City of Zagreb assembly approves €1.8bn budget for 2021

NEWS 08.12.2020 22:56
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Source: Sanjin Strukic/PIXSELL

The Zagreb City Assembly on Tuesday adopted by majority vote the 2021 city budget which totals 13.65 billion kuna (€1.8 billion) amid strong criticism from the opposition that it was an election budget and strong objections to the planned sale of the Paromlin, Gredelj and Zagrepcanka buildings.

The budget was adopted with 27 votes for and 17 against. All opposition amendments to the budget were rejected.

The revenues are projected at HRK 13.65 billion, up 16.9% (+HRK 1.97bn) from this year’s budget.

Earlier today, Mislav Herman (HDZ) was elected Assembly president by majority vote. He succeeds Drago Prgomet (HDZ).

Herman received 30 votes, while seven deputies voted against him and eight abstained after Prgomet was relieved of duties at his own request, citing professional reasons.

After being elected, Herman said he would try to be inclusive and constructive. He would not say if he saw himself as the HDZ’s candidate for mayor.

(€1 = 7.54 kuna)