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European Union Officials on the Addition of Croatia to the EU: July 1, 2013

European Union Officials on the Addition of Croatia to the EU: July 1, 2013

European union officials on the addition of Croatia to the EU: July 1, 2013

Supporters of the European Union (EU) saw the year 2013 as a recovery period for the bloc, following hot on the heels of years of severe stress caused by a deep economic recession and consequent sovereign debt crisis. Two notable bright spots appeared on the horizon. On July 1, the Western Balkan nation of Croatia became the EU's 28th member state and its first new member since the economic crisis began in 2008. The event was greeted with enthusiasm in Croatia and the European Union, albeit tempered somewhat by the continuing stiff headwinds that Croatia faces economically with ...

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