Croatia’s economy is one of the fastest growing in the European Union according to figures just released by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics. In the third quarter of 2015 the GDP rose by 2.8 percent making Croatia among the fastest growing economies in the European bloc.
“It gives me great pleasure to tell you that in the third quarter we achieved GDP growth of 2.8 percent. This rate confirms that this government has lifted Croatia out of the economic crisis,” commented the Deputy Prime Minister Branko Grcic.
Croatia’s economy in rose 1.3 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter and this was the fifth consecutive quarter with growth quarter on quarter.
The average EU growth in the third quarter was 1.9 percent year on year, and Croatia’s 2.7 percent rise ranks the country as the seventh fastest growing economy in the EU.
For the second year running a 10 kilometre fun run will be held in Dubrovnik on New Year’s Day. Have an active and healthy start to 2016 by registering to this unique event.
The 10 kilometre run started last year when more than 200 participants from over thirty countries took part. The DunRun10K begins and ends on the main street, the Stradun, and plenty of spectators are sure to line the finish line. DuRun10K Dubrovnik has joined world’s cities which celebrate the new season in a proactive way, by promoting health and serenity through running. But it isn’t only the start and finish line in the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik that will draw runner’s attention; during the route the athletes will see panoramas over the Adriatic and the countryside.
The run is a joint venture of the City of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Athletic Club and Extempora Association.
If you want to take part in the DuRun10K you can register today at www.durun10k.com
Croatia has found itself near the top of the list of countries with “the best public WiFi services” for 2015. Out of the 184 countries that had their public WiFi connections tested for speed and performance Croatia was placed in 17th position.
The survey was carried out by Rotten WiFi, who collected information on all of the countries WiFi networks. This information was based on the experience of “real-time” users who connected to the public WiFi.
Surprisingly Lithuania was placed top of the list, with Estonis in second place and making up the top three was Singapore. Croatia’s average download speed was 9.3 Mbps, whilst Lithuania recorded 16.1 Mps.
Croatia finished higher than Canada, Sweden and Finland.
The famous former tennis player Thomas Muster, winner of the Grand Slam at Roland Garros, is selling his house on the Cavtat waterfront. The Austrian Muster purchased the villa from the former US Ambassador to Croatia, William D. Montgomery.
The price for this imposing house on the waterfront, which stretches over 220 square meters and also has a delightful garden, is one million and 250 thousand Euros.
According to the local law Muster first offered his holiday home to the County, however they refused to take up the offer.
At an official reception last night in Dubrovnik Ivan Gjurasic was appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Albania in Dubrovnik.
The new consulate in Dubrovnik was opened by the His Excellency the Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in Croatia Ilir Melo. And the event was also attended by other members of the diplomatic corps in Dubrovnik: the Honorary Consul of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Mark Thomas, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Italy, Frano Bongi, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary, Katja Bakija, and the Honorary Consul of Denmark, Vlaho Djurkovic.
Speaking on the occasion the Ambassador recalled the deeply interwoven historical connections between Dubrovnik and Albania since the time of the Dubrovnik Republic.
In his inaugural speech, the new honorary consul announced that he would do his best to strengthen cooperation at an economic and cultural level and of course in the field of tourism.
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