As Croatia cleared the final hurdles and signed legal papers to adopt the euro on 1 January 2023, the President of the European People’s Party (EPP), Manfred WEBER said the following:
“Croatia, the youngest EU country, will become the twentieth country to adopt the euro. This is a historic day for Croatia, the eurozone and our political family. Much of the credit goes to Croatian Prime Minister Andrej PLENKOVIĆ and his government who spearheaded courageous reforms to strengthen the country’s economy. Joining the single currency will benefit Croatian people, Croatian businesses and make the eurozone stronger.
This is a concrete example of EPP leaders delivering for our citizens. No matter the position or level, EPP politicians provide stability and good economic governance, setting the conditions for European citizens and societies to flourish. Croatia’s joining the euro is a success for HDZ and a success for EPP.”
The EPP Manifesto, also adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, outlines the basic principles of the Party summary.
The EPP Manifesto, also adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, outlines the basic principles of the Party summarising who we are, what our values are, what challenges are we facing and what vision we have for the future. The Manifesto was developed in parallel to the EPP Platform document within the EPP Working Group 1 for “European Policy”.
The EPP Platform is the core programme of our party outlining our main values, explaining the challenges our society is facing and presenting our vision for the future of European Union.
The Party Platform was developed in EPP Working Group 1 for “European Policy” chaired by EPP President Wilfried MARTENS ?and EPP Vice President Peter HINTZE. The Working Group consists of delegates of EPP member parties who prepared and worked?on this document for more than two years and received input?from the drafting committee as well as senior and young experts. The document was adopted at the 2012 EPP Congress in Bucharest, thus replacing the Basic Programme of Athens from 1992.
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