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Promise and Peril for Croatia: Joining the EU at a Time of Crisis

To discuss the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union, occurring July 1, 2013, the Center for European Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill sat down with a leading observer of the former Yugoslavian country, Saša Pekeč. Our series of short videos explains different aspects of Croatia's entry into the EU, from the long process of negotiations and its effect on citizens to American interests, changes to expect, doing business with Croatian companies, and the nature of the event as a "signal of stability."

"Croatia joining the European Union is a symbolic moment."


Professor Pekeč is a Duke University faculty member in the Fuqua School of Business with expertise in the decision sciences. He serves on the advisory board of Atlantic Grupa, a public Croatian company active in the food and pharmacy industries. Born in Zagreb, Pekeč is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the president of Croatia.

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