13:03 / 07.03.2023.

Author: Branko Lozančić

Danish Prime Minister at a working meeting with Prime Minister Plenković

Andrej Plenković met with Mette Frederiksen

Andrej Plenković met with Mette Frederiksen

Foto: Josip Regovic / PIXSELL

It is the second day of Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen's official visit to Croatia. After Rijeka, where she visited the construction site of the future port terminal, today she is in Zagreb, where she met with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, and before that with Interior Minister Davor Božinović.

Andrej Plenković and Mette Fredriksen held a tête-à-tête meeting, which was followed by a meeting between the two delegations. Topics of discussion included bilateral relations and strengthening of economic cooperation.

One of the key topics is the fight against illegal migration. Namely, the EU is facing the largest influx of migrants since the end of the migrant crisis eight years ago. Last year, around 330,000 illegal crossings of the EU external border were recorded, 64 percent more than the year before.

The most active is still the Western Balkan migrant route with 45 percent of all detected illegal attempts to cross the border. Denmark advocates for the reform of the European asylum system. This morning's meeting between the Danish Prime Minister and the Interior Minister, Davor Božinović, was also on the trail of that topic, in whose company she toured the National Coordination System for Border Surveillance.

With Prime Minister Plenković, the war in Ukraine was also on the agenda, along with harsh condemnation of the Russian aggression. They also discussed the preservation of stability and security in the Western Balkans.

Source: HRT

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