Croatia’s government has announced a finance package for people who have lost their homes in the Zagreb earthquake, which shook the city on 22 March and caused major material damage. A maximum of HRK70 (approximately €10) per square metre will be paid so that citizens who do not have other accommodation within 20 kilometres of the damaged property can pay rent.
As a single household is set to receive a maximum of HRK2,450 per month, this should cover the costs of renting a 35 square metre flat. A family of four will receive HRK 4,550, which would cover a 65 square metre apartment.
A total of 1,112 buildings have been classified as unsafe for use as of Monday (11 May) following the earthquake.
The government will apply for an EU solidarity fund to cover the costs. (Tea Trubić Macan, EURACTIV.hr)