Croatia's EU Presidency



From 1 January to 30 June 2020, Croatia took over the six-month rotating Presidency of the European Union (following Romania and Finland). Despite facing unprecedented conditions, the Croatian Presidency successfully adapted to the crisis mode, fully ensuring the continuity and efficiency of the Council’s work. The priorities of Croatia’s presidency were driven by its motto: ‘A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges’. To achieve this, Croatia focused on four pillars:  

  • A Europe that develops 

  • A Europe that connects 

  • A Europe that protects

  • An influential Europe