ZAGREB, June 12, 2020 – Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday praised his government for all it had done to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, stressing that it had stood by the workers and employers and shown “the strength of the state” during the crisis.
“In this corona crisis you could see how our government managed to quickly and effectively prevent this epidemic from spreading in Croatia while at the same time standing, like no government before it, by the workers, employers and all those who would probably have ended up on the dole had it not been for our measures, and the employers would hardly have overcome the crisis,” the prime minister said at a gathering of members of the Vukovar branch of his Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) party.
He said that the government had shown “the strength of the state” during the crisis. “We showed how to protect and secure public health and how to preserve jobs,” he said, adding that all this was possible because over the past four years the government had been working on promoting healthy economic growth, which has been recognised outside Croatia as well.
“Our investment credit rating has been maintained. Yesterday’s €2 billion bond issue, when investors were interested in nearly €9 billion at much more favour interest rates and when we managed to save HRK 360 million annually compared to the same such instrument from 2010, means that there is trust in this government,” Plenkovic said.