Croatian International Relations Review

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Dražen Kalogjera

The prospects of Croatia's integration into European Union is discussed in light of the current and predicted developments in Western Europe. The foundation of the European integration process is analysed as an evolutionary process that developed its contemporary democratic foundations from the ashes of a totalitarian II World War regime. The consequent development build upon the First Congress of Europe gradually, meaningfully and institutionally. Further the paper outlines briefly the following institutional and co-operative developments in Western Europe. As the Europe headed toward the greater political and economic integration several problems emerged. Each of these problems has a bearing on Croatia and its prospects for joining the EU. Finally, the position of Croatia is analysed in respect to the practical consequences of recent developments in the EU and expectations of the implications these could have on Croatian economy and policy.