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Capping recovery from war, Croatia joins a troubled EU

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Two decades since fighting itself free of Yugoslavia, Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union at midnight on Sunday against a backdrop of economic woes in the Adriatic republic and the bloc it is joining.Full story

Timeline: Croatia's road to EU membership

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union on July 1, just over two decades after declaring independence from socialist Yugoslavia and being engulfed in war. Full story

Few fireworks as stumbling Croatia joins a troubled EU

ZAGREB (Reuters) - At 700,000 euros, Croatia's budget to celebrate arguably the biggest moment in its 22 years as an independent state might seem a little modest. Full story

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Franko Simatovic and Jovica Stanisic sit in the courtroom prior to the Trial Chamber Judgement at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague
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Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin arrive at the court room to attend trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague
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Former high ranking Bosnian Serb officials Mico Stanisic and Stojan Zupljanin arrive at the court room to attend trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Kooren