Croatian Government Revealing Package of New Measures Next Week

Lauren Simmonds

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 14th of March, 2020, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic recently held a Croatian Government meeting on the activities being undertaken to combat the current coronavirus epidemic in Croatia.

“In principle, I think there’s satisfaction with the way Croatia is trying to solve these problems,” Plenkovic said after the meeting, N1 reports.

He added that the opposition’s proposals and comments were largely in the wake of what the Croatian Government was already doing.

”Each of the ministers talks to the groups for which he is responsible, from trade, transport, tourism. Next week, we will come out with a package of measures, and some of them will require legal changes, which will be put into an urgent procedure,” Plenkovic said, adding that he had a number of measures and would later announce when they would come into force.

“The departments are working all weekend, and will work on Monday. We want the Croatian Government to take concrete measures,” Plenkovic said.

Journalists asked the Prime Minister how concerned he was about the economic situation the country is now facing owing to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Croatia is facing this crisis in a situation of consolidated public finances. It comes at a time when you have a government that can responsibly manage public finances, we have a balanced budget. We’ll take measures to reduce the effects of this crisis,” Plenkovic said.

“This is a situation that requires serious measures at a personal level and at the level of measures we’re taking as a government,” he added.

Asked if schools was closed due to public pressure, Plenkovic said that pressure wasn’t the reason for the Croatian Government decision on school closures, but that in the case of Istria, where many people go over to work in nearby Italy, safety steps needed to be taken.

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