“Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković was on a charm offensive in Brussels this week, declaring that the EU’s newest member wants to be part of its inner circle. But he has his work cut out to persuade other European leaders that it belongs there.

Plenković was making all the right noises, praising French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and saying his country wanted to join the passport-free Schengen zone in 2020 and hoped to adopt the euro further down the line.” (Politico)