Archive for: January 16th, 2013

Belgrade Meeting: Croatia Will Help Serbia Join EU

Croatia’s Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has today met with his Serbian counterpart in Serbia’s capital Belgrade.

“I consider this meeting as positive, in which we agreed that our relations should be normalised and defined in three core issues,” said Serbia’s PM Ivica Dacic after the meeting.

“The first core problem is the question of history, second is our economic cooperation, and third is the approach to the EU,” said Dacic.

Milanovic stated that Serbia would have a tougher task towards EU membership than Croatia did and he urged Serbia to seek help, adding that “Croatia will be fair, Croatia without a second thought will do all it can,” said Milanovic.

VIDEO: Polish Player Goes “Nuts” At Croatian Umpire At Australian Open

Female Croatian chair umpire Marija Cicak was in the firing line at the Australian Open overnight when Polish tennis player Jerzy Janowicz had a break-down on court.

Janowicz “went nuts” after believed a ball rulled in was out. “How many times? How many times?” before dropping to his knees on the court, spitting on the line and adding: “I’m begging you!”

Janowicz managed to eventually win the four hour match against Somdev Devvarman 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 6-0, 7-5, before admitting his outburst. “I went nuts, sometimes I have problem to control by emotions, but I’m trying to work on this.”

Croatian Music Festival Sells Out In UK, 6 Months In Advance

Organisers of Croatia’s Hideout Festival have had to put the “sold-out” signs up overseas 6 months before the event kicks off after selling out in the UK.

The festival has gone from strength to strength, selling out last year two months prior to the festival. Now only tickets for citizens in the region are left after the UK rush.

Hideout Festival, which is one of the most popular electronic festivals in the region, will take place on Zrce beach on the island of Pag from 30 June -5 July and will feature acts such as Four Tet, Chase & Status, Modeselektor, Rudimental, Seth Troxler and Skream.

 

 

Mix Up As Body Of Austrian Sent In Place Of Croat To Croatia

Staff at a Croatian funeral directors were left in shock earlier this week, when they discovered they had been sent the wrong body from Austria.

Austrian radio and television station ORF has reported that the body of a 50-year-old women from Graz in Austria was mistakenly taken from the fridge of an Austrian medical institute and driven to Croatia.

What should have taken place was that the body of a Croatian man at the same institute in Graz, should have been taken to Croatia where he was to be cremated earlier this week.

Funeral directors discovered the mix up on Tuesday before the cremation, plans are to be made to return the women’s body back to Graz.

Croatia Destroy Hungary To Remain Unbeaten At World Champs

Croatia have continued their unbeaten start to the World Handball Championships in Madrid with a convincing 31:20 win over Hungary last night. The win puts Croatia at the top of Group D, after they earlier destroyed Australia and Algeria.
 
“We played well for most of the match, but we can’t fool ourselves, the last 20 minutes they started giving up,” said star player Ivan Cupic. Croatia face Egypt next up on Thursday.
 

Visa To Introduce MyUS.com service in Croatia

Visa Croatia have announced that they will soon introduce the MyUS.com service in Croatia.

MyUS.com is a mail and parcel forwarding service. Users of the service are provided with a US and/or EU address to help them order or deliver products regardless of a companies international shipping policies. MyUS.com has been voted the mail and parcel forwarding industry leader and were the industry pioneers starting off the concept in 1997.

Gorana Perisic Kranjcec, who is Visa Country Manager for Croatia, confirmed the plan to introduce the service to Business.hr.

Bosnia And Croatia To Battle For Teenage Star

A battle looks set to be brewing between the football federations of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina for the services of Dinamo Zagreb’s 16-year-old nicknamed the “Balkan Messi”.

Dinamo Zagreb Chairman Zdravko Mamic has confirmed that the club yesterday received an official request from the Bosnia and Herzegovina football federation for Alen Halilovic to join their national side when they assemble for their next match.

Halilovic however, was still undecided, saying it was a great honour but that a decision on who he would play his international football for would wait a bit longer. Halilovic qualifies to play for both Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Croatian Pianist To Take Australia On Walk Through Time With 3 Greats

Having graced the recital halls of Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Germany, France and the United States, Australians will be the next to experience first hand the genius of Croatian pianist Inja Davidovic when she presents ‘A Walk Through Time with Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin’ at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on 24 January.

Davidovic, who hails from the Croatian capital Zagreb, will play at the impressive venue which is set amidst the enchanting surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens, in the shadows of Sydney’s thriving CBD, ‘A Walk Through Time’ is a whimsical study of three of the great composers played on three specialist instruments.

The programme, which starts at 6:30pm, will include Mozart: Rondo K511, Beethoven: Sonata Op.2 No.1, Chopin: Ballade Op. 47, Chopin: Scherzo Op. 31, Chopin: Nocturne Op.9 No.1, and Chopin: Nocturne Op.27 No.2. Entry is free on the night.

“You’ve heard of Croatia’s 2CELLOS, but they have nothing on Inja Davidovic’s 3PIANOS!” – Greg Uric