Tuesday, 07 December 2021

As November draws to an end and Christmas looms the number of tourists in the city is falling as quickly as a pebble in the Adriatic. With only three international flights arriving at Dubrovnik Airport every week it’s hardly surprising that the number of tourists has dropped considerably.

This last week a total of 645 tourists stayed in the city, according to information from the eVisitor system. This is only 29 percent of the number from 2019, and highlights Dubrovnik’s failure to attract tourists out of the main season.

The most numerous guests are from Croatia, the USA, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, the UK and France.



After an initial 10 percent stake in Rimec's company, Greyp, Porsche decided to increase its ownership and they became majority owners, the company said.

Porsche invested in this company that manufactures electric bicycles at the same time as they invested in Rimac Automobile, but now they have further increased the figure due to, as they say, interest in expanding activities in the field of electric bicycles.

Mate Rimac, CEO of the Rimac Group, commented that he has always believed that Greyp has the potential to be an extremely successful world-class company and one of the industry leaders.


"I am super proud of the Greyp team, led by Krešimir Hlede, and what they have built in the last seven years. The team of 100 people has undoubtedly created the most connected and technologically advanced e-bikes on the market, started mass production in Sveta Nedelja and delivered bikes all over the world. At the same time, Greyp was in the shadow of Rimac and could never flourish to its full potential,” Rimac stated.

Further, he explained that he still has stakes in the company, even though Porsche is the majority owner, so he adds that the deal is still in the final realization so he cannot say more at this time.

"Greyp will have a very strong and growing presence in Croatia. We want to do great things; otherwise Porsche would not enter into this venture. It will ensure a great future for Greyp employees and bring great value to Croatia as another proof that Croatia is a place of research and the development of electric vehicles. I will remain a minority shareholder. Although I will focus my time entirely on the Rimac Group, I will continue to be involved in Greyp and help wherever I can,” he concluded.

Due to statements by the Croatian President, Zoran Milanović, on the Austrian Covid-19 policy, the Croatian Ambassador to Austria, Danijel Glunčić, was invited to the Austrian Foreign Ministry in Vienna on Wednesday, the Croatian embassy confirmed to Hina.

"I can confirm that I was invited for an interview at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria," Croatian Ambassador Danijel Glunčić told Hina. He declined to comment on the content of the conversation.

As the Austrian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs announced, and as the Austrian media report, Glunčić was invited for an interview because of "extremely unusual statements by the Croatian president", which were "strongly rejected" on that occasion.

"A comparison of measures against the coronavirus pandemic and fascism is unacceptable. It is our responsibility to protect the citizens of Austria, and we are acting accordingly," the ministry said in a statement.



"The Croatian ambassador to Austria was clearly surprised by these statements," said Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, state secretary at the ministry.

Austrian media quoted the Croatian president, who, after meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Monday, compared Austria's unvaccinated lockdown measures to "reminiscent of the thirties" methods and called them "nonsense".

Austria introduced, on Monday, strict restrictions on movement for the unvaccinated and those who have not recovered from Covid-19.

People who have not been vaccinated or who have not recovered from the virus are only allowed to leave their properties in Austria in exceptional cases such as purchasing groceries, visiting a doctor or pharmacy or going to work.

Compliance with this measure is being strictly checked, and violations can be punishable by fines of up to 1,450 euros.

Zagreb police reported a 31-year-old nurse and nine other people for forging and selling Covid certificates.

Police reported Friday that the nurse is suspected of forging documents and abusing her position and authority, and a 22-year-old of aiding and abetting. They add that after the criminal investigation was completed, they reported two 23-year-olds, a 28-year-old woman and men aged 32, 30, 39, 58 and 65.

Police specify that they suspect that the nurse entered incorrect data into the system during October 2021, that the 28-year-old and the 65-year-old were vaccinated with one dose of the vaccine.



In addition, the 28-year-old is suspected of giving personal information and money to the 30-year-old, because he told her he knew a person who could make a valid Covid certificate. With the help of a 32-year-old and two 23-year-olds who, in turn, handed over the data and money to the 22-year-old, who eventually gave them to the suspected nurse.

A week later, the police added, the 30-year-old picked up an EU digital certificate for the 28-year-old at a pharmacy in Velika Gorica and sent it to her via email, after which she used it four times when crossing the state border.

Police suspect that in the same way and with the help of the suspected nurse and other suspected men, the forged EU digital Covid certificate was obtained by a 65-year-old man, who used it to enter a financial institution.

After the criminal investigation, the police handed over the 31-year-old and the 22-year-old to the custody supervisor and filed a criminal complaint with the Municipal State Attorney's Office in Zagreb, while they will file criminal charges against the other suspects.

In Vela Luka, works have begun on arranging the promenade from the Primary School to the branch of Privredna banka Zagreb. The value of these construction works is 600,000 Kuna. And the funds were jointly provided by the Municipality of Vela Luka and the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds.

As part of the new project of the promenade, the surrounding business and residential buildings will be connected to the drainage system and new areas of stone mosaics will be installed, which decorate the Vela Luka promenades, and are made and sponsored by the Vela Luka Art Association.

Rummy is a brainstorming game played with two decks of cards, each containing two Jokers. The first pile is a closed deck, in which a player can't see the card they are picking, while the second pile is an open deck made up of the cards the players have discarded. To win at rummy, players must arrange their cards into proper sequences and sets. You can also check out other games for online betting in India.

Each suit's cards are ranked high to low in rummy, starting with King, Queen, Jack, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and Ace. Each of the jacks, aces, kings, and queens have ten points. The value of the remaining cards is the same as their face value. So five cards, for example, will be equal to five points.


In rummy, the goal is to arrange your cards into two different types of hands

  • Runs - These are sequences of at least three cards of the same suit that occur in a row. You might have three, four, and five hearts, for example
  • Sets - These are groups of three or more cards of the same rank. You may, for example, have three eights. Sets are also referred to as "books."

Rummy rules for beginners

Every card game has an etiquette that all participants must adhere to.

The following are the rummy rules

  • You can't pick up and return the top discarded card to the discard pile. Instead, you must return another card
  • If you pick up two stock cards by accident, you must return the second to the top. The player to your left can then "peek" at that card to see if it is something they desire. If not, it must be returned to the stock's middle
  • You can play rummy online with wild cards. Decide which cards will operate as wilds at the beginning. Some players, for example, consider jokers to be wilds, while others consider twos to be wilds. Then, you can use them to make a run or a set by substituting for any virtual card.

Tips for playing rummy onlin

  • To begin, each player is dealt ten cards. Each player receives six cards if there are five participants. If there are more than six participants, two decks of cards are required, with each player receiving seven cards
  • The appointed dealer will deal with the cards and arrange the rest of the cards as "stock" in the center. Then, they'll flip the first card over (face up) and place it in the "discard pile" next to the stock
  • The player on the left of the dealer is the first to get a card. They have the option of selecting one from the stock or discarding pile. They can then try out different combinations. They must discard one card if they are unable to do so
  • The next player may then choose between the discarded card and one from the stock. They can then experiment with different combinations. The game continues in this fashion clockwise around the table
  • If the stock runs out, the dealer will shuffle the discard pile, which will become the stock. The game will continue until 1 player has made runs and sets out all of their cards, except one they will discard
  • When a player thinks they won, they'll tell the other players down to their last card. They will then discard their final card after demonstrating that the other cards are arranged into sets and runs
  • After the winner has been determined, the other players may total their hands. Aces are worth 15 points, face cards and tens are 10, and the rest of the cards are worth their face value. In a rummy tournament, the player with the highest total is eliminated, and the game moves on to the next round.


Rummy is one of the most psychologically challenging card games that you have ever played, despite its simplicity. There are several levels to this game, and it certainly requires more skill than any other card game, except poker. In addition, you must consider various scenarios, including what you have, prospective melds, and what other players may or may not have. Don't be squeamish to try your hand atplaying rummy online. You'll quickly see why it's one of the world's most popular games for online betting in India.

In the last 24 hours, 2,234 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 34,973. The daily number of cases was lower than over the past few days as yesterday was a public holiday and fewer people were tested.

Across Croatia there are currently 2,539 people in hospital, of which 327 are on ventilators.

Unfortunately, a further 65 people died in the past 24 hours.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 560,504 people have been infected, of which 10,178 have died, a total of 515,353 people have recovered, of which 6,230 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 24,341 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 3,326,609 people have been tested, of which 5,626 in the last 24 hours.


In the last 24 hours, 41 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These new cases are 24 males and 17 females: 16 from Dubrovnik, 8 from Orebic, four from Konavle and Vela Luka, 3 from Korcula, two each from Lumbarda and Župa Dubrovačka, and one each from Smokvica and Ston.

174 people recovered: 69 from Dubrovnik, 19 from Metković and Vela Luka, 16 from Župa dubrovačka, 12 from Konavle, 11 from Orebić, 8 from Ploče, 7 from Opuzen, 5 from Ston, 3 from Korčula and one person each from Blato, Dubrovačko Primorje, Slivno, Smokvica and Mljet.

In the last 24 hours, 227 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 163,724 samples have been analyzed.

In the Dubrovnik General Hospital, 65 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized, nine patients require intensive care and are on ventilators.

Thre are 1597 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours no violations of the self-isolation measure have been recorded.


Another mass vaccination against Covid-19 will be organised next week in Dubrovnik. The interest in getting vaccinated has been high in recent days and it is expected that next week will be just as busy. The vaccination point will be re-organized in the Sports Hall in Gospino polje. Vaccinations will be organized on Wednesday (November 24, 2021) from 8:00am to midday, and on Thursday (November 25, 2021) also from 8:00am to midday.

All interested Croatian citizens can be vaccinated with the first and booster dose, and the booster dose can be received by all persons who have passed 6 months since receiving the second dose of the vaccine.

The vaccines on offer are Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna.

Due to the worsening epidemiological situation and the great interest of Croatian citizens in getting vaccinated, there will be no vaccination for foreigners on these days, but all foreigners interested in vaccination can organize their vaccination outside the point via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the mobile number: +385 98 9812 666.


The latest European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) published their latest Covid-19 map for the European Union and once again, and hardly surprising, Croatia is marked completely in dark red.

The ECDC publish this map every Thursday and it highlights the Covid-19 situation across the whole of the European Union. Croatia has for several weeks been ranked in the worst level of infection of dark red.

This map is used only on an advisory level by European Union members when determining their travel restrictions.

The latest map shows that most of Europe is marked in dark red or red, while areas such as Portugal and most of Italy are marked in yellow.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is an agency of the European Union whose mission is to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases.


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