Monday, 10 December 2018

An earthquake rumbled through Montenegro at 3:17 pm and could be felt in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The epicentre was seven kilometers from Risan, Montenegro.

The earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 4.2 and it was felt lightly in Dubrovnik, especially on the higher floors of the buildings.

In the past week in the area of Police Administration of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County there were three traffic accidents. One person was heavily injured, two had light injuries, while there were no traffic accidents with material damage.

By carrying out traffic control measures, police officers have taken 482 repressive measures against the perpetrators of traffic offenses, out of which 256 measures taken due to speeding, 48 measures due to improper stop and parking, 48 measures because of non-use of the seat belt, 16 measures against drivers who were driving the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, six measures because of using mobile phone while driving and 26 measures to those who didn't put their day/short lights on.

Domestic honey packaged in a national honey jar will soon be on the shelves of Croatian stores! The user (beekeeper) is obliged to fill the purchased national jar exclusively with honey of Croatian origin. Those who don’t respect that rule will be forbidden to continue purchasing and using jars for a period of two years, and their identity will be published. 

Honey placed in the national jar, whewhen placed on the market must meet the quality standards laid down in the Honey Directives, honey must be declared, marked with a manufacturer's label with the mandatory indication "country of origin: Croatia". Each national jar must also be marked with the sign "Med hrvatskih pcelinjaka", which also includes a unique number by which consumers can check the origin of honey.

- The average consumption of honey per capita in Croatia is two kilograms, and 8 thousand beekeepers with 450,000 bee communities annually produce more than 9,000 tons of honey. In a free market like ours, honey from around the world can also be found. But how do you recognize the Croatian honey in this offer? Although we constantly remind consumers to read the declarations and be informed before buying, soon any doubt on the origin of honey will be eliminated because the national honey jam will be easily recognizable. The beekeepers once again demonstrated that good organization and cooperation give excellent results - said Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Tomislav Tolusic.

The design of the national jar of honey has been commissioned by the Croatian beekeeping association, which is also the holder of industrial design, and the jar is made in four dimensions:

· 720 mL - 900 grams
· 580 mL - 720 grams
· 370 mL - 450 grams
· 210 mL - 250 grams

Honey in a 370 ml bottle will also be used to promote the product in schools within the School Honey Day, which will be marked on December 7th by a symbolic giweaway of the jars to the first graders all over the country.

The tap water in Dubrovnik has been contaminated by the recent heavy rains and is not for consumption. This is the third time this has happened this month.

Bottled water is the best choice, but you can also let it sediment and then boil the clear part of it.

The Public Health Institute carries out monitoring of the public water supply in the entire Dubrovnik-Neretva County and will let everybody know when water is safe for consumption again.

Croatia are the 2018 winners of the prestigious tennis championship, the Davis Cup, after defeating France in the finals in Lille. And the whole world seems to be congratulating Croatia on this 3-1 victory over France, the second time in the country’s short history that they have won the Davis Cup.

Here is just a selection of the messages of congratulations following the victory

Pat Cash
Congratulations #Croatia! Last home and away final. To win away makes men from boys. Expect a good year from #Coric.

Judy Murray (Andy Murray’s mother)
Croatia win the Davis Cup. They also made the World Cup final this year. And they have a population of just 4 million. Impressive.


Bob Bryan
Congrats to Croatia on the @DavisCup victory. I’m always impressed with the humility and class that @cilic_marin shows in victory and in defeat. #truechampion

Zlatko Dalić (Croatian national football team coach)
‏World Champions, winners Davis cup Croatia, congratulations!


U.S. Ambassador Zagreb
‏Davis Cup championship for Croatia. Congratulations.

Mateo Kovačić
‏Congratulations #teamcroatia for winning the @DavisCup for the second time!!! #WorldChampions #proud

Rijeka Airport earlier announced the arrival of the German national air carrier Lufthansa on the first line to Rijeka. At the time of this announcement there was no flight order available and there were no tickets in stock.

Avioradar reports that the new Rijeka - Munich line will fly in the summer of 2019, once a week, on Saturdays in the early evening hours, from May 25th to October 26th.

The Croatian national air carrier Croatia Airlines is already flying on this route three times a week, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Both airlines are members of the Star Alliance Global Airline Association, so on this route, a total of four flights a week will be offered in the code-share cooperation between these two carriers.

The Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Brussels on Sunday that the European Union had reached the best possible withdrawal agreement with the United Kingdom and that it was illusory to expect a better deal.

The leaders of the 27 EU member states, who met at a special summit in Brussels on Sunday, endorsed the withdrawal agreement with the UK and the political declaration on future EU-UK relations.

The toughest part follows after the summit as the British prime minister needs to secure a majority in the British Parliament to support the deal, which at this point is highly uncertain.

Asked if the EU had a fallback plan in case the agreement does not get a green light in the British Parliament in mid-December, Plenkovic said he wouldn't speculate.

"Let's wait for that moment to come. What's clear from the speeches of most colleagues here is that it is quite illusory to expect that a better text will find itself on the table. In my opinion, this is a good compromise and very generous to Great Britain which has decided on its own to leave," he said.

He said that British Prime Minister Theresa May was in an unenviable position because during the campaign preceding the Brexit referendum she had advocated staying in the EU.

Plenkovic reiterated that the country's departure would hit the UK the most, but that the EU would also be affected.

"The Union without Great Britain, a permanent UN Security Council member, a nuclear power, a champion of free trade, a key country globally, is not the same anymore," the Croatian PM said.

He said he was pleased that the agreement had been reached, but that he was not happy that this had happened in the first place. He expressed hope that the Brexit situation would discourage other countries from taking the same path.

"All this that is happening in Great Britain, all these processes are not good at all. They can't focus on any other topic and are only preoccupied with this, which is bad. I think that the lesson from this is that topics like this should be better explained to the public," Plenkovic said.

He mentioned British Eurosceptic member of the European Parliament Nigel Farage as a person who had the greatest influence on the British public in this matter and recalled that Farage had also taken part in a 2011 referendum campaign in Croatia on the country's EU membership bid.

"Therefore, lessons have been learnt. Now we know what happens when something like this is initiated legally. Politically, anyone who would follow this scenario wouldn't benefit from it. That is more than obvious," Plenkovic concluded.

The humanitarian action organised by the popular Dubrovnik restaurant “Konoba Veranda” raised an impressive 36,550 Kuna.

The team at the restaurant held a 24-hour action in which they prepared meals from 6.00am on Saturday morning to 6.00am on Sunday morning.

This day-long action was aimed at raising enough money to fund the purchase of a CTG machine that is used for pregnant women for the purpose of monitoring beating (foetal) heart and contractions of the uterus.

Well done to all the staff at Konoba Veranda for this worthy humanitarian action!


Nov 25, 2018

For the second time in history Croatia is on the top of the tennis world after winning the 2018 David Cup in Lille against France. Marin Čilić defeated Lucas Pouille, the highest ranked French player, after two hours and 19 minutes of play in front of 25,000 spectators in the Pierre Mauroy Stadium.

Čilić out played Pouille and with a straight sets win - 7-6, 6-3, 6-3 – gave Croatia a 3-1 win over France, the second time Croatia have won this prestigious trophy.


"For us it's a dream come true, for this nation. You can see the fans are so passionate and they are here enjoying themselves. In Croatia it's going to be incredible too,” commented Čilić after the match.

The last time Croatia won the David Cup was in 2005.

The predicted rain and storms certainly arrived in style in Dubrovnik today with high seas and crashing waves. The forecast for the next few days is for more of the same. The rain is forecast to clear by Wednesday afternoon and then more stable weather will arrive.

The crashing waves around the ancient Old City of Dubrovnik today were absolutely an attraction for the hundreds of tourists still in the city.








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