Zagreb – Luxembourg is most likely to ratify Croatia’s Accession Treaty before the Chamber rises for the summer recess, or in autumn at the latest, stated Mr. Laurent Moser, Speaker of the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies during the return visit the Luxembourg parliamentary delegation he headed was paying to the Sabor.
“The Parliament is most likely to ratify Croatia’s accession treaty with the European Union before the summer recess, or in autumn at the latest”, stated the Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg after the official meeting with his host Mr Boris Šprem, Croatian Parliament Speaker.
Mr Moser declared he was looking forward to Croatia’s becoming an EU member state in July 2013, underlining his country “held in great esteem the enormous efforts the Croatian government and the Sabor have made to harmonize Croatian legislation with the acquis communautaire”.
There are still some issues to be settled, he added, as the privatization of shipyards, battle against organized crime and processing war crime cases. Nonetheless, Mr Moser says he is “optimistic” and “believes Croatia will soon manage to resolve the matter”.
Mr Šprem highlighted the excellent bilateral ties between the two countries, both political and economic. “Our economic relations are outstanding: last year our trade exchange amounted to 245 million Euros”, said the Speaker emphasizing that in 2003 Croatia and Luxembourg had concluded an agreement on mutual protection of investments.
A Croatian Parliament delegation visited Luxemburg in 2005.