The message Britons have sent with their referendum to exit the European Union is that Europe needs change, Croatia's caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic said in Brussels on Tuesday.
"The main message the British have sent is that Europe needs to change, that something didn't work and now we need to see which changes we need," he told reporters.
"I think the EU will survive and we should again affirm the goals and the way we will move on together," he said, arriving for a summit of EU leaders which will focus on Brexit.
Oreskovic said he did not expect the British decision to have negative repercussions for Croatia's borrowing. "Interest rates won't start rising. The money could remain quite cheap."
He said he did not expect negative repercussions for British tourist arrivals to the Croatian coast this summer. "Those who planned to come will come."