Societe Generale q3 2020 earnings

first_img– Advertisement – A logo outside a Societe Generale SA bank branch in Paris, France.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Societe Generale reported a net income of 862 million euros ($ 1.011 billion) for the third quarter on Thursday.Analysts had estimated a net income of 458 million euros for the quarter, according to Refinitiv.This comes after the French bank reported a net loss of 1.26 billion euros for the second quarter of the year due to Covid-related provisions and the reduced value of its trading business.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Shares of Societe Generale are down about 58% year-to-date.This is a breaking news story, please check back later for more.last_img

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LG Slide Trademark Suggests New Name for Upcoming Rollable OLED Screen Smartphone

first_imgLG has filed a new trademark with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) under the name LG Slide. This comes just two days after the South Korean electronics maker had filed a trademark for the name LG Rollable. The new development gives way to more speculation about what LG’s upcoming rollable OLED smartphone, expected to launch in March next year, will be finally called. The highly anticipated smartphone will be the second under LG’s ‘Explorer Project’.The trademark application filed by LG Corp was first spotted by LetsGoDigital. After LG Corp filed the application, it was resubmitted by Mitscherlich, the same company from Germany that had filed the application for the name LG Rollable. The company has also filed trademarks on behalf of LG in the past.- Advertisement – The trademark applications for LG Slide and LG Rollable have both been described as ‘smartphones’, and don’t offer more details. Since the smartphone in question is expected to have a rollable display that can be extended from either side of the phone, it’s possible that the phone could eventually be named by LG as either LG Rollable or LG Slide.lg slide trademark euipo lg_slide_trademark_euipoThe recent development gives way to speculation about what LG’s upcoming rollable OLED smartphone will be called- Advertisement – There is also speculation that LG Slide and LG Rollable could turn out to be two different smartphones, although nothing has been mentioned by the company for now. Since it is clear that LG is working on a rollable smartphone expected to launch in March 2021, more details are likely to be revealed soon. Until recently, the upcoming rollable smartphone by LG was referred to as ‘Project B.’ As per the same report by LetsGoDigital, the company had filed a trademark last year for the name LG Roll. Double Roll, Dual Roll, Bi-Roll and Roll Canvas were also names that were registered.A render had surfaced last week, based on a patent LG had filed for a phone last year with a flexible display that can be rolled into its casing. LG had also teased the coming of a device with an extendable screen during the launch of the swivel-screen, LG Wing, the first phone in its ‘Explorer Project’.Is OnePlus 8T the best ‘value flagship’ of 2020? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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President-elect Joe Biden to announce Covid task force on Monday

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – President-elect Joe Biden is expected on Monday to announce the members of his coronavirus task force, who will be charged with crafting a plan to curb the spread of the coronavirus as it reaches record-high levels.The task force will be co-chaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith of Yale University, a Biden campaign official told NBC. Axios first reported on the announcement.The announcement, which will come before the president-elect has named any of his senior White House staff or cabinet appointments, signals how high of a priority the pandemic response is to Biden.- Advertisement – “His work needs to begin right now. He needs to begin communicating the urgency of actions with the American people,” she said in a phone interview. “His biggest challenge is going to be getting people to follow his recommendations. He can have the best policies and even the best way to implement his policies, but unless you can win the hearts and minds of the American people, it’s not going to make a difference.”Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University, said if the country continues on its current path, the U.S. could have more than half a million Covid-19 deaths before Biden takes office.“It’s going to get much worse this winter,” she said. “We are surging all across the country. There are firestorms of Covid-19 that we’re seeing in virtually every part of the country, and it is getting worse by the day.”Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University, echoed Wen’s concerns about the months ahead.“The worst days of the pandemic are almost certainly still ahead of us,” she said. “This virus is now spread across the entire United States. When the first surge came, it was localized to the Northeast in New England, New York, New Jersey. In the second wave, it was the South and Southwest. But now we’re seeing it literally takeover hospitals across the country.”She added that a Biden presidency gives her hope of a nationally coordinated response to the pandemic, but until Jan. 20, “it’s like we’re on our own.”Ranney added that several of her “colleagues and friends,” whom she declined to name, will serve on Biden’s coronavirus task force and will help him “hit the ground running on day one” when he takes office.“But the trouble is, even with hitting the ground running on day one, it’s going to take two months to manufacture adequate PPE,” she said. “Even if on day one, he says, ‘I’m going to create a mask mandate,’ it’s going to take a while to disseminate that and to get the messaging out.”center_img Biden will not be sworn into office until Jan. 20, when epidemiologists and medical experts say the country could be in a dire situation with the pandemic, if current trends continue. On the day NBC News projected Biden would win the election, the U.S. reported its third-straight record spike in daily new coronavirus cases, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.Average daily new cases are rising by at least 5% in 47 states and the District of Columbia, according to a CNBC analysis of Hopkins data. Dr. Leana Wen, the former Baltimore health commissioner, said Biden will have his work cut out for him when he assumes office in January. She added, though, that he can begin encouraging compliance with public health measures even before he officially takes office.- Advertisement – Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden smiles as he takes off his mask to speak about the voting results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election during an appearance in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 4, 2020.Kevin Lemarque | Reuterslast_img read more

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Study shows flu shots safe for 6- to 23-month-olds

first_imgOct 25, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A study involving tens of thousands of children has strengthened the evidence that influenza vaccination is safe for those 6 to 23 months old, an age-group for whom the government began recommending flu immunization 2 years ago.The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, included 45,356 children at eight managed care organizations who received 69,359 doses of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) between January 1991 and May 2003.The eight organizations are part of the Vaccine Safety Datalink project, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which gathers administrative data from all the organizations.The researchers recorded any event that required medical follow-up during four intervals after vaccination: 0 to 3 days, 1 to 14 days, 1 to 42 days, and 15 to 42 days. They also included two control periods, one before vaccination and the other after 42 days postvaccination.One diagnosis, gastritis/duodenitis, was more likely to occur within 14 days of vaccination, but after reviewing patient charts to exclude other possible causes of the condition, the researchers determined that the association was not significant. Yet they said they could not rule out a reaction to the vaccine and cautioned that the possible relationship bears watching as vaccination rates for young children increase.Thirteen diagnoses were less likely to occur after vaccination, including acute upper respiratory tract infection, asthma, bronchiolitis, and otitis media.The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) has reported that the most frequently reported adverse effects in children who receive the TIV are fever, rash, injection site reactions, and a small number of seizures, most of which were febrile, according to the CDC.There were signs of a possible link between vaccination and seizures (convulsions), but chart review showed the link to be nonsignificant. The researchers found that most (22 of 24) seizures that occurred within 2 weeks of vaccination were febrile. Children often receive the influenza and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccines at the same office visit, and the MMR vaccine is known to increase the risk of febrile seizures, the report says. The authors observed that seizures were not seen in children who didn’t receive an MMR shot the same day as their flu shot, which suggested that the seizures were related to MMR vaccination.The researchers also examined two other diagnoses that might be linked to TIV: Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and oculorespiratory syndrome. They found that only two of the children had GBS, and neither was diagnosed with the condition during any of the study intervals. They found no evidence of conjunctivitis or eye symptoms following vaccination in the study group.Though the link was not statistically significant, sickle cell anemia was more likely to occur within 2 weeks after vaccination; seven children were hospitalized with symptoms of the condition (fever and pain). “The serious nature of fever and pain crises in these children suggests the need for a hypothesis-testing study of the safety of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in children with sickle cell disease,” the authors write.Recent CDC recommendations urge healthcare workers to promptly report to VAERS all clinically significant adverse events after influenza vaccination. The Institute of Medicine recommends reporting potential neurologic complications such as GBS, though there is no evidence that the influenza vaccine contributes to neurologic disorders in children.The authors concluded that the study provides reassurance to parents and physicians regarding the safety of flu vaccination for this age-group.”Our study, the largest safety study of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in children 6 to 23 months, adds to prior evidence that influenza vaccine is safe in infants and young children,” the authors write.Henry “Hank” Bernstein, DO, chief of general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, in Lebanon, N.H., said the large population-based study clearly shows no increased risk of serious problems associated with flu vaccination in young children. “With our shift toward increasing the number of pediatric patients who get the flu vaccine, it’s important to feel comfortable that it’s safe,” he said.Bernstein, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Infectious Diseases, said he was impressed by the researchers’ use of the large database. “It’s a wonderful system that includes thousands upon thousands of children and follow-up visits,” he said. “This gives us close examination for side effects and great follow-up.”Public health experts hope to boost the numbers of young children receiving the influenza vaccine. In 2004 the CDC formally recommended flu shots for 6- to 23-month-old children. Recent survey results indicated that 33.4% of those children received at least one dose of flu vaccine for the 2004-05 season, compared with 17.5% the previous season, according to the CDC.Hambidge SJ, Glanz JM, France EK, et al. Safety of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine in children 6 to 23 months old. JAMA 2006;296(16):1990-7[Abstract]See also:CDC report on childhood vaccination coverage during the 2004-05 flu seasonhttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5539a1.htmlast_img read more

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Model of dual education in tourism: Lošinj’s Jadranka Group became Bernays’ partner from the tourism sector

first_imgSo logical, normal and natural – the cooperation of educational institutions and tourism companies where students learn concretely and practically in the real sector, while studying, ie through the model of dual education. A model that should always have been like that, but unfortunately it is not, that’s why we have all sorts of problems in our tourism. It is through the dual education system that the quality vocational and tourism strength of Austrian and German education is established, where classes are held about 60 percent in companies and 40 percent in schools.However, thanks to the cooperation with Jadranka Group, Bernays students of Edward Bernays College of Communication Management will gain their specific knowledge and concrete practical experiences from the tourism sector under the mentorship of experienced experts of this internationally awarded company and the largest employer in the Cres-Lošinj archipelago. Great story, synergy and win-win for everyone.As pointed out by Bernays, by introducing study programs in the field of tourism, Bernays continues to implement its own model of dual education and increase the number of partner organizations involved in its implementation. “Bernays’ cooperation with the business sector has been an imperative of this university since day one. It is thanks to the unique approach to higher education and the numerous partnerships we have achieved so far that Bernays has become a recognizable higher education institution, not only within the academic community, but also within the business community itself. The potential of Bernays and its role in creating a new generation of tourism professionals was among the first to be recognized by Jadranka Group, which supported us in developing study programs and became our partner in their education, for which, on behalf of the entire Bernays development and academic team, I thank them.”, Said Mario Petrovic, President of the Board of Bernays, adding that Bernays’ study of tourism offers students training under the mentorship of experienced experts from one of the leading tourism companies in Croatia and also the largest employer in the Cres-Losinj archipelago.Jadranka Group has been successfully operating in the field of tourism and trade for 70 years, and the result is a respectable portfolio that brings together the flagships of today’s catering, tourism and trade offer. The group is known for its superior and unique service, continuous investments in improving the offer, but also investing in human resources and employee education and student scholarships. Thanks to that, in addition to numerous international recognitions and awards in the categories of excellence and innovation, Jadranka Group was named the third best employer in the category of large companies. “In the tourism sector, as a key branch of the Croatian economy, we are witnessing that from year to year we are facing increasing demand, and a decreasing supply of educated and quality staff to work in tourism. At the same time, staff is a necessary prerequisite for maintaining a high level of service and offer, which is recognized by increasingly demanding tourists, especially those who choose hotels of the highest categories for their stay. Therefore, we are glad that Jadranka Group is the first partner of the new tourism studio and we are sure that it will make a great contribution to the theoretical and practical education of new, competent staff and strengthening their position in the market.”, Said the President of the Management Board of Jadranka Group Sanjin Šolić.Also, within the new study vertical at Bernays, the Department of Tourism has been established, which will include courses that will provide future students with the basis for acquiring the necessary knowledge for quality management and marketing in tourism in the context of undergraduate study “Tourism Destination Management and Marketing”. knowledge and skills necessary to perform the most complex tasks in the field of tourism experience management in the graduate study “Tourism Experience Management”. “In addition to daily work, the Department of Tourism will take special care that lecturers from the Department develop in both academic and scientific terms, publish scientific papers in prestigious journals and participate in relevant conferences in the country and abroad. One of the most important tasks in the end is to participate with their students in various projects that will make a tangible contribution to the development of tourism in Croatia.”, Said the head of the Department of Tourism, Dr. sc. Romana Lekić pointed out that special attention will be paid to the development of partnerships and cooperation between lecturers and cooperation with the real tourism sector, which needs to be listened to all the time, while developing cooperation with other similar tourism studies in the country and abroad.Great collaboration, that there are at least more collaborations and stories like this. Jadranka Group will certainly not have problems with a qualified workforce because with this cooperation they will be able to select and have students under their “supervision” in the database, of course if it meets the expectations of students and interests them enough. On the other hand, this kind of cooperation gives credibility to Bernays and students with practical knowledge and experience, and after graduation they will certainly have no problem finding a job because they will be at least 5 years ahead of everyone. They will have concrete practical experience, combine theory and burst, and will be ready for the “first” business challenges on the first day after graduation.Hoteliers would currently pay for the finished manager like dry gold.Win-Win for everyone. That’s it, smart enough.last_img read more

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Projekt “15.000 slika iz srca Slavonije” proglašen najboljim srednjih strukovnih i umjetničkih škola

first_imgAs part of this year’s Days of Croatian Tourism in Hvar, the annual Croatian Tourism Awards ceremony was held yesterday, including the award for the three best projects to secondary vocational and art schools that participated in selected projects within the Public Call for the Promotion and Strengthening of Vocational Competences. tourism in 2018.These are the winners of this year’s tender of the Ministry of Tourism for the award of grants based on the program “Occupational Promotion”, which has been implemented since 2009. For 12 projects of secondary vocational and art schools, approximately 400,000.00 kuna has been approved.In 2018, the Commission for the selection of the best three projects of secondary vocational and art schools singled out the following three projects:1st project “15,000 paintings from the heart of Slavonia” – Technical School Požega in partnership with the School of Crafts Požega2nd project “Roman Feast” –   School of Economics and Tourism Daruvar in partnership with the Technical School Daruvar and the Music School Bruno Bjelinski Daruvar3, project “Days of Neretva Spice” – Secondary School of Fr. Andrija Kačić Miošić, Ploče15,000 paintings from the heart of Slavonia”15000 paintings from the heart of Slavonia” is a project of the Technical and Craft School in Požega within the competition of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia “Strengthening the competencies of professional occupations for tourism 2018”.The project involves students from both schools who shot a promotional video of Požega and the surrounding area, using mainly the timelapse technique, which is a technique of making a film with accelerated time compared to the real thing. This is accomplished by taking photos at regular intervals, after which the photos are merged into a video that contains 25 frames per second. The final video lasts approximately ten minutes, which requires 15,000 photos, and you can watch it in the attachment. The public call for the development of projects in tourism and for tourism aims to influence the strengthening of competencies and raising the quality of human resources, students of secondary vocational schools. The funds are intended for secondary vocational and art schools for projects of creating new tourism products and improving the destination management process in cooperation with other educational sectors and the private sector.last_img read more

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Booking is later, but there are no indications of a worse season in Dalmatia

first_imgAccording to the first man of the Split-Dalmatia County Tourist Board, Joška Stelle, big problems with booking were visible at the fair in Munich, they were the same after the fair in Berlin, but to a much lesser extent, and the current situation is that we do not have significant problems with booking. “It is not like in previous years, but all the major players, all the major hoteliers are very satisfied. We therefore expect above-average growth in the pre-season and post-season and minimal growth in the heart of the season”. More precisely, according to the president of the Group of boat accommodation providers – charter ŽK Split, Sare Douzzan Zupanovic, charter records an increased number of vessels compared to last year with identical booking and significantly lower prices, which is generally the trend of the last few years So this year, SDŽ has 10.000 more beds in private accommodation in the Split-Dalmatia County than last year.  Since the announcements for the season are good, and the growth is expected by neighboring competing countries, the season will show how much we are able to stand out in the sea and attract guests, how much corrections are needed and prices and quality, and how much Croatian tourism can ultimately benefit in the long run at the expense of raising the quality of service and not exclusively increasing capacity. What is the current state of booking in emitting markets and what kind of tourist season awaits us were the central questions of the session of the Professional Group of Hoteliers of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, held on 16 May. “Despite all the turmoil and stories that the season will not be successful, in Split-Dalmatia County we are recording significant growth. In Split, we even have an increased number of arrivals from the British market despite the situation with Brexit”, Said the president of the Professional group of hoteliers ŽK Split, Tony Filipeti. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Croatia to the Republic of Turkey from Ankara informed about the forecasts for the season in competitive Turkey, Hrvoje Cvitanovic. Turkey generated $ 29,5 billion in tourism revenue last year and had a growth in tourist arrivals of almost 22% compared to 2017. They expect the same success this year with double-digit growth again, with an emphasis on Russian and German market. Only representatives of charters and hostels pointed out the weaker booking. Sasa Popovac from the Croatian National Tourist Board in Zagreb presented optimistic data – there was an increase of 11% in arrivals and 9,5% in overnight stays from most emitting markets. He also emphasized that 81 new airlines for the Republic of Croatia were introduced this year during the season.center_img In the first four months of this year, the Split-Dalmatia County had 21% more arrivals and 19% more overnight stays compared to last year. However, 60% of arrivals and overnight stays on an annual basis are realized in July and August, and if June and September are added to them, in those four months more than 80% of overnight stays and arrivals are realized throughout the year. Problems with booking at all major fairs ahead of this season have led to more cautious predictions for the season. “After excellent tourist results and double-digit growth in the first four months, our goal is to give a cross-section of the state of booking in emitting markets, to see where we are and what awaits us in the main season. In order to get a more complete picture of the situation in neighboring countries, we have provided direct reports from the CNTB in Zagreb, from Budva and from the Croatian Embassy in Turkey.”, Announced at the beginning of the session the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce – Split County Chamber, Joze Tomaš. In neighboring Montenegro, where tourism is a strategic industry with a share of almost 30% in GDP, the pre-season, despite bad weather, was very good, with 23% more overnight stays than last year, announcements for the season are also good and expected continuation of the growth trend, announced from Budva the President of the Board of the Association of Tourism and Hospitality of the Chamber of Commerce of Montenegro, Dragan Purko Ivančević.  Turkey expects double-digit growth to continue this year In the Split-Dalmatia County, private, family accommodation participates with more than 70% in accommodation capacities, and is constantly growing. President of the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce,  Martina Nimac Kalcina, believes that despite the increase in capacity, private renters who work well, have excellent locations and capacities and good marketing should have no problems.  Tourists today have a large number of accommodation facilities and countries on the tourist scene, there is the return of Greece and Turkey, as well as the trend of last minute booking, which all led to a change in guest behavior, but that does not mean we will have a worse season is just a later booking, Stella believes. last_img read more

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Wine Atlas of Osijek-Baranja County presented

first_img“Our goal is to offer a multimedia platform that will unite our entire tourist offer. Unlike those in printed form, multimedia content can be supplemented very easily and in real time, which will offer all future tourists, who are in our county and in general in eastern Croatia, more and more always valid information. ” concluded Headmistress Roth.  “Osijek-Baranja County is unique in many ways when it comes to tourist attractions, and as one of the biggest tourist assets are four excellent vineyards that stretch in the Osijek-Baranja County. With this Atlas we put their entire offer in one place. Tourists who come to us, with this brochure in hand, will know exactly where to go and taste the wine that interests them. Browsing the Atlas, you have the opportunity to meet the man behind the wine you drink, and then just tasting the wine has a different experience. ” said Osijek-Baranja County Prefect Ivan Anušić. Here is an offer, especially in the east of Croatia, accompanied by a rich gastronomic story. Therefore, the logical sequence is the creation of the Gastro Atlas, which was announced during the presentation of the Wine Atlas. “The next step is a gastro atlas that will offer autochthonous Slavonian and Baranja cuisine that goes well with the wines of our region. ” said Anusic. “In addition to the descriptions of each of the presented wineries, the Wine Atlas also contains a handful of top photos that best describe all the beauties of the wine-growing regions, as well as significant lists of award-winning wines. It is a manual for hedonistic research of Osijek-Baranja County ” said Tatjana Roth, Head of the Administrative Department for Continental Tourism of Osijek-Baranja County. The atlas contains information about the vineyards of Baranja, Erdut, Ferica and Đakovo, each of which has its own story. The wine and gastronomic atlas are part of a project designed by the Administrative Department for Continental Tourism of Osijek-Baranja County, which will soon see the light of day in multimedia form. Handbook for hedonistic research of Osijek-Baranja County The Wine Atlas includes wineries from the entire Osijek-Baranja County, so 17 wineries from the Baranja vineyards, 9 from the Erdut vineyard, 3 from the Đakovo vineyard and 2 wineries from the Feričanac vineyards are presented. The wineries presented in the Atlas have production on at least one hectare of vineyards and bottle their wines. The most represented wine varieties in the Wine Atlas are white varieties such as Graševina, Chardonnay, Traminer, white and gray Pinot, Sauvignon Blanc and Green Silvanac, and Frankovka, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zweigelt and Syrah from black varieties. The promotion of the Wine Atlas was held in the Regional Wine Shop in Osijek’s Tvrđa, which contains all important information about wineries from Osijek-Baranja County, as well as wine events that attract more and more guests, ie fans of eno tourism. The wine atlas is available in the offices of tourist boards, wineries and the Regional Wine Shop in Osijek.last_img read more

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The first phase of the project Tourist settlement “Uvala Livka, Island of Solta” is a strategic investment project of the Republic of Croatia

first_imgSource / photo: Government of the Republic of Croatia At today’s session, the Government of the Republic of Croatia, at the proposal of the Commission for Evaluation and Determination of Strategic Projects, made a decision to declare the first phase of the Tourist Resort “Livka Bay, Island of Solta” a strategic investment project of the Republic of Croatia. The value of the total costs of the implementation of the first phase of the Project estimated through tangible and intangible assets is HRK 508.899.597,00 and the investor is the company Azurna uvala doo The entire project, with a total estimated investment value of 1.075.750.000 kn, in its 2nd phase includes the planned construction of a hotel annex with 19 rooms, 10 bungalows / apartments, and a nautical tourism port – marina category 3 anchors, capacity 120 berths, with reception, coffee bar , restaurant and other facilities, and in the 3rd phase of the project it is planned to build accommodation and service facilities on the reserved part of the land of 85.600 m2. Considering the planned phases and dynamics of the implementation of the entire project, as well as the fact that part of the project is planned to be implemented on the maritime domain, for which it is necessary to conduct a concession procedure in accordance with the Law on Maritime Property and Seaports, the project is declared strategic only in part. which refers to the first phase of project implementation, the implementation of which plans to create 250 new jobs. The location of the project is Stomorska in the Municipality of Solta, and in the first phase the construction of an elite tourist resort is planned, which includes the construction of a 5-star hotel with a total capacity of about 100 rooms, SPA and wellness center, club house with restaurant, cafe, beach club hotels, as well as the construction of 29 villas and 23 bungalows that will be branded by the elite hotel operator.last_img read more

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