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Croatia to become the 28th EU Member State in 2013
channel6newsonline.com ^ | June 24, 2011 | BNO NEWS

Posted on 06/25/2011 1:34:02 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

The European Union and Croatia on Friday concluded accession negotiations and thus, the Balkan country will become the 28th Member State of the organization in 2013.

"We concluded today that the accession negotiations with Croatia have reached their final stage," said Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: croatia; eu; europeanunion; serbia; yugoslavia

1 posted on 06/25/2011 1:34:07 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Let the regrets begin !


2 posted on 06/25/2011 1:43:01 AM PDT by onona (I stand with SARAH !)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Great country, but, IMHO, they are suckers for joining the EU at this point.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 1:48:22 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: AlexW; Berlin_Freeper

These guys are nuts!

And Germany too, for letting another weak country get in the club.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 1:59:23 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: AlexW; aquila48; Berlin_Freeper
Croatia is joining the EU, not the Euro. There are quite a few EU members who don't share the common currency.

Joining the EU will help Croatia with bilateral trade, with doing business.

It has drawbacks, yes, but Croatia is a strongly Christian country and just as Poland is balancing the anti-religious folks from the West, Croatia will join Poland in that stance.

5 posted on 06/25/2011 2:36:17 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If it is still around or not split up into zones.... =.=


6 posted on 06/25/2011 2:47:55 AM PDT by cranked
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To: aquila48; Cronos

“And Germany too, for letting another weak country get in the club.”
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Croatia is not a weak country, neither is Slovakia, where I was living.
It was a disappointment when Slovakia went onto the Euro, the week before I left.

I have my reservations about the EU in general, but if it has to be, Croatia will be a fine member, as is Slovakia.


7 posted on 06/25/2011 2:55:16 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: onona
Let the regrets begin !

Wonderfully succinct and correct analysis.

8 posted on 06/25/2011 3:02:01 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Fools.


9 posted on 06/25/2011 3:05:54 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: Psalm 144
Fools .....rush in where Angels fear to tread.
10 posted on 06/25/2011 3:46:29 AM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: AlexW; aquila48
hmm... I actually think economically Croatia is weak. It has a 10% deficit and a very small budget -- mostly tourism, some industry.

Culturally, morally, it's not weak

My Polish wife objects to the EU and voted against joining it, but I argue that it makes trade and economic purposes easier and also Poland bringing its religiousness has moderated the EU (not much, but somewhat) -- and I think Croatia will add to that voice.

11 posted on 06/25/2011 5:20:41 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: cranked

I think some of those zones have made sense where there are cross-border nationalities like in South Tyrol.


12 posted on 06/25/2011 5:22:11 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Berlin_Freeper. They can dump the ashtrays and put away the tables, then sweep up, after everyone else goes home.


13 posted on 06/25/2011 5:35:29 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Cronos

“I actually think economically Croatia is weak.”
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Well, that is somewhat subjective.
No country comes out of Communism as a roaring bull.
It has the makings of a great tourist nation, and as I recall, maybe rich in natural resources.

Of course, like any former communist country, it has to build and grow, but Croatia has all the raw materials for tourism, as well as other commercial activities.
While I did not get down there, I see it has the same or more potential as Slovakia, which is thriving on Automotive
and electronic factories, as well as tourism to the Tatras.

Croatia also has the advantage of being on the sea, unlike land locked Slovakia. I knew many Slovaks that went on holiday to Croatia to be near the sea.


14 posted on 06/25/2011 5:51:14 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: AlexW
Tourism-wise, it's incredible. Poles here get lots of signs for Wakacja w Chorwacji (Holiday in Croatia) and the Croats have this advantage that they can, if smart, capture the entire Slavic "warm sun" market -- a Pole, Russian, Czechia, Slovak, etc. can be roughly understood here -- roughly. Plus, culturally it is closer for these nations than Tunisia or Egypt or Turkey (the other "warm sun" places they go to).

I don't know anything about their 'socialistic policies or lack of those.

Slovakia is lucky as it had Skoda which was bought over by VW, and it's population at 5 million is a bit larger than Croatia's (4.4 million).

Let's hope the Croats have sensible government and economic policies

15 posted on 06/25/2011 6:06:26 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
They will become the 23rd because Greece, Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy will be ejected/collapsed.
16 posted on 06/25/2011 6:26:14 AM PDT by Thom Pain (Raising Tax RATES decreses the Tax REVENUES. Spread the word.)
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To: Cronos

“Slovakia is lucky as it had Skoda which was bought over by VW”
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Skoda, the Czech car. It is/was a nice car.

VW has a large plant in Bratislava, and Puegeot has a new large and automated plant in Slovakia, east of Bratislava.
When I first moved there, one of my new best friends had moved to Slovakia to run the Puegeot dealership, long before they started a plant there.
He left the company before I arrived, and went into management consulting.
I acquired other French friends that arrived to set up the new Puegeot plant. The families stayed in Bratislava, while the men were out east at the new factory on week days.
The new plant is fully automated and turns out a car every few moments...As they described it, it seems unbelievable.

Seems to me there was another auto plant, but I may be mistaken, and confused it with the electronic plants.


17 posted on 06/25/2011 6:28:24 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: AlexW

Did you ever try to pick up Slovak? I’ve just completed 9 months of studying Polish and I can manage a basic conversation. It’ll take me a couple of years to get it right I think. The bad side-effect is that I’m forgetting my French....


18 posted on 06/25/2011 6:45:45 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: Cronos

jesli sprobujes, moze byc ze plecy bedzie bolic...:P

nice tagline, btw...


19 posted on 06/25/2011 6:53:54 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Cronos

“Did you ever try to pick up Slovak?”
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Not conversational, only words, as one would use in outdoor markets.
My most used...Cervene vino, hahaha

Like all Slavic languages, it is quite difficult.
When on trips to the northern tourist areas, we would see Polish tourist from over the Tatras. Even they had trouble conversing with Slovaks.
My French friend did take courses and became fluent, but he had been there quite some time before I ever set foot in Europe.


20 posted on 06/25/2011 6:56:17 AM PDT by AlexW (Proud eligibility skeptic)
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To: stefanbatory
Tak, tak, probuję codziennie! Tym długie weekend ciocia mojej żony jest u nas. Ona jest bardzo sympatyczna ale mówi ża dużo -- to jest dobrzy dla mnie bo mowi powtornie (nie jak żona!) i kiedy ja mowię z jej albo żona mówi z jej to rozumiem dużo
21 posted on 06/25/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: AlexW
Cervene vino i piwo oczywiście nie? Beer too :)
22 posted on 06/25/2011 7:26:02 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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To: stefanbatory

I can actually say it! Which was my challenge for a few months!


23 posted on 06/25/2011 7:26:57 AM PDT by Cronos ( W Szczebrzeszynie chrzaszcz brzmi w trzcinie I Szczebrzeszyn z tego slynie.)
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