Croatia's Eurozone Accession Going As Planned, Lagarde Says

By 12 May 2022
Croatia's Eurozone Accession Going As Planned, Lagarde Says
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ZAGREB, 12 May 2022 - European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde has said that Croatia's accession to the eurozone is going as planned.

Asked by a Slovenian Television reporter if the rising inflation in Europe, the war in Ukraine, and the general crisis could delay Croatia's accession, Lagarde said Croatia remained very committed to that goal.

If we have learnt anything by now, it is that such dedication and adaptability are the main principles leading to progress. Slovenia abided by that, too, constantly confirming it, and I think Croatia is working very hard to introduce the euro, she said.

It's wonderful that very soon probably, we will welcome Croatia as the 20th member state. In doing that, we will have to calculate data and facts and review everything. We will do that together with the European Commission, and the ECB will participate in that. For now, we see that everything is going as planned, said Lagarde.

She visited Slovenia for the 20th anniversary of the country's central bank as an independent monetary institution.

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