Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Vesna Pusic spoke at a panel debate about Croatia's EU entry held in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka on Wednesday.
At the very start of the debate, the minister was harshly interrupted by a young man in the audience who yelled "You have destroyed the future for the young people and you are continuing to do so by dragging us to the EU - the dungeon of the Croatian people." He went on to say that Croatian politicians were corrupted and that the EU wanted to monopolise Croatia's monetary sector.
After the said man voluntarily left the hall where the debate was held the minister said Croatia must know what the alternative to entering the EU was.
Pusic named the reasons why Croatians should vote at the 22 January referendum for the EU entry, stating finance as one of the top reasons.
Those present were also addressed by Rijeka Mayor Vojko Obersnel.
Tonight's event was organised by the Primorje-Gorski Kotar county organisations of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Croatian People's Party (HNS)