A press conference was held today at the Zagreb Police Administration on the occasion of the Advent in Zagreb and the measures and actions that will be taken by the police during security.Thus, during Advent in Zagreb, special traffic regulations will apply. From 1 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, due to special security measures, the City of Zagreb issued a decision on closures and traffic regulation and the delivery regime in the city center in the period from December 1, 2018 to January 6, 2019, and that:- delivery to pedestrian zones can only be done daily between midnight and 10 am, and outside of that time only exceptionally will be allowed on the edges of the pedestrian zone:rotor Bakacheva east sideStreet Under the wallVlaška-Palmotićevanorth side of Zrinjevac right laneMasaryk’s north side from the taxi stand to PreradovićevaStrossmayer Square east side 2 seatsTomislav Square east side 2 seats;– Monday through Thursday from 17 to 23 p.m., traffic on the west side of Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square is prohibited for all vehicles except trams ,;- on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 17pm to midnight, traffic is prohibited for all vehicles on the west side of Nikola Šubić Zrinski Square, the west side of Josip Juraj Strossmayer Square and the west side of King Tomislav Square, on the stretch from Teslina to Mihanovićeva Street;- on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 18 to 23 p.m., tram traffic from Ban Josip Jelačić Square to the Central Station is suspended;- on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 17pm to midnight, traffic is prohibited in Gajeva Street from Hebrangova to Teslina Street, in Berislavićeva Street from Preradovićeva to Gajeva Street for all vehicles except taxis and tenants’ vehicles;- daily from 17 pm to midnight, taxi stand Vlaška – Europski trg is moved to the east side of Kurelčeva Street with the entrance from Palmotićeva to Jurišićeva Street and the exit a semicircular turn at the Ban Centar garage back to Jurišićeva and further to Palmotićeva Street;- daily from 17 to midnight, users of the Ban Center garage use the direction Palmotićeva – Jurišićeva – Kurelčeva – entrance to the garage to access the garage and go back in the same direction;- daily from 17 to midnight, ZET bus line no. 150 from Tuškanac to Ban Josip Jelačić Square is shortened to Ilirski Square;- It is approved to stop tourist buses on Palmotićeva south from Jurišićeva to Amruševa in the right lane for up to 3 minutes for the purpose of embarking or disembarking passengers.The traffic of motor vehicles on Palmotićeva Street in the south direction, the northern green wave Boškovićeva-Hebrangova in the western direction and the southern green wave Trenkova-Hatzova in the eastern direction will take place without restrictions, but with special caution due to the high concentration of pedestrians. In accordance with the above-mentioned traffic bans, temporary traffic signals and traffic regulation will be set up by Zagrebački holding doo, Zagrebačka cesta Branch. Police will set up checkpoints at places of prohibition.In this regard, we recommend all citizens to use public transport during Advent in Zagreb, and drivers to avoid coming to the wider city center by vehicle, point out the Ministry of the Interior and add that all companies, shops and stands are reminded to deliver in the city center. finish by 10 a.m.IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TOURISTS – FREE WEEKEND TRANSPORTATION DURING ADVENTThe City of Zagreb has been holding the title of the best European Advent destination for three years in a row, and the diverse and rich program of events will attract the citizens of Zagreb and numerous guests of the city this year as well.In order to ensure a real experience of a winter fairy tale, every weekend during Advent in Zagreb, from Saturday, December 1 until Sunday, January 6, 2019, the Zagreb electric tram will transport passengers free of charge.Public city transport by trams and buses will be free of charge in the area of the city of Zagreb, ie in the area of the I. tariff zone, on weekends, more precisely on Fridays from 12 noon to Sunday at midnight. Due to the usually higher demand, visitors will be transported in the Advent period, every day until midnight, and Zagreb Old lady – funicular.
EGBA: German Policy unfit to tackle black market threats July 16, 2020 Submit Maarten HaijerMaarten Haijer, Director General of the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA), has urged European Union policymakers to push for the development of a common rulebook on online gambling protections, standards and safeguards.Writing a guest post on EU news source Politico.eu, Haijer reaffirms EGBA’s position that a reported +12 million European online gambling consumers are being underserved by inconsistent online gambling policies.“The challenges are obvious: The internet has no national borders, which means Europeans can easily play on gambling websites based in countries other than where they live,” said Haijer. “But the quality of national gambling regulations in the EU varies significantly and there is no consistency between them.”Detailing inconsistencies, Haijer points to research undertaken by the University of London which outlined that only Denmark had implemented European Commission policies and safeguards on online consumer protections, instructed by the EU in 2014.The EGBA points to major gaps in customer safeguards against problem gambling, detailing that half of EU member states have yet to implement player self-exclusion registries.Furthermore, the EGBA details major member state failings in underage age gambling protections, as well as customer record keeping and identification.Haijer added: “These are major failings in the effort to keep Europe’s citizens and gamblers safe online — and they could easily be avoided. Even some basic safeguards are not available everywhere in the EU.That is why the EGBA calls for more common EU rules and safeguards to better protect Europe’s more than 12 million online gamblers. A common rulebook would establish the strong and consistent safeguards needed to protect Europe’s citizens, particularly vulnerable groups, such as minors and problem gamblers.”In 2017, the ECJ detailed that it would no longer enforce EU laws on gambling sector regulations, detailing that national policy, standards and legislations would be ultimately determined by member state governments.“It is 2019: if the EU is really serious about making the digital single market work for its consumers, there is no reason why online gamblers living in one member country should be less protected than those living in another. It is time to act.” Related Articles Share EU research agency demands urgent action on loot box consumer safeguards July 29, 2020 Share David Clifton, Licensing Expert: Has the die already been cast? July 15, 2020 StumbleUpon