Croatia: Brexit a blow at a bad moment, won't stop Balkans expansion

Brexit is a blow to EU unity at a bad moment, and demonstrates the discontent of British voters with the functioning of the bloc, Croatia's caretaker Foreign Minister Miro Kovac said Friday.

"It is a blow to the unity of the EU, that needs to be said clearly," Kovac told regional TV broadcaster N1. Now "it needs to be seen how to "organize the EU more efficiently, how to reforge it ... EU institutions are too far removed from the common man."

In his word, "the moment if very bad, while we still haven't recovered from the migration and debt crises."

Asked about the effect of Brexit on EU expansion, Kovac said that Croatia still wants Balkan states to join, but that "it's realistic to anticipate a deceleration of the process."

Last update: Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:25
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