ZAGREB, February 14, 2018 – Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the leader of the European People’s Party (EPP) in the European Parliament, Joseph Daul, held talks in Brussels on Tuesday evening on the issues facing the European Union in the next two years, including Brexit, the preparations for the next European Parliament elections, due to be held in 2019, and the developments in Croatia’s neighbourhood.
Recently, Daul held talks with the members of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, Dragan Čović, Bakir Izetbegović and Mladen Ivanić, on the planned changes of the country’s election legislation.
Čović of the Croatian Democratic Union of Bosnia and Herzegovina (HDZ), Izetbegović of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), and Ivanić of the Party of Democratic Progress (PDP), come from the parties that cooperate with the EPP.
“Daul has been investing a lot of effort in the relations with our sister parties. He wants to see to it that a consensus be reached and that an equitable and fair solution be found, in order to enable the holding of elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina in October,” Plenković said.
“We have clearly stated our position that we want that the election legislation makes it possible for all the (three) constituent peoples and others to have fair representation in all bodies of authority,” Plenković said.
On Wednesday morning, PM Plenković is due to meet with European Council President Donald Tusk and will later attend a meeting of the College of Commissioners. Plenković will attend a working lunch with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and all commissioners.