PM Plenkovic receives European Court of Justice president

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Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday received the President of the European Court of Justice, Koen Lenaerts, and Sinisa Rodin, a judge at that court, which is tasked with ensuring European Union law's equal application across all EU member states, the government reported.

Plenkovic expressed his support for the court's work and its unique role in ensuring uniformity in interpreting and applying EU law, a press release said.

The talks reflected on the role of the court in developing European law and in reference to its jurisdiction in cases previously instituted before national courts and in litigation due to breach of obligations by member states.

The prime minister underscored that to date Croatia had participated in a total of nine preliminary proceedings, eight of which were instituted at the recommendation of Croatian courts and one case was instituted at the request of a Swedish court.

Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejcinovic Buric and Justice Minister Drazen Bosnjakovic were also present at the meeting with Leanerts.