Teachers and other employees in Croatia's schools began a strike on Thursday protesting against the government's refusal to increase their wages by 6%, a demand which is straining the governing coalition.
The Croatian government has offered a 2% wage hike for teachers this year which is affordable at the moment, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Friday, ahead of a strike the teachers' unions have scheduled for next week.
U.S. Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev continued his superb form in the second half of the season, beating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-3 6-1 in the St Petersburg Open final on Sunday to claim his third title of the year.
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