Pusić Confident of EU Progress

According to Croatian Foreign and European Affairs Minister Vesna Pusić, Croatia is expected to meet all remaining tasks in order to qualify for European Union membership by the end of January 2013.

Pusić discussed the ten remaining obligations at a press conference in Zagreb on Wednesday following a government task force meeting earlier in the day,  which revolved around the finalisation of those tasks in accordance with an action plan prepared comprising of concrete time-frames and concrete measures to be undertaken.

Pusić told reporters that the remaining tasks included the construction of border crossings at the exit of Bosnian coastal town, Neum, legislation concerning changes to the judiciary in Croatia and issues concerning the ship building industry.

“I assure you that we are focused on the finalisation of all obligations and that Prime Minister  Zoran Milanović set that as our priority, he is monitoring the performance of all ministries and ministers in charge of fulfilling those requirements. I believe that we will be completely ready by 31 January,” Pusić said.