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Here Europe - Andrej Plenkovic: "We must move forward on Brexit"

2020-01-13T11:01:53.544Z

For this first broadcast of 2020, Caroline De Camaret receives Andrej Plenkovik, Croatian Prime Minister. The last country to accede to the European Union in 2013, Croatia takes, for the first…



"After a saga that lasted more than three and a half years, we must move forward with clarity for our fellow citizens and for British citizens," said Andrej Plenkovik on France 24. Regarding the upcoming negotiations, Andrej Plenkovic says he has trust in Boris Johnson. "I think he is a responsible man with a new mandate. He has to find solutions that are useful for the United Kingdom and the European Union."

Aware of the budgetary challenges weighing on the European Union (EU), Andrej Plenkovik, says he is ready to work hand in hand with Charles Michel, the President of the European Council: "We will seek to find a compromise between the conservative countries, the net contributors, who want a budget at 1% of GDP and the friends of cohesion, of which we are a part, who want much more. "

The occasion to also evoke the environmental question and the position of the former communist countries, like Poland or Croatia, as well as question of the enlargement of the European Union. "Our aim is to allow the position to evolve through a change in the methodology of the accession negotiations," said Andrej Plenkovic, who will meet EU heads of state and the six candidate countries in Zagreb in May. in the presence of the European Commissioner for Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi.

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Source: france24

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