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EU accession treaty goes public

Croatian Times

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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  • AndrĂ© wrote on 23. 09. 2011 from Konjscina

    In reply to Ivan Juric: As far as I am aware Croatians have a tradition of working abroad and there are approximately 4.5 million "ex-pats" already. Without existing and continous foreign investment the Croatian economy would be in a sorry state. In case Ivan hasn't noticed there are already thousands of properties on the coast owned by "Europeans" - despite stringent rules designed to keep foreigners out, limit their stay and deny them employment. Time to get real, Ivan !


  • Ivan Juric wrote on 22. 09. 2011 from

    Does this treaty point out how Croatians will emigrate to be fodder for the industry of wealthier European nations whilst wealthier Europeans buy up the Croatian coastline to create inaccessible compounds and all the chetniks from Serbia will migrate back to Krajina once Serbia joins the EU.


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