European People's Party

Croatian PM: We had reservations because we want to solve problems with Serbia

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in parliament on Wednesday that his HDZ party had expressed reservations about the admission of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) to the European People's Party (EPP) "because our government wants to solve problems in relations with Serbia".

Registration best way to prevent terrorists entering EU, says EPP official

The president of the European People's Party (EPP) Group in the European Committee of the Regions, Michael Schneider, said in Dubrovnik on Friday that borders within the European Union must not be a barrier to economic development of regions but that at the same time, the EU's external borders must be protected and that registration is the best way to prevent terrorists from entering the EU.

Daul proud Plenkovic won election without populist rhetoric

President of the European People's Party (EPP) Joseph Daul on Thursday said that he hoped Andrej Plenkovic would attend the next EPP summit scheduled for mid-October as a prime minister, adding that he was proud of him because he had won Croatia's parliamentary election without having to use populist rhetoric.

Daul: Deferring SNS accession to EPP not connected to Croatian election

The President of the European People's Party (EPP), Joseph Daul, said in Zagreb on Thursday that the deferment of the admission of the leading Serbian party into EPP is not connected with the election in Croatia and that the decision was in the remit of the relevant EPP  task force.

Plenkovic: HDZ didn't lobby to defer admission of Vucic's party to the EPP

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) leader Andrej Plenkovic on Tuesday refuted speculation that the HDZ had "lobbied" to have the admission of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), led by Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, to the European Peoples' Party (EPP) deferred due to his party's interests and success at Sunday's parliamentary election.

EPP postpones decision on admission of Serbian Progressive Party

A decision to grant the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) an associate membership of the European People's Party (EPP) has been postponed until November for political reasons, sources in the EPP told Hina on Tuesday.

European People's Party for European solution to migrant crisis

The minister said that over 600,000 migrants had passed through Croatia, one of the countries on the Balkan migrant route.