“This way, we are showing the government’s readiness to make a wise intervention that benefits citizens in key moments,” Plenković said, talking about the package of measures at a government session.
The measures apply to all citizens, a large part of the economy, especially micro and macro businesses, and special measures have been introduced for socially vulnerable groups, as well as for pensioners, farmers, and fishermen, the prime minister said.
“In addition to the caps on the prices of petroleum products, we have made a good, clear framework which also involves tax relief, social transfers, and subsidies, and which will cushion the price rise as of 1 April,” he said.
The prime minister also said that over the past two days, based on well-prepared documentation for the European Commission, it had been decided that the deadline for using the money from the European Solidarity Fund for earthquake relief in Zagreb would be extended for another year, from June 2022 to June 2023, to overlap with the deadline for the use of money allocated for the earthquake in Banovina.
He said that he now expected “intensive work and dynamics of the reconstruction process” in order to use that money and engage other sources and ensure as soon as possible that the reconstruction process would accelerate.
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