Saturday, 18. February 2012 - 23:02
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Croatia is the most desirable European tourist destination for British people in 2012, according to data handed out recently by the biggest UK tour operator, Thomson UK.
Demand for Croatian destinations is 55 per cent higher than at the same time last year, the Croatian Tourist Board reports.
Of all the destinations listed in Thomson UK's catalogue, Croatia was the only country whose popularity increased. Furthermore, the Croatian islands of Rab and Brac were listed as this year's top destinations in the Sunday Times's popular Sunday Travel supplement. Croatia has increasingly become a popular destination for the Brits, who in the past traditionally flocked to Spanish resorts.
Milanovic makes job pledge
Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has identified creating jobs as his chief priority.
Passengers catch thief on tram
Police praised the efforts of passengers on a tram in Croatian capital Zagreb yesterday evening (Thurs) after a man was arrested for the attempted robbery of a 55-year-old woman.
Plitvice lakes Croatians ideal weekend destination
Croatians consider Plitvice lakes, not only to be the best quality Croatian national park, but also the place for the highest quality weekend-getaway in the country, according to quality survey QUDAL (QUality meDAL for Croatia).
Restaurant Week to start in Croatian capital
A three-course meal consisting of an entree, main and dessert together with a glass of wine all for 100 kuna (15 Euros). That is the offer to patrons visiting many restaurants in Croatian capital Zagreb during "Restaurant Week".
Italian billionaire looking to buy Croatian football club
Gabriele Volpi, the billionaire Italian industrialist has arrived in the Croatian city of Rijeka where he is to hold several talks, including one with the city's Mayor Vojko Obersnel. Volpi is looking to invest in Rijeka football club.
Croats invited to boycott gas stations
Discontent and anger over oil prices and gasoline derivatives has led to a group inviting all citizens of Croatia to boycott the gas pumps on 22 February for 24 hours. The inititive is taking wings via social networking website Facebook.
Competition to find new Croatian words
Entries are currently being received to find the best new Croatian language word. The Dr Ivan Sreter award is an annual Croatian linguistics award jointly organised by research journal "Language" and the Dr Ivan Sreter foundation.
State pays out millions due to slow court proceedings
The Croatian state paid out a whopping 38.4 million kuna in compensation in 2010, because of slow court proceedings, namely due to final judgements relating to the violation of the right to trial within a reasonable time. Reasonable time for a trial is currently "within 3 years".
TV Boss accused of taking bribes
The head of Croatian TV station Nova TV is to be investigated by the Bureau for Combating Corruption and Organised Crime (USKOK) concerning bribes from a media company, says daily newspaper Jutarnji list.
One in seven employed in public sector
According to the classification of the Institute of Public Finance, there are 25 companies with roughly 67,000 people working in Croatia's public sector. Data released from 2010 shows the average salary in this sector is 7,630 kuna (1,000 Euros), 1,600 kuna more than the average salary in Croatia.
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