HRK 60.3mln spent on electricity vouchers for destitute Croatians

The Croatian government has provided a legislative framework for the prevention of energy poverty and in order to achieve success in that regard, the authorities should cooperate with civil society associations, it was said at a round table discussion in Zagreb on Thursday. 

During the round table discussion, an international project called REACH - "Reduce Energy Use And Change Habits" -  which is being conducted in Sisak-Moslavina County, was presented.

An official of the Social Policy Ministry informed participants in the event about the implementation of the government's measure for paying HRK 200 vouchers to destitute households that cannot cover their electricity bills.

The measure was introduced on 1 October 2015, and since then 60.3 million kuna has been spent for that purpose, thus assisting 313,725 poverty-stricken Croatians, the official said.

Last update: Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:59

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