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

The goal of the meeting is to bridge the gaps between the various positions each member state has regarding the EU's long term budget (2021-2027). Representing Croatia is Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who noted that it is difficult to foresee when an agreement will be reached.

"I'm assuming that everyone has come here with a constructive approach, because that is what we need in order to reach a compromise. Simultaneously, I can sense in the consultations I am holding, that there are a lot of countries that would like to see certain changes in these negotiations. Specifically regarding this agreement in principle that the heads of state or government are supposed to achieve. But right now it is too early to say how the first part of this meeting will conclude," Plenković told reporters.

Source: HRT