ZAGREB – A common security policy is needed

A common security policy is everything but just not common. We are still pursuing a common security policy from our capitals,” Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said during the Inter-Parliamentary Conference for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy in Zagreb on Tuesday (3 March).

He also called on European ministers to have deeper cooperation while resolving major issues and challenges. “We should listen to each other, act together. We must not repeat 2015 but act together to prevent illegal migration,” said Grlić Radman. 

Before the session, Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković said Croatia would send the army to its borders if needed to prevent illegal migration.

In addition to resolving the crisis at a source, in Syria, Jandroković said that “it is necessary to work in two directions, diplomatic and humanitarian, to prevent the emergence of a new migrant wave.”

In the meantime, PM Andreij Plenković and Interior Minister Damir Krstičević visited the Turkish-Greek border, accompanied by EU leaders and Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

”We are committed at all levels to resolve this situation and not repeat what we saw in 2015. We need to learn from this, stay together, keep the line and help the Greek Government,” said Plenković, emphasising the importance of Greece in ”preventing a possible new wave of illegal migration with its security forces”.

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