EU accession

Croatia to formally close EU entry talks on Thursday

  • Autor: Radio.net
  • Zadnja izmjena 29.06.2011 14:50
  • Objavljeno 29.06.2011 u 14:46
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On Thursday afternoon, a few hours before the end of Hungary's presidency over the European Union, Croatia will close the four remaining policy chapters and formally complete its accession negotiations with the EU at a ministerial accession conference.

The committee of permanent representatives, which comprises the ambassadors of EU member states, last Wednesday adopted joint negotiating positions for the four chapters - "Competition Policy", "Judiciary and Fundamental Rights", "Finance and Budgetary Provisions" and "Other Issues" - providing for their closing.

The Croatian delegation at the conference will be led by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Gordan Jandrokovic, while the Hungarian delegation will be led by Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi.

The European Council last week adopted a political decision to complete the negotiations with Croatia, calling on the Council of the EU to adopt all the necessary decisions for closing the remaining negotiation chapters by the end of June and for signing an accession treaty by the end of the year.

On Wednesday, the Croatian government decided to make public Croatia's negotiating positions for tomorrow's accession conference as well as reports on the meeting of commitments from the negotiation chapters.

The documents will be available on the websites of the government and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, the government decided at today's session.

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