Croatia must achieve stability to benefit from EU opportunities

Croatia's former prime minister, Ivo Sanader, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes (photo: dpa)
Croatia's former prime minister, Ivo Sanader, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes (photo: dpa)

Croatia is at the centre of an area of Europe plagued by corruption, as several recent high-profile trials have demonstrated. So although it is strategically well-placed to take advantage of advances in energy production and distribution, it must introduce further political, economic and judicial reforms if it is to take full advantage of becoming the European Union’s 28th member country.

<i>Croatia has a strategic position in relation to planned regional and trans-continental road, rail and energy infrastructure corridors. But to exploit this, it must create a stable political framework, an attractive investment climate and full implementation of law and justice. During discuss...

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