PM Andrej Plenkovic Confirms Covid Support for Businesses in April

By 26 March 2021

March the 26th, 2021 - Croatian PM Andrej Plenkovic has confirmed that the government's support in the form of job preservation financial aid will continue to be paid out to companies which qualify for it during the month of April as the pandemic rages on.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Ana Blaskovic writes, government measures to support the domestic economy due to the impact of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on businesses will continue throughout the month of April.

On top of that, the reimbursement of electricity bills to all citizens affected by the Petrinja earthquake which struck back at the very end of 2020, as well as the suspension of HAC toll fee collections along the Zagreb-Sisak motorway will be extended. All of the above was announced by PM Andrej Plenkovic following a recently held cabinet meeting.

"The 4,000 kuna job preservation measure will continue throughout April for all Croatian economic entities that are able to request this type of support according to the set out criteria," PM Andrej Plenkovic confirmed, adding that the government would instruct the Croatian Employment Service (CES) to continue with paying out these government measures to preserve jobs.

For those who have been prevented from doing business due to the anti-epidemic restrictions in the fight against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the state will continue to reimburse all fixed costs.

PM Andrej Plenkovic also recalled the fact that the measures had managed to preserve the employment of many people over the last, horrendously challenging year, adding that he believed that this would be confirmed by data on the total number of insured persons at the Croatian Employment Service at the end of March 2021.

"Through the measures in which we've invested more than 10 billion kuna so far, the government has preserved jobs and employment and enabled business entites and their owners to overcome this continuing crisis," he said.

In addition, the Croatian Government decided to extend the compensation of electricity costs in earthquake-stricken Banovina for April, all of which will be taken care of by HEP.

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