Mirko Kovac

Croatia FM says Serbia must meet EU membership criteria

Asked if Croatia was blocking Serbia's EU entry talks, Kovac said all countries that wanted to enter the bloc must meet membership criteria and separate the negotiating process from election campaigns.

HDZ: Croatia will close its borders to refugees if necessary

Asked about the possible deployment of the military along the borders, Kovac said that that would require legislative amendments. He ruled out a possibility of Croatia becoming a waiting area or hotspot for refugees.