Lieu: Zagreb, Croatia
End production: 10/02/2010 First transmission: 30/11/2011
MEPs consider that the accession negotiations with Croatia can be concluded in 2010. Croatia's successful accession would give "positive impetus" to the process of integrating the rest of the Western Balkans region within Europe, says the resolution.
But Croatia still needs to make efforts to strengthen its public administration, pursue reform of the judiciary "more resolutely", vigorously combat corruption and organised crime, and ensure the sustainability of refugee return. Croatia is expected to "co-operate fully" with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and allow the Court access to documents requested for use in war crimes trials. MEPs point out that progress still needs to be made in finding the missing key military documents related to Operation Storm in 1995. These documents are to be used in the trials of some generals. Croatia has continued to make progress in nearly all areas, "despite the nine-month stalemate in the accession negotiations", says the resolution. Arrangements for solving the bilateral border dispute "have created the momentum to open all remaining chapters", it adds. The Council should decide "as soon as possible" to open Chapter 23 (Judiciary and Fundamental Rights). Since the launch of accession negotiations, out of the 35 chapters, 28 have been opened and 17 have been provisionally closed.
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||Exterior general view of the city (2 shots)
||Downtown Zagreb, funicular (4 shots)
||General views of Zagreb (3 shots)
||Official buildings, church (5 shots)
||Pedestrian Street (8shots)
||Flower market, people (3 shots)
||Open market, fruit and vegetables (7 shots)
||Zagreb Cathedral (3 shots)
||Tramways, traffic, pedestrians (8 shots)