Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Croatia gets green light to become 28th country in the EU

The European Commission gave Croatia a clean bill of health yesterday, meaning the Baltic country will join the EU from July.

Marking the end of Zagreb’s decade-long effort to join mainstream Europe, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele said Croatia had met expectations.

'Croatia has fulfilled all the conditions for joining ... I think it is an excellent example to other candidate countries,' Mr Fuele told a Croatian government session where he presented the final monitoring report.

Croatia will be the bloc’s first new member since Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007.