Croatian finance minister says budget situation satisfactory

Marić said the government had been dealing well with all the challenges since the start of the pandemic. [Shutterstock/ Black Pearl Footage]

Croatian Finance Minister Zdravko Marić has said that: “Regarding the budget, I think we can be relatively satisfied at the moment. Naturally, with great caution. We should do everything to prevent the situation from becoming complex in some way.”

Marić said the government had been dealing well with all the challenges since the start of the pandemic, but added that it was necessary to also think about post-pandemic times since during this time of lower revenues and higher expenditures, the public debt had increased considerably.

Asked if he feared forecasts that the pandemic could shorten the tourist season this year again, which would have repercussions on the state budget, Marić said everything should be done to prevent that. 

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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