Visiting Croatia, Discussing Future: Jean-Claude Juncker in Dubrovnik

As part of an official visit to Croatia, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković at the Dubrovnik Airport, DuList reports.

At the first meeting, with the presence of Nikola Dobroslavić, Dubrovnik Neretva County mayor, the mayor of Dubrovnik Mato Franković and the director of the Dubrovnik Airport Franko Luetić, the course and realization of Dubrovnik’s capital project ‘Development of the Airport of Dubrovnik’, co-financed with non-refundable European funds in the amount of 155 million euros via Operational Program ‘Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020’, was presented.

This project increased the traffic capacity in Dubrovnik, but also in Dubrovnik Neretva County. It also raised the quality of tourism offer in the southernmost and most attractive part of Croatia, Plenković said. Another topic was the construction of the Pelješac Bridge, a ‘strategic project of connecting southern Croatia with the rest of the country’, also co-financed with European funds, as well as many other big projects.

Another arrangements ahead of the European Council will be discussed at meetings during the afternoon, as well as on an informal dinner that will take place at one restaurant in Dubrovnik.

‘We will discuss a strategic program to be adopted by the European Council on 21 June, a framework for the work of the future council and commission. Also, we will discuss enlargement policy after the commission comes out with a regular report, to give our assessment of readiness and support to some states from South-eastern Europe’, Plenković stated.

A major meeting in Zagreb will be held on Friday, with other topics relevant to Croatia, such as the multi-annual financial framework, the European budget negotiations, which will determine the most important thing – the financial priorities for the next seven years.