“President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said at Plitvice Lakes National Park on Saturday that the Plitvice victory 27 years ago was the beginning of Croatia’s victorious struggle for freedom and independence.

She was speaking at a commemoration for Josip Jovic, a policeman killed there 27 years ago today in an operation launched to liberate an occupied part of Croatia during the Serbian military aggression.

A wreath was laid at Jovic’s monument at Plitvice Lakes on behalf by the president, Deptuy Parliament Speaker Milijan Brkic, Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic, War Veterans Minister Tomo Medved, Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mirko Sundov, and Police Director Nikola Milina. Wreaths were also laid and candles lit by delegations of associations of wartime liberation units and Homeland War associations.” (total-croatia-news)

“Education Minister Blaženka Divjak and a panel international experts discussed ways to improve the Croatian education system.

Unfortunately, statistics gathered by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) show that Croatian students lag far behind their peers in problem-solving and critical thinking, while only one in ten teachers were satisfied with their jobs.

Andreas Schleicher, the Director of Education and Skills at the OECD, said Croatia had technology from the 21st century, a curriculum from the 20th century, and an education system from the 19th century.

Experts presented the educational practices from the world’s most successful countries, which Croatia is meant to follow.” (Voice of Croatia)

“The share of the Croatian GDP connected to travel and tourism increased in 2017 on the previous year by 0.7 percent to 19.6 percent, according to data released by the Croatian National Bank.

“The tourism revenues in 2017 are the best indicator of how much Croatian tourism has progressed,” commented the Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, on the news that the National Bank had stated that income from tourism reached 9.5 billion Euros ($11.07 billion) in 2017.” (Dubrovnik Times)