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Security expert Mirko Bilandžić, a professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, commented in Novi dan on the situation in Ukraine and whether the global balance of power is changing. Commenting on the new tensions in Ukraine and the conflict over the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, Mirko Bilandzic he said: “Unfortunately, that war is already in its sixth month. In six months, the Russians did not achieve a single strategic goal. On the other hand, the Ukrainians are the winners. We have a situation in the military sense of part of Ukraine by the Russian Federation. Considering the support…

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The US Navy has announced that the F / A-18E Super Hornet combat aircraft, which fell from the carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) into the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, on July 8, has been lifted from the bottom. The operation was performed on August 3. The machine lay at a depth of 9,500 feet, or 2,900 meters. Recall: the plane was blown into the water when the ship was hit by an unexpected deterioration of the weather – gusty winds and heavy rain. The accident happened while Truman was walking alongside the USNS Robert E. Peary (T-AKE…

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The Government’s decision to stimulate voluntary mergers of local self-government units could remain a dead letter, and in part even produce negative consequences, such as new corruption, writes Večernji list on Monday. In order to encourage voluntary mergers, the Government decided to financially stimulate it from the state budget, which was welcomed by associations of cities and municipalities. But from the analysis, published by the Zagreb Institute of Economics, and signed by their scientific associate, former minister of administration Dubravka Jurlina Alibegović, a warning can be read that this decision, due to a series of vagueness and issues that have…

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Two American F-22A Raptor fighters have arrived at the 32nd Tactical Air Base in Łask. The machines belong to the 90th Fighter Squadron “The Dicemen” subordinate to the 3rd Wing of the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. In Poland, their task will of course be to strengthen the air defense of NATO’s eastern flank as part of the NATO Air Shielding mission. On their way from the United States, six Elmendorf – Richardson Raptor call signs CUBE11–16 landed on July 26 at RAF Lakenheath. On the route leading over Ellesmere Island and Greenland to England, they were accompanied by the…

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In one year, all HŽ trains were delayed by a total of two years, writes Jutarnji list on Sunday, stating that the snail is literally 10 times faster because while HŽ is electrifying 800 meters of track, this snail travels as much as 8,700 meters. If the few remaining who still have to travel by train from Zagreb to Koprivnica to work were to write memoirs, it would undoubtedly be among the most intriguing readings published in Croatia. Many more famous works of the theater of the absurd would be put to shame, and at the same time one could…

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Oshkosh Defense announced on August 2 that it handed over the first Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1) modernized wheeled infantry fighting vehicle with an MCWS unmanned turret system for field testing. It will soon begin production Verification Test (PVT) trials at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds Test Site in Maryland. The tests will last June 2023, and depending on their results, a decision will be made to rearm the US Army’s I-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington. The vehicle was modernized in cooperation with Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, delivered…

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Croatia is acquiring a military ship for 500 million euros, twice as long as Petr Krešimir IV, writes Jutarnji list on Saturday, stating that the development, construction and equipment of such a corvette are extremely expensive and carry numerous risks. We will work on procuring a multi-purpose combat ship – Prime Minister Andrej Plenković pointed out yesterday in his speech in Knin, talking about plans for the future equipment of the Croatian Army. This is the first time that the Government has officially confirmed that it is going into a project to procure a corvette-class military ship for the needs…

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Billionaire Paul G. Allen, founder of Microsoft along with Bill Gates, was a great lover of aviation and military history. Nearly four years after his death in October 2018, after many years of fighting cancer, one of his most valuable assets has finally passed into new hands. The Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum Collection was bought by Steuart Walton, grandson of Sam Walton, founder of the giant chain of supermarkets Walmart. Aircraft carriers occupied a special place in Allen’s heart. As the purchase of his own aircraft carrier exceeds the capabilities of even a multimillionaire (Allen’s fortune was estimated…

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Piraeus Bank recorded net profits of 614 million euros in the first half of 2022, with earnings per share for the same period amounting to 0.47 euros. The ratio of Non-Performing Exposures (NPE) fell to 9.1% (to €3.4 billion) from 24.6% in the same period last year, while customer deposits reached a new record high of €56.1 billion . More detail: The net interest income stood at €591m in 1H2022, down 23% YoY due to the loss of interest income from NPE loans. Net interest income was €306m in 2Q2022, up 7% quarter-on-quarter, driven by loan origination and bond income.…

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There were 36,346 births in Croatian maternity hospitals last year in which 36,991 children were born, of which 36,854 were live births and 137 were stillborn, according to the report of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for 2021, Jutarnji list writes on Friday. The report also confirms some trends in the last ten years, including the fact that pregnant women are getting older, that there are more and more cesarean births, and a decrease in the number of births among girls under 14 years of age. Namely, 33.71 percent of women giving birth were between 30 and 34 years…

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