On 1 January, Croatia will take over the Presidency of the EU as the youngest member state to do so.
Čestitamo Hrvatskoj na predsjedavanju Vijećem EU-a i sretnim sljedećih šest mjeseci od svih nas u Europljana!
Congratulations #Croatia on taking on EU Presidency council and best of luck for next six months from all of us at #NewEuropeans
Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković has said that in January Croatia would dynamically embark on the presidency of the European Union, including meetings with leading European officials and the European Commission.
"Already in the week starting January 7, we will have a very intensive and dynamic course of events," he said at the last cabinet meeting this year.
On January 7, Plenković iwill travel to Paris for consultations with French President Emmanuel Macron, European Council President Charles Michel is arriving in Zagreb two days later, and the European Commission will convene in Zagreb on the 10th.
On January 14, Plenković will present Croatia's presidency programme at the European Parliament, while on the 16th he will hold consultations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
The slogan of the Croatian presidency is:
“A strong Europe in a challenging world” and the focus will be on a Europe that develops, a Europe that connects, a Europe that protects and a Europe that is influential."