Sarajevo Canton government decides to increase electricity prices for businessmen

At its last extraordinary session, the government of the canton of Sarajevo accepted the initiative of the Ministry of Economy of the canton of Sarajevo to withdraw the decision to increase the prices of electricity to businessmen in the region of the Sarajevo Canton.

The government instructed the Ministry of Economy to submit the initiative and the corresponding conclusion to the government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the state-owned enterprise Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine.

“The Association of Employers of the Canton of Sarajevo has sent information to the Ministry of Economy of the CS in which it affirms that JP Elektroprivreda Bosne i Hercegovine has submitted offers to companies, members of this association, for the conclusion of new contracts. of electricity supply, with a huge price increase compared to the price valid in the previous annual contract of these companies with the mentioned company ”, they specify.

Given the negative consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as general business conditions, new, huge and more expensive electricity would further jeopardize the activity of a large number of companies, and therefore their liquidity, and would entail the loss of many jobs and reduce competitiveness. market, because this price increase automatically leads to an increase in the prices of finished products for end consumers.

“Due to all of the above, the Sarajevo Canton government, with this initiative, calls on the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and JP Elektroprivreda BiH to reconsider the decision to increase electricity prices and, consequently, to bring the prices of electricity back to the prices of the previous contract. period, ”they added.

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