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Daily Archives: January 21, 2013

Vrgorac Farmers Trading In Strawberry Plants For Grapevines


It is one of Croatia’s most famous strawberry growing regions, which will soon be recognised as having its own geographical brand, but more and more farmers in the Dalmatian hinterland region of Vrgorac are beginning to turn their strawberry plantations into vineyards, writes daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija. According to the local body records, the ...

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Croatia Gets Its First Ever Mushroom Museum


Locals and visitors will be able to find out everything there is to know about mushrooms, such as which mushrooms are eatable, which are poisonous and which would result in death if they were eaten, when the first ever mushroom museum opens on Ban Jelacic square in Croatia’s capital Zagreb. The ...

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Zagreb Mayor Ribs Slovenes – “You Can Come Swim In Our Lakes”


Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic has added his two cents worth into the current war of words between Slovenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister and the Mayor of Croatian city Rijeka. “Dear friends (Slovenes), we don’t have a sea, but we have Bundek and Jarun (Lakes) so you can come here to swim,” quipped Bandic, alluding to ...

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Petric Gets Recalled For South Korea Friendly

Mladen Petric of Croatia

Croatia coach Igor Stimac has recalled Fulham striker Mladen Petric when he named his squad to face South Korea in London on 6 February today. Petric, who has been out of favour with selectors in recent times, will make his return in Croatian colours at his home ground Craven Cottage. Stimac also named ...

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Croatian Scientists Involved In Revolutionary Diabetes Discovery


Croatian scientists were part of an international consortium who have discovered the biomarker that can be used for screening to find those at hight risk of Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY), said the company Genos today. Besides scientists from Genos, Croatian scientists from Zagreb, Osijek and Split played are ...

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Company Names In Foreign Languages To Be Allowed


Croatia’s Minister of Entrepreneurship and Trade Gordan Maras has announced an imminent change to current laws which will finally allow companies registered in Croatia to have a foreign name. Up until now, companies had to have their name in either Croatian, Greek, or Latin, but that is about to change. The ...

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British Farmers Want Croatian Fruit And Vegetable Pickers


Despite having more than 2.5 million unemployed in their own country, Britain’s National Farmers Union (NFU) are looking for Croatian fruit and vegetable pickers for seasonal work on British farms. According to British media, the NFU want the government to sign an agreement with Croatia to allow its seasonal workers ...

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Croatian Junior Still Going Strong At Australian Open


Croatia maybe left without a player in the Australian Open, but one of its brightest hopes in the Australian Junior Open is still going strong. Ana Konjuh (15) has just won her 14th match in a row to advance to the 3rd round of the Australian Junior Open in Melbourne. Konjuh, from ...

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Fake War Veteran Ordered To Pay Back €40,000

croatian kuna petr kratochvil

A 53-year-old Croat who received 40,000 euros in benefit payments as an invalid as a result of the countries homeland war in the 1990’s, has been ordered by the courts to pay the money back after he was uncovered as a fraud. The man falsely claimed to the War Veteran’s ...

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