March 24, 2020 – The Croatian government has opened a donation fund to help those affected by the Zagreb earthquake and the coronavirus. The campaigns are titled “Together for Zagreb” and “Croatia against coronavirus”.
Index.hr reports that the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement that Zagreb and its citizens were hit by the strongest earthquake in the last 140 years, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale.
In order to enable the payment of donated funds through the state budget account for the purpose of earthquake rehabilitation, the decision to open a donation account in the “Together for Zagreb” action shall determine the account numbers to which the donations will be paid.
To donate to “Together with Zagreb”
Donations within Croatia are paid to the account: HR1210010051863000160, with reference to the approval number: HR68 5371 – and their OIB number.
Donations from outside Croatia will go into the account of the Ministry of Finance with the Croatian National Bank, to the account number IBAN: HR12 1001 0051 8630 0016 0
“To donate to “Croatia against coronavirus”.
Donations within Croatia are paid into the account HR1210010051863000160, with reference to the approval number: HR68 5380 – and their OIB.
Donations from outside Croatia are paid into the account of the Ministry of Finance with the Croatian National Bank, to the account number: IBAN: HR12 1001 0051 8630 0016 0
In the Government press conference, Plenkovic said:
“The pandemic is changing the world. Functioning as we know it is changing. In just three months, the pandemic has arrived in 195 countries … The number of cases is accelerating. We predict that the pandemic will take many lives …
The scale will have unprecedented economic consequences for the whole world… We were convinced that the biggest crisis with us had passed. We had a crisis around Agrokor. Thanks to our measures, we have prevented the costs that had to go to the budget. Today, three years later, this is happening.
What we presented last week was the first crisis plan.
Our economy is slightly stronger than it was before this crisis.
We have reached the highest number since independence, returning our economy to a higher level since before 2008.
There is now a battle to maintain production and preserve jobs. We are aware of the situation in which our businessmen are in, all of them are in the sales channels, all of whom, through their hard work, contribute to our society functioning in increasingly difficult circumstances.
It is certain that this crisis will last longer than a few months and will affect all our activism.
We are witnessing asymmetrical shock.
We will go to cut all costs that are not necessary on the expenditure side. All of these measures have been prepared in a unique and holistic way, designed as a conceptual approach for this first initial phase.
We had a government phone call on the day we opened the accounts: one for Zagreb and the other for combating the coronavirus, so anyone can donate.
We will donate our salary for March to the Zagreb account.”
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