When Croatia joins the European Union on July 1 it will be at the bottom of the rankings in average GDP per capita and the member country with the third highest jobless rate, according to recent reports. At the time of its entry into the EU, Croatia’s per-capita GDP is 61% of the EU average, which places the country at the bottom of the ranking, above Romania and Bulgaria which stand at 49% and 47% of the EU27 average respectively. Immediately preceding Croatia are Cyprus (62%), Hungary and Pola...

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