The Croatian State Inspectorate has found 1,738 violations of the law on the introduction of the euro as the official currency in Croatia and the obligation to double-label prices, as well as 51 cases of sales of certain food products above the maximum allowable retail prices set by a government decision, reported the Croatian national television HRT.

Violations consist of unclear writing of the prices and writing only in euros (when a price is required to be written twice in Croatian kunas and in euros), as well as not indicating or incorrectly indicating the fixed exchange rate on the labels and receipts.

The rules for indicating prices in euros were laid down by the law on the introduction of the euro as the official currency in Croatia, which is effective from September 5, 2022.

Until now, the state inspectorate has carried out 8,028 inspections with the aim of protecting consumers and workers, as well as correctly informing consumers about the prices of products and services in kuna and euros.

There were also 51 cases of retail sale of certain food products at a price higher than the maximum allowed, determined by a government decision.

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The decision on countervailing measures to control the prices of certain food products entered into force on 10 September 2022 and it sets the highest level of retail prices of certain food products in order to prevent negative consequences of the change of individual prices in Croatia.

Croatia, a member of the EU since 2013, adopted a plan to introduce the euro in 2017. Together with Bulgaria, it entered the so-called waiting room of the euro area - the European Monetary Mechanism (ERM II) in 2020 and spent the minimum two years there.

On January 1, 2023, Croatia became the 20th member of the Eurozone.


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