The Brussels Report Podcast Episode 17 – with Croatian MEP Ladislav Ilčić

EP Plenary session - Shrinking space for civil society in Europe

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Ladislav Ilčić is an MEP for Croatia, sitting with the European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR). He is a member of the “Croatian Sovereignists” party, a former member of the Croatian Parliament (2015-2016), special adviser to the ministers of Foreign Affairs (2016-2017) and Culture (2017-2018), and has served as city councilor on the Varaždin City Council (2013-2017). He is also an accomplished musician, a violinist and member of the Symphonic orchestra of the Croatian radio/ television since 1995.

In this this episode of the Brussels Report podcast, editor Pieter Cleppe discusses the following topics with him:

– The Conference on the Future of Europe and the ECR Campaign around this

– The conclusions of the ECR’s conference on the Western Balkans, the local situation and the responsibility of the European Union

– The idea of a “mini-Schengen” for the six Balkan countries that are currently not a member of the EU

– His vision for the EU, and the importance of the subsidiarity principle