Twenty years ago Croatia established the Croatian Mine Action Center, the institution that has spear-headed and coordinated efforts to clear the country of land mines planted during the Homeland War. Two decades on, the country still has around 400 square kilometers of land that remains unsafe and needs to be cleared.
The Croatian Tennis Association has decided to hold their upcoming quarterfinals matchup versus Kazakhstan in the northern city of Varaždin.
The Croatian bobsledding duo may have come in last place at the Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, but they’ll go home with their heads held high.
European Union ministers of agriculture and fisheries met today to discuss the future of agriculture policy in the coming budget period. The ministers discussed how subsidies that are paid directly can be more effective and fairer.
- Foreign Minister meets with Russian counterpart at Munich Security Conference
- Plenković confirms for Politico his intention to run at elections in 2020
- Tolušić: We can’t allow Croatian farmers to have a third less support
- Croatia signs deal with European Space Agency
- People’s Party unveils education reform tracking platform
- Consul Blažeković’s statement on education evokes reaction in parliament
Let’s just cut to the chase. I think a majority of Croatians have such an easy care-free life that it breeds a sense of unwarranted dissatisfaction with the society in which they live.
Growing up, I could count up to ten in Croatian because it made my great-grandmother smile. Oh, and I got candy from her as well because by accident my brother and I spoke to her in French one day out of sheer frustration/curiosity and we discovered—to our mutual joy—that the word for candy (bonbon) is the same in French and Croatian.
Nearly ten years ago I spent my first Christmas in Croatia and my first extended stay, three weeks, in Zagreb. Over the holidays I’ve been thinking about how different both Croatia and Zagreb seemed to me then. And sure, a lot has changed in the country in ten years.
I started blogging for the Voice of Croatia at the beginning of 2014. And now, as it’s nearly 2018, I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for four years. That’s a whole high school worth of blog posts!
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