The newly elected President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, will pay an official visit to Zagreb next week, reports the media outlet N1.
Von der Leyen will take on her new role as the European Commision President on the 1st of November when Jean-Claude Juncker will step down. She has repeatedly said that she will work to break down barriers between the larger EU members and the smaller ones. And as Croatia is the youngest member of the European family, becoming a full member in July 2013, it seems that she intends to honour this pledge by putting Croatia on the top of her “to visit” list.
Although the exact date of her visit has not been released to the press yet, Von der Leyen is expected to meet with Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic in Zagreb, to discuss issues that would be the focus of Croatia's upcoming six-month presidency.