The daily newspaper recalls that last week, PM Andrej Plenković received his Greek counterpart Kyriakos Mitsotakis, and that their meeting in Zagreb was actually a meeting of the only two current premiers from the EPP group. After the departure of Angela Merkel from the position of German Chancellor and the resignation of Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz following accusations about his involvement into alleged corruption cases, Plenković is the only EPP official who is currently serving the second term of his premiership.
The current EPP president Donald Tusk seems not willing to vie for his reelection and the EPP’s election convention is likely to be held this spring, according to the daily newspaper.
The daily says that three possible candidates are German MEP Manfred Weber, and the Croatian and the Greek premiers.
However, a source from the government has told the newspaper that Plenković is not thinking at all of competing in that race.
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