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Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-03, 12:34
by Levo
I wanted to open this topic only in July, but as discussions about EU-members started, I thought this is actual too.

First of all, I would like to welcome all Croats in the European Union. :) [flag]hr[/flag]
I am happy Croatia is joining! :) Maybe bad for them, but I am glad for it.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-03, 16:27
by Halfdan
Congratulations, Croatia. Maybe. We'll see.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-03, 17:09
by IpseDixit
Couldn't help but laugh...

I feel very sorry for them... I find this decision like wanting to jump on board the titanic, but anyway welcome Croatia!

At least I hope they won't be so deranged as to join the monetary prison union.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-09, 18:59
by Oleksij
Welcome to the club, Croatia. You will regret your choice.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-10, 9:04
by Car
As might the EU, if what I've read in the Austrian or Swiss press is correct.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-18, 9:43
by Spaigelploatje
I think especially the EU will regret this.
Croatia seems to be in the same boat as Greece and Spain when it's about unemployment.. Unemployment rate is 22%, while it's 48% for youngsters.. :shock: I'm afraid for the emigration rates to Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Finland, Sweden and rising unemployment in these countries.. :roll:

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-18, 12:10
by Levo
Spaigelploatje wrote:I think especially the EU will regret this.
Croatia seems to be in the same boat as Greece and Spain when it's about unemployment.. Unemployment rate is 22%, while it's 48% for youngsters.. :shock: I'm afraid for the emigration rates to Germany, The Netherlands, UK, Finland, Sweden and rising unemployment in these countries.. :roll:

I understand you.
But note that Croatians have been emigrating for decades (since 1965 or how) and the total population is less than 4,5 million.
I welcome Croatians because they are neighbours, and they have a similar culture and socio-economcical standards as ours. Another member-state that represents "us" :)

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-18, 22:31
by ling
I'm in Croatia right now. Got my passport stamped when I crossed the border from Hungary, and again from Slovenia. If I'd come two weeks later, there would be no such stamps in my passport.

I like getting passport stamps.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 1:49
by JackFrost
You'll still get stamps for a time being.

EU membership =/= Schengen membership.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 14:09
by Levike
JackFrost wrote:You'll still get stamps for a time being.

EU membership =/= Schengen membership.

No, he won't get stamps any more.

Once you're in the EU you don't need a passport.

If you're a EU citizen then you just have to show your identity card and you can pass.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 14:19
by IpseDixit
JackFrost wrote:You'll still get stamps for a time being.

EU membership =/= Schengen membership.


I don't know how it works precisely but I've been to the UK three times which is not part of the Schengen area, but I didn't need my passport, my identity card sufficed and I got no stamp. The only difference was that they checked my ID, whilst in a country belonging to Schengen, they don't even do that.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 14:25
by Levike
If you're an EU citizen then they look at your identity card and you may go.

And if you're in the Schengen then you don't even need to stop.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 17:32
by JackFrost
Levente.Maier wrote:No, he won't get stamps any more.

Once you're in the EU you don't need a passport.

If you're a EU citizen then you just have to show your identity card and you can pass.

I know that, but Croatia will remain outside the Schengen for a time being. So, you'll be stopped at the border point (land, air, and water) and since ling is not a EU citizen, he needs to present his passport and it could be still stamped anyways.

And I still need to carry my passport anyways since I doubt they will accept my healthcare card or driver's licence as ID. :wink:

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 19:54
by Garethw87
Welcome Croatia! (Also welcome to the KHL too!)

I don't see any problem with migration from EU countries to EU countries. It's not really migration anymore anyway, since we're all one big family.

The UK needs ID cards. I'm sick of passports.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-06-19, 22:33
by Levo
Hungarians have been able to go to Croatia with only showing an ID for years. It is the same now with Serbia. We have our own bilateral agreements :wink:

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-07-02, 19:41
by johnklepac
It's officially on the EU maps now. Ya dun good, everyone.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-07-02, 20:01
by Lietmotiv
Congrats.

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-07-03, 18:15
by Levike
Wellcome Croatia, you're Europe's new holiday destination. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xXEDsoECxg

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-07-03, 18:21
by Johanna
Levente.Maier wrote:Wellcome Croatia, you're Europe's new holiday destination. :)

New? Croatia has been one of the most popular destinations among Swedish tourists for the past 10 years...

Re: Croatia in EU from 1st July

Posted: 2013-07-03, 18:27
by Levike
For us Romanians the favourite has been Bulgaria.

But from now on I think Hrvatska.