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Plenkovic: I Don't See Anything Contentious In Coric's Signature
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 19:23

Plenkovic: I Don't See Anything Contentious In Coric's Signature

ZAGREB, June 2, 2020 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Tuesday he did not see anything contentious in Minister Tomislav Coric's decision to revoke a decision for making a new feasibility study for the Krs-Padjene wind park, saying that he does not think Coric would sign something without first checking with experts.

"I don't see anything contentious in Minister Coric's decision if you are referring to the 2017 decision. That was based on the same model as for other wind parks," said Plenkovic during a visit to the Elka company.

He added, however, that he would inspect Environment and Energy Minister Coric's decision which revoked a previous decision on the need to make an environmental impact study and a general assessment of acceptability for the ecological network for the Krs-Paden wind park.

"It is possible to check everything that needs to be checked. I do not think that Minister Coric would have signed anything without first checking with experts in his ministry," said Plenkovic.

He said that Coric did not run the decision by him as those are decisions that are in fact made at the ministerial level.

"There are clear distinctions of authority regarding matters that the government decides on and what ministers decide on. The government cannot make all the decisions," Plenovic said and added that a minimum has to exist with regard to delegating responsibilities and trust.

Asked why such a quick decision was made to penalise former state secretary Josipa Rimac, Plenkovic said that this corruption scandal occurred in real-time during this government's term which is why the reaction followed immediately.

He confirmed that there is an enormous difference between this case and those involving ministers who left the government.

"Let's not generalise stories about this government, ministers, and their responsibilities. Of all the political and media- orchestrated quakes aimed at bringing down the government since 2017 (...) when observed at the operational level, where are those cases? Who is being tried for anything?," asked Plenkovic.

With regard to suspicion of criminal dealings by former public administration minister Lovro Kuscevic, Plenkovic recalled that the case referred to events that occurred while Kuscevic was the mayor of Nerezisce and not a member of the government.

"That isn't something that had any connection to this government and that is the point," he said.

Asked whether he was concerned with information leaks regarding investigations by the USKOK anti-corruption office which, according to some claims, is the reason for the sudden arrests in the wind park scandal, Plenkovic said that that is horrifying.

"People who have that information, that can be a very narrow circle of people, that has to come from the State Prosecutor's Office or the police. They are responsible for that have to find out who is practically compromising their work. I think that is disastrous," the prime minister said.


PHOTOS: Keel laying ceremony at Croatia’s Brodosplit dock for new polar cruise ship
Izvor:  Croatia Week
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 18:36

ZAGREB, June 2 (Hina) – The keel for the new vessel Novogradnja 485, a polar cruise ship to be called...

Croatia’s tourism minister says numbers increasing by the day
Izvor:  Croatia Week
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 18:00

ZAGREB, June 2 (Hina) – Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli said in Pula on Tuesday that the fact that 33,000 tourists...

Pressure Of Illegal Migrants Mounting On Bosnia-Croatia Border
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 17:25

Pressure Of Illegal Migrants Mounting On Bosnia-Croatia Border

ZAGREB, June 2, 2020 - The pressure of illegal migrants along the border between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in the northwestern Bosnian canton Una-Sana is rising, the local police authorities said on Tuesday.

The fewer the restrictive measures which were in place during the COVID-19 lockdown, the more migrants are arriving in this cross-border area.

Busloads of migrants, who are trying to reach western and northern Europe, are arriving in this canton, and there is no more room in the accommodation centres organised for migrants, which is why there are more and more people staying outdoors or in makeshift migrant shelters.

In the last seven days, with the restoration of bus services between cities, between 100 and 150 migrants arrive in Bihac by bus every day, police spokesman Ale Siljdedic was quoted by the Fena news agency as saying.

The local authorities also fear that the situation will be further worsened with the resignation of Bosnia's Security Minister Fahrudin Radoncic.

"We will again have a crisis in the Bosnia and Herzegovina agencies tasked with managing migrations," the cantonal prime minister Mustafa Ruznic told the N1 commercial broadcaster.


Dobrovic: There Was Pressure Regarding Construction Of Wind Parks
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 17:21

Dobrovic: There Was Pressure Regarding Construction Of Wind Parks

ZAGREB, June 2, 2020 - Slaven Dobrovic, a former minister of energy and environment, on Tuesday, said that there had been pressure regarding the construction of wind parks.

"Yes, there was pressure," Dobrovic said replying to reporters.

He added that it was important to "keep up" developing that project in an effort to retain a high level of subsidies for electricity produced by wind parks. He underscored that 14 years of exploitation and subsidies amount to close to HRK 1 billion, which is also a big business motive.

"A state that uses subsidies as a tool for, in this case increasing the level of renewable energy sources, must not do that by ensuring an extremely high profit for someone. That is what occurred in this case. There was pressure, but I stood firmly by the stance of professionals and that was the decision we issued," said Dobrovic, a minister whose term in office ended when the Bridge party was ousted from the ruling coalition government.

Dobrovic made this statement at a press conference with a few other former Bridge members who have joined the slates of Miroslav Skoro's Homeland Movement.

Skoro told the press conference that Dobrovic, Ruzica Vukovac, and Vlado Maric were the movement's new strength and that they will empower the movement with regard to agriculture, environment protection, and Croatian veterans.


Varaždin Company ExaByte Creates Hit Rapid Temperature Measurement System
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 16:30

Varaždin Company ExaByte Creates Hit Rapid Temperature Measurement System

June 2, 2020 - One of the things we have to accept as a part of our "new normal" life post-corona is that our temperature is going to be measured regularly when trying to enter some institutions. Thus, a Croatian company from Varaždin, ExaByte has created a system that will make it as simple and efficient as possible. 

Ines Brežnjak writes for dnevno.hr about the ExaByte company. They have been in business for 12 years now, working on the development of sophisticated IT solutions with implementations in numerous industries (including advanced systems for news websites, the integration of the current business solutions with advanced e-commerce solutions, software support to the industrial manufacturing through the implementation of the artificial intelligence technologies). Now they've decided to develop IT technologies to be used to prevent the spread of coronavirus, protect the healthcare workers, and in many other industries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, they started developing a system that uses artificial intelligence to measure someone's body temperature rapidly. Their system is, compared to similar existing products on the global market, much cheaper, mobile, and simple to install and use. 

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New Time - New Technologies

"As we talked to a colleague who has a medical degree, we recognized that being able to control the bodily temperature of many people is one of the bottlenecks and critical points in the age of the epidemic. The standard technology used here these days is measurements with contactless thermometers, which is a technology not up to the challenge during the pandemic times. When you want to use such a handheld contactless thermometer to measure the temperatures of each person in larger groups, such as in hospitals, health centers, factories, schools, or daycare centers, many problems appear", Bernard Toplak, the ExaByte owner explains. Those include an increased risk of infection for the person doing the measurement, as the person holding the thermometer must come within a meter of the person whose temperature is being taken, and who is potentially infected. Also, those measurements can be very imprecise unless they're used properly, and the variation can be up to 2 °C. Many of the hospitals in Croatia have erected mobile tents where the measurements are performed, and such measurements are done in the open, on people with colder foreheads. None of that complies with the specifications and the instructions written by the producers of contactless thermometers. They're designed and calibrated to be used at room temperature and indoors. 

It's evident that handheld devices are just not up for the challenges and dangers of today. That's why numerous systems based on thermal imaging infrared cameras are being introduced worldwide to measure temperature. The solutions that were available in Croatia in March and April were based on security cameras with night-vision capabilities, and they cost between 18 thousand and over 26 thousand euros. That's why ExaByte decided to create their own solution, not compromising on the quality, but at just the fraction of the cost. They've worked closely with a well-renowned producer of specialized thermal imaging cameras since early March, developing software based on artificial intelligence, which can control body temperatures of a group of people fast, using the thermal imaging camera and a reference black body. And, Toplak is proud to say they were successful, and they have a system which is much cheaper than the competition, and much simpler to install and use and is mobile. 

Features of the system include a group screening of the bodily temperature without stopping, ultra-fast measurements (it can measure up to 9 times per second), it's mobile (can quickly be taken from one location to the next if needed), it's simple to install and use. 

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The Same System is Used Worldwide

"The same system was recently implemented in thousands of hospitals in China and all over the world, in factories, schools, and other locations where there are many people. For instance, our partner's cameras are located on all subway stations in Wuhan, the epicenter of the pandemic. In Croatia, you can find equipment by those who usually sell surveillance (security) cameras, which have been improved so they can measure temperature instead of performing night-time surveillance. Some of the solutions are quite good, but some of them are not exactly of high quality, especially if they don't use the black body device to calibrate the measurement. Our cameras have been developed to measure temperatures, and not for night-time surveillance," Toplak said when asked if similar systems are used elsewhere. 

A very precise infrared camera is used as a fundamental element of the system, which was developed to measure temperatures in industrial settings, such as to protect against overheating of machines and plants, for protection against fires, to supervise the electro-installations, the transformers, etc. The camera has a very high resolution and precision, which allows us to be precise at a distance of over 4 meters. That's what makes the system perfect for installation at the entrances to the hospitals, factories, schools, daycare centers, public administration waiting rooms, and other areas where many people are found at the same time. 

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The other key element is the reference heat source, the so-called black-body element, widely used to calibrate the infrared effect of the optical systems, the infrared detectors and other instruments using the infrared radiation. 

"Other systems, which don't use the black-body source, are unable to achieve precision, which depends greatly on external influences (winds, drafts, sudden changes in the temperature, etc.). Our system re-calibrates nine times in a second using the black-body source, which gives us the precision with the deviation of up to Â±0,3 °C at 4 to 5 meters. Our software is built on our many years of experience, but also our partner's rich experience, and they're a factory producing infrared sensors and precise industrial cameras", Toplak explains. 

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The prototype of their system is being tested in Varaždin hospital, where such technologies can significantly help. ExaByte has let the hospital use it for free, and the feedback is very positive. IT was the feedback that led them to offer their system on the market, not just in Croatia. They're already talking to partners in Italy, Germany, Slovenia, etc., and many of them are interested in ExaByte's solution, Toplak concludes.

If you would like to find out more information about this product, please contact news@total-croatia-news.com Subject Temperature. 

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Two Indicted For Assault On Reporter In Split
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 16:01

Two Indicted For Assault On Reporter In Split

ZAGREB, June 2, 2020 - The Split office of the Attorney General has issued an indictment against two-man, aged 53 and 21, for assaulting reporter Zivana Susak Zivkovic while she was trying to record a mass in a church in Split on her mobile phone on 12 April.

In the incident in the Sirobuje residential area, the journalist of the Dalmatinski portal web site sustained light injuries when she was pushed away, and her mobile phone, on which she was streaming the gathering, was taken and her arm was pinned with the church door.

The mass was being held despite the ban on public gathering, and the two attackers are charged with preventing the reporter from doing her job which is described as a job of public interest.

In the incident the reporter's mobile telephone, the value of which is estimated at 3,000 kunas, was destroyed. If found guilty, the 21-man, who smashed that phone, will be required to compensate that damage.


Ombudswoman: Respect Rights Of People With Disabilities To Vote And To Be Elected
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 15:57

Ombudswoman: Respect Rights Of People With Disabilities To Vote And To Be Elected

ZAGREB, June 2, 2020 - Ombudswoman for people with disabilities Anka Slonjsak on Tuesday called on all candidates campaigning ahead of the election to refrain from using people and children with disabilities for election purposes.

Slonjsak underscored in a press release that she had noticed in previous political campaign numerous actions detrimental to people and children with disabilities.

The difficult position of people and children with disabilities is often used to increase a political party's rating and show their social awareness.

At the same time, such a declarative commitment to the rights of people with disabilities is not translated into actions that really show respect for their voting and political participation rights.

When it comes to the choice of polling stations, we have often noticed that people with disabilities cannot access them, so it necessary to provide locations accessible to people with disabilities and other people with reduced mobility, Slonjsak said.

There should also be polls in healthcare facilities and social welfare institutions where people with disabilities reside because they have difficulties exercising their voting rights unlike, for example, people in the prison system, for whom special polling stations are organised.

Moreover, the marked under-representation of people with disabilities in political life points to a number of obstacles that are put in their way when it comes to how political parties function.

The ombudswoman thus calles on political parties to present their political programs in a way that is accessible to people with disabilities, especially the deaf, the blind, and voters with intellectual disabilities, and to ensure polling stations are accessible to disabled people.


Number Of Tourists In Croatia Rises Threefold Since Mid-May
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 15:53

Number Of Tourists In Croatia Rises Threefold Since Mid-May

ZAGREB, June 2, 2020 - Currently, there are 33,000 tourists in Croatia, according to the data collected by the e-Visitor, which means that over the last 14 days their number has increased threefold.

The latest data show that foreign visitors again exceed the number of local guests, as currently, 21,000 guests with foreign passports are visiting Croatia. Most of the foreigners have come from Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Czech Republic.

During the three-month lockdown imposed due to the COVID-19 epidemic, local guests outnumbered foreigners, and now the trend is being reversed.

The adverse impact of the pandemic on the tourist trade is evident in the statistics showing that on 1 June 2019, there were 315,000 guests registered by the e-Visitor system and currently 10 times fewer guests are in the country.

The gradual reduction of restrictive measures and the fact that some central and eastern European countries open up their borders have led to the gradual strengthening of the tourist trade, according to the comment made by the Croatian Tourism Board director Kristjan Stanicic.

Also, 6% of the total number of tourists arrive in Croatia by bus, and most of them are Czechs, Slovaks, Serbians, and Poles, and this mode of transportation will enable speedy restoration of the tourist routes.


Croatian Tourist Board Reform: These are the Problems, This is the Solution
Izvor:  Total Croatia News
Utorak, 02 Lipanj 2020 14:44

Croatian Tourist Board Reform: These are the Problems, This is the Solution

June 2, 2020 - The Croatian tourist board needs urgent reform. A detailed look at the problems... and a solution. 

The Croatian Minister of Tourism Gari Cappelli called me a few days ago. I have never met or spoken to him (or Croatian National Tourist Board director, Kristjan Stanicic) since Minister Cappelli assumed the office back in 2016. The phone call was therefore quite a surprise, and we had a nice little chat, including an invitation to meet in his office. That meeting is scheduled to take place tomorrow. 

It comes at a time when Croatian tourism is trying to get through this tough corona period. I have been vocally very critical of the tourism chiefs and their infrastructure - and I make no apology for that. Thanks largely to the interest and support of colleagues from Index.hr and also 24 Sata, direct and positive change has come as a result. 

Given that I have been heavily involved in writing about and promoting tourism since 2011 (including winning the Marco Polo FIJET award for Best International Promotion of Croatia at the Croatian Journalists Association in 2014), I have been following Croatia's tourism story in a lot more detail than even most Croatians. 

There are some serious problems. 

Problems which the corona strangling of the season have exposed a little more than might otherwise have been the case. 

Problems which can be resolved. 

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It is very easy to laugh at those in the bloated tourism structure that Croatia has, and to accuse its directors of being lazy. While there is certainly an element of that, to do so would be a big disservice of the many tourist board directors in Croatia who do an excellent job. To see who some of them are, follow our new Virtual Croatia initiative, where we offered each local tourist board director the offer of a free article promoting all their digital tools in one place.

So far we have done Omis, Brela, Zagreb, Hvar, Opatija, Sinj, Klis, Rogoznica, Stari Grad and  Trogir. 
 
We have received online material from the following destinations and will get these articles done in the coming weeks (apologies for the delay, things have been a little busy at TCN) - Brac (all 8 TZs together), Inland Dalmatia (together), Dubrovnik, Split, Vukovar, Metkovic, Marina, Varazdin, Pag, Lumbarda, Bilje, Solta, Skradin, Pasman, Ivanic Grad, Viskovo, Zminj, Grebascice, Sredisnja Podravina, Zlarin, Koprovnica, Konavle, Ploce, Jezera, Ivanic Grad, Zminj, Viskovo and Pasman. 
 
One of the main problems with Croatian tourism - and the one I want to focus on here (and fix) is its structure, as well as its mindset. 
 
There are three main bodies in the official Croatian tourism structure: The Ministry of Tourism, the Croatian National Tourist Board, and the Tourism Department at the Croatian Chamber of Economy. I have never been able to figure out what the Tourism Department of the Croatian Chamber of Economy actually does all day, and as we explored a few years ago, the same goes for the Croatian Chamber of Economy in general - published in 2017, Welcome to Uhljebistan: the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Beyond Useless
 
The Ministry of Tourism does its work and the Croatian National Tourist Board does its (promoting tourism). They don't seem to have jurisdiction over each other, and relations between the two bodies are sometimes warm, sometimes less so. At least in my experience. I have lost count at the number of times the ministry will tell me that I have to contact the tourist board for that information, as it is not their job. 
 
And so it starts. 
 
In a normal country focused on a service industry, I would not be sent to the next person, I would be told to hold while they got the information. A quick phone call to the tourist board and then I get my answer with a smile. 
 
Croatian institutions do not work like that. 
 
The tourist board structure enters every part of the country, whether there is tourism or not. There is a regional tourist board for all 20 regions, and 319 local tourist boards, the majority of whom have well-paid full-time directors 12 months a year, even though most of the tourists only come in the summer. 
 
There is an incredibly important exception to this arrangement, and one which gives me huge hope for change - Sucuraj on the island of Hvar. It is really worth reading (if this topic interests you), not only due to the rationale, but also the legal process. Some important highlights from the TCN interview with the Mayor of Sucuraj:
 
By switching to the e-Visitor system, where renters enter information independently, the need for a year-round office is questionable, just for someone to have a salary in a small Tourism Board doing a job that amounts to two hours of administrative work per month, all while there are insufficient funds for any major project which needs to be done and monitored. 
 
Considering the financial situation of Sucuraj Tourist Board, which operates in the area of ​​Sucuraj Municipality, where the limited income is mainly related to private accommodation and we have an active car camp, we cannot make more than 185.000,00 kn due to the payment of the sojourn tax, which is the only income of the Tourist Board. 
 
It ultimately means that during the year built-in expenses — the director's salary — eats up most of the Tourism Board's revenue, so there is no funding for further investment. The director has to work seasonally in the summer so that the Office and info desks work 14 hours. Therefore, most of the proceeds go to salaries and there’s only enough left over for five to six smaller events, where the Tourist Board co-finances the events of the Associations in the Sucuraj Municipality.
 
One would assume that the 319 local tourist board are part of the national tourist board structure in Croatia, but actually they are all controlled by the Mayors of the destination, and the Mayor is the de facto President of the Tourist Board. This means that, as with most official positions in Croatia, there is a large amount of nepotism and party politics. Traditionally, the position of director has been a thank you from the ruling party for delivering enough votes, or sometimes the Mayor and President rewards his girlfriend or mistress with the position. Tourism qualifications to do the job rarely came into the equation. 
 
As with nepotism with jobs, in many cases, the local tourism budget is also available to reward their own. Certain projects and events got funding (thank you for your votes) and certain ones didn't (try again at the next election). As a naive apolitical fat foreign blogger trying to get Total Hvar off the ground back in 2011, I couldn't understand why the local tourist boards did not want to support the project. 
 
"You need to join a political party," a local friend told me over a beer. 
 
How right he was, as I subsequently learned as I got more acquainted with the realities of life in The Beautiful Croatia.
 
Until recently, local tourist boards had the following main functions and duties:
 
1. To register guests. This is now done online with eVisitor, and so a massive part of the job no longer exists. 
 
2. To educate owners of rental apartments on the rules, regulations and requirements. The sad thing is that the many local tourist boards don't seem to understand the rules. But there is a much more efficient way of doing this expertly and clearly. It is called video. Webinars. One expert from the head office who can give one consistent message (many thanks to my wife, who worked as a director to cover a maternity a few years ago, for her insights into this issue). So have the webinars, and then have a call centre in somewhere like Vukovar (we are always saying how we want the east to rise, so why not create some jobs?) with three smart and talented people who can answer all questions by phone and email, while having a hotline to the person who makes up the rules, so that there is a clear line of communication. 
 
3. To give out information. The number of local tourist board websites which are not even in English is embarrassing. There is no unified logo or message, just every destination for itself. People would also prefer to be able to get their information from their phone sitting in a cafe rather than queuing up at a tourist office. And today, we have something called technology. 
 
One of the great revelations of this year for me happened two weeks ago. I went to the Slovenian border with PR legend Kreso Macan (until recently he was Director of Communications for Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic) to see what the story was on the ground. It was a really fascinating morning
 
On the way back I asked why we didn't have a Viber resource for travel info like the excellent koronavirus.hr viber group which is followed by half a million people and gives great updates. 
 
"Why don't we make one?" he replied. 
 
 
Macan is a beast to work with at times, but he gets results. He had a vision of how to get things done, and things at times were far from pleasant for interns Ivan and Jakov and myself, but in just a few days, he had what he wanted - a superb daily travel update which is now pretty automatic linking to everything (as well as CNN and others linking to it), that takes 3 minutes a day to update. I am really proud of the guys and what we achieved with this. You can bookmark the update here.
 
 
Can't find the answers to your questions? Join the Total Croatia Travel INFO Viber community (you will need to download the app) and ask your question. In any language. Questions are being answered in real time. In Hungarian thanks to the cool Viber translate feature. And the community is posting its own real life border crossing experiences. It is a fantastic resource. 
 
We started answering the questions in the Viber community, and we worked really hard to fine-tune that master travel update. It took 10% of my day, perhaps 20% of Macan's and perhaps 30% of our two hero interns. And now we have a product that can answer pretty much anything (or send people to the right place to ask if we do not know). 
 
And we got some amazing feedback. People were waiting 5 days, 8 days, 9 days and no response to their tourist enquiries from the official email address. So they booked holidays to Spain and Greece instead. With all those 319 tourist boards, 20 regional tourist boards, national tourist board, ministry of tourism and those chaps over at the Chamber of Economy, there was nobody left to answer the questions of the people who contribute 20% of Croatia's GDP. - the tourists. 
 
And yet Macan, two interns and I could do it while doing 3 million other things simultaneously. 
 
I met the fabulous guys from CroAI yesterday. They have invited me to speak at an event this week alongside the Israeli Ambassador, Minister of Public Administration and the President of CroAI - little old me who had to ask one of the interns to help me download Viber to my desktop. I am sure I will be a train wreck.
 
We talked about our Viber community. 
 
"Do you know how simple it would be to have that running 24/7 with chatbots in those 24 languages?"
 
Uff. 
 
We talked. 
 
"And so I have written about 10,000 articles about Hvar in the last 10 years. If I emptied my head of info into your machine, could you create a Hvar guide in 24 languages, available 24/7 without me having to answer a question again?"
 
"Of course."
 
"And then to take it one step further, then with the right partners and some investors, I could then create my own national tourist board structure, powered by the community, with our own brand and marketing strategy, promoted through TCN. How cool would that be?"
 
Shall we try? I have a concept in my head which I will put onto paper in the next week. Anyone who is interesting in joining or supporting the information, please email paul@total-croatia-news.com Subject Croatia 2.0 Tourism. 
 
4. So the local tourist boards no longer need to register guests, help private owners with rental regulations, or give out tourist information. But they are also responsible for events, which is how the cousins get their payback. We will still need a tourist board presence (at least in the areas where there are actually tourists, but only in the months when they come), but if we take the planning and budget out of the mayor's control, that is one less bit of public money that can be used for cronyism. 
 
Some local tourist board directors agree with me, some are angry at me. One told me recently that that is just how Croatia is - the law needs to change before we can change the system. 
 
And I agree. And the solution is very, very simple.
 
Pass a bill through Parliament which abolishes the Croatian National Tourist Board and all the regional and local ones. Pass a bill which abolishes the Ministry of Tourism. Pass a bill which abolishes (preferably the entire) Croatian Chamber of Economy. 
 
And start again. 
 
Build a structure for the future. A digital solution to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Get the CroAI guys involved to build a modern tourism platform which will reflect the image Croatia needs to build on with its untapped strengths. Safety and LIfestyle, never more so than in the current times. 
 
Croatia has an AMAZING future if we can put this cronyism to bed, and corona has actually put it in a stronger position than before. Here is my vision for the future of Croatian tourism - it is called CROMADS
 
If you would like to participate in CROMADS and Croatia 2.0, send me an email to paul@total-croatia-news.com Subject Croatia 2.0. I am putting together a database of beautiful minds, and I think together we can create something rather fun.  
 
Let's see what our Minister of Tourism thinks about CROMADS when we meet tomorrow. 

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