Adriatic Sea

Royal Caribbean expands its cruise itinerary from Piraeus

Royal Caribbean confirmed this week it has selected Greece for homeporting, with its 11-deck Enchantment of the Seas cruise liner departing from Piraeus from May to September this year for seven-night cruises to Greek ports such as Mykonos, Santorini, Hania, Corfu etc, and Adriatic ports such as Kotor in Montenegro and Split in Croatia, before disembarking at Ravenna in Italy.

North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley wins EU funds

North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley, a transnational project led by the Slovenian energy company HSE, has won a €25 million grant from the EU's Horizon Europe Programme.

Involving Slovenia, Croatia and the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, it is the first transnational project in Europe designed to establish a dedicated hydrogen valley, according to HSE.

Slovenian artist wins Piran Grand Prix

Piran – Matic Moškon, a young Slovenian artist, has won the Grand Prix at the Piran Ex-Tempore workshop in the seaside town of Piran for a painting entitled Just an Observer.

Despite his youth, Moškon’s work “exhibits the quality of psychological introspection,” the jury said as the awards were declared on Saturday evening.

Russians sent submarines to the Adriatic Sea; "If they only fire one missile..."

Just to recall, Italian newspaper "La Repubblica" announced that Russian warships tried to block the exit of the American aircraft carrier "Harry Truman" from the Adriatic Sea. They were allegedly at the height of Ancona, and Akrap points out that the Russian frigate "Admiral Grigorovic" was also at the height of Split, seen from the Croatian coast.

Slovenian, Croatian and Italian FMs discuss Ukraine, Bay of Piran

Zagreb – Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar, Croatia’s Gordan Grlić Radman and Italy’s Luigi Di Maio met in Croatia on Monday as part of the trilateral cooperation effort for the north Adriatic Sea. They also discussed Ukraine and Logar and Grlić Radman talked about an “agreement about an agreement” on joint fishing in the border Bay of Piran.

Ex-Luka Koper chairman acquitted in retrial

Koper – Robert Časar, ex-chairman of port operator Luka Koper, and Milan Pučko, former executive director at the company, were acquitted in a retrial at the Koper District Court on Monday after they were found guilty of abuse of office in defrauding Luka Koper when planning a logistical centre in Beltinci, north-eastern Slovenia.

Police boat retiring after 26 years of service

Koper – After 26 years of service, Slovenia’s oldest police boat made its final voyage off the Koper coast on Wednesday. It will now be consigned to a museum.

Built in Italy in 1994, the P-111 boat embarked on its maiden voyage in June the following year. It has been used to patrol Slovenian waters and the border and has been involved in many a rescue operation at sea.