“Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic on Saturday attended a ceremony marking the 27th anniversary of the 4th Guard Brigade in Split, saying it was magnificent and that it should make the coastal city and Split-Dalmatia County proud.

Krsticevic also confirmed that he would be inducted to the U.S. Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame on May 22 at Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania. He was the first Croatian officer to graduate from the U.S. Army War College, widely recognized as the highest education institution of the U.S. Army.

Formed in 1904, the college provides graduate-level instruction to senior military officers and civilians to prepare them for senior leadership assignments and responsibilities. The notification of Krsticevic’s induction was received through the Croatian military and diplomatic office in the United States.” (N1)

“Croatia’s national airline, Croatia Airlines, is to be sold off by the government in cost cutting move. This week the government adopted the National Reform Program for 2018, which has the goal of increasing economic growth, and the sale of Croatia Airlines was in the program.

The sale of Croatia Airlines has been on and off the table for the past five years. In 2014 the airline was put up for sale by the government but no interested investors came forward. And then it was taken off the market with the Minster of State Property, Goran Marić, stating that ‘the Republic of Croatia must continue to be the owner.’ This situation has been reversed and an investor is being sought.” (Dubrovnik Times)

“A ‘Bitcoin store’ has opened doors in Croatia. It sells bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and even issues receipts. The shop is a welcome addition to the steadily growing crypto sector in the Balkan country. The team behind the project plans to expand to all major Croatian cities and even other countries in the region.

The new walk-in point of sale is located in the Croatian city of Split, a famous tourist destination on the Adriatic coast. The store on Hrvatske Mornarice Street currently offers direct sales of bitcoin, ether and other altcoins, Bitfalls reports. The premium is around 5 percent on top of the average prices at Coinmarketcap. Customers are given a receipt and proof of purchase for tax reporting purposes.” (Bitcoin News)

“UNESCO has inscribed beech tree forests in the Northern Velebit and Paklenica National Parks in Croatia as a new world heritage site.

The decision was made at the 41st sitting of the World Heritage Committee in Kraków, Poland back in July and yesterday in Zagreb the official UNESCO Charter was presented to directors of both National Parks.

The UNESCO World Heritage Charter was presented to the NP Paklenica Director Natalija Andačić and NP Northern Velebit Director Irena Glavičić Sertić by Croatia’s Minister of Culture Nina Obuljen Koržinek and Environment Minister Tomislav Ćorić.” (Croatia Week)