Latest News from Croatia

Petrol takes over Croatia’s Crodux

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s energy company Petrol has taken over an outright stake in Croatian petroleum products seller Crodux as a result of which Petrol will acquire 91 service stations in Croatia once the deal has been cleared by regulators.

Croatia Returned 7,000 Refugees in 2020, Bosnian Minister Says

A minister in a Bosnian canton bordering Croatia said the EU member state had forcibly returned over 7,000 migrants and refugees to Bosnia last year, asking why his own country had not done the same to its neighbours.

Greece fourth among Europeans’ dream destinations

Greece ranks fourth among the most popular destinations for Europeans planning their holidays, according to a report commissioned by the European Union that has not yet been published in its entirety.

The survey shows Greece has climbed one place in the top 10, leapfrogging over Germany among the preferred destinations for Europeans for 2021.

Another Earthquake in Croatia

 

A new earthquake was registered this morning in Croatia. The quake was of 3.1 magnitude on the Richter Scale, according to the European Seismological Center.

The quake occurred at 7:46 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 43 km south-southeast of Zagreb.

GZS celebrating 170th birthday

Ljubljana – The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GZS) is celebrating its 170th anniversary, having been throughout dedicated to advocating its members’ interests and business success. Labelling 2020 as a year of special challenges, it is now looking ahead to 2021 as a year of opportunities for growth and development.

Montenegro’s COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Hit by Delay

Illustration: COVID-19 vaccination in Norwood in the US state of Massachusetts. Photo: EPA-EFE/CJ GUNTHER.

"We are also thinking about vaccines from China and Russia, although our primary negotiations are about vaccines from the EU," Borovinic Bojovic told a press conference.

British Photographer’s Images Record Post-War Balkan Journeys

Many international photojournalists became famous for the pictures that they took during the wars in the Balkans in the 1990s - but unlike them, photographer and film-maker Chris Leslie arrived after the conflicts ended and has spent the years since then documenting the region in the post-war era.

In Bosnia, Winter Brings Fresh Crisis over Migrants, Refugees

A cold wind carrying snow lifts the tarpaulin that has been tossed over a wobbly metal frame as an improvised tent.

Winter is only just under way in northwestern Bosnia; worse is yet to come.

"We're not animals," said Yusuf, from Morocco. "We need water, electricity, food, shelter."

Quarantine word of the year 2020

Ljubljana – The word of the year 2020 according to the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) is “quarantine”, followed by “cycling” in second and “14 days” in third place.

Apart from the 14-day period of isolation due to risky contacts which was later shortened to 10 days, quarantine was also used to refer to the lockdown in general.

British Whistleblower to Appeal Croatian Ruling Allowing Extradition to Monaco

On receiving another ruling by Dubrovnik's County Court that he should be extradited to face charges Monaco, British oil-industry whistleblower Jonathan Taylor has announced an appeal.

In a decision issued on December 31, 2020, which Taylor received on Monday, the court found that "the legal preconditions for extradition have been met".

Another Earthquake Rocks Central Croatia, Holes Open in Earth

A new earthquake measuring 3.9  on the Richter scale was recorded 28 minutes after midnight in central Croatia, BTA reported.

According to preliminary data, the epicenter was again in the vicinity of Petrinja and Sisak this time. The quake was felt in the capital Zagreb and part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Croatia in 2021: Bumpy Road Ahead Before Economy Recovers

Marcelic noted that Croatia has already seen a drop in employment and in the economy. "An additional problem is inconsistent crisis management that certainly creates dissatisfaction [among people]," he said.

Büyükakçay wins first game at Australian Open qualifications

Çağla Büyükakçay, one of the three Turkish players competing in the 2021 Australian Open's qualifying stage, won her first game on Jan. 10 to advance to the second round.

Büyükakçay, world number 178, beat 15-year-old Andorran Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva 6,4-6,4 in Dubai.

She will next play Ana Konjuh of Croatia, who won 6-2,-67-6-4 against Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany.

Govt extends most restrictions, keeps schools closed, shuts down ski lifts

Ljubljana – As daily coronavirus cases hit a new record earlier this week, the government decided on Thursday that schools and kindergartens will remain closed at least until 18 January. While the majority of restrictions were extended, ski lifts will have to shut down once again tomorrow and there will be some minor changes to entering Slovenia.

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