The 11th session of the National Council for the Introduction of the Euro as the Official Currency in the Republic of Croatia is being held today at the National and University Library.
Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis is also taking part in the session and Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, addressed the session, reports N1.
"The strategic priority of this government is to join the Schengen zone, we will be on the agenda of political decision-making at the end of this or next year, and the second priority is the introduction of the euro," said Plenković in his introductory speech.
He also spoke about the experience of other countries with the introduction of the euro
"Currency risk and foreign exchange costs will disappear, foreign investments will be encouraged, and this will have an additional effect on our credit rating. This will facilitate Croatian exports, and will also affect the arrival of tourists. The standard of living has risen significantly after the introduction of the euro,” said the Prime Minister. And added “We will be ready to enter on January 1, 2022.”