Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković in Brussels (Photo: Zhang Cheng/XINHUA/PIXSELL) Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković in Brussels (Photo: Zhang Cheng/XINHUA/PIXSELL)

Negotiations to find a successor for European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will continue on Tuesday, after Monday’s talks once again failed to produce results. Socialist Frans Timmermans appears to be the leading candidate, however, Manfred Weber and the center-right European People’s Party (EPP) - the relative winners of the elections, are not ready to abandon the principle of the so-called top candidate.

Representing Croatia in Brussels is Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, whose HDZ is a member of the EPP. "At this time we do not have a consensus regarding the distribution of key roles leading EU institutions, but this is a demanding job. As I've said, a conceptual approach, are you for or against a top candidate, either before or after the elections, with or without trans-national slates and the political competition between the top political parties. What is also important is geographic balance, a balance of political parties, and of course gender for all of these positions."

Source: HRT