17:46 / 10.04.2022.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Croatia on track to join the OECD in 2-3 years

Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman

Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman

Foto: Bernd Von Jutrczenka / DPA

Croatia has begun adopting legal instruments for accession to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and its chief negotiator, Foreign Minister Gordan Grlić-Radman believes talks could be completed in two to three years.

The OECD formally launched accession talks with Croatia and five other candidate countries on January 25, 2022.

Founded in 1961, the OECD is a forum of countries which call themselves democracies and market economies which discuss global problems and publish economic analyses.

Minister Grlić-Radman said recently that Croatia become a member of all the relevant international Organisation except for the OECD.

Accession to the OECD is politically important to the government and has therefore entrusted the Foreign Ministry with conducting the accession talks.

Croatia submitted an official request to join the OECD on January 25, 2017.

According to the OECD, technical committees, consisting of representatives of member-states, must oversee and monitor the adoption of legal instruments; followed by a full review at the end of the process.

After that, the OECD Council, the main steering body of the Organisation , decides on a country's accession.

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