Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk officially delivered Croatia’s EU accession treaty text to the head of the Croatian government, prime minister Jadranka Kosor, at a ceremony in Zagreb on the weekend.
“The great effort of the Croatians, and your government will pay off in the future. I say this as a Pole, who, like my compatriots, has been benefiting for years from the fact that Europe is united, and we are a part of it,” Tusk said after the ceremony, as quoted by the Polish EU presidency website.
Poland currently holds the rotating presidency of the EU.
Kosor said: “We are now one step closer to the European Union, to being a member in it.
“We still have a few things to do before we sign the treaty, but the most important issues have already been done. This international agreement is 300 pages and is certainly one of the most important treaties and documents that Croatia has ever signed,” Kosor said.