported on Tuesday. Croatia entered the summer with approximately 52,000 fewer employees than it had at the beginning of July 2019 and 37,000 more unemployed.…

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Croatia is not worried about the tourist season

Croatian Interior Minister and Chief of the National Civil Protection Headquarters Davor Bozinovic said on Sunday that he was not worried about the continuation of the tourist season given the moves of neighboring countries, and claimed that the figures show that tourists will continue to come. “I am not worried about the continuation of the…

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Canadian Vermilion continues research

The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Croatia has made a decision according to which the Canadian company Vermilion will start exploring for oil and gas in the municipality of Petlovac in Baranja, Jutarnji list writes. In March this year, Vermilion sent a request to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, which was attached to…

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Pupovac calls for closure of “war book”

A commemoration of Serb civilian victims of Operation Storm, carried out by the Croatian army and police, was organized today in Uzdolje near Knin. The president of the Serbian National Council of Croatia, Milorad Pupovac, said at the commemoration that on this day 25 years ago, civilians were brutally killed in this place, and that…

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Croatia is not the same country it was 25 years ago, says President Milanovic

Croatian President Zoran Milanovic said on Wednesday from Knin that 25 years after “Operation Storm”, Croatia is not the same society as it was then, emphasizing that unity requires talks about things that bring people together, but also share them. “It is really an honor for me, and this is not an empty phrase, to…

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Plenković says Croatia is sending “new message to Serbian minority”

On the eve of Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and Croatian Veterans Day, as well as the main commemoration in Knin, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković laid wreaths at Zagreb’s central Mirogoj cemetery, sending a message that the government pays tribute to all those who gave the most for the country’s freedom. Prime Minister Plenković,…

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Croatia Airlines’ fight with COVID-19 continues

Croatia Airlines (CA) suffered a loss of HRK 173.2 million in the first half of 2020, amounting to HRK 84.5 million in the same period in 2019, the state-owned national flag carrier reported on Friday. The larger losses were the result of a coronavirus pandemic that hit the air transport industry worldwide. Operating losses are…

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The mayor of Dubrovnik sent a letter to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson

The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, sent a letter to the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after the news broke in the British media that this country could introduce a fourteen-day quarantine obligation for all tourists returning from Croatia. According to media announcements, Croatia, along with Belgium and Luxembourg, could join Spain,…

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Airports occupied despite pandemic

Croatia is recording one of the lowest declines in the number of flights in Europe this summer compared to last year and the lowest in the former Yugoslavia, Eurocontrol reported. In the week ending July 26, the Croatian market recorded a 52% drop in traffic with about 279 flights. Behind it was Albania, which recorded…

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Plenković presents draft law on reconstruction of Zagreb

The Prime Minister of Croatia, Andrej Plenković, presented today in the Croatian Parliament a bill on the reconstruction of buildings damaged in the earthquake in the area of ​​the City of Zagreb, Krapina-Zagorje and Zagreb counties. He emphasized that this work should be approached seriously and in an organized manner, and that national funds and…

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Slovenia and Croatia do not see tougher border measures

Anže Logar and Gordan Grlić Radman, the foreign ministers of Slovenia and Croatia, met in Ljubljana on Tuesday to discuss further co-operation and co-ordination in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and co-operation in the European Union. At the press conference after the meeting, Logar said that he was glad to see in a conversation…

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President against the Government – 0: 1

Croatian Health Minister Vili Beros responded with criticism from Croatian President Zoran Milanovic, saying he was not a legal expert, but said many times that the functioning of the Crisis Staff and its decisions were in line with the Constitution and Article 16, which states that freedoms and may restrict rights in cases where this…

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New government confirmed, first session today

After the Croatian Parliament voted on a new government on Thursday, Andrej Plenković, who has been confirmed as prime minister, announced that the ministers would have their first session in Zagreb today. Addressing parliament, Plenković said his cabinet would start work immediately and offered dialogue to the opposition. “We, as the parliamentary majority and the…

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The Center for Peace Studies has filed complaints about the torture of immigrants

The Croatian Center for Peace Studies has filed another criminal complaint with the State Attorney’s Office in Zagreb against unknown perpetrators on suspicion that they tortured, humiliated and expelled 16 refugees from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina at the end of May. Five refugees who suffered serious injuries, one of whom once had both arms…

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EU: Joint Resolution of the Members of the European Parliament against the Agreement with the European Council

The joint resolution was signed by all political groups, the Left Greens, the Socialists, Reconstruction and the EPP, except the Conservatives (ECR) and the far right (ID) on an agreement on a European recovery plan and a new multiannual budget concluded at the summit. In a joint resolution, the European Parliament denied the agreement on…

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Gordan Jandroković has been elected Speaker of Parliament for the second consecutive term

Less than three weeks after the July 5th general elections, Croatia has a new parliament. The newly elected deputies convened in Zagreb on Wednesday for the constituent session of the 10th parliament. Gordan Jandroković was elected president of this legislature with 151 seats. The proposal of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) to nominate Jandroković for…