All the official information relating to the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union can be found on the eu2020.hr website. The site is managed by the EU2020HR Communication Team, which regularly updates its content in Croatian, English, French, German and Italian.
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Most events organised by the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU will be held in Zagreb.
Zagreb is the capital of the Republic of Croatia and, with just over 800 000 inhabitants, it is big enough to be called a metropolis and small enough to live a comfortable life in. More than three quarters of the surfaces of the city are green. Zagreb has a temperate continental climate, which means that winters are cold and humid and summers are hot and dry. Average temperatures are between 0 and 5° C in January, and between 20 and 25° C in June.
You can find out more about the city of Zagreb on the official website eu.zagreb.hr
The Croatian national currency is the Croatian Kuna (HRK or the commonly-used acronym 'Kn'). It was named because of the significant role played by kuna (Marten, in English) fur, which was historically used as a means of payment.
One kuna consists of 100 lipa.
1 kuna equals approximately 0.13 euros and 1 euro equals approximately 7.4 kuna.
You can exchange our national currency at no charge at any bank, exchange office, post office, in almost all travel agencies and hotels. However, make sure that the exchange rates do not deviate significantly from the Croatian National Bank's exchange rate list, which is updated daily.
You can pick up kunas at any ATM, with or without conversion. We recommend using the ATMs of the most popular banks (Zaba, PBZ, Erste, HPB, RBA, OTP, etc.).
Most international commercial flights land at Franjo Tudjman International Airport (ZAG): www.zagreb-airport.hr
The airport is 15 km away from the centre of Zagreb, to which it is connected by a special bus line. You can find the price list and timetable for the bus here: http://www.plesoprijevoz.hr. From the starting point to the arrival point, the bus stops at only one station, which is located opposite the central EU Presidency location in Zagreb - the National and University Library. If you want to get off or enter at the Lisinski stop, inform the driver in advance.
Franjo Tudjman International Airport (ZAG)
+385 1 4562170 - for calls outside Croatia
060 320 320 - calls within national network
Lost and found
+ 385 1 456 2229 firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost of driving on the Croatian highways is determined by the length of the trip. You can find toll rates here: www.hac.hr/en/toll-rates/pricelist.
The speed limit on the highways is 130 km per hour and 50 km per hour in populated areas The maximum blood alcohol level allowed for drivers is 0.5 g per litre (0.0 g for young drivers).
For assistance on the road or for information on road conditions, contact HAK on +385 1 1987
Please find bus and train timetables and prices here:
The Croatian Presidency does not offer accommodation booking services for media representatives. Since Croatia is a popular tourist destination, we advise you to book your accommodation in hotels or private apartments in good time. Reservations can be made through all the leading internet booking services.
112 is the universal European emergency telephone number.
If you are calling from a foreign mobile number, all other emergency numbers must be dialed using +385:
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is also valid in Croatia. During your stay in Croatia, it can be used at all health care institutions and contract offices of the Croatian Health Insurance Institute (CIHI).
Citizens of the following countries do not need a visa to enter the Republic of Croatia, to stay in the country for up to three months or to transit through the territory of the Republic of Croatia:
A NOTE ON BREXIT: As negotiations on the UK's exit from the EU are not yet complete, any changes in entry conditions and travel arrangements for EU citizens, including Croatian nationals, will be made public on the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs website and media in due course.
Third country nationals who need a visa for Croatia can fill out an online visa application form at www.crovisa.mvep.hr (available in English, Russian, Ukrainian, Albanian and Turkish). The completed form should be printed and submitted, together with other mandatory documents, to the Croatian embassy / consulate or visa center or to an authorised tourist agency. You can find more information on the visa system of the Republic of Croatia on the web pages of the crovisa.mvep.hr.