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Croatia - Partner Country of the International Green Week 2020

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Partner Country Croatia

Croatia is the partner country of the International Green Week Berlin (IGW) 2020. A corresponding agreement was signed by Tomislav Tolušić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia, and Dr. Christian Göke, Chief Executive Officer of Messe Berlin GmbH. The EU’s newest member has been a regular exhibitor at the world's largest consumer exhibition for agriculture, the food industry and horticulture since 1993. Croatia’s participation is important with regard to agricultural policymaking, as it is due to take over the presidency of the EU Council in the first half of 2020.

Germany is one of Croatia’s most important trading partners. According to figures released by the Croatian Statistics Office (DZS), in 2017 Croatia exported goods worth 1.725 billion euros to Germany. At the same time, imports from Germany amounted to 3.362 billion euros. Exports of agricultural products and foods to Germany were worth 161 million euros, while imports from Germany amounted to 429 million euros.

Did you know that …

Croatia is one of the ecologically best-preserved parts of Europe as almost 10% of the country is covered by 8 National Parks and 11 Nature Parks! With both clean rivers and a pristine sea, diverse flora and fauna, endemic areas and intact landscapes guaranteeing a perfect experience.

the pioneer of dactyloscopy - the use of fingerprinting – was Croatian-born anthropologist Ivan Vučetić from the island of Hvar. By some strange coincidence, the island of Baljenac in the Šibenik archipelago is completely covered by a web of centuries old dry-stone walls, which when viewed from the air, make the island looks like a giant fingerprint.

Nikola Tesla, the greatest mind of all time, was born over 160 years ago in the small place of Smiljan, near the city of Gospić. As a child, Tesla observed the lightning beating the rugged rocks of the Velebit mountain and nurtured the idea that energy can be harnessed for the benefit of man.

the Dalmatian dog, also known as the Dalmatinac or Dalmatiner, is the most famous indigenous Croatian canine breed, named after the Croatian historical province of Dalmatia, where it was bred in the past.

the Slavonian city of Vinkovci in eastern Croatia is the oldest continuously inhabited town in Europe, settled for more than 7000 years. Along with archaeology, this city is famous for its "Vinkovci Autumn Festival", the largest folk event in this part of Europe which has been held for over 50 years. It is a festival of original Croatian folklore in which folk groups from various parts of Croatia and the world participate.

Croatia is also the homeland of the cravat (the predecessor to the modern neck tie). Croatian soldiers had begun tying identifying scarves around their necks by the early 1600s and today it is a fashion icon used daily by hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Croatia has an above average number of sun hours - close to two thousand hours of sun in the Continent, and around 2,500 hours on the coast and the islands. With the island of Hvar boasting to be one of the sunniest islands in Europe.

if you prefer some wintertime fun, note that Zagreb’s Advent was voted as the Best Christmas Market in Europe 3 years in a row, from 2016-2018!

7 Facts About Croatia’s Agriculture

  • Croatia is a country of unpolluted sea and soil and rich sources of fresh water.
  • Agriculture and Croatian soil are an inexhaustible well of richness. On the Dalmatian coast mandarins and grape wines are grown, Istria is dominated by olive, while Slavonia has many oak forests.
  • The area of Adriatic Croatia has an important and noted place on the „world wine atlas", and the most important vineyards are located at the Croatian coast.
  • In Croatia, forests and forestland cover 46% of total land area which amounts to 56 594 km² and makes Croatia one of the countries with the highest forest coverage in Europe.
  • There are more than 400 species of fish in Adriatic Sea.
  • Croatia is 12th EU country in terms of the number of protected products in schemes of geographical indications and traditional specialties
  • Croatia has over 4.000 organic producers who develop enterprises that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment, producing successful high quality organic products.

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