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The Treaty of Croatian Accession to the EU has been published for the public to view on the official website of the Croatian Government on Wednesday afternoon.
After speculations the government was hiding it, both were provided, the English language document and the Croatian translation.
Vesna Pusic, the vice president of the Peoples Party (HNS) and the president of the National Committee for following negotiations with the EU, is one of the rare persons who had read the treaty several times before its publication. She said to the news website Index:
"The most important part of the Accession Treaty is summarised on 45 pages and it is about matching Croatian law with the European Community Acquis. I suggested to the government to make summaries of each chapter to contain the most important information from the agreement. It is important for the future politics of any government as well as for the citizens to know what they are voting on in the referendum."
She also thinks it would be better to postpone the referendum to February 2012 so that there would be enough time to introduce the treaty measures to the citizens in the right way.
Pusic said the Accession Agreement was a good thing and she would sign it herself.
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