Now that the EPP has once again emerged as the leading force following the European elections and has successfully secured the Presidency of the European Commission, we would like to warmly invite you to the EPP Statutory Congress in Zagreb.
In addition to electing a new EPP leadership, we will tackle crucial issues in which Europe should take the lead.
It is up to the EPP to propose and implement policies: for effective climate action, for empowering our youth and for protecting democracy and peace on our continent and in our neighbourhood.
On behalf of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), the strongest political party in Croatia, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the EPP Statutory Congress in Zagreb.
We look forward to elect the new leadership of the largest European political family, which will work in parallel with the newly elected European Parliament and the new European Commission.
In January 2020, for the first time, Croatia will be taking over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, as its youngest Member State. This is important for my country which gained independence less than 30 years ago and which is currently preparing to join the Schengen Area and adopt the euro.
It is my firm belief that with a clear European platform, future oriented policies that put citizens at the centre of our action, EPP can reinforce voters’ confidence and ensure benefits for our countries and the European Union as a whole.
Prime Minister of Croatia & HDZ President