Forbes announced today the November 2008 launch of its ninth local-language edition, Forbes Croatia, in partnership with Europapress Holding in Croatia.
Europapress has signed a licensing agreement with Forbes to publish an edition of the magazine in four countries: Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro. The initial launch will be in Croatia, with a first print run of 24,000, to be distributed in major regional cities.
Produced in Croatia with an independent editorial team, the magazine will contain content based on Forbes’ U.S. edition, in addition to local Croatian business news and commentary.
“The initial launch of Forbes Croatia is targeted at meeting the needs of the nation’s domestic media market, which for some time has been lacking a reliable, analytical and quality business magazine,” said Nino Pavic, chairman of Europapress Holding, in a statement. “With the elements associated with the Forbes brand, choosing it seemed like the only correct option.”
Forbes Television and Licensing President Miguel Forbes stated: “We couldn’t be more excited about launching Forbes Croatia in an emerging free market that has already embraced entrepreneurial capitalism and the Flat Tax system.”
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