In somewhat of a controversial election, the citizens of Croatia have voted to be the newest member of the European Union. It was one of the lowest voter turnouts in the history of elections that determined membership in the EU, and was dramatically lower than voter participation nearly two decades when the people of Croatia voted to succeed from Yugoslavia and become an independent nation state. Those in favor of the motion mentioned how they believed the long suffering economy of Croatia, where unemployment hovers around 20% and foreign debt is at an all time high, will be improved thanks to membership. The very vocal citizens against the vote see it as a problem because of the EU's recent trouble and have taken to protesting to the street, where they have been met with police.
Croatia says 'yes' to EU membership
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