Croatian president agrees with Hungarian and Polish stand that EU can’t be supra-state

“There is no European federation or supra-state. It is a fantasy nurtured by some. Europe is founded on national states, big and small". [EPA-EFE/IGOR KUPLJENIK]

The European Union consists of national states and the EU cannot be a federation or a supra-state, Croatian President Zoran Milanović told the press in Rome.

“There is no European federation or supra-state. It is a fantasy nurtured by some. Europe is founded on national states, big and small. I agree with the Hungarians and the Poles and some others, but I do not agree with them on everything,” Milanović said.

He added that the EU bureaucrats in Brussels and all those agencies should be “more flexible when they label different states.”

He also advocated embracing diversities inside the EU. “I have told them that my values are not necessarily the values shared by all of Europe and that it is not healthy that one kind – in this case, the far liberal and left – should be dominant. That one is mine, but we are not all the same,” Milanović added.

“Things can change tomorrow. We should be aware of that, that we are not all the same, but there are some things that connect us and therefore we can be together,” he concluded.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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