The focus of the Croatian President’s visit is on demographic renewal, one of the pillars of her presidency. Croatian islands have for generations seen a constant outflow of young people in search of better living conditions and higher paying jobs.
President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović continued her visit to the islands of the northern Adriatic on Monday. She attended the opening of the new Riviera on the island of Susak. The newly refurbished waterfront represents an investment of 18.5 million Kuna. The visit also coincided with her 51st birthday.
"To open up the Riviera in this way, on an island that is experiencing this kind of depopulation, and to give a concrete sign in bringing life back to Susak ... there couldn't have been a better present for my birthday," the president said.
She also visited the islands of Veli Lošinj and Unije, and was scheduled to visit the island of Vele Srakane, however, high winds made a visit to the island with a population of three, impossible.
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