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Croatia, Welcome Aboard the EU!

Croatia, Welcome Aboard the EU!

On Monday 1 July, Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union. Croatia's accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe. It also provides fresh evidence of the transformative power of the European Union: torn by conflict only two decades ago, Croatia is now a stable democracy, capable of adhering to EU standards and taking on the obligations of EU membership.

Over the last decade, Croatia has accomplished all the reforms needed to bring it in line with EU laws and standards to enable it to join the European Union in 2013. The country has taken decisive steps to strengthen democracy, the rule of law, human rights and protection of minorities. The judiciary is now more independent, accountable and professional. It has a functioning market economy, which will offer new opportunities for European business and industry as part of a single EU market, with easier mobility for all.

Croatia's accession reaffirms that European integration is open to all aspiring countries which are able to prove their respect for European values and implement the required political and economic reforms. Croatia’s participation in the European Union will benefit not only the country itself, but also the Western Balkans region, as well as the whole of the European Union.

More information:
Speech by President Herman Van Rompuy on the occasion of the entry of Croatia into the European Union
President Schulz on Croatia's accession to the EU
Speech by H.E. David Daly, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand

Speech by H.E. Vicencijie Biuk, Croatian Ambassador to New Zealand
Croatia in the EU, growing together
Croatia's accession to the European Union - Q&A

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