Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Press Release:

Zagreb, 11 September 2018 - Future EU presidency trio meets in Zagreb

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs 11 September 2018 hosted a meeting of the future trio of presidents of the Council of the European Union – Romania, Finland and Croatia – which will preside over the Council from 1 January 2019 until 30 June 30 2020. Attending were Andreja Metelko Zgombińá, Croatian state secretary for European affairs; Victor Negrescu, Romanian minister delegate for European affairs; Kare Halonen, Finnish state secretary for EU affairs; and Gabor Ivan, director of the General Policy Department at the General Secretariat of the Council of the EU.

They exchanged views on the trio’s common priorities during their 18-month presidency of the Council of the EU and discussed current issues included on the EU agenda and the upcoming meetings, as well as steps being taken regarding preparations for each member of the trio’s presidency. They agreed further cooperation within the trio, notably in preparing a programme that should be adopted at a General Affairs Council meeting in December.