Prime Minister Announces Package of Measures to Mitigate Impact on Living Standards

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Image: Andrej Plenković/Facebook
Image: Andrej Plenković/Facebook

“We are talking with the leaders of the Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP), the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK) and the Croatian Chamber of Trades and Crafts (HOK) about Croatia’s economic recovery, the price increase and support for business people in the challenges we are facing. The Croatian government will mitigate the impact on the citizens’ standard of living with a strong package of measures due to the increase in energy prices,” the prime minister wrote on Twitter.

Due to an imminent increase in the prices of gas and electricity as of 1 April, Prime Minister Plenković had earlier announced that in order to alleviate the effect of the increase of energy prices on citizens, the government would act in three segments — social transfers, gas and electricity pricing and VAT rates.

Economy and Sustainable Development Minister Tomislav Ćorić earlier announced that the government would present its measures to mitigate the increase in energy prices in February.

In the meantime, the government on Monday issued a decree capping the prices of petroleum products, limiting the price of Eurosuper 95 to HRK 11.37 per litre, Eurodiesel to HRK 11.29 and Eurodiesel BS blue to HRK 6.5 per litre, VAT included. The prices will be valid for a maximum of 30 days.

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