On 9 December 2011 leaders from the EU and Croatia signed the accession treaty. The country became the 28th EU member country on 1 July 2013.pean Council in mid-2004. Accession negotiations started in October 2005.
Preparations are fully underway at the Council of the European Union, in order to welcome Croatia as a new EU Member State as of 1 July 2013! Watch how we install a new place at the meeting table, how Croatian translators are being recruited, how the Croatian flag joins the long flagline in the Council's entrance hall, and more... !
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