Support for Croatia’s accession

Malta is very supportive of the membership of Croatia to the EU and has consistently advocated that Croatia should be admitted in the shortest time frame possible. Malta also maintains an open mind about enlargement to other potential candidates insisting of course that all applicants must meet the Copenhagen criteria prior to membership. A large proportion of the public at large remains sceptical of Turkey’s EU membership bid believing that this would dilute the process of EU integration and change the nature of EU cooperation in future.
The status of Kosovo
Malta believes that Kosovo has the right to decide upon its own future, including independence, but that any decisions taken must be implemented in a peaceful way. All measures necessary must be taken to avoid the re-emergence of instability in the Balkans again.