Ministry matters

The ministry publishes a code of ethics for the changeover to the euro

ZAGREB, July 11, 2022 – The Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development on Monday released the code of ethics for the euro changeover process in early 2023, and all business entities that interact with consumers are called upon to adhere to the coded.

Croatia will enter the euro zone on January 1, 2023 after having fulfilled all the convergence criteria, the ministry recalls.

The ministry notes that the changeover from the national currency to the euro is an important subject that raises many questions, and certainly, some consumers are also worried about possible price increases.

The code of ethics has been compiled with the aim of creating a safe environment for consumers and ensuring that the changeover from the kuna to the euro will take place in a reliable and transparent manner.

In December 2020, the Croatian government and the National Bank (HNB) announced the publication of an ethical code for the introduction of the euro in the document entitled “the national plan for the changeover to the euro”.

The document states that “merchants and other service providers will be invited to respect the code of ethics for the introduction of the euro, and will be able to participate in the campaign organized by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development in cooperation with the Professional Affiliations.

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