Saturday, June 11, 2011
In an update on European integration, the European Commission gave its approval yesterday for Croatia to become the 28th member of the European Union. Assuming all else goes as planned, Croatia should accede to the union on July 1, 2013. It is expected that Croatia will sign an accession treaty this fall and will then put the issue to a referendum vote of its citizens. Following that, all the other 27 EU Member States must also give their approval before accession takes effect.