Zagreb’s Earthquake damage estimated at €11 billion

Skyline of Zagreb with the cathedral.
Skyline of Zagreb with the cathedral. Image: PredragKezic Pixabay CC0

The earthquake hit Zagreb and its surroundings on the 22nd of March during the lockdown. 25,000 buildings in Zagreb and Krapina-Zagorje County were destroyed due to the high magnitude disaster.

The Croatian government estimates the damages at €11 billion and applies for EU Solidarity Fund. While the maximum fund that can be released from the EU Solidarity Fund is €600 million. Croatia expects the first installment this summer and the rest by the end of the year. The funds can be use after 18 months of approval.

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