“Prime Minister Andrej Plenković wrapped up his five-day visit to China by attending a Croatian-Chinese Business Forum in Shanghai.

The forum gathered representatives from 30 Croatian, and more than 130 Chinese, companies to discuss future economic cooperation. The prime minister presented Croatia’s excellent geostrategic position and membership in the EU as a gateway to Europe’s single market of half-a-billion people.

The prime minister mentioned the Pelješac Bridge, a project being led by a Chinese state-owned construction company, as a springboard for more investment and cooperation in infrastructure projects of strategic importance.” (Voice of Croatia)

“A delegation of the ruling centre-right Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ), led by party leader and Prime Minister, Andrej Plenkovic, will take part in a European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Helsinki to be held on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

At the congress, EPP member parties are expected to elect their lead pan-European candidate for the next European election in May 2019.

As Croatia’s Prime Minister, Plenkovic will also meet with the Finnish Prime Minister, Juha Sipila, on Wednesday.

The EPP meeting in Helsinki will also be attended by a number of EU government leaders from the ranks of EPP-affiliated parties, including German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, Austrian Chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, and Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban.” (N1)