Monday, 25 October 2021

Property prices across Croatia rose by 26 percent from 2010 to the second quarter of 2021, according to new data from Eurostat, whilst the price of renting rose by half as much at 13 percent.

Croatia has one of the largest home ownership percentages in Europe, in fact the Home Ownership Rate in Croatia averaged 89.67 percent from 2010 until 2019. This percentage generally means that the real estate market in Croatia is largely buoyed by foreign buyers and people purchasing second homes or apartments to rent.

According to the Eurostat survey in the just over ten-year period from 2010 to the second quarter of 2021 property prices across the European Union rose on average by 34 percent, whilst rent prices rose by 16 percent. Meaning that property prices in Croatia rose slightly slower than the EU average. Although it must be taken into account that some EU countries saw an absolute boom in house prices, in Estonia prices climbed by an incredible 133 percent and in Luxembourg by 111 percent. Whilst on the other hand some EU countries saw housing prices tumble, in Greece by -28 percent, in Italy by -13 percent and in Cyprus by -8 percent.

House prices in Croatia increased by the most in recent years, residential real estate prices rose by 6.5 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year, the strongest since the fall of last year.

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In the last 24 hours in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, 40 new cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded.

These are 16 males and 24 females: 20 from Dubrovnik, nine from Ploče, five from Župa dubrovačka, four from Konavle and one from Korčula and Metković.

44 people made a full recovery: 16 from Dubrovnik, ten from Ploče, six from Župa dubrovačka, four from Konavle and Metković and one from Dubrovačko primorje, Lumbarda, Opuzen and Smokvica.

In the last 24 hours, 417 samples were processed, and since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 144,551 samples have been analyzed.

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

There are 501 people in self-isolation, and in the last 24 hours no case of violation of the self-isolation measure has been determined.


In the last 24 hours, 1,007 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 8,068.

Among them, 870 people are in hospital, of which 140 patients are on ventilators. 

Unfortunately, a further 24 people died over the past 24 hours.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 419,035 people have been infected with the new coronavirus,  of which 8,802 died, a total of 402,165 people recovered, of which 1,200 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 16,185 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,924,958 people have been tested, of which 8,928 in the last 24 hours.

Over the past week on the roads the largest fine went to a 33-year-old man who was caught by police drink driving. He recorded the highest concentration of alcohol in the last week when he was stopped by police on Tuesday, October 5, in a police traffic control in Batala.

The Dubrovnik driver measured 2.45 on the breathalyser when he was stopped in the early morning hours, and he was driving a car with Dubrovnik number plates.

The driver was excluded from traffic and was fined 10,000 Kuna and given a three-month ban on driving B-category vehicles, which is also the largest fine in the past week.

Fuel prices have risen significantly again in Croatia! The average tank of 50 litres of diesel is as much as 19 and a half Kuna more expensive, and a tank of petrol will cost you 13 Kuna more, as prices hiked up.

World gas, electricity and fuel prices have been rising for a long time. The government does not have a precise answer about the reduction of excise duties, which together with taxes burden the price of fuel by about 60 percent.

Although fuel prices are skyrocketing, Economy Minister Tomislav Coric says he is not considering lowering excise duties. Minister of Finance Zdravko Marić believes that excise duties are not inviolable.

Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has not yet revealed possible options, but says the government is following price growth with great interest.


According to the registrations of tourists received through the eVisitor system, last weekend there were close to seven thousand tourists in Dubrovnik - four times more than at this time last year, but only 47 percent of the number in the same period in 2019. However, it must be stressed that 2019 was a record breaking year for Croatian tourism.

The most numerous tourists in Dubrovnik were from the United Kingdom, followed by tourists from the USA, Germany, Croatia, France, Russia and Ireland.

Since the beginning of the year, about 471 thousand tourist arrivals and 1,745,500 overnight stays have been registered, which is 44 percent of the tourist traffic realized in the same period in 2019.

The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) has published a report on deaths in Croatia in 2020.

Data from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) show that in 2020 there was an increase in the number of deaths compared to the previous year, i.e. 5,229 more people died.

Out of a total of 57,023 deaths in 2020, 28,093 or 49.3 percent were men and 28,930 or 50.7 percent were women.

The first cause of death is still diseases of the circulatory system, of which 22,817 people died. Of the neoplasms, the second group of diseases leading to death, 13,508 people died. 4,735 people died from diseases of the endocrine system, the third leading cause.

The fourth leading cause of death was Covid-19. As a result of Covid in Croatia, 4,478 people died last year. Injuries and poisonings were in fifth place, of which 2,613 people died, HZJZ reported.


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It's amazing how much the ways people around the world communicate has changed in just a year. In an era of coronavirus restrictions and mass isolation, the Internet has become the main source of information and communication. Furthermore, the ways people use it are hugely diverse — from traditional messengers to fully functional services for video conferencing for hundreds of participants.

Let’s take a look at some of the statistics. As of the first half of 2021, more than 4.66 billion people on the planet use the Internet. This is 7.3% more than just a year ago. Every day, the user base of the social networks is increasing by an average of 1.3 million users — this is about 15 new users per second. The average time that people spend on the Internet has increased by 15-16 minutes a day compared to the previous year.

It’s interesting to have a look at some of the types of online services that have generated the most interest among today's users over the past 12 months.

Video conferencing services for work 

Due to the coronavirus, a significant number of companies around the world switched to a remote work format, so they urgently needed tools for convenient communication. Fortunately, these were already available. 

  • Microsoft Team. A feature-rich service that combines online meeting tools for up to 100 participants, cloud storage, access to Microsoft services and project collaboration. Microsoft Team will be a particularly good solution for those companies and teams of employees who use other Microsoft services, such as Office 365. 
  • Proficonf. A lesser known platform, but quite functional and easy to use. Proficonf is primarily designed for video conferencing, online meetings, and webinars. The service works in a browser and does not require the installation of proprietary software on a computer or smartphone. Interesting features include a drawing board, Miro collaboration board, video recording of video conferences, live streaming on YouTube and popular social networks.
  • Cisco Webex. This service is aimed primarily at serving large companies and corporations. It supports the functions of video recording, media sharing, virtual background, dividing conference participants into subgroups, and more. It seamlessly integrates with MS Office, Google Cloud, Slack and other work platforms.
  • Mirapolis Virtual Room. A ready-made solution for hosting webinars, meetings, working meetings, and so on. The Mirapolis Virtual Room can have up to 15 speakers, and you can manage their access rights directly during the broadcast. The platform is available via browser, as well as iOS and Android apps.

Omegle video chat and its alternatives

Omegle became the first anonymous video chat service in history and proved to be the ancestor of dozens of clones. Yet now many of the Omegle alternatives have become much more functional and more convenient. We want to look at the most interesting of them.

  • Chathub. Despite its minimalism and limited features, this Omegle alternative is really popular with internet users. First, there’s a handy gender filter, and secondly, the site works really fast and very quickly finds chat partners. For many, this is more than enough.
  • Chatrandom. A good alternative to Omegle with more functionality. For example, in addition to the gender filter and search by interests, there are themed chat rooms for several participants. You can visit a gay chat or a separate chat with girls feature (accessible only at extra cost). Overall, a great choice for those who are not satisfied with the basic functions of Omegle.
  • Chatroulette. A close relative of Omegle, which saw the light of day just six months after it. In fact, it was Chatroulette that became the first anonymous video chat service, as Omegle only had text chat at the time. Unfortunately, due to poor moderation and rather poor functionality, the site quickly lost its audience. But in 2020, it was significantly modernized and user interest also increased.
  • Shagle. Popular video chat site that allows you to search for chat partners in more than 70 countries, and select your gender. You can choose not only "Man", "Woman" or "Couple", but also the option "Transgender". This feature became available only in 2021, and for many users it will be very useful. 
  • OmeTV. A decent alternative to Omegle with gender and geographic filters and a useful automatic message translation feature. It’s very convenient if you want to communicate with people who don’t speak your language, and not use third-party translators for this.
  • OmegleAlternative. Undisputedly the best Omegle alternative for men. This is because the site only connects them with girls. The system doesn’t make mistakes because when registering each girl confirms her identity. This guarantees the absence of fakes and bots in Omegle video chat. Unlike many rivals, Omegle Alternative provides free trial access to all features. You can try out everything and only then decide if you are ready to buy premium access.

Use of video chat in retail

The first attempts to use video chats in sales were made several years ago. But at that time they were received coolly by the public. However, in 2020, when even going to the store became very problematic, this format finally worked as originally intended.

The classic scenario for using video chat in retail is as follows: 

  1. The user finds the product they are interested in on the site and instead of reading the description or watching the video review, they can click the button "View live".
  2. The manager receives a notification that the client is interested in a particular product.
  3. A video chat is launched in which the seller demonstrates the product to a potential buyer, talks about it, answers questions, and so on. This effectively replaces the trip to the store.
  4. If the client is satisfied with everything, the manager places the order and the goods are prepared for shipment to the recipient.

To date, video chat in retail is a new phenomenon, and there are relatively few players on this market. For example, RichCall, Lookie and others. Maybe now this format of communication and shopping will seem strange to many, but the future belongs to it. Remember how ten years ago everyone was pretty skeptical about online shopping. And today they cannot imagine their life without it.

What conclusions can we draw?

The world is changing very rapidly, and some factors, such as Covid-19, are only driving these changes. Over the past year, we’ve seen how much Internet technology has improved, what opportunities various online services have provided us, and how much easier they have made the lives of billions of people.

Perhaps, when this whole pandemic saga is over, Internet technologies and services will experience a slight decline in popularity. But humankind will never be able to completely abandon them.


The former Croatian President, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, has been appointed President of the Commission for the Supervision of the Election of the Future Host of the Olympic Games, and she was appointed to that position by the International Olympic Committee.

“With experience at highest levels of government and international relations, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, will play a key role chairing the Commission in charge of exploring, creating and overseeing interest in future Games of the Olympiad and Summer Youth Olympic Games,” tweeted the IOC.

Grabar-Kitarovic said she was grateful for the opportunity to work with potential hosts on Olympic projects and to help them achieve their long-term goals for development, public health, participation in sports and inclusion.

"This is an exciting opportunity to develop innovative ways to steer the Olympics into the future and to explore the challenges facing upcoming hosts, such as climate change," said Grabar-Kitarovic.

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