“The fight against corruption, decentralization, protection of minorities and promotion of culture will be the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic announced in Strasbourg on Tuesday after meeting with the organization’s Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland.

Croatia takes over the six-month rotating presidency at the end of May in Copenhagen, and today’s meeting was an opportunity to discuss the forthcoming assumption of that duty, Plenkovic said.

He said that the Croatian presidency would focus on four priority areas: the fight against corruption, issues relating to decentralization, protection of minorities and their rights, and issues relating to culture, cultural heritage and cultural assets.” (Government of Croatia)