Education is key to better life

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For us, Croatia is a country of friendship. Hence, through our projects, we want to contribute to our good bilateral relations, improve lives of our beneficiaries, and bring smile to their faces.

TIKA’s office opened on 1st March, 2016 and since then, has been operating under the Turkish Embassy in Zagreb. During the past two years, TIKA’s activities have helped Turkey and Croatia to rediscover a deep common heritage says Haşim Koç, Coordinator at the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) .

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New models of Rolex watches presented in Zagreb

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Family Mamic, the proud Rolex partner for 40 years now, presented the latest models of Rolex watches in Zagreb, which had their premiere at Baselworl, the world’s fair and jewelry fair every year held in Basel, Switzerland. In the new collection, available in the Boutique Mamić 1970, there are 52 Rolex models, most notable models of GMT-Master II, Datejust, Deepsea, Day-Date and Yacht-Master.

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Business breakfast of the Slovenian Business Club

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At the Hotel Šeraton in Zagreb, on May 22nd, was held the Assembly of the Slovenian Business Club, followed by a working breakfast for members and associates. The meeting was opened by Mr. Saša Muminović, the new Club president.

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The Constitution Day of Norway

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On the occasion of the Constitution Day at the residence of the Norwegian Ambassador  Astrid Versto on May 17th, was held reception. The reception was attended by a large number of members of the diplomatic corps, Parliament, representatives of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, and representatives of the business community, cultural and public life.

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Minor Improvements

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To make significant changes, the authorities have to make difficult decisions in terms of reforms and prioritize human rights protection.

Since Ombudsman Lora Vidović took office five years ago, the number of cases where citizens sought Ombudsman’s help has risen significantly. However, the number of human rights violations hasn’t changed much.

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Friendly and constructive cooperation

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Bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Croatia are an example of a constructive and fruitful dialogue which allows both countries to nourish their friendship, economic cooperation and cultural exchange.

Excellent, friendly and constructive – that is how H.E. Ms Ellen Berends, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Netherlands, describes bilateral relations between Croatia and her country. For more than a quarter of the century, the two countries have been working on improving their relations in political, economic and cultural sphere.

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Top Football is the biggest blockbuster

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One of the most profitable global businesses in recent years is the transfer of sports events that attract millions of viewers every day. This is the theme of the panel called “Soccer Who Keeps The Price High” at the NEM conference in Dubrovnik this June. Everyone wants to be in this race for money, time, new technologies. The highest price holds the soccer league around which unimaginable amounts turn. The cost of broadcasting soccer rights in Europe is only climbing, and the most profitable European league around which the lynx is always English are Italian.

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Poland Constitution Day celebration

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Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb hosted this year’s celebrations of Poland’s National Day.
The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Zagreb organized a reception on the occasion of 3rd May Constitution Day in the premises of the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall. In his welcoming speech, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland H.E. Andrzej Jasionowski underlined the significance of the 3rd May Constitution as the first modern constitution in Europe, and the second in the world. Members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Zagreb, representatives of the Polish national minority, representatives of political, cultural, academic and business circle attended the celebrations.

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Europe Week ended at European Square

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On the occasion of Europe Week at the European Square, organized by the European Commission’s Representative Office in Croatia, was for the first time turned into an open-air cinema.
More than 500 visitors to Europe Day were premiered by short films of renowned European directors recorded for the European Commission #EUandME campaign, and among the five selected Croatian director Dalibor Matanić with the Debut film. The viewers also enjoyed the free screening of the latest hit movie Nevija Marasović Comic Sans, which also included main actor Janko Popović Volarić. In the music part of the program, the audience was entertained by Damir Kedzo and Zsa Zsa.

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We are getting better by the day

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Although one can always do better, our Ministry is of the opinion that, last year, we reached the optimal pace of competition launches and contracting Europe-funded projects. If it continues at this pace, Croatia will be able withdraw all 10.7 billion euros of EU funds at its disposal by 2020, despite the late start.

Up until recently, the people in Croatia had a good enough reason to claim that they could not see the benefits of their country joining the EU, since the money from the funds, to be used for facilitating economic growth and improving the quality of their lives, was slow to come. All this has thoroughly changed recently – says Gabriela Žalac, the Minister of Regional Development and European Union Funds.

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