ZAGREB, April 7, 2019 – Regional Development and EU Funds Minister Gabrijela Žalac, who toured the “Croatian Islands Products” fair in Zagreb’s Ban Jelačić Square, said that her ministry and the Ministry of Agriculture planned to open a store in Zagreb with domestic island products.
The fair, featuring products from Croatian islands, is being held between March 27 and April 7 with 29 producers exhibiting their products from Vis, Lastovo, Brač, Korcula, Krk, Hvar, Prvić, Rab, Dugi Otok, Pag, Rava, Cres, Ugljan and the Pelješac peninsula.
The aim of the fair is to promote products that carry the “Croatian Island Product” label, which is awarded by the regional development ministry.
So far, 297 island products have been awarded the label which is believed to be able to increase the competitiveness of Croatia’s economy, particularly island products.
Tourism Minister Gari Cappelli expressed his satisfaction with the fact that the story of the islands was finally being told, noting that more than 120,000 people lived on them and that they generated 30% of bed nights and tourist arrivals.
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