Prime Minister Andrej Plenković received Vera Jourova, the European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality on Thursday afternoon in Zagreb.
The prime minister and the commissioner discussed the rotating presidency of the EU, a role Croatia will assume in 2020. Later, the commissioner spoke with Justice Minister Dražen Bošnjaković about judicial reform.
"We should do more in all the member states - not just in Croatia - to increase the quality and speed of the justice system, as well as increase the trust of the citizens and also investors. These are the topics which we will discuss with the minister," said Jourova.
Minister Bošnjaković said the Ministry of Justice was "currently adapting several measures to improve efficiency and speed." He added that it was "a daily process" and that they were extremely important goals that Croatia was working hard to achieve.
Commissioner Jourova noted that crucial issues would be on the table, such as negotiations regarding the EU budget, during Croatia's EU presidential mandate in 2020.
The EU Commissioner is scheduled to meet with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on Friday.
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