Tuesday, 27. March 2012 - 09:03
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Tourism is very important for Croatia, more so than for any other European Union state, new research shows.
Part of a tourism development strategy report "Croatian tourism and competitive surroundings" shows that tourism participated in Croatia's GDP with 8.3 per cent, more than in any other state. For example, in Spain tourism forms 6.3 per cent of GDP, in Austria 5.4 per cent and in France, four per cent.
When the entire economic activity influenced by tourism is taken into consideration, the share in GDP grows to 15 per cent, while in Spain it is 11 per cent, news website Tportal writes.
Croatian striker equals record on his birthday
Former Croatian international and Slaven Belupo striker Davor Vugrinec, scored his 126th goal in the Croatian football league to equal the all time record of goals scored in the history of the league held by Igor Cvitanovic.
The 17th Vukovar Puppet Spring opens
The 17th Vukovar Puppet Spring, the traditional annual meeting of Croatian puppet theatres, has opened today (Mon). The puppet theatres will be held in cities and towns in Vukovar-Syrmia County and will be open until 31 March.
Coffee and a chat in Croatian in London
The Croatian Language School in London is holding a coffee morning on Saturday 31 March, starting at 11am at Munson's Cafe in Ealing.
One thousand plus British students on Spring break in Croatia
Over a thousand students from Great Britain descended on the Istrian town of Porec yesterday (Sun) for the first "Festival Croatia", a five day spring break with sporting events, socialising and entertainment on the agenda.
20th anniversary of Croatian classes in Belgium
The 20th anniversary of Croatian supplementary school in Belgium was celebrated in Brussels with a show prepared by students with the help of their teachers, reported Croatian radio television.
Pilot jumps from burning plane in Dubrovnik
A pilot of a Cessna Sports aircraft is in hospital after jumping from his burning plane when it crash landed near Konavle in the city of Dubrovnik on the Dalmatian coast last night (Sun), reported Croatian radio television.
Deputy PM in Russia seeking investment
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Radimir Cacic, is on an official visit to Russia, where he will discuss the possibility of the privatisation of Petrokemija, Croatia's biggest manufacturer of fertilizers and clay-based products. Cacic will also explore Russian investment opportunities in Croatian shipyards on his two day visit.
Minister: 4,000 new jobs in next 2 years
Business and Trade Minister Gordan Maras has promised more jobs in the next two years when he presented the Entrepreneur pulse today (Mon). In an ambitious plan to encourage business and trade, the government has invested 376.5 million kuna (50 million Euros) from the budget over the next two years.
Islamic banks with no interest coming to Croatia
Islamic banks, banks which prohibit the payment or acceptance of interest or fees for loans of money, will soon arrive in Croatia. Dr. Sukrija Ramic, a member of the Sharia Board of the first Islamic bank on European soil, Bosna Bank International, has announced that legal regulations have been completed that will open the way for new Islamic banks to open in the region.
Police looking for Facebook homophobe
After the announcement that the gay parade "Gay Pride" would take place in the Dalmatian city of Split on 9 June, a Facebook group has started up under the name "Ulicama Splita Grada krv ce Liti Gay Parade nece biti" (On the streets of Split, blood will be shed, there will be no parade,) reports daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.
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