Ahead of the Croatian takeover of the presidency of the Council of Europe Council of Ministers in May, the country and its policy on the protection of national minorities were praised by the Council of Europe Secretary General, Thorbjorn Jagland, who is on an official visit to the state.
HRT reads that Jagland “commended Croatia for its record on protecting the rights of national minorities and congratulated her for ratifying the Istanbul Convention.
The Secretary General met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Marija Pejčinović-Burić and Deputy Parliament Speaker Željko Reiner.”
Croatia has been a member of the Council of Europe since November of 1996. However, this Croatian Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers (the Council of Europe’s statutory decision-making body) will be its first…. / IBNA
Main Photo: Thorbjorn Jagland (L) shakes hands with Croatian PM Andrej Plenković (R)