The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) Christine Lagarde said in an interview with Slovenian Television that Croatia's accession to the Eurozone is currently going according to plan.
Asked by Slovenian broadcaster Igor Bergant whether rising inflation in Europe, the war in Ukraine and the general crisis could delay Croatia's accession to the European Monetary Union, Lagarde said Croatia was still "very committed to its goal" of joining the Eurozone.
“If we have learned anything so far, it is that such commitment and adaptability are the main principles that lead to progress. Slovenia also adhered to that and constantly confirmed it, and I think that Croatia is also working hard on the introduction of the euro,” said Lagarde.
"It is wonderful that we will probably accept (Croatia) as the 20th member very soon. We will have to calculate the data and facts and review everything. We will do this together with the European Commission, and the ECB will be involved in this process. For now, we see that everything is going according to plan," Lagarde said.
She was in Slovenia these days to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Slovenian central bank as an independent monetary institution, and in several public appearances she referred to the possibility of rising inflation and the measures that the ECB intends to take in this regard.