Croatia, Government will present a set of measures which is aimed to help the residential consumers cope with natural gas price

, SEE Energy News

Croatian Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Tomislav Coric said that, by the end of February, the Government will present a set of measures which is aimed to help the residential consumers cope with natural gas price, which are expected to significantly increase after 1 April.

Minister Coric said that the Government will help the citizens by taking over a part of the cost increase by reducing the VAT on natural gas and more important role of state-owned power utility HEP in the Croatian gas market.

He added that the Government is aware that the increase in gas price will reduce the budget and the purchase power of the Croatian citizens, but that blow has already been felt by entire Europe and it is important that Croatia managed to keep the prices unchanged until the end of the heating season.