Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (Screenshot: HRT) Prime Minister Andrej Plenković (Screenshot: HRT)

The extraordinary summit in the city of Sibiu on Thursday focused on the EU’s future, culminating with the adoption of a declaration outlining guidelines for member states. The declaration focuses on unity, solidarity, democracy and the rule of law.

Speaking ahead of the summit Prime Minister Andrej Plenković emphasized Croatia's priorities. "For us it is especially important that over the next 5 or 7 years, in the next budgetary framework, there is an attempt to indicate, within those policies that deal with balanced development in all member states, that in some countries there exists a need for demographic revitalization. This is an idea I mentioned to Commissioner Oettinger when he visited Zagreb last year. So, in the process that lies ahead of us we will insist on that."

Source: HRT