Plenkovic: Membership of EU MED group will increase Croatia’s influence

NEWS 17.09.2021 21:22
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Source: Robert Anic/PIXSELL

Membership of the "Mediterranean club" will increase Croatia's influence on processes and bilateral relations with other participating countries, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said ahead of the 8th EU MED Summit in Athens on Friday.

Croatia and Slovenia have applied together for membership of the “Mediterranean club”, an informal group of EU Mediterranean countries including Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta.

“I think it is very good that Croatia and Slovenia together confirmed that the Adriatic is part of the Mediterranean. We are entering a sub-group of EU member states, which will considerably increase our influence on processes and bilateral relations with other countries sitting at the same table,” Plenković said.

“We are becoming part of this circle of countries, which of course will help us to discuss the situation in the Mediterranean and all other global, European and security issues,” he added.

EU MED was established on 17 December 2013 in Brussels at the initiative of Cyprus and Spain in order to coordinate on issues of common interest within the EU and to connect the countries of Greco-Roman cultural heritage.

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