Croatia and Spain recently signed a deal on avoiding double taxation, a move expected to strengthen the two countriesâ€™ bilateral cooperation.
The agreement was signed by the Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and his Croatian counterpart Kolinda Grabar- Kitarovic. Zagreb was Moratinosâ€™ last stop on a Balkan tour which also took in Bosnia and Serbia. Moratinos said that the Spanish government wants close cooperation with Croatia, and moreover, wants to help Croatia on its path towards European Union membership.
In March the EU decided not to start accession talks with Croatia because of Zagrebâ€™s failure to extradite former army general Ante Gotovina, whom the UN war crimes tribunal has charged with war crimes. â€śWe are convinced that Croatia will be able to remove the last obstacles,â€? Moratinos told reporters in Zagreb.