As the Croatian EU Presidency reaches its final days, our CEO Natko Vlahovic provided Glas Slavonije with a general overview of the last six months.
Despite being the youngest member state, Croatia showed great political and administrative reflexes by adapting its initial plans to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. At the very start of Croatia’s Presidency, Brexit and MFF 2021-2027 seemed to be the largest challenges in sight. January and February went according to plans, but March brought COVID-19 to the EU and made it a top priority. Nevertheless, the Croatian Presidency also contributed to publishing two of the most important strategic documents under the EU Green Deal – Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies.
With the epidemiological measures in place, Croatia quickly adapted by transferring meetings online. A staggering 65 meetings have been conducted online, many focused at relieving the consequences of the pandemic.
However, alongside all the efforts in fighting the pandemic, Croatia also presided over a trialogue meeting on the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers. Considering all circumstances, the Croatian Presidency proved to be a success by managing all challenges and showing results on several fronts.
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