On the occasion of the meeting of the British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis, with the Croatian government in Zagreb a few days ago, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Marija Pejčinović Burić, emphasized that the Croatian government stands for the opening of the British labour market to Croatian workers.
The Croatian government has been trying to use the Brexit negotiations in order to make Great Britain open its market to workers from Croatia.
Great Britain is one of the EU countries that introduced a transitional measure of limiting the freedom of movement of workers from the Republic of Croatia by the 30th of June 2018 at the latest; however, it can prolong the limitation for a maximum of two years.
‘’Considering the total number of Croatian citizens and the size of the labour market, the decision of the United Kingdom not to prolong limitations for Croats on its labour market would not affect the dynamics of the British labour market and would be very positively accepted in Croatia’’, commented the Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković.
At the meeting, the Secretary of State presented the latest thoughts of the British government about future relations between the UK and the European Union and reported about British attitudes related to the current round of negotiations.