Zagreb – The Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Jandroković and the President of the European Commission von der Leyen discussed the main priorities of the Croatian EU Council Presidency and the programme of the parliamentary meetings that will be attended, among others, by a number of members of the European Commission.
Speaker Jandroković and President von der Leyen stressed the importance of the Croatian Presidency that comes at a time when Europe is facing many internal and external challenges, including UK’s withdrawal from the EU. They also highlighted that national parliaments play an important role in the European law-making process and in bringing European policies and topics closer to the citizens. In that regard, Speaker Jandroković welcomed the Conference on the Future of Europe and the continuation of an intensive dialogue with European citizens. He said that the European Union should strive for a stronger citizens’ perception of the benefits of EU membership, such as improved quality of life and security.
In conclusion, they both said they look forward to a fruitful cooperation of the Croatian Parliament and other national parliaments with the European Commission on many issues of common interest.