In Zagreb on Monday, Romania's Prime Minister Viorica Dancila met Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, occasion on which the PM said that Romania will count on all the EU member states, such as Croatia, for support when holding the EU Council Presidency to advance the European agenda.
According to a press statement released by the Romanian government, the European agenda was an important topic at the meeting, which took place in the form of a working lunch.
"The Romanian Prime Minister and the Croatian President discussed the coordination within the trio of the rotating presidencies of the EU Council, which the two countries are part of, alongside Finland. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila welcomed the excellent co-operation in this field, announcing that the joint schedule of the trio is already completed thanks to the shared effort of coordination among the three countries. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila said that Romania, as the future holder of the Presidency of the EU Council counts on all member states, such as Croatia, for support so that Romania's tenure will bring concrete results to the advancement of the European agenda."
Dancila reiterated that the enlargement of the EU to include the Western Balkan states is a priority of Romania's Presidency of the EU Council. She added that Romania remains committed to political support and technical assistance in advancing reforms in the states of the region in the process of getting closer to Euro-Atlantic bodies.
She also congratulated Croatia on its successful chairmanship-in-office of the Central European Initiative this year and welcomed the emphasis on key themes such as energy efficiency, European integration and competitiveness.