Less than two months since Croatia officially joined the EU on July 1 as its 28th member, Brussels is threatening legal action against the Western Balkan state for failure to apply EU extradition law. Croatia failed to reply to a warning letter sent by Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding on the issue and now officials are talking of a “breach of trust”.
“This infringement of EU law goes to the very heart of European judicial cooperation,” said a spokeswoman for Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding on August 26.
Commission Vice President Viviane Reding wrote to Zagreb, warning that the country could lose EU funds if it did not change its new law but Croatia failed to reply to Reding’s concerns by midnight August 24 as it ought to.
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