ZAGREB, November 22, 2018 – Croatian Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić briefed the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg on the six-month presidency over the Committee, which focused on the fight against corruption and symbolically handed the Council of Europe presidency keys to Finland, the ministry said in a press release.
Croatia was involved in all the activities that deal with the current political challenges within the Council of Europe, notably pushing for stronger cooperation between the Committee of Ministers and the Council’s other main bodies.
Over six months of its Council of Europe presidency, Croatia organized 28 events, including meetings, and presented its tourism through a rich cultural program in Strasbourg.
In her address, Pejčinović Burić said that one of the main priorities of Croatia’s presidency was the fight against corruption. The central event was a ministerial conference held on that topic in Šibenik, resulting in a declaration on the launch of a network of bodies for the prevention of corruption under the auspices of Croatian, French and Italian anti-corruption authorities.
At the end of the meeting, she symbolically handed Finland the Council of Europe presidency keys, wishing it success during its presidency of the Committee of Ministers.
Pejčinović Burić also met with Council of Europe Secretary General Thornbjorn Jagland and Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini for talks on the future activity of the Committee of Ministers and other current Council matters.
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