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Croatia joins the European Union

Monday, July 1st 2013 - 21:29 UTC
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On the 1 July 2013, Croatia became the 28th member of the EU after a decade of carrying out all the reforms needed to bring it into line with EU laws and standards.

Croatia will share not only the benefits of EU membership, but also the responsibilities that come with it.

The country takes an equal role in decision making with its 27 EU counterparts. In April 2013, Croatian voters went to the polls to choose 12 members of the European Parliament. The country has also appointed its EU Commissioner, Neven Mimica.

There are benefits for both Croatia and the rest of Europe. It strengthens stability in the entire Western Balkans region. It expands the EU's internal market, along with new opportunities for EU businesses and customers.

In addition, it expands the area where EU standards apply, be it in energy, transport or environmental protection. It also enhances the EU's cultural diversity and human potential, facilitating mobility and exchange opportunities for students and researchers.


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  • expbrit

    RIP Croatia - you're fucked.

    Jul 02nd, 2013 - 04:39 am 0
  • Britworker

    Very good for Croatia, very bad for the countries with the cheque books.

    Jul 02nd, 2013 - 06:56 am 0
  • Briton

    Another Oliver being welcomed into the workhouse.

    will we ever get out of this mad house..

    Jul 02nd, 2013 - 06:58 pm 0
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