“Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic has said that Croatia can be mostly satisfied with the five years of its membership in the European Union (EU) because it has brought many benefits to the citizens, adding that Croatia is now a better organised, more prosperous and more just society than it was at the start of its EU journey.

Speaking in an interview with the Vecernji List newspaper of Saturday to mark Croatia’s accession to the EU on 1 July 2013, Plenkovic said that the membership had brought many benefits to the citizens and international political and security credibility to Croatia, and provided a boost to economic development on sound foundations.

‘Having accepted the European values and the acquis communautaire, the European Union has helped Croatia become a better organised, more prosperous and more just society than it was at the start of its EU journey,’ Plenkovic said, adding that as a member of the bloc’we co-create European policies that have a direct effect on our workers, businesses, exporters, students and others.'” (N1)