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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

Foreign minister S Jaishankar in Croatia on Friday: Here's what's on the agenda

Foreign minister S Jaishankar is on a four-day visit to three Central European countries. He has also received a special invitation from Slovenia to join an informal meeting of foreign ministers of European Union (EU) states.

Foreign minister Jaishankar will hold discussions with his EU counterparts on issues of mutual interest.(File Photo/Mint)
Foreign minister Jaishankar will hold discussions with his EU counterparts on issues of mutual interest.(File Photo/Mint)
Published on Sep 02, 2021 01:41 PM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

What are the Covid entry rules for travellers to European countries?

As Europe begins to open up, DW offers a brief recap of what travel restrictions apply within the EU.

Restaurants are beginning to open to customers again(edpics/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Restaurants are beginning to open to customers again(edpics/Zoonar/picture alliance)
Updated on Aug 06, 2021 10:33 AM IST
ByDeutsche Welle, Delhi

Barcelona Football Star-special chocolate recipes with a healthy twist

Attention Barcelona fans! Looking for chocolate recipes that are perfect for rainy season, are delicious and healthy to give you a boost of energy? Search no further as we got two that are a favourite of Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué and Croatian attacking midfielder Ivan Rakitić

Barcelona Football Star-special chocolate recipes with a healthy twist(Twitter/nsmitrick249)
Barcelona Football Star-special chocolate recipes with a healthy twist(Twitter/nsmitrick249)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 03:30 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

We have to make Spain anxious, says Croatia's Livakovic

Croatia reached the knockouts with a 3-1 Group D win over Scotland on Tuesday to set up a clash with Spain, who progressed from Group E thanks to a 5-0 drubbing of Slovakia.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group D - Croatia v Scotland - Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - June 22, 2021 Croatia's Dominik Livakovic in action Pool (Pool via REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Group D - Croatia v Scotland - Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - June 22, 2021 Croatia's Dominik Livakovic in action Pool (Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 24, 2021 07:48 PM IST
Reuters |

Euro 2020: cannot make everyone happy, says Croatia's Dalic

Croatian players left out of the starting line-up in their Euro 2020 Group D matches must accept being down the pecking order and be ready to perform as role players, coach Zlatko Dalic said after they reached the last 16.

File image of Zlatko Dalic.(Reuters)
File image of Zlatko Dalic.(Reuters)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 08:44 PM IST
Reuters |

Euro 2020: Luka Modric's wonder goal against Scotland- WATCH

Luka Modric, the Croatia veteran, scored a sensational goal from outside the box during their Euro 2020 game against Scotland in Hampden.

Croatia's Luka Modric scores his side's second goal during the Euro 2020 group D match between Scotland and Croatia at the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow..(AP)
Croatia's Luka Modric scores his side's second goal during the Euro 2020 group D match between Scotland and Croatia at the Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow..(AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 07:11 AM IST

Euro 2020: Croatia advances to Round of 16 with Modrić leading the way

Croatia captain Luka Modrić lurked on the edge of the area, waiting for the ball to come to him before stroking it into the top corner with the outside of his boot.

Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with players after scoring a world-class goal against Scotland in their Euro 2020 game.(AP)
Luka Modric of Croatia celebrates with players after scoring a world-class goal against Scotland in their Euro 2020 game.(AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2021 02:44 AM IST
AP |

Croatia looks to fire up attack, stifle Schick at Euro 2020

Under pressure to deliver at Euro 2020 after reaching the World Cup final three years ago, Croatia was stifled against England in the first group match and lost 1-0.

Croatia's players take part in a training session(AFP)
Croatia's players take part in a training session(AFP)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 06:23 PM IST
AP | , Glasgow

This Croatian town is selling houses at 12. Here is the reason

Legrad municipality's offer has garnered interest from Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Argentina or Colombia, the mayor of the town said.

Legrad is near the border with Hungary and has around 2,250 inhabitants. About 70 years ago, the number was double.
Legrad is near the border with Hungary and has around 2,250 inhabitants. About 70 years ago, the number was double.
Published on Jun 12, 2021 09:47 PM IST

Covid-19: Italy, Czech Republic removed from Germany's list of risk areas

Germany's disease control centre announces dropping of Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, some parts of Croatia and of Switzerland, including Zurich and Basel, from its travel list of 'risk areas' amid Covid-19

Covid-19: Italy, Czech Republic removed from Germany's list of risk areas(Photo by Julia Solonina on Unsplash)
Covid-19: Italy, Czech Republic removed from Germany's list of risk areas(Photo by Julia Solonina on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 08:57 PM IST
PTI |

Euro 2020: Croatia and North Macedonia held in warm-ups

The Croatians, who are in European championship Group D with England, Scotland and the Czech Republic, missed several chances in Velika Gorica and were punished in the closing stages as Armenia struck out of the blue.

Croatia v Armenia - Gradski stadion Velika Gorica, Velika Gorica, Croatia - June 1, 2021 Croatia's Josip Juranovic in action with Armenia's Kamo Hovhannisyan(REUTERS)
Croatia v Armenia - Gradski stadion Velika Gorica, Velika Gorica, Croatia - June 1, 2021 Croatia's Josip Juranovic in action with Armenia's Kamo Hovhannisyan(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 02:05 PM IST
Reuters |

Croatia, Czechs cancel Euro 2020 Scottish bases over rules

The Croatian delegation had planned to stay and train in St. Andrews, the east-coast town that's the traditional home of golf, to prepare for two group-stage games in Glasgow and one in London.

Croatia's Petar Musa and Nikola Moro in action(REUTERS)
Croatia's Petar Musa and Nikola Moro in action(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 01, 2021 10:59 AM IST
PTI |

Croatia gears up to welcome tourists after more than a year of Covid-19 lockdown

Croatia has widely reopened its stunning Adriatic coastline for foreign tourists, becoming one of the first European countries to drop most of its travel restrictions amid Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the ability of people to go there depends on each country's travel rules.

Croatia gears up to welcome tourists after more than a year of Covid-19 lockdown(Photo by Matthias Mullie on Unsplash)
Croatia gears up to welcome tourists after more than a year of Covid-19 lockdown(Photo by Matthias Mullie on Unsplash)
Updated on May 23, 2021 02:31 PM IST
PTI |

United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia

United Airlines Holdings Inc selected three European summer destinations - Greece, Iceland and Croatia because they allow US travellers who comply with local Covid-19 pandemic restrictions to enter. The carrier has never flown those routes before.

United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia(Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)
United Air to begin flights to European summer spots - Greece, Iceland, Croatia(Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 19, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Death of millions of bees triggers natural disaster in Croatia

Croatian authorities declared a natural disaster in the country’s northernmost province after tens of millions of bees died from a suspected case of pesticide poisoning.

About 1,150 hives were wiped out, with about a third of the area’s apiarists sustaining losses, Croatian Beekeeping Association Zeljko Vrbos said by phone Wednesday.(File photo for representation)
About 1,150 hives were wiped out, with about a third of the area’s apiarists sustaining losses, Croatian Beekeeping Association Zeljko Vrbos said by phone Wednesday.(File photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 17, 2020 10:03 PM IST
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