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Classroom for Islamic religious education opened in Split

A classroom for Islamic religious education, whose equipment was financially assisted by city and county authorities, was opened in the coastal city of Split on Friday.

Adriatic Gastro Show opens in Split's Spaladium Arena

The 3rd international gastronomy and tourism fair, the Adriatic Gastro Show, opened in the Spaladium Arena in the southern coastal city of Split on Wednesday, drawing over 600 exhibitors from 12 European countries, 30 percent more than last year.

Split University chancellor: Djikic's decision private

The chancellor of the University of Split, Simun Andjelinovic, on Tuesday said in a press release that the decision of professor and researcher Ivan Djikic to withdraw from the university's Medical School and to leave Croatia was of a private nature, insisting that Professor Djikic enjoys all academic freedoms.

Ultra Europe festival to be held in Split on July 13-19

One of Europe's biggest electronic music festivals, Ultra Europe, will be held for the fifth time in the coastal city of Split and on nearby islands on July 13-19, featuring leading DJs, the event's organisers said at a news conference earlier this week.

Ex-Yugoslav Navy captain given six years for shelling Split

The wartime deputy commander of the Lora naval base at Split, Yugoslav Navy Captain Pavle Pantic, was sentenced to six years in prison on Thursday for the shelling of Split in the early 1990s, in which four civilians were killed and 11 wounded.

Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks Split

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale rattled the southern coastal city of Split at about 2 p.m. Friday.  

US Adriatic Charter army chiefs of staff meet in Split

The 20th conference of the army chiefs of staff of countries - members of the US Adriatic Charter which focuses on stability in Southeast Europe, is being held in Split on Wednesday.

Trial in Lora war crimes case postponed over motion for judge's exemption

The trial for war crimes committed at Split's naval port of Lora, dubbed Lora 2, was postponed indefinitely on Wednesday after an attorney for the first defendant, Tomislav Duic, asked for the exemption of presiding judge Vladimir Zivaljic, who he said had denied Duic the right to work while in prison and thus compromised his impartiality.  

Brodotrogir signs US $30 million contract to finish tanker

The Brodotrogir shipyard has signed a US$ 30 million contract with Viterlef Management Ltd. for the completion of a tanker for the transport of chemicals and oil products, the shipyard said on Wednesday.

Minister honours soldiers killed in defence of Split

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the defence of Split and breaking the maritime blockade of the Adriatic, Defence Minister Damir Krsticevic and the Croatian Army Chief-of-Staff, General Mirko Sundov, on Tuesday laid wreaths in the sea in front of the Lora naval base in honour of all veterans killed in the war.

Airports, sea ports report increase in number of passengers

The number of passengers and landings and take-offs in Croatian airports increased in August from the same month of last year and Croatian sea ports, too, saw a rise in ship and passengers arrivals, show data from the national statistical office (DZS).

Frontex director impressed by Croatian army and police exercise

A three-hour simulation exercise of Croatian military and police forces was held in the naval port of Lora in Split on Tuesday, with Fabrice Leggeri, the executive director of the newly-established European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), which co-organised the event, describing the exercise as impressive.  

Meeting on int'l cooperation in border protection held in Split

A meeting on cooperation in maritime security and border protection was held in Split on Monday ahead of tomorrow's joint demonstration exercise in Split's waters on migrant reception and assistance and the terror threat.

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.

NATO Military Committee discussing terrorist threats, says Gen. Sundov

Terrorist threats are the biggest danger to global security and Croatia will continue, with its allies and partners, the joint fight against that "creator of instability," the Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, General Mirko Sundov, said in Split on Saturday after a NATO Military Committee conference.

Gen. Sundov: NATO conference in Split is important event for Croatia

The Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, General Mirko Sundov, said in Split on Saturday that the NATO Military Committee conference which was taking place in this city was an important event for both Croatia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and would contribute to stability.

Grabar-Kitarovic opens NATO Military Committee conference in Split

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic opened a conference of the NATO Military Committee in the southern coastal city of Split on Saturday.

NATO Military Committee conference opens in Split

A conference of NATO's Military Committee, the alliance's highest military authority, was opened in the Croatian coastal city of Split on Friday evening and over the next three days participants will discuss the global security situation.

Split to host NATO Military Committee conference

 NATO's highest military authority will meet in the Croatian coastal city of Split on Friday to discuss implementing the decisions taken by NATO heads of state or government at the alliance summit in Warsaw in July 2016 and will be hosted by the Chief of the General Staff of the Croatian Armed Forces, General Mirko Sundov.

World Literature Festival starting in Zagreb and Split

The fourth annual edition of the World Literature Festival will be held in Zagreb and Split on September 4-11 with the focus on Italian authors and literature.

CEO hopes ECA seaplanes will soon resume flights

The chief executive officer of the European Coastal Airlines (ECA), Klaus Dieter Martin, said on Wednesday that he hoped this seaplane operator would soon resume flights after Croatia's air traffic safety regulator suspended its operations following findings of an inspection.

Split airport records biggest passenger traffic in Croatia

Split Airport had over half a million passengers in July, which is the biggest passenger traffic in one month since the airport opened and the biggest passenger traffic at a Croatian airport.

Split joins "Connecting Europeans" initiative

By displaying the flag of the European Union on its City Hall, the Croatian southerncoastal city of Split on Thursday joined the "Connecting Europeans" initiative which promotes culture and the value of belonging to the European Union.

Split hosts conference on renewables

Member of the European Parliament Marijana Petir of the Croatian Peasant Party called on Friday for adopting a new national energy development strategy, saying Croatia could reduce its energy dependence by focusing on renewables.

USS "Gravely" missile destroyer sails into Split

The USS "Gravely" guided missile destroyer from the 6th Fleet on Thursday sailed into the military port Lora in Split, where it will stay until the 27th as part of the cooperation between the United States and Croatian navies.

Croatia insufficiently ready for refugee integration, associations say

A refugee integration coordinating body said on Monday that Croatia was not sufficiently ready for refugee integration and that education was the key and prerequisite to its success.

Split holds sixth Pride march

The sixth Split Pride was held in the Adriatic city of Split on Saturday, drawing about 200 participants, according to police estimates.

Booking.com opens permanent offices in Split, Dubrovnik

Booking.com, one of the world's leading online accommodation booking websites, has opened permanent offices in Split and Dubrovnik, its regional manager, Goran Plese, said on Tuesday.

Baldasar says won't return to SDP, but will remain mayor

The head of the Split branch of the strongest opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), Ivo Baldasar, said on Monday that he would not be a member of the SDP any more, but would remain Mayor of Split.

WTA Bol Open to be revived, USD 125,000 prize pool

The women's WTA Bol tournament is being revived after 13 years. The tournament was scrapped in 2003 due to financial difficulties

Ultra Europe to start in Split on July 15

Ultra Europe is set to return for its fourth year in Split and promises to build on its first three years to become even bigger and better and organisers expect more than 150,000 partygoers from around the world to attend the festival.

Croatia Boat Show with twice as many vessels this year

This year's 18th Croatia Boat Show will be held in the central Dalmatian city of Split, April 13 - 17 and will see twice as many boats as were exhibited last year with as many as 65 vessels in the sea, the fair's organisers said on Friday.

World's best gamers arrive in Split for grand finals

The finals of Dota Pit and Counter Pit, great gaming tournaments, started in the southern Croatian city of Split on Thursday, bringing together approximately a hundred of the world's best gamers playing in 16 teams in both tournaments.

Conference on development of SMEs in Adriatic-Ionian and Danube regions

The Vice-President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) for International and EU Affairs, Zelimir Kramaric, said that he was pleased that the conference was being held in Split because it represented the core of the Adriatic-Ionian macroregion.

510 exhibitors attending GAST fair in Split

This year 510 exhibitors from Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia are attending the 21st GAST fair in the coastal city of Split, which was opened on Wednesday.

Adriatic Gastro Show begins in Split

The international Adriatic Gastro Show opened in the biggest Croatian coastal city of Split, bringing together 542 exhibitors from 12 countries, and the event will run through 6 February.  

Reception given on USS Harry Truman

USS Harry Truman commander, Captain Ryan B. Sholl, said the ship represented not only the U.S. Navy, but the U.S. government as well.

USS Harry S. Truman sails into Split

This Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is 333 metres long, 41 metres wide and has a 12-metre draft. It has a crew of 4,922, including 487 officers, the ministry said.

Int'l gaming competition to be held in Croatia for first time

The venue for LAN finals will be Spaladium Arena, built forthe World Handball Championship in 2009, located in one of Croatia's most beautiful and historic cities.

Croatian government grants permission to U.S. Navy ship to sail in Split

The government granted permission to the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) ship to sail in Croatia's territorial waters and the port of Split in December

Croatian minister: "Mission impossible' for Serbia to buy Russian arms

He said that recent protests in Montenegro, staged by the pro-Serb Opposition were "winds coming from the East", and that a majority of Montenegrins were in favour of joining the Alliance.

Human rights ombudswoman: Croatia has shown humanitarianism and morality

She added that her branch offices cooperated with state bodies at all levels but acted independently.