Source Pravda.Ru

The New Croatian President Contemplates EU Membership

The United States on Monday welcomed the victory of Social Democrat Ivo Josipovic in the Croatian presidential election.

The left-wing law professor ran on a promise to fight corruption, one of the conditions for entry into the European bloc, which Croatia is aiming to achieve by January 2012.

"We look forward to working with president-elect Josipovic on issues of common interest as Croatia heads into the final stage of accession to the European Union," State Department spokesman PJ Crowley told reporters.

"In that dialogue between Croatia and the EU obviously, effective governance is an important element, fighting corruption, cooperating with the International Tribunal for Yugoslavia."

Josipovic, 52, won the second round of Croatia's presidential election on Sunday with over 60 percent of the votes, and vowed to transform the nation into a "star" of Europe.

AFP has contributed to the report.

Comments
US military men depressed over of Russia's new T-5000 sniper rifle
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Lenin planted the seeds that destroyed the USSR
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
The need for a Global Political Agenda 2018
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia works on MiG-41 doomsday fighter jet
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Russia leaves Syria, but USA stays, to spend some more
Russia leaves Syria, but USA stays, to spend some more
US nano weapon killed Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, scientists say
Putin's remarks about collection of biomaterials may bury genetics
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
Russia to rebuild its former Soviet naval base in Syria's Tartus
North Korea declares victory over USA
Kim Jong-un's tactic of hard power teaches USA lesson of obedience
The need for a Global Political Agenda 2018
Russia on the eve of another Crimea referendum