Croatia APPG

First Registered: 15/02/2017 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To raise awareness of Croatia among British Parliamentarians for the purpose of fostering closer relations between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Croatia.

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Recent Documents related to Croatia

1. Croatia bereavement: death abroad
24/08/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Croatia bereavement: death abroad Information to help the family

2. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with C to F)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Croatia This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

3. Croatia: doctors
22/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Croatia: doctors List of English speaking medical facilities for

4. Croatia: funeral directors
22/05/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Croatia: funeral directors List of English-speaking funeral directors

5. PM call with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia: 9 August 2019
09/08/2019 - Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street
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Found: PM call with Prime Minister Andrej Plenković of Croatia: 9 August 2019 - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Croatia

1. Asylum Seekers: Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina
18/11/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: of migrants and asylum seekers at the border of Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina; and what representations - Speech Link
2: shifted like cattle from Italy to Slovenia to Croatia, where alleged systemic violence and abuse by the - Speech Link
3: into a political football by Italy, Slovenia and Croatia? What impact is such behaviour by EU states breaching - Speech Link

2. Jonathan Taylor: SBM Offshore
09/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: multinational SBM Offshore in 2012. He was arrested in Croatia on 30 July this year on an Interpol red notice - Speech Link
2: Serious Fraud Office. He is currently detained in Croatia under a European arrest warrant and is trying to - Speech Link
3: Taylor has spent 100 days since his arrest in Croatia awaiting the outcome of legal proceedings that - Speech Link

3. International Travel Rules
22/07/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Bulgaria, Croatia, Hong Kong and Taiwan have been added to the Government’s green list; Croatia and Taiwan - Speech Link

4. Town and Country Planning (Electricity Generating Consent)
25/01/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: wages by bringing over workforces wholesale from Croatia to work at Croatian wage levels. This same firm - Speech Link

5. Point of Order
09/03/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: delegations; I think there is one group coming from Croatia next Monday. It would be helpful if there were - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Croatia
1. Croatia: Earthquakes
asked by: Jim Shannon
... what discussions he has held with his Croatian counterpart on UK assistance in response to recent earthquakes affecting that country.

2. Croatia: Asylum
asked by: Lisa Nandy
... what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Croatia on that country's continued international obligations towards asylum seekers and refugees.

3. Croatia: Immigration Controls
asked by: Baroness Helic
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make urgent representations to the government of Croatia about ending the alleged beatings and forced pushback of migrants and asylum seekers at the border with Bosnia Herzegovina.

4. Property Rights: Croatia
asked by: Mary Robinson
... whether there is a reciprocity agreement between the UK and Croatia allowing British nationals to purchase property in Croatia.

5. Migrant Workers: Croatia
asked by: Stuart C McDonald
... how many (a) prosecutions have taken place and (b) penalty notices have been issued under paragraphs (i) 15 and (ii) 16 of the Accession of Croatia (Immigration and Worker Authorisation) Regulations 2013 in each year since those regulations entered into force.

Latest Questions
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4 Current APPG Officers
Edward Leigh Portrait
Edward Leigh
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Gainsborough
Joined: 4th November 2020
Earl of Dundee Portrait
Earl of Dundee
Joint Chairman & Secretary
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 15th February 2017
Mark Hendrick Portrait
Mark Hendrick
Vice Chairman
Labour (Co-op) - Preston
Joined: 29th August 2018
Lord Anderson of Swansea Portrait
Lord Anderson of Swansea
Vice Chairman
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 15th February 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Edward Leigh MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 6480.


Public Enquiry Point:

The Earl of Dundee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW. Tel: 020 7219 6781


No benefits in kind are on record for the Croatia APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Croatia APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian Liddell-Grainger Portrait
Ian Liddell-Grainger
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Fabian Hamilton Portrait
Fabian Hamilton
Vice Chairman
Labour - Leeds North East
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 18th July 2018
Earl of Dundee Portrait
Earl of Dundee
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 15th February 2017
Departed: 2nd May 2017