Croatia’s Council Presidency is a pivotal opportunity for companies to engage with EU and member state decision makers, especially when it comes to closing legislative files of the Juncker Commission and giving visibility to files worth examining during the von der Leyen Commission.
The Croatian Presidency comes at the beginning of a new five-year EU institutional cycle following the May European elections: with new leaders of the European institutions – the new composition of the European Commission and the European Parliament and a new President of the European Council; with new policy topics and policy proposals in line with the strategic framework for the period 2019-2024, with the conclusion of the negotiations on a new seven-year European budget for the period 2021-2027, the completion of which will be an important task of the Croatian Presidency and the expected finalization of Brexit.
In these dynamic times for Europe, #EU2020HR represents a pivotal chance for you to act while it matters. Having a presence at select informal and formal meetings during the Croatian presidency will enable your company to position itself for the long run. Now is the time to push for your presence and visibility at select meetings or organize a private event on the side-lines.
In terms of the agenda and priorities, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic recently presented the following focus areas, which we highlight below*: