Economy Minister Ivan Vrdoljak said that the government regulation would help solve “the burning problem of the most vulnerable category of citizens” without imposing additional costs on the state budget or companies.
“People in need and without adequate financial means… will be able to apply for this scheme and have lower heating costs,” Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic said, adding that this was a fight for people and not a fight for votes.
The government today adopted also several other decisions concerning the heating and power supply industries.
It adopted a decision on amending the Electricity Market Act, whereby it wants to create legal conditions to enable the start of operations of a national electricity stock market as well as of other EU electricity stock markets in Croatia.
Vrdoljak said he expected the Zagreb electricity stock market to start operating in the next two months.