The meeting involved the ministers in charge of economic affairs and representatives of the business and banking sectors.
Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said after the meeting that it had been agreed that preserving jobs was of paramount importance. He recalled that it had taken a lot of time to restore the number of jobs to the level before the 2008 downturn.
Maric also emphasised the need to ensure the flow of goods, adding that specific measures in that regard would be discussed in the coming days. He said that the businesses were trying to maintain cash flow and their operations.
The finance minister said that the government was not considering increasing taxes, adding that pensions and wages paid from the budget were not questionable.
The Director-General of the Croatian Employers' Association (HUP), Davor Majetic, said that employers met with sympathy on the part of the government and that they would analyse the situation together.
Since the measures are mostly aimed at preserving jobs, Majetic said that the employers would have to be provided with money for wages and liquidity.