Monday, 25 October 2021

The average monthly paid net salary in the City of Zagreb in July this year amounted to 8,130 Kuna, which is 5.4 percent more than in July last year, according to the Statistics Department of the City Office.

Compared to the average monthly salary for July across the whole of the country, which amounted to 7,046 Kuna, the average Zagreb net salary was higher 1,084 Kuna higher.

The highest average salary in legal entities for July in Zagreb was paid in the activity of extraction of crude oil and natural gas, in the amount of 13,259 Kuna. Whilst in contrast, the lowest was paid in the manufacture of leather and related products, in the amount of 4,412 Kuna.

The average monthly paid gross salary in the City of Zagreb in July this year amounted to 11,257 Kuna, which is an increase of 3.2 percent compared to July 2020.


Dubrovnik is a photographer’s dream, let’s face it you can throw a camera in the air and capture a stunning photo. And every day Instagram is filled to overflowing point with some absolutely blasting images of the pearl of the Adriatic.

We have selected this week our top five “Changeable October" photos from Instagram. Check out our top five inspiring Dubrovnik Instagram photos from last week and keep sending us your own photos and videos of the region. We just love your feedback!

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Good news for Dubrovnik’s winter tourism scene comes in the news that the Russian airline, Ural Airlines, will continue to fly to Dubrovnik through the off season.

Ural Airlines will connect Dubrovnik with Moscow (Domodedovo Airport) once a week through the winter months in what is the first direct winter connection to Moscow from Dubrovnik.

Flights were planned to operate on a seasonal basis and were scheduled to end at the end of October. However, Ural Airline has included flights to Dubrovnik on their recently published winter flights schedule. This means that once a week, until the end of March, Dubrovnik will have a direct flight from Moscow every Saturday. Prices for a single ticket start at around 149 Euros. 


Picture a little piece of heaven set in the heart of the world of the terra magica (magic land) that is Istria in Croatia. This beautiful Mediterranean setting is home to a collection of exceptional villas offering the ultimate in luxury and beauty without compromise. A holiday at Villas Borghetto guarantees the epitome of comfort and style combined with impeccable personal service that exceeds all expectations. 


The selection of beautifully appointed villas are located in a stunning Mediterranean setting overlooking the crashing waves of the rejuvenating Adriatic Sea as well as the lush olive groves and vineyards nearby. Each villa comes with a spacious outside area and theres a sparkling private swimming pool at its heart, as well as comfortable sun loungers and a barbecue. The elegant, contemporary interiors are decorated and furnished to the highest of standards throughout and offer plenty of space for relaxation and state-of-of-the-art fully equipped kitchens. All of the opulent bedrooms come with stylish en suite marble bathrooms and the most luxurious of linens. 




The attentive, experienced staff at Villas Borghetto are dedicated to making dream holidays become a reality after careful discussion with every client. They are on hand to pay the closest of attention to detail and customise every trip for an incredible holiday experience unlike any other. Theres so much on offer in the fabulous region of Istria. Whether guests are looking to learn about the wealth of fascinating history and cultural heritage on their doorstep or get back to nature by exploring the stunning coastline, unspoilt cliffs and untouched coves and beaches. There are also dense verdant forests and intriguing caves as well as the islands of the Brijuni archipelago. A unique and diverse environment waiting to be discovered. 




Istria is also a food lovers heaven with incredible, tasty local produce and the chance to enjoy unforgettable meals made using local seasonal ingredients. Lovers of gourmet delights can sample the famous Istrian truffles, tuck into delectable seafood like the famous pilgrim scallops, sole and Adriatic squid, traditional dishes like beef buskarin and delicious seasonal vegetables including wild asparagus. Theres also premium olive oil and excellent wine on offer.  




The team at Villas Borghetto aims to customise any stay with the best of excursions and activities to suit every taste. They can also organise transfers by land, sea or air, healthy and beauty treatments and experiences or unique adrenaline-inducing adventures like scuba diving, paragliding or hang gliding. Theres a vast array of opportunities for creating an enriching holiday to suit every taste and all in the utmost of luxury and style. 




So its no surprise that Villas Borghetto has been chosen by the experts at Luxury Lifestyle Awards as one of the winners in the category of Best Luxury Villa Rental & Accommodation Services in Croatia 2021. An exceptional holiday experience awaits every guest in the surrounds of breathtaking Istria. 




Free Internet has now been installed and available in the centre of Čilipi, as part of the WiFI4EU initiative.

The internet in question has two inputs that the devices will recognize when searching for the network - "WiFI4EU" and "Konavle_FREE.”

A total of 11 access points have been set up, of which two are indoor in the area of KUD Čilipi and external in the area from the area of KUD to the House of Culture, including a playground next to the regional school and the playground with artificial grass.

The internet was installed thanks to a fund approved to the Municipality of Konavle by the European Commission through the application for the WIFI4EU initiative, in order to provide free internet to both locals and tourists visiting Čilipi.


The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County has sent an invitation for vaccination against coronavirus, which will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 21 and 22, 2021 from 08:00am to midday.

On Thursday (October 21), all interested people will be vaccinated through a public call in such a way that Croatian citizens can be vaccinated between 08:00am and 11:00am, and between 11:00am and midday foreign nationals can be vaccinated. On that day the vaccines Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna will be available.

On Friday (22.10.), only people who need to receive the second dose of the vaccine, and who were vaccinated on the dates 10.09, 16.09, 23.09 and 30.09, with either Pfizer or Moderna can get vaccinated.

The National Civil Protection Headquarters has published new data on coronavirus infections in Croatia.

In the last 24 hours, 1,758 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 9,811.

Among them, 873 people are in hospital, of which 118 are on ventilators.

15 people died in the past 24 hours.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 424,666 people have been infected, of which 8,862 have died, a total of 405,993 people have recovered, of which 1,552 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 19,501 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,953,888 people have been tested, of which 9,228 in the last 24 hours.

As of October 14, 2021, 3,510,623 doses of vaccine were used, and 45.97 percent of the total population and 55.12 percent of the adult population were vaccinated. On 14.10.2021. 7,850 doses of vaccine were used, of which 4,117 persons were vaccinated with the first dose.


In the last 24 hours, 56 new cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County.

These are 22 males and 34 females: 24 from Dubrovnik, nine from Metković, five from Župa dubrovačka, four from Orebić and Ploče, three from Vela Luka, two from Blato, Dubrovačko primorke and Trpanj and one from Ston.

One male person from Dubrovnik (born in 1940) died.

39 people made a full recovery: 20 from Dubrovnik, four from Metković, three from Smokvica, Vela Luka and Župa dubrovačka, two from Blato and Konavle and one from Orebić and Ploče.

In the last 24 hours, 638 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 145,961 samples have been analyzed.

23 people tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized in the Dubrovnik General Hospital, and five patients require intensive care and are on ventilators.

There are 699 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours, one case of violation of the self-isolation measure was determined.

In the last 24 hours, 1,851 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 9,620.

Among them, 871 people are in hospital, of which 122 people are on ventilators.

And today a spokesperson for the Croatian government stated that over the past seven days 85 percent of people who have required a ventilator have been unvaccinated. Of the total number of new Covid-19 cases over the past week 77 percent were unvaccinated and 73 percent of the people in hospital with Covid-19 are unvaccinated.

Over 1.86 million people across Croatia have been vaccinated, which is 55 percent of the adult population.


On Thursday, the government passed a decree according to which traders in petroleum products can sell petrol for a maximum of 11.10 per litre for the next 30 days, and diesel for 11 Kuna. The maximum price amounts include the price of the petroleum product, excise duty and VAT.

"I believe that in the next 30 days there will be a stabilization of prices on the market and that after that period we will continue to function normally as an economy," said the Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Tomislav Ćorić.

The prices of oil and oil derivatives in the Republic of Croatia are determined freely, in accordance with the rules governing market relations. However, for the protection of consumers, market regulation or other justified reasons, the government may, by decree, prescribe the highest level of retail prices for certain petroleum products, for an uninterrupted period of up to 90 days.

"Taking into account the current economic situation, the unpredictability of oil prices on the world market and the impact of fuel prices on overall economic activity and the standard of living of citizens, with the aim of unhindered further economic recovery, the government decided to stabilize gasoline prices for 30 days,” said the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.

Fuel prices in Croatia have risen significantly again since Tuesday, meaning that a litre of Eurosuper 95 is now 26 Lipa more expensive than last week, which is a consequence of rising oil prices on world markets. And fuel prices in Croatia are also rising due to the high exchange rate of the dollar.


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