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Oct 25, 2018

House Speaker: Hungary-Croatia ties demonstrate that it is possible for fair cooperation to take place in the bloc

Following a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Gordan Jandrokovic, László Kövér said Croatia is a good neighbor and an important partner in the economy and tourism

Hungary’s House Speaker has highlighted how fair cooperation can be maintained with other countries in the European Union even when strong national identities are part of the equation.

Following a meeting with his Croatian counterpart Gordan Jandrokovic, László Kövér said Hungary-Croatia ties demonstrate that it is possible for fair cooperation to take place in the bloc.

The speaker said Croatia is a good neighbor and an important partner in the economy and tourism. He also highlighted the importance of maintaining cross-border affairs.

Kövér added that both countries are developing national minority policies that can serve as examples to other members of the bloc.

“As far as the EU’s future is concerned, this is a highly important issue,” he said. Contrary to received wisdom, relations can be fair if strong national identities are part of the equation, he added.

Kövér thanked the Croatian government and his Croatian counterpart for their support for the construction of a Hungarian college in Osijek (Eszek), a project already under way.

Jandrokovic said that both countries are doing a lot for their ethnic minorities, and their efforts could serve as examples for other countries.