Croatia: last preparations for Euro, coin kit on sale

As of January country in Eurozone and in Schengen area

01 December, 17:16

    (ANSAmed) - ZAGREB, DECEMBER 1 - Starting Thursday, exactly one month before the introduction of the euro, Croatians can buy in banks and at post offices a kit of 33 coins with the national Croatian symbol worth 13.28 euros, or 100 Croatian kune. The initiative of the Croatian national bank is part of an information campaign on Croatia's adhesion to the Eurozone as of January 1, although it also helps payments in cash in the first days of 2023, considering that the majority of the population doesn't have coins in euros.

    The kit includes 33 coins with all eight types of eurocents and euro coins. Another kit for retailers was also put on sale with 525 coins worth a total of 145.5 euros.

    The minting of euro coins with the Croatian national symbol started in mid-July near Zagreb, and by the end of the year some 420 million euro coins should be cast. Since the beginning of September it is mandatory to display all prices in both currencies, the kuna and euro. The transition period, in which it will be possible to pay in cash both in the national currency and the euro, will last until January 14, 2023.

    Croatia, a member of the EU since 2013, the last country to become a member of the Union, will become the 20th member of the Eurozone as of next year. The country should also obtain on December 8 the final green light from the European Council to adhere to the Schengen area, thus completing on January 1 its full integration within the European Union. (ANSAmed).

    © Copyright ANSA - All rights reserved