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Leaders aware unity needed for EU's survival

The heads of state or government of European Union member states have sent at their informal summit a clear signal about the need for unity in dealing with internal and external challenges, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Valletta on Friday.

EU wants stable Libya to stem migrant flow

The European Union vowed on Friday that it will contribute to Libya's stabilisation and help the Libyan government acquire control over its territory and the land and sea borders to fight human trafficking, while Italy committed to financing refugee camps in Libya with the EU's support.

Croatian PM calls for unity and new cohesive narrative in EU

The European Union must maintain its unity in the new global context and seek a new cohesive narrative, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic said in Valletta on Friday where he arrived for an informal summit meeting of EU heads of state or government who are expected to discuss the Central Mediterranean migratory route and Libya as well as preparations for the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties.

Oreskovic says today maybe new beginning for EU

Croatia's caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic on Friday participated in a European Union summit in Bratislava and said afterwards that the messages at the meeting were positive and that today was "perhaps a new beginning" for the EU.

First day of Bled Forum focuses on growth of populism and nationalism in EU

A safe future of young generations, the spreading of populism and nationalism in the European Union over Brexit and the migrant crisis were some of the topics of a leaders' panel debate which on Monday, the first day of the Bled Forum, was also attended by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic.

Merkel starts talks with EU leaders, Croatian PM in Berlin on Sat.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a series of meetings with EU members' leaders, and the first round of such meetings is set for Monday when Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosts the German Chancellor and French President Francois Hollande, while next Saturday, Merkel is to receive prime ministers: Christian Kern of Austria, Boyko Borisov of Bulgaria and Tihomir Oreskovic of Croatia and Miro Cerar of Slovenia.

Croatian president says NATO summit very successful

NATO is very well adapting to new security conditions and is not an outdated instrument but has shown its importance by being flexible, Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic said on Saturday, describing the two-day alliance summit that has just ended in Warsaw as very successful.

The most important issues at the NATO summit in Warsaw

In which direction will the most powerful military alliance in the world head over the next two years? The NATO summit in Warsaw on Friday and Saturday is supposed to show the way.

Bosnian FM: Western Balkans has a European future

Bosnia and Herzegovina's Foreign Minister Igor Crnadak on Thursday said that the European prospects for his country and the entire Western Balkans remain open and that European Union (EU) enlargement will not be jeopardised with Brexit.

Brexit won't affect Western Balkan's EU membership prospects

Great Britain's exit from the European Union should not bring into question the EU membership prospects of Western Balkan countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande said in Paris on Monday.

Oreskovic, Kovac confirm Serbia soon to open policy area No. 23

Croatia's caretaker Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic and Foreign Minister Miro Kovac confirmed in Paris on Monday that a solution was close at hand regarding the opening of negotiations on the policy areas Nos. 23 and 24 in Serbia's EU entry talks after Croatia's conditions had been met.

Western Balkan Summit starts in Paris

Leaders of six EU member states and six western Balkan countries gathered in Paris on Monday for the 3rd Summit of the Berlin Process launched two years ago to help Southeast European countries draw closer to the European Union through concrete regional cooperation projects.

Paris hosting summit on EU integration of Western Balkans

The leaders of six European Union and six Western Balkan countries will meet in Paris on Monday for the 3rd Berlin Process summit, which was launched two years ago so that countries in Southeast Europe could draw closet to EU membership through regional cooperation.

Brdo-Brijuni Process summit confirms readiness to cooperate, draw closer to EU

"We will refrain unconditionally from any rhetoric or action that lead to regional tensions," Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency Chair Bakir Izetbegovic said, conveying at a news conference conclusions of the Brdo-Brijuni Process summit.

Brdo-Brijuni Process summit starts in Sarajevo

The presidents of eight Southeast European countries, including Croatia, gathered in Sarajevo on Sunday for an annual summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, with Italian President Sergio Mattarella attending as a guest of honour. 

Presidents of S-E Europe countries for future in EU, stronger bilateral cooperation

The heads of state in Southeast Europe said in Sarajevo on Saturday that they saw the future of the region in the European Union, but that this was a long term goal for whose achievement it was necessary to work on improving relations in the region ...

France organises preparatory meeting for Brdo-Brijuni Process summit

Marc-Ayrault held several bilateral meetings with some of the participating ministers, including his Croatian counterpart Miro Kovac. 

Croatian president calls for comprehensive dealing with humanitarian crises

Speaking to the press after the address, the president said she was approached by many participants who had been to Vukovar, eastern Croatia.

World Humanitarian Summit, seen as 'wake-up call' for action, starts in Istanbul

The first UN World Humanitarian Summit is taking place in Istanbul, given that Turkey has received a few millions of refugees fleeing the war in Syria.

Germany rules out EU summit on Greek bailout

Germany ruled out on Wednesday holding a special European leaders' summit on the Greek bailout.

EU leaders have "Herculean" task to hammer out Turkey migration deal

EU leaders on Thursday kicked off difficult talks on a contentious plan to stem migration flows from Turkey to Europe, with several warning that a deal was uncertain.

Centre-left European politicians meet in Paris for political summit

European politicians from Socialist Democrat parties were convening in Paris on Saturday for high-level talks that were expected to address, in part, the European migration crisis.

EU leaders seek to seal contentious migration deal with Turkey

Another week, another summit: 10 days after their last meeting, EU leaders will gather in Brussels on Thursday in the hope of striking a deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of migrants into Greece. But many are asking: at what price?

EU summit drags out amid discord over Turkish migration demands

EU leaders met late into the night Monday over last-minute proposals out of Ankara to take back migrants from Greece in return for a doubling of EU aid and other concessions, but the plan looked unlikely to win immediate approval.

Turkey seeks extra 3 billion euros in EU migration aid

Turkey has demanded an additional 3 billion euros (3.3 billion dollars) from the European Union by 2018, in return for help in tackling migration flows, European Parliament President Martin Schulz said at an EU-Turkey summit Monday.

Leaders weigh in on EU-Turkey dilemma of stemming migration flows

Leaders from the EU and Turkey are grappling for a joint response to the migration surge into Europe at a summit in Brussels.

Merkel, EU headed for showdown over border closures to stem migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she is against closing borders to stem the flow of migrants into Europe, setting up a fight over the issue at an EU summit in Brussels.

EU-Turkey migration summit to run late as Ankara presents new ideas

Discussions among EU leaders and their Turkish counterpart on Europe's migration surge will extend into the evening, an EU source says, adding that Ankara is expected to present "quite ambitious ideas" to tackle the issue.

Merkel speaks out against closure of Balkan migration route

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she is against closing borders to stem the flow of people into Europe, ahead of an EU summit with Turkey aimed at finding fresh solutions to the migration surge.

EU-Turkey meeting on migrant crisis to take place in Brussels Monday

"There's no alternative to respecting the Schengen Code. Only the Schengen rules can be the basis of a comprehensive European solution," Tusk said at a joint press conference in Zagreb.

Hollande, Merkel to meet in Paris ahead of EU-Turkey migration summit

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are set to meet in Paris Friday at 10:15 am local time (0915 GMT), just three days ahead of a planned EU-Turkey summit on migration.

EU, Turkey to hold migration summit in desperate bid to stem flows

Despite months of unrelenting migrant arrivals, the European Union is still struggling to reach a unified response. As countries squabble and erect fences, migrants are left stranded by the thousands. Can Monday's EU summit with Turkey deliver answers?

Oreskovic pleased with EBRD summit in London

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, who attended an investment summit organised by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London on Monday, said he was pleased that his messages were received well by potential investors.  

PM: Stable tax system, trustworthy judiciary crucial for investments

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic, who on Monday attended an EBRD investment summit in London, said that in order to attract investments it was vital to have a stable tax system and a judicial system that instilled confidence.

Oreskovic presents Croatia's investment projects at EBRD summit in London

Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic presented strategic projects of his government and main cross-border energy and infrastructure investment projects at the Western Balkans Investment Summit of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London on Monday.

EU leaders prepare for tough talks over deal to stave off Brexit

EU leaders were bracing themselves Thursday for a long night of negotiations with Britain over a reform package aimed at convincing the country to remain a member of the bloc.

Tusk: "No guarantee" that Britain deal can be reached at EU summit

EU President Donald Tusk says he cannot guarantee that a summit starting on Thursday will deliver a deal on reforms that Britain has demanded to remain a member of the bloc.

Growing optimism over Brexit deal ahead of EU summit

There was growing optimism Wednesday that a deal on EU reforms demanded by Britain is within reach, although diplomats warned that the bloc's leaders would have to overcome several unresolved issues at this week's summit.

Merkel: Summit to decide whether EU-Turkey deal is worthwhile

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that this week's EU summit will decide whether the bloc's deal with Turkey to stem the refugee influx should be pursued or abandoned in favour of a barrier along Greece's borders with Bulgaria and Macedonia.

US-ASEAN summit calls for "maritime security," no mention of China

The United States and south-east Asian countries called for "maritime security" but made no direct reference to China or the South China Sea, where Beijing has been pressing territorial disputes, after a summit Tuesday hosted by US President Barack Obama.

Croatian PM to attend EU summit next week

New Croatian Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic will for the first time attend an EU summit in Brussels next week and meet with leaders of EU institutions.

Munich security summit focuses on Russia as global instability rises

This weekend's Munich Security Conference will address rising global instability with a focus on Russia's role in two major conflicts: Syria and Ukraine. But in the absence of Putin, little can be done to solve what organizers call a "crisis in Western-Russian relations".

Pusic: Serbia's EU membership in interest of Croatia the most

I believe that of all EU members, this is in the interest of Croatia the most and in the interest of neighbouring countries such as Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, ...

Russian, Turkish FMs expected to meet at OSCE Belgrade summit

"Serbia's priorities today are peace and security, we want to leave the past behind ... and look to the future with our eyes wide open,"

Milanovic: Croatia feels negative consequences of climate changes

Although Croatia's share in the global CO2 emission is an insignificant 0.06%, we feel the negative consequences of climate changes as much as the rest of the world does

Tusk: Schengen soon a thing of the past without external border control

Speaking ahead of a summit of the EU's 28 member states and Turkey, Tusk said he expected an agreement to be reached on how to handle the migrant crisis.

Croatian president says SEE region with which talks are being held

"I believe we have just committed ourselves to achieving the strategic vision of Europe which is whole, free and peaceful and which is not integral without its southeast," 

Biden says whole and peaceful Europe impossible without its southeast

My generation and the generation of my father have been dreaming of a Europe which is whole, peaceful and united and we believe that this is not possible without Europe's southeast

Participants in Zagreb summit issue joint statement

It was agreed that we need to continue to strengthen the transatlantic partnership between the United States and the EU to achieve stability, security and prosperity

Croatian PM meets with US vice-president

Biden had arrived in Zagreb to attend the Brdo-Brijuni Presidential Process summit as a guest. The meeting brought together the leaders of Southeast European countries.

Pahor says prospects of EU, NATO membership facilitate peace

Pahor said he saw the Zagreb event as an attempt to support the European prospects of the countries in the region and also as support for the NATO membership ...

Pusic: Biden's visit marks return of US to this part of world

"Croatia is a staunch American ally and we have been closely cooperating in that regard for years, it's a traditional alliance. 

Brdo-Brijuni extraordinary summit starts

The summit, co-chaired by Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and her Slovenian counterpart Borut Pahor, was taking place in the presidential offices in the Croatian capital.

Biden says south-east Europe of extreme interest to USA

He praised the regional initiative "Brdo-Brijuni Process" as a good job as it has managed to bring together heads of state for talks for the past five years.

Biden, Tusk, Pahor meet in Zagreb

Visoki dužnosnici nisu davali izjave novinarima nakon sastanaka zatvorenih za javnost u hotelu Westin. 

US Vice President arrives in Zagreb

Biden will participate in the meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process, a regional political initiative bringing together former Yugoslav countries and Albania.

Vice-President Biden to attend regional summit in Zagreb Wednesday

Biden is the first U.S top official to visit Croatia during the term of of President Barack Obama.

Pahor says Zagreb summit will strengthen stability

According to Pahor, Biden's arrival in Zagreb is a message that the United States is attaching the necessary attention to the region and that it is "actively returning" to the region ...

Croatian president to attend Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul

The summit, whose theme is "Building Stability and Business Resilience in Volatile Times," will bring together nearly 600 participants from more than 40 countries, 

US Vice President Biden to visit Zagreb for Brdo-Brijuni summit

Also invited to the Zagreb conference are German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Council President Donald Tusk.

Milanovic expects constructive talks at summit

I expect constructive talks, this is the basic reason why I have come today here while missing election campaigning. I have come to hold talks ...