European International Development Commissioner Visits Zagreb

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ZAGREB, April 15, 2018 (Hina) – Croatia’s development policy and its complementarity with the goals and activities of the European Union’s development and humanitarian policy were the topics of a meeting between Foreign Minister Marija Pejčinović Burić and European International Cooperation and Development Commissioner Neven Mimica in Zagreb.

They underlined the importance of the next multiannual financial framework for the development policy of the EU as the world’s biggest donor, the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.

The two officials also underlined the importance of implementing the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and finding models for a more efficient use of new and small donors’ capacities in the EU’s development policy.

They underscored the importance of cooperation with the European Commission in informing citizens about development cooperation, saying it is necessary to encourage stronger inclusion of Croatian companies in projects financed through the EU External Investment Plan.

Pejčinović Burić highlighted the importance of including stakeholders from the private sector, civil society and the academic community in the EU’s development policy.


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