Public Administration Minister Dubravka Jurlina-Alibegovic hopes that the government's decision on stricter criteria for the limited use of official cars, mobile phones, credit cards, entertainment funds and official travel will save 40-50 million kuna annually.
"We estimate that costs will be reduced by at least 10 percent in all these items. That is at least 40-50 million kuna annually," Minister Jurlina-Alibegovic said on Wednesday after the government unanimously adopted this decision.
According to statistics for 2015, HRK 106 million was spent on the use of official landline and mobile phones, and HRK 236 million on fuel for official cars. As much as HRK 288 million of budgetary funds went on official travel and HRK 20 million on entertainment expenses.
(EUR 1 = HRK 7.5)