Croatia

June 25, 2022

Hidden Spain: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track

It is the UK’s favourite holiday destination, but few British tourists explore these stunning tucked-away beaches, sleepy villages and rugged national parksHidden Croatia | Hidden Greece | Hidden FranceA lot of us have been rather surprised to discover how much we like being in nature and all that outdoorsy stuff over the past couple of years. Of course, we all still love our city breaks – nothing like an exhilarating weekend in Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia to pep us up – but Spain is also really good for getting away from it all, whether in the mountains, an unspoiled stretch of coast or in a village you just happen to come across on a road trip. The Spanish love rural tourism and there are gorgeous small hotels and self-catering places all over the country. Continue reading...
June 24, 2022

Croatia to officially join eurozone as EU summit wraps

EU leaders turned their attention to the cost of living crisis and food security today.
June 12, 2022

Tragedy and triumph: the remarkable tale of Croatia’s first football steps

Slaven Bilic and Igor Stimac recount the birth of a team driven by a deeper purpose because of the terrible Balkans conflictIgor Stimac, a 54-year-old Croatian man usually full of laughter and love, begins to cry as his memories grip him in a world darkened again by a devastating war. The fleeting tears of the former footballer fall for Ukraine and its people. They have suffered in a way that reminds Stimac of everything his own country endured during the terrible Balkans conflict that surrounded its independence from Yugoslavia almost 30 years ago.It was a time when football gained a rare real-life significance as, out of bloodshed and carnage, Croatia’s defiant, gifted and fiercely intelligent players lifted their young nation by lighting up Euro 96 and then leading France in the semi-finals of the 1998 World Cup in Paris. Continue reading...
June 11, 2022

Hidden Portugal: where to stay and what to do off the beaten track

Hauntingly beautiful villages, thermal springs, unspoilt beaches, fairytale castles ... Portugal has so much more to offer than the bustle of the AlgarveHidden … Greece | Croatia | ItalyBritain’s love affair with its oldest ally is set to be reignited this summer. The UK is Portugal’s biggest overseas tourist market, and it became the first EU country to allow Britons fast-tracked entry, post-Brexit, via electronic passport gates. Thanks to the easing of Covid travel restrictions, hundreds of thousands of British travellers are expected to head back there this summer, drawn mainly by its sunny south coast. But Portugal has so much more to offer than the beaches and bars of the Algarve. Continue reading...
June 1, 2022

Croatia could adopt euro in 2023 as Commission gives the all-clear

The eurozone could grow by 4 million on 1 January, 2023, if EU leaders approve later this month the Commission's recommendation to let Croatia adopt the single currency.
May 31, 2022

Tottenham confirm Ivan Perisic signing on two-year contract as he leaves Inter

Croatia international the club’s first signing of the summerPerisic says Inter will always have ‘special place in my heart’Tottenham have confirmed the signing of the Croatia international Ivan Perisic on a free transfer. The 33-year-old will join on a two-year deal when his contract at Internazionale expires at the end of June.Perisic worked with Antonio Conte at Inter, where they won the 2020-21 Serie A title together, and turned down a new contract there. His arrival marks a departure from Tottenham’s usual policy of signing younger players with a sell-on value and is a further signal that they are giving Conte their full backing. Continue reading...
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