The Croatian parliament has accepted a set of measures enacted by the government, worth close to HRK30bn (EUR3.9bn), designed to help the economy affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
The set contains 63 measures, the main objective of which is the preservation of jobs and payment of salaries, the Hina news agency has reported.
The measures will enable entrepreneurs and citizens hit by coronavirus to delay their payment of public levies, such as the income tax and contributions, daily Blic reports.
Payments will be postponed for three months, with the option of an extension by at least three more. After that, the option will be offered to pay those debts in installments without interest, for a period of 24 months.
The authorities will give local units of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund and the Croatian Pension Fund loans up to the amount they have lost. The payment of tourism membership fees will be delayed for business entities and private lessees, as well as flat tax payments for private lessees.