What Kind of EU Member Will Croatia Be?

A public lecture of Prof. Dejan Jović, Chief Analyst to the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović. Discussant: Pavel Anastasov, Head unit Strategic Policies, Analysis and Forecast to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria.

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Guests

Prof. Dejan Jović, Chief Analyst to the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipović

Pavel Anastasov, Head unit Strategic Policies, Analysis and Forecast to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria

Chaired by

Dimitar Bechev, Head of ECFR Sofia Office

In the course of ten years Croatia has gone a long and tough road as a candidate for the European Union. It had to deal with a couple of controversial issues such as the extradition of citizens towards the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, the bilateral problems with the Republic of Slovenia as well as the undertaking of non-easy institutional and legal reforms in accordance with the EU criteria. Today the country is perceived as stable, and its accession will have a huge meaning for the development of both Western Balkans and the entire Southeastern Europe.

An answer to the question What member state of the EU will Croatia be? was given by Prof. Dejan Jovic, Chief Analyst to the President of the Republic of Croatia Ivo Josipovic. A discussant of the lecture was Pavel Anastasov, Head unit Strategic policies, analyses and prognoses to the President of the Republic of Bulgaria and a moderator was Dimitar Bechev, Head of the ECFR Sofia office.