Croatian FM says EU will provide country stability

In the run up to a crucial referendum on Croatia’s EU membership bid, Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic tells lawmakers that joining the bloc will ensure the country’s stability.

Pusic said in parliament on Thursday that stability was the most important argument in favour of Croatia’s EU entry.

“We frequently hear money from EU funds being mentioned as the main argument in favour of EU accession. Even though it is an important argument, for Croatia… the most important argument in favour of EU entry is the stability of state institutions and the continuity of the state, without which there can be no economic recovery, human rights, or normal functioning of state institutions and confidence in them,” Pusic said.

“All EU member countries have de facto secured such stability,” Pusic said, speaking in a debate over a government report on the results of Croatia’s EU accession talks.

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