"Croatia Will Not Benefit From Joining The EU"

Politics ♦ Published: March 22, 2013; 18:06 ♦ (Vindobona)

Croatia will join the European Union as the 28th member state in a few months. Economists criticize the country for not carrying out enough reforms and only focusing on tourism.

"Croatia Will Not Benefit From Joining The EU" / Picture: © Vindobona.org

With an average income of € 750, Croatia is still amongst the wealthiest of former Yugoslavia countries. However, 20 % of the population lives below the poverty line. Only recently, the government had to downgrade the formerly estimated growth rate of 1.8 % to 0.7 % of GDP. Experts consider even that unlikely and assume that Croatia will not benefit from joining the EU, unlike…