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Ambassador of Denmark gave opening remarks on European Youth Parliament Conference in Zagreb

On Sunday, April 8th 2018, Ambassador Christian Thorning gave opening remarks on the final day of the 28th National Selection Conference organized by the European Youth Parliament Croatia.

The conference, which took place in Zagreb from the 5th to the 8th of April 2018, came to an end in beautiful surroundings in Zagreb City Hall under the theme: “Thinking as one, working as one, moving forward as one”.

In his speech, the Ambassador mentioned Denmark’s current chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and its five priorities. One of the five priorities of the Danish chairmanship is related to the promotion of democracy by way of ensuring the involvement of children and young people in the democratic life. “To me this conference, that we are part of today, is an excellent example of exactly that”, the Ambassador emphasized.

The Ambassador also praised the youth of Croatia for organizing the conference of the European Youth Parliament – “an excellent example of the determination and imagination necessary to carry our societies into the unknown future”, the Ambassador said.