Pay your water bill and receive a free Croatian flag. That is the deal in the eastern Croatian city of Osijek after water supply company Vodovod came up with the rather unusual promotion.
The idea has the blessing of Osijek Mayor Kresimir Bubalo. “I think that national pride is very important and keeping our identity going into the European Union,” said Bubalo.
More than 20,000 flags have been acquired at a cost of 600,000 kuna (80,000 euros).