As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, in order for people to be as ready as possible to use the euro in the first days of 2023, banks, the Financial Agency (Fina) and Croatian post (Hrvatska posta) will make it possible for people to come and purchase a maximum of two initial packages of Croatian euros (coins) per transaction.
The initial package of the new Croatian euros contains 33 euro coins with the Croatian national motifs on them. They will be in all denominations and amount to the value of 13.28 euros. For one initial package of brand new euro coins, you will pay 100 kuna.
People will only be able to use these Croatian euros for legitimate payments in this country and abroad only from January the 1st, 2023. Namely, euro and cent coins with Croatian national symbols on the reverse will only become legal tender in the Republic of Croatia and the rest of the Eurozone on the actual day of Croatia’s accession to the Eurozone, which is scheduled for the very first day of 2023.
There are a mixture of feelings among the residents of this country when it comes to sending the now historic Croatian kuna to this history books and replacing it with the single currency of the Eurozone. While some are mourning the loss of a part of Croatia’s unique identity in the face of continued EU ”encroachment”, others will be more than happy to no longer be victims of exchange rate fluctuations, and this will be the particular case for those who have taken out bank loans.
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