Rijeka

Ireland's Galway presented in Rijeka as European Capital of Culture 2020

A delegation from the city of Galway, Ireland, which will  be together with Rijeka one of the two European Capitals of Culture 2020, on Friday presented their city in the biggest Croatian seaport and the concept for the ECC 2020 project entitled 'Making Waves.'

Rijeka wins European award for promoting energy efficiency

The northern Croatian Adriatic city of Rijeka has won an award for an ICT project aimed at promoting energy efficiency under the European iURBAN project, presented by the EUROCITIES network of major European cities.

Islamic community Majlis in Rijeka marks 50th anniversary

The Majlis of the Islamic community in Rijeka earlier this month marked the 50th anniversary of its establishment with an exhibition on the work of the Majlis and a presentation of a book by a former head of the Islamic community in Croatia, Sevko Omerbasic, representatives of the Rijeka Islamic community told a news conference on Wednesday.

Rijeka's shipyard launches bulk carrier for Canadian client

Rijeka's 3rd May shipyard on Thursday launched a 24,900-ton bulk carrier built for the Canadian shipping company Algoma Central Corporation.

Culture minister says 2020 unique chance to promote Croatia

Croatia will have a unique opportunity to promote its culture and art in 2020 as chair of the Council of the European Union and with the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka as the European Capital of Culture, Culture Minister Nina Obuljen Korzinek said in Brussels on Tuesday. 

Three Serbs charged with war crimes against civilians and POWs in Croatia

The County Prosecutor's Office in the northern Croatian coastal city of Rijeka has indicted three citizens of Serbia, former members of a Serb Territorial Defence force in Licki Osik, for war crimes against civilians and prisoners of war committed between August and October 1991 in the Licki Osik area, about 120 kilometres southeast of Rijeka.

Italian Community in Rijeka marks 70th anniversary of its establishment

The Italian Community in Rijeka on Friday marked the 70th anniversary of its establishment at a ceremony held under the auspices of the Presidents of Croatia and Italy, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and Sergio Mattarella respectively.

Rijeka Refinery residue upgrade plant being designed

Representatives of the Croatian oil company INA and Spain's Tecnicas Reunidas on Thursday signed a contract on the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a residue upgrade plant in the Rijeka Refinery, whereby INA is continuing with preparations for a US$ 400 million investment in the refinery's modernisation.

EP okays inclusion of Port of Rijeka into Baltic-Adriatic Corridor

Two Croatian members of the European Parliament -- Jozo Rados and Ivan Jakovcic -- on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the decision of the European Parliament to give a go-ahead to the plan to include Croatia's Port of Rijeka in the Baltic-Adriatic transport corridor.  

MOL supports INA's efforts to ensure flexibility of domestic oil processing

MOL supports INA's management in its efforts to ensure the flexibility of domestic oil processing and is strengthening the security of supply in Croatia, the Hungarian company said in a statement on Tuesday in connection with the transport of 600 tonnes of crude oil from Croatian oilfields to the refinery in Rijeka instead of Sisak.

Minister disgruntled over transfer of oil to Rijeka refinery

Panenic said consultations would urgently be held with the Croatian members of the INA's supervisory and management boards to determine how the decision on the transfer was made and by whom. "We will also ask for an official explanation from MOL."

7 Croatian cities to get EUR 345 mln from EU urban development scheme

Seven Croatian cities - Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Zadar, Slavonski Brod and Pula - will have access to EUR 345.35 million from European structural and investment funds for the development of urban areas, the Regional Development and EU Funds Ministry said on Friday.

Oil tanker, built for Spanish client, launched in Rijeka's "3. maj" shipyard

An oil tanker with a carrying capacity of some 51,000 tonnes, built for the Spanish company Marflet Marine, was launched at the Rijeka-based "3. maj" shipyard, with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic attending the ceremony and naming the vessel "Santiago I".

Exhibition on Rijeka's torpedo opens

An exhibition called "The First in the World - 150 Years of Rijeka's Torpedo" was opened in the northern Adriatic city on Friday, with 20 billboards showing the history of the torpedo in Rijeka, from invention to the end of production.

100 students from Europe and Africa to attend int'l debate tournament in Rijeka

The international debate tournament RiOpen 2016, which will be held in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on 4-6 August, is expected to bring together about a hundred students from Europe and Africa who will hold debates on various topics

European Universities Games end

The 3rd edition of the European Universities Games, that lasted 14 days, officially ended at a ceremony at Rijeka's Korzo promenade on Monday.

EUR 36.5 mn contract on new warehouse in Port of Rijeka inked

A HRK 273.6 million contract on building a background warehouse at the Skrljevo terminal in the free zone of the Port of Rijeka was signed on Tuesday by executives of the consortium of companies that will build the facility and by executives of the Port of Rijeka.

Zagreb, Rijeka ready for European Universities Games

The Croatian capital Zagreb and the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka will host the 3rd European Universities Games from 12 to 25 July,  and this multisport competition will open at a ceremony in Zagreb set for Wednesday at the "Mladost" stadium.

Five wartime Serb policemen sentenced for war crimes in 1990s

Five members of a wartime Serb police special purposes unit have been found guilty of war crimes committed in Udbina in August 1991, while two others have been acquitted for lack of evidence.

Ningbo business delegation visits Zagreb

The conference was held on the occasion of a visit by a delegation of the Ningbo Chamber of International Commerce led by secretary-general Zhao Dafang.

Women are drivers of positive change, conference hears

Women are the drivers of positive changes and female entrepreneurship should be boosted, a conference organised by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce on promoting women in entrepreneurship heard on Friday.

Rijeka to be European Capital of Culture in 2020

Rijeka was chosen by a commission of independent experts on Thursday as one of the two European Capitals of Culture in 2020.

1st European Capital of Culture in Croatia to be announced Thursday afternoon

The commission, which includes officials from EU institutions and two experts from Croatia, is chaired by Steve Green.

Rijeka to mark 150 years since invention of torpedo

The central event in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka to celebrate 150 years since the torpedo was invented will be an exhibition in the city's museum.

Rijeka-based dock posts pre-tax profit of EUR 19.5M in 2015

The Rijeka-based 3.Maj shipyard, which is a part of the Uljanik Group, registered the total revenue of HRK 940.8 million in 2015, and its pre-tax profit was HRK 147.9 million, according to unaudited financial statement from that dock.

Chinese delegation interested in cross-country lowland railway, Rijeka port

The Croatian ministry stated in a press release that Minister Butkovic met with the delegation of the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Chinese Ambassador to Croatia, Deng Ying. 

Carnival Charity Ball held in Rijeka

A Carnival Charity Ball was held in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Saturday evening to raise funds for equipment for the sensory park of the local Centre for Autism.

Rijeka shipyard launches tanker for Spanish client

A 51,000-tonne tanker built by the 3rd May shipyard in Rijeka for the Spanish company Marflet Marine was launched on Friday, the first of the four launches planned for this year.

Dharma Hostel in Rijeka wins Industriana label

The Dharma Hostel in Rijeka, located in the compounds of a former tyre factory, on Thursday officially received an Industriana facade label, the first in Croatia listed under the Industriana European industrial and Technical Heritage.

INA unions' initiative to save jobs accepted by management

Until that process is completed, the unions have recommended, in the spirit of social dialogue, concrete solutions aimed at preserving jobs and protecting workers' rights.

Human Rights Film Festival to be held on Dec 7-13

The film is a story of Ragdha Hassan, a Syrian leftist activist against the Assad regime and Palestinian activist Amer Douad, who flee their country.