Unionists surprised by hiring of Deloitte to analyse refinery business

The trade unionists representing workers at the Sisak oil refinery on Thursday showed restraint in their comments, saying that they were taken by surprise by the INA management's decision to hire the Deloitte consulting firm to identify the best options for sustainable business in Sisak.

INA and Deloitte to analyse options for sustainable business at Sisak

The INA oil company has chosen the Deloitte consulting firm to identify and analyse options for sustainable business for its Sisak refinery, and the project will be carried out in cooperation with the company's experts and in consultation with the trade unions, INA said in a statement on Thursday.

2 Bulgarians indicted for illegal trafficking of Afghanis through Croatia

Two Bulgarian nationals were indicted by the prosecutorial authorities in Sisak on Monday for having illegally transported 67 Afghan migrants in inhumane conditions in a van through Croatia in mid-December when 35 of those refugees had to be hospitalised for carbon monoxide poisoning and hypothermia.

Foundation stone laid for Islamic cultural centre in Sisak

About 2,000 Muslim believers from Croatia and neighbouring countries, religious dignitaries, state and local officials, diplomats and other guests gathered in Sisak, some 60 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, for the laying of a foundation stone for a future Islamic cultural centre, the fourth such centre to be built in Croatia.

Miljenic: We will fight the shutting down of Sisak Refinery

MP Orsat Miljenic of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) said on Wednesday that the statement by Environmental Protection Minister Slaven Dobrovic of the Bridge party that there was talk about shutting down the Sisak Refinery was entirely unacceptable, stressing that the SDP would fight this.

President says Croatia must take single position in relations with MOL

President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic in Sisak on Tuesday held talks with representatives of trade unions and veterans' associations active in the Sisak Oil Refinery, saying that relations with MOL were a strategic issue important for Croatia's energy security.

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."

Children from Sisak WWII concentration camp commemorated

The Serb National Council and the Sisak Serb National Minority Council organised at the Sisak children's cemetery on Saturday the traditional Remembrance Day for war orphans who died at the Sisak children's concentration camp during World War II.

Preschool facility for Roma children in Sisak opens

The project was launched jointly by the town of Sisak and the UNICEF office in Croatia, while the furniture company IKEA supported it  with a donation.

2nd phase of demining of farmland starts in Sisak

The Sisak County authorities and the Croatian Mine Action Centre on Monday signed a HRK 57 million contract for the removal of mines from 6.8 square kilometres of arable land.

Performance by Croat theatre highly acclaimed at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The play titled "Murdered Artists' Society" performed by an amateur theatre group "Daska Theatre and Nomads of Beauty" from Sisak, Croatia, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has won high acclaims from the audience and critics alike.

Sisak's rich industrial heritage to be revitalised

A two-year, HRK 26.2 million project to revitalise the rich industrial and cultural heritage of Sisak for tourism purposes, including the so-called "Dutch House", was presented in that town some 50 kilometres southeast of Zagreb.

Group slams attempt to close Sisak oil refinery

A group for the defence of the Sisak Oil Refinery and the preservation of jobs in the refinery, in the strongest terms on Friday condemned the latest attempt to close the refinery as a condition to continue with the modernisation of the Rijeka Oil Refinery.

Good chance for Italian ABS company to relaunch production in Sisak steel mill

There is a good chance that the Italian ABS company will relaunch production in the Sisak steel mill, which was discontinued last year due to the economic crisis and an unfavourable price of steel on the European market, Italian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Croatia Adriano Chiodi Cianfarani said in the central Croatian town of Sisak on Wednesday.

2nd International Cartoon Exhibition opens June 29

Nearly 300 authors from 65 countries will take part in the second Sisak International Cartoon Exhibition opening on June 29.  

RE: Think festival starts in Sisak

The first edition of the street art festival Re: Think, envisioned as a programme of public forms of art with an emphasis on street art, started in the central Croatian town of Sisak on Sunday.

US to continue assisting Croatia in mine removal operations

US Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes on Tuesday visited Sisak-Moslavina County, where she met with county officials to discuss possibilities of expanding economic cooperation between the US and Croatia.

457 mln euros for Croatia to separate 50% of waste by 2020

The ministry has organised seven panel discussions for city and municipal mayors in order to inform local government units about the draft plan. Local government units are responsible for establishing waste management systems in their territory.

Sisak refinery trade union: Withdrawal from arbitration high treason

The trade union in the oil refinery in Sisak, owned by the INA oil company, on Monday evening cautioned the current government against any plans to abandon the ongoing arbitration proceedings with Hungary's MOL regarding INA, ...

Monalp Biomass to build two biomass plants at Sisak

The Monalp Biomass company on Friday signed an agreement with the Sisak city authorities for the construction of two biomass-fired power plants of 5 megawatts (MW) each in the city's industrial zone.

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.

INA says changes in refinery aimed at improvement of business

The Hungarian MOL holds about 49% of shares in INA, and the Croatian government is the second biggest shareholder with 44%.

Italy's ABS shutting down steel production in Sisak

The ABS management warned a number of times that they could not get in contact with the government to agree a lower electricity price given that the plant is a big consumer.

EBRD loan agreement for Sisak wastewater project amended

The EBRD is supporting the upgrade of the the wastewater infrastructure in the city of Sisak and neighbouring municipalities with a EUR 9.2 million loan.

Sisak power plant's new block on trial run

Attending the ceremony, Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak said that this event showed that it was possible to build and set up new plants and develop industry in Sisak.