Deputy Prime Minister Tomo Medved said on Saturday that he believed that the government would adopt measures at the session earlier this week to stop rising energy prices, and said that citizens would not be left to fend for themselves.
"I believe that these measures that we will adopt at the session of the Government, which, as the Prime Minister said, will be at the beginning of the week, will again be in the direction of stopping growth, that is, helping our population, as we have done all this time,” said Medved.
He noted that Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, together with the Minister of Economy Davor Filipović and the Minister of Finance Zdravko Marić, is working interdepartmentally to devise concrete measures, including excise duties, but also the possibility of reducing margins.
"We are witnessing a rise in energy prices. So far, Croatia has been really successful in dealing with this, using all the available measures we have," said Medved.
"Our people will certainly not be left at the mercy of rising energy prices. As we have done so far, so we will do in the future," he added.
Asked if he was late with the measures and his position on the floating excise duties mentioned by the opposition, the minister said that the opposition "proposes and constantly criticizes without responsibility, which is understandable", but the government is responsible and the government has reacted in that direction, and so it will be now.