Category: PERSPECTIVES

Brick and mortar retail under coronavirus, or why we must act now. A call for action

ZAGREB, April 7 (Croatia Sun News) – By Denis Cupic – Chilling fantasies from SF movies about places emptied of people have become reality. Dystopian visions of societies without social contact have become real – if only, as we all hope, on a temporary basis. However, after the lock-downs, shutdowns, isolation, and quarantine have become things of the past we will face a challenging new world of post-traumatic businesses and shoppers.

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Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD: “When a child gives you their trust you don’t have the right to betray it.”

ZAGREB, March 23 (Author: Katarina Hrženjak for Croatia Sun News) –  Gordana Buljan Flander, PhD is the director of the Zagreb Child and Youth Protection Center. As a paediatric psychologist at the Klaićeva Children’s Hospital, Zagreb, she often encountered abused and neglected children who were unable to receive the protection they needed. Thus, she was among the first to recognize and raise the issue in Croatia, starting in the early 1990s.

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Restaurant Kopun reveals the true soul of Dubrovnik hospitality

The Bitanga family started their first restaurant, Amoret, in Dubrovnik’s historic Old Town in 1999. Situated across from the Dubrovnik Cathedral, under the management of its founder Tonći Bitanga and his children Ana and Petar, Amoret offered tourists a scenic place in the shade where they could enjoy a light meal and a cool drink in a classical Mediterranean atmosphere. In 2016, the family opened a second restaurant, Kopun, located in the peaceful Boskovic Square within the walls of the Old Town.

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Cedevita Olimpija basketball team GM Davor Uzbinec on the history of Croatian basketball

Croatia’s foremost basketball club, Cedevita, is in the process of making history as it takes part in the first ever merger of two teams from separate countries, along with the Olimpija basketball club, which is based in Lubljana, Slovenia. The General Manager of Cedevita club, Davor Užbinec, took some time out of his hectic work schedule for a brief interview with Croatia Sun News. A lifelong basketball fan and longtime professional, Uzbinec is uniquely positioned to offer great insights into the modern history of basketball in this region, as well as an analysis of the state of the game today. Continue reading “Cedevita Olimpija basketball team GM Davor Uzbinec on the history of Croatian basketball”

Interview: Bestselling author Cody McClain Brown has mastered the fine art of turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones

Cody McClain Brown, the bestselling author of Chasing A Croatian Girl: A Survivor’s Tale and Croatia Strikes Back: The Unnecessary Sequel, was accommodating enough to spend some time with us discussing his newest book, A Hard Case in Holiday City, which is tentatively scheduled for release this autumn. He also offered his perspectives on some holiday traditions in Croatia and his latest adventures as a stand-up comic.

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