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What can turn accession to the European Union for the Croats?

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Started: 7/23/2013 Category: Politics
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duisenbekova

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Croatia still will not introduce the euro and will not enter visa-free Schengen zone. However, experts fear that Croatia can`t hold their own national currency Zagreb for long time. The introduction of the euro would mean a significant rise in retail prices.
Gone are the days when the country's accession to the EU automatically meant the rise of its economy. The Croatian economy is the fifth consecutive year in recession. Unemployment in the country is 18%. Last year, the total revenue of the national budget was 6, 8 billion euros, with 15% of them were in the sphere of tourism.
Positive sides. It is expected that the EU will subsidize the Croatian economy: at the beginning of the annual subsidies amount to 800 million euros, and then, when Croatia will establish full cooperation with all EU funds, this amount will increase significantly. EU Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn in February 2013 after the accession of Croatia ensured that, "70 percent of the public investment in the country will help the European Union." The overall investment attractiveness of Croatia in connection with the entry into the EU is expected to grow, and the citizens get the opportunity to travel freely throughout Europe. However now some EU countries have imposed restrictions on employment for the Croats. Foreign trade of Croatia will enter the external trade statistics of the European Union, which is slightly increases its importance in the global markets.
Negative. However Croats fear rising unemployment, rising prices, loss of control of the most profitable areas of the economy that Europeans can buy. Afraid of Croats and wage freezes and restrictions on social projects and the tightening of the requirements for doing business, the influx of illegal immigrants, and much more. In addition, will have to complicate the entry of tourists from countries outside the EU. And it may well deter them.
danonda12

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Well first I would like to thank my opponent for the most interesting debate I've come across next:

I would like to point out the problems with Croatia:
1: The GDP per capita in Croatia is half of any EU country's such as Greece or Italy.

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I would like to say although Croatia has gotten away from communism, it is still a very poor country compared to the rest of Europe. Not only that but the Croatian population is very homogenous with 90.4% who are croatian and the only minority they know of and are still mean to are Serbians which are at 4.5%.

These factors of a homogenous culture mixed with a low GDP per capita gives a very conservative outlook for the people. Although they are beginning to accept gays, they are still having a huge backlash which is larger then the United States backlash. The liberal views of the European Union will not be good as integration will result in attacks and violence.
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