Brussels - Foreign Affairs Committee’s Chairman Miro Kovač participated in the inter-parliamentary meeting organised by European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET).
The meeting brought together representatives from 20 EU Member States, Norway, and the European Parliament, among other things to exchange views on EU’s foreign policy priorities for the new institutional cycle with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission Josep Borrell. The annual report on the Implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy was presented during the meeting.
The participants discussed current affairs in Union's neighbourhood, the future of the enlargement policy, and modalities for addressing the lack of credibility and encouraging reforms. Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhely participated in the discussion.
Concerning the opening of negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania, Miro Kovač said that Croatia supports enlargement and expressed hope that the negotiations would be opened during the Croatian presidency. He stressed that Croatia is continuously committed to ensuring peace and stability in the region of Southeast Europe.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Miro Kovač met, in separate meetings, High Representative and Vice-President of the Commission Josep Borrell and Chairman of EP Committee on Foreign Affairs David McAllister. Preparations for the Croatian presidency of the EU Council and its parliamentary dimension were discussed.