Croatia becomes an EU member
Croatia successfully completed the longest accession negotiations and from 1st July 2013 will become a full member of the European Union. The first EU country from the former Yugoslavia was Slovenia. Croatia will therefore next in order of region. To enhance the inflow of foreign investment into the country. This event provides a powerful impulse for other candidates in the Western Balkans, but particularly for Serbia, which has ambitions to gain membership in the EU.