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The Sunday Times UK: “Zagreb – A City With Character”

It is not only Croatia’s spectacular Adriatic coast that is receiving media acclaim around the world. Popular British newspaper The Sunday Times, which has a circulation of close to 1 million copies, has praised the quaint Croatian capital of Zagreb in article titled “Europe’s secret cities”. The Sunday Times described the ...

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Police Raid Zagreb University Amid “Exam Selling” Scandal

Police have raided the Faculty of Medicine in Zagreb. According to reports in daily newspaper Jutarnji list, police raided the university this morning and detained 12 staff and students for questioning on suspicion of buying and selling exams. The University School of Medicine confirmed this afternoon that they had suspended one professor, an administrator, a ...

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Emmy Award Winner To Open International Tourism Film Festival in Croatia

The International Tourism Film Festival gets underway tonight in Solin, Croatia, with a screaning of Emmy Award winning American travel documentary producer Ashley Colburn’s “Wonders of Croatia”. The festival is already a tradition with an established international reputation, and is now regarded as an important cultural and tourism industry event ...

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Tidiest Towns In Croatia Awarded

As part of the environmental educational campaign “Volim Hrvatsku” (I love Croatia), the Croatian National Tourist Board has announced the winners of the Tidiest Towns in Croatia awards. The awards were split into categories based on population sizes and regions.On Croatia’s Adriatic coast the winners were Dubrovnik, Vodice, Brela and Veli Losinj, while ...

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Ski-Holiday Sales Going Good Despite Crisis

Sales of winter ski holiday packages for this year’s ski season are in full swing. Despite the economic crisis that has engulfed Croatia, travel agencies expect sales to be on a par with last years. Croatian travel agencies began putting out ski-package deals in July and prices this year are ...

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Croat Wins World Bartender Champs In China

Croatian cocktail master Danijel Furcic has won gold in the Sparkling Cocktail category at the World Bartender Championships which were held in Beijing, China this week. Furcic, who is the Croatian cocktail-making champion, beat bartenders from 56 countries in the world with his “Magic Emerald” cocktail to take away the title. More than ...

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Despair In Dalmatia: 70,000 Unemployed – 300 Jobs

Unemployment up and down Croatia is beginning to reach critical levels, and the tourist rich region of Dalmatia is one of the worst hit. Currently there are around 70,000 people in the Dalmatian region of Croatia registered as unemployed, and at the same time only 300-odd available jobs in the region are on ...

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First Diesel-Electric Train Operational in Croatia

The first prototype diesel-electric passenger train has made its first journey today, when it set off from the Zagreb Central Train Station just after 11am on route to the northern town of Kotoriba. Croatian company Gredelj, in collaboration with KONCAR Electric Vehicles. developed and built the prototype diesel-electric train engine for regional transport. The ...

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Father Kills Paralysed Daughter (23) in Sisak

Croatian police have confirmed that a 23-year-old paralysed girl from the town of Sisak in central Croatia, has died in hospital after her father fed her a cocktail of tablets and slashed her wrists. Croatian daily newspaper 24sata reports that the man allegedly gave his disabled daughter tablets and then ...

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