FinMin says new set of measures also focused on liquidity, jobs

Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said on Tuesday that the focus of a second set of measures designed by the government to mitigate the fallout from the coronavirus crisis would be placed on maintaining liquidity and employment.
Finance Minister Zdravko Maric
 Goran Mehkek / CROPIX

Since the introduction of the first set of measures we still cannot know the crucial variable: how long all this will last. Nevertheless, the focus is again put on maintaining liquid assets and preserving jobs, Maric said before the start of a meeting of partners in the ruling coalition.

He said that to date, 52,000 requests had been submitted for the deferral of payment of taxes.

Asked whether the government was ready to grant requests of non-food shops that call for a relaxation of confinement measures, Maric said that the main focus was on preserving the public health and lives, however, all appeals should be considered.

All businesses that can operate without undermining the epidemiological situation in Croatia should be recognised, the minister said.

He added that under the current circumstances it was necessary to strike a balance, considering the expenditure and revenue sides of the budget.

"A balanced approach is important," Maric said.

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03. prosinac 2021 05:26