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Croatia opens Adriatic coast bridge, links divided region, bypasses Bosnia 

The 2.4-kilometer (1.5-mile) bridge spans the Adriatic Sea to link Croatia's mainland to the Peljesac peninsula in the South, allowing easier access to the country's most important tourism destination — the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik.
People gather on boats by the newly built
People gather on boats by the newly built "Peljesac" bridge in Komarna to attend its opening ceremony. The bridge connects central and Southern parts of Croatian Adriatic coast, via Peljesac peninsula. The bridge linking Peljesac peninsula with the Croatian mainland has been widely regarded as one of the country's most ambitious infrastructure projects since Zagerb declared independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.  (Photo by ELVIS BARUKCIC / AFP)
Updated on Jul 27, 2022 08:44 AM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Zagreb, Croatia

As Europe bakes in heatwave, wildfires rage from Portugal to Croatia

Nations across southern Europe - experiencing the second heatwave in as many months - have been hit by a series of wildfires over the last few weeks.
A fire fighting helicopter works to contain a wildfire in Leiria, Portugal. (Reuters)
A fire fighting helicopter works to contain a wildfire in Leiria, Portugal. (Reuters)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 11:16 PM IST
Reuters |

Croatia's tourism sector face one-third shortage of workforce for next year

  • Croatia's tourist industry, largely focused on the summer months on the popular Adriatic coast, accounts to almost 20% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP) and many seasonal workers can earn more in other countries.
Croatia's tourist facilities face a shortage of up to one-third of their workforce next year, head of the national association of biggest tourist firms Veljko Ostojic said on Friday.(Pexels)
Croatia's tourist facilities face a shortage of up to one-third of their workforce next year, head of the national association of biggest tourist firms Veljko Ostojic said on Friday.(Pexels)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Reuters |

Croatia logs highest daily new Covid cases with since pandemic outbreak

  • A total of 514,850 people have been infected with Covid-19 since the pandemic started in Croatia and 9,655 have succumbed to the infection.
The low vaccination rate has been blamed for the main reason of the climbing Covid-19 cases and deaths in Croatia.(Reuters/Representative Photo)
The low vaccination rate has been blamed for the main reason of the climbing Covid-19 cases and deaths in Croatia.(Reuters/Representative Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2021 10:05 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Jaishankar in Denmark today as part of 4-day Central Europe tour, details here

Jaishankar's four-day visit to central Europe is meant to provide an opportunity for reviewing the progress in bilateral ties with these three Central European nations, according to an official statement released by the Union ministry of external affairs.
Union minister of external affairs Dr S Jaishankar (File Photo / ANI)
Union minister of external affairs Dr S Jaishankar (File Photo / ANI)
Updated on Sep 04, 2021 05:58 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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