Croatia could wrap up EU talks this week

Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi expects EU member states to reach an agreement on final details regarding the completion of negotiations with Croatia this week.

Hungarian Foreign Minister Janos Martonyi, whose country is currently chairing the EU, stated in Luxembourg on Tuesday that the meeting of the European Council later this week would be very important both for Europe and Croatia.

Croatia, which became a candidate country in 2004, started accession negotiations in 2005 and the government has pushed hard for the talks to be wrapped up by the end of June this year and its accession treaty to be signed by December.

The European Commission has recommended that Croatia complete its entry talks with the EU, clearing the way for the country’s accession in 2013.

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