The owner of the Agrokor food consortium, Ivica Todorić, is continuing his offensive against the Croatian government, over what he considers to be their illegal takeover of his companies. In his latest blog, Todorić accuses Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Martina Dalić of being in conflict of interest when she drew up the emergency legislation known as Lex Agrokor.
Following the efforts of the Croatian MEP Biljana Borzan, who has managed to prove that some products being sold in Croatia are of inferior quality to those sold in western EU countries, the HIPP baby food company has decided to sell the German version of its products in Croatia.
A design for the visual identity of the Vukovar water tower was unveiled on Monday in Vukovar. The water tower is the town's iconic landmark and a symbol of resistance during the Homeland War.
A British cable company has measured the internet speed and the bandwidth of internet connections of dozens of countries around the world. And according to the study, Croatia is in last place.
By the end of next year, Croatia should fulfill all technical conditions for entering the Schengen border regime. Of the 120 million euros that were available to Croatia to ensure effective control of external borders, almost everything has been used. Police stations have been renovated and special vehicles, radars, scanners, and cameras have been purchased.
- Erjavec expects pressure from the EU on Croatia after Plenković's speech at the UN
- PM Plenković meets in New York with Bloomberg, meeting with Cerar also expected
- Todorić Accuses State Officials Of Breaking The Law With Lex Agrokor
- Preparations for Schengen border regime underway
- Growing internal divisions within the SDP threaten to marginalize party
- Boris Miketić recently appointed to government council for Croats outside Croatia
Years ago, back when my daughter was going to preschool I had to contend with what temperature was the threshold for wearing hulahopke. ‘Tights’ in English, but the translation doesn’t really carry this garment’s cultural heft. Kids wearing hulahopke is serious business in Croatia, and I was left with the decision of when was too warm and when was too cold. This dilemma was compounded by the fact that I didn’t really understand the Celsius temperature scale.
We have a guest visiting us from America (fine, it’s my mom) and each time I go to the store she keeps suggesting that I buy things like condiments, paper towels, toilet paper, and pasta, as if we’ve used everything or are running dangerously low. On my way out the door she says, ‘get some toilet paper.’ And I imagine the thin remains of a single roll hanging precariously in the bathroom. Only to come back and find four… five… six rolls! Running low? What’s going on here?
Sometimes, well, a lot of times people ask me what I miss about America. And to mess with them I say something like the ‘death penalty’ or ‘Congress.’ But the truth is there are a lot of things I miss about living in the US. Actually, there are a lot of things I think I miss about living in America. When reality meets memory, the longing rapidly evaporates.
And when thinking about the Croatian approach to coffee and complaining I can’t help but see how it underscores one of the fundamental differences between Americans and Croatians.
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