Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said on Thursday that government allocations for workers' wages in the private sector would reach HRK 7.5 billion kuna by the end of this year.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government has allocated HRK 6.85 billion to help private-sector companies ensure wages for their workers.
The proof that the government measures have been successful is data from the Croatian Pension Insurance Agency (HZMO) showing that there are currently 3,200 more pension insurees than at the outbreak of the corona crisis in late February, the premier said.
“The measures have been meaningful and efficient,” he said, adding that they have helped many companies to survive and retain workers.
The PM said that a revision of the 2020 budget would be drafted next week.