Croatia: a new EU member with an old ‘Balkan mentality’

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Croatia: a new EU member with an old ‘Balkan mentality’


Croatia was welcomed into the European Union family as the bloc’s 28th member on July 1st, despite the deep reservations concerning the country’s weak economy, rampant corruption and inefficient judicial system.

But that’s not all. In the run-up to accession, the international press accused Croatia of selling arms to Syrian rebels. Croatia was also heavily criticised for passing a new law that protects its citizens from prosecution in other EU member states.

And if one also considers...


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