Europe Day Marked in Zagreb

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ZAGREB, May 12, 2018 – Europe Day was celebrated in Zagreb on Saturday, with Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić saying that “it is very important for us to remember every year in May why it is crucial for Croatia and its citizens to be part of the European project.”

Pejčinović Burić recalled that Croatia had celebrated Europe Day for 18 years and this year it was also marking five years of its EU membership. She added that in several days Croatia would assume the chairmanship of the Council of Europe and in two years it would preside over the European Union for the first time.

“Two years from now we will mark this day under the presidency of Croatia, which will be the first time, and we believe that in these two years we will respond to some important issues concerning the European project and find a way of responding to the exit of an important member from the Union,” she said.

The event was also addressed by Bulgarian Ambassador Tanya Dimitrova, whose country currently holds the six-month rotating EU presidency, Croatian presidential envoy Mate Granić, representatives of the European Commission and the European Parliament in Croatia, and Deputy Mayor of Zagreb Jelena Pavičić Vukičević.

The celebration was organised at Europe Square where stands were set up to present the EU member states. Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and several of his cabinet ministers were also there.


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