- Published: 13.04.2018.
Plenkovic meets with EC Vice-President Katainen and Commissioners Mimica and King
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic met in Zagreb on Friday with European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King.
They discussed several topics relating to the future of the European Union, notably priorities of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, as well as implementation of projects, absorption of funding and its effectiveness. In that context, Plenkovic spoke of his government's plans to strengthen the Croatian economy and outlined the priorities of the National Reform Programme, a government press release said.
Also discussed was progress in the Permanent Structural Cooperation (PESCO) in defence and security, which Croatia has joined along with 24 other member states. Plenkovic said this was one of the examples where Croatia was sending a strong message that it wanted to be among the members seeking deeper integration. The issue of migration was also discussed in that context.
The meeting was also attended by Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Martina Dalic, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejcinovic Buric, Minister of the Interior Davor Bozinovic, Minister of Finance Zdravko Maric, and Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds Gabrijela Zalac.