Home » Latest » [PHOTO] Politicians Greeted by Adriatic Oil Drilling Protestors

[PHOTO] Politicians Greeted by Adriatic Oil Drilling Protestors

zaProtestors with banners reading ‘10% benefit for 100% damage’ and ‘Planned income from oil: Montenegro 65%, Croatia 55% ???’ greeted politicians as they turned up for work at parliament on Thursday morning in Zagreb….

“The entire procedure in this process is manipulative and non-transparent and the public in Croatia has the right to be full of doubt why only 55% of revenue from oil profits will go to Croatia’s budget, whilst neighbouring Montenegro plan to keep between 65 and 70% of income from oil,” said Toni Vidan from Zelena akcija (Green action).

Zelenaakcija, together with Zelena forum, organised Thursday’s protests in front of parliament buildings, demanding that the government hold an urgent meeting regarding the upcoming exploration and exploitation of oil and gas in Croatia’s Adriatic sea.

zaa

“We are here to warn of the danger and harmfulness of potential and planned contracts with concessionaires for oil drilling in the Adriatic”, said Vidan, before adding that even if 100% profits made their way to Croatia’s state budget they would still be against it, because ‘that could not cover the potential risks and damage that could be done’.

Vidan says that the Croatian public is not informed well enough and is not aware of the potential dangers associated with the oil and gas drilling project. (photos / Zelena akcija)

Share on:
5 / 5 (1 votes)

Sign up to receive the Croatia Week Newsletter

Related Posts

Dolphin Swims with Tourists Near Dubrovnik

Last month tourists swimming in a popular bay on the southern Dalmatian island of Korčula had a surprise visitor come and greet them when a dolphin joined them for a swim. This week a group tourists having a swim in Slano, which is situated 27 km northwest of Dubrovnik, were joined by a friendly dolphin....

International Chocolate Award for Croatian Chocolate

Handmade chocolate from Dalmatia has picked up recognition at the prestigious International Chocolate Awards 2017 European Bar Semi-Final Competition, which was judged in Amsterdam. Nadalina’s RAW chocolate has won the bronze medal in the High % plain/origin dark chocolate bars (85% and over) category at the awards which focuses on cacao origins, varieties, and chocolate...

Under-17 EURO: Croatia Go Down to Italy in Opener

Croatia has opened its UEFA Under-17 Championship campaign with a 0-1 loss to Italy in Rijeka on Wednesday. From 3 – 19 May Croatia is hosting the best Under-17 teams in Europe, and today the hosts faced the Italians in sunny Rijeka. After a goalless first half, where Croatia outplayed Italy in patches, the deadlock...

Popular Comedian Pablo Francisco to Perform in Croatia

Popular American comedian Pablo Francisco will perform in Zagreb on his upcoming European tour. Francisco, whose humourous take on all things pop culture has propelled him to the ranks of one of the most popular touring comedians worldwide, will perform in the Croatian capital on 4 May 2017 at Dom Sportova. Pablo’s material ha hooked...

10 Things to See & Do in Umag & Novigrad

  By Iva Ralica Istria is one of the most beautiful places in Croatia and every part of it has a lot to offer and show. This time we bring you 10 things to see and along it’s western coast and the towns of Umag and Novigrad. 1. DISCOVER THE BEACHES Some of the most...

2017 Water Polo World Championship: Croatia into Quarterfinals

The Croatian water polo team have advanced through to the quarterfinal of the 2017 Water Polo World Championships in Budapest on Friday with a convincing victory over Japan. The Croatians followed up victories over USA and Russia this week with a 16:6 (5:1, 5:3, 4:1, 2:1) trouncing of Japan to finish at the top of...