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Severina Wins And Turns Heads At Serbia’s HELLO Awards


Croatia’s most famous pop singer Severina has been voted “Person of the Region” by Serbian magazine Hello. The 40-year-old solo-mother, who recently split from her Serbian fiance Milan Popovic, turned heads at the awards ceremony held in Belgrade last night, when she turned up wearing a predominantly see-through dress, by ...

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Croatian Post To Enter Gold Pawn Market


One of the most profitable businesses in Croatia currently are gold pawn shops, and a new player is about to enter the market in an unlikely form. Croatian Post (HP) is set next week to present its plans to include the buying of gold with its ordinary mail services. If ...

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Croatian Island Products Given Stamp Of Quality


Forty-seven Croatian island manufacturers received the “Croatian Island Product” (Hrvatski Otocni Proizvod) quality label from the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds last night at a presentation held on the central Dalmatian island of Hvar. Out of the 79 products from the 47 manufacturers to be endorsed and promoted by the government ...

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Sly Stallone: I Would Love To Promote Polo In Croatia


Film hardman Sylvester Stallone, known for his combative roles as boxer Rocky Balboa and soldier John Rambo, has a passion that is far removed from his violent characters – the “Sport of Kings” – Polo, and he wants to promote it in Croatia. The American born actor, who is the son ...

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Big Drop In Number Of Croats Living In Serbia


Serbia has just released its 2011 census data and one glaring trend is the drop in the number of Croatians living in Serbia from 2002 to 2011. The number of Croats living in Serbia has dropped from 70,000 to 58,000, meaning Croats have dropped from 0.94% to 0.81% of the ...

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Body Of Murdered Teen Found


Forensic experts have confirmed that the skeletal remains of a body found on Tuesday in Josipdol (Karlovac County) are those of murdered teenager Antonia Bilic who went missing in 2011. Truck driver Dragan Paravinja was sentenced to 40 years jail for the murder of Bilic last month despite a body being found. Bilic went missing on ...

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House Prices Down In Zagreb, Up In Split


The average price per square metre for a house in the Croatian capital Zagreb has dropped by 82 euros, whilst in the Dalmatian city of Split it has jumped 656 euros in the last two years. In September this year the average sought after price per square metre in Zagreb ...

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€307 Million Financial Injection For Atlantic Grupa


The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and four commercial lenders have done a deal with Croatian food-producing company Atlantic Grupa for a financial package worth 307 million euros. A large chunk of the money, around 270 million euros, will be used for balance sheet ...

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Smoking On The Bench May Land Legendary Coach In Hot Water


Legendary Croatian trainer Miroslav “Ciro” Blazevic maybe in hot water after a photo of him smoking a cigarette on the bench during his side NK Zagreb’s 1:0 win over Croatian champions Dinamo Zagreb on the weekend went around the world. According to FIFA regulations, coaches are not permitted to light up on the ...

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Schools Close As Teachers Strike


Nearly all schools in Croatia were closed today as the nations teachers staged a warning strike in protest of the cancellation of the Basic Collective Agreement for public-sector services and against proposed new salary cuts for teachers. Parents were warned not to send their children to school today as Croatia’s Minister of ...

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