The European Commission is fully committed to Croatia's entering the European Union and together with the Croatian government its is making efforts to help Zagreb's EU entry talks end on time, European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affair Olli Rehn said in Zagreb on Saturday.
The European Commission is fully committed to Croatia's entering the EU as soon as it meets the set criteria, Regn said at the annual meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, held in Zagreb on Friday and Saturday.
The negotiations are in the final stage and all of us are working hard so that the talks could be finished on time, said Rehn who gave The Jacques Larosiere Lecture, traditionally organised by the EBRD at every annual meeting.
Commenting on macroeconomic circumstances in the eurozone, shaken by the global recession and the Greek debt crisis, Rehn said this year the growth is projected at one percent, while next year it is expected to amount to 1.7 percent.
The Finnish politicians expects the unemployment to reach its peek this year and amount to more than 10 percent, adding however that the unemployment would slightly go down in 2011.