Croatia-Germany Political Relations Excellent

By 19 September 2019

ZAGREB, September 19, 2019 - Prime Minister Andrej Plenković and the chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the Northern Adriatic States in the Parliament of Germany, Oliver Luksic, held talks in Zagreb on Thursday, describing the two countries' political relations as excellent and calling for closer economic cooperation, trade and investments, the Croatian government said in a statement.

"The two countries' excellent political relations and cooperation within the EU and NATO are also owing to the Croat community living in Germany as well as the large number of German tourists visiting Croatia," PM Plenković's office said in the statement, noting that the two officials advocated closer economic cooperation and trade as well as further investments.

Speaking of Croatia's preparations for joining the Schengen area of passport-free travel, Plenković said that Croatia had met all the technical conditions and expected the European Commission to approve the Council of the European Union's recommendation about Croatia meeting criteria to join the Schengen area.

He said that Croatia was preparing well for the chairmanship of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2020, adding that its priorities would be economic growth, an even development of all EU member countries, energy and digital connectivity, internal and external security and the EU's global role, the statement said.

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