On Wednesday, 6th February 2019, as part of a two-day state visit to the Republic of Croatia, the President of the Hellenic Republic H. E. Prokopios Pavlopoulos visited the University of Zagreb and held a lecture on the subject of "The imperative need for European integration". The esteemed guest spoke on the processes within the European Union, current changes such as BREXIT, and the experience of Greece as a member of the European community.
Rector of the University of Zagreb Professor Damir Boras, Ph. D. began by greeting the Greek diplomatic mission, ambassadors, vice-rectors, deans, professors, and students, as well as numerous other dignitaries from the academic and diplomatic communities. In his opening speech he also emphasized the quality of present cooperation with Greek universities and expressed a desire to elevate it to an even higher level, considering the virtues and differences both countries possess.