European Semester: statement by José Manuel Barroso on Croatia

Type: Summary of press conference   Reference: I-070138   Duration: 00:01:10  Lieu:
End production: 07/06/2011   First transmission: 07/06/2011
On 7 June 2011, during the press conference on 'European Semester - 2011 Country-Specific Recommendations', José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, made a statement on Croatia and the country's accession to the European Union. He said that negotiations were about to reach a decisive moment.

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00:00:08 Soundbite by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, (in ENGLISH) saying that they are very close to concluding negotiations with Croatia, at least on the part of the Commission; they are about to reach a decisive moment in Croatia's long journey towards European Union membership; the Croatian authorities and particularly the current Government have worked very hard to meet the conditions that have been set; they will soon be able to reap the rewards of that hard work; the Commission has led negotiations with Croatia on the basis of strict conditionality but always in the spirit of good faith and fairness; Croatia's accession to the EU, when it comes, will be good news for its people, good news for the European Union and also good news for all the peoples of the region. (2 shots) 00:01:01
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