Zagreb - Sabor Speaker Gordan Jandroković on Monday signed a declaration of cooperation among the parliaments of Croatia, Romania and Finland in support of the preparation and fulfillment of the parliamentary dimension of the EU presidency.
The document was signed in the Estonian capital of Tallin where a two-day conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments began today.
The Conference of Speakers of the EU Parliaments has brought together the speakers of the national parliaments of the European Union Member States and the President of the European Parliament. The Speakers’ Conferences have been held since 1963.
The Tallinn gathering is focused on the EU future and on the security and defence of the bloc. On the margins of the conference, Jandroković signed the declaration with his counterparts from Romania and Finland that will preside over the EU in the first and the second half of 2019 respectively, whereas Zagreb assumes the six-month rotating presidency in the first half of 2020.
While addressing the conference, Jandroković spoke about the readiness of Croatia, which joined the EU five years ago, for deeper integration notably through the next steps: admission to the Schengen zone and to the euro area. He recalled that his country had already entered Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), which is the part of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy. (Hina)