EU Commissioner Štefan Füle visited Croatia
In his first visit to the country in his new capacity as Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Mr Štefan Füle met the President of the Republic, Mr Josipović, the Prime Minister, Mrs Kosor, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Jandroković, the Minister of Justice, Mr Simonović, Croatian Chief Negotiator, Ambassador Mr Drobnjak. He also meet the EU Member States ambassadors accredited in Zagreb.
The Commissioner had an open and fruitful exchange of views with his counterparts on Croatia's progress on the EU path. Ahead of the visit the Commissioner stated: "I encourage the Croatian authorities to continue the ongoing reform efforts in parallel with the negotiations process, in order to make faster progress towards EU membership".
Commissioner Füle called on Croatia to pursue economic and political reforms with an emphasis on the judiciary and the public administration, on the fight against organised crime and corruption and ensure continued progress on the minority rights and refugee return. Croatia must also maintain full cooperation with ICTY.