ISSUE: 4/2006

  • Volume 40
  • Number 4
  • 2006


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Chorwacja na drodze do Unii Europejskiej

Croatia on its way to the European Union


Croatian application for the EU membership has been a link in a historical process. To access to the European Union, the candidate countries have to meet political and economic conditions known as the “Copenhagen criteria”. Most importantly, Croatia needs to become a stable democracy, to respect human rights, the rule of law and protection of minorities – the criteria that have to be met for negotiation on the accession to start. On October 3, 2005, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia Chief Prosecutor concluded that Croatia was fully cooperating with ICTY to find and arrest Ante Gotovina. On the same day, the Council concluded that Croatia actually met the last condition for the start of negotiation. Nevertheless, the country still needs to take further measures to improve the respect for the rights of minorities, especially the Serb one. Candidate countries have to meet two economy conditions, as well. Membership requires properly working market economy to be in place as well as a capacity to cope with competitive and market forces within the EU. At present Croatia can be seen as viable market economy. It seems it should be able to fulfill another economy condition in the medium term, if it implements reforms to cure its remaining weaknesses.

Language: Polish

Pages: 65-84

How to Cite:


Panfil, P. (2006) "Chorwacja na drodze do Unii Europejskiej". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 4/2006, pp. 65-84.