Croatia Given Conditional Approval to Join E.U. in 2013

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Posted: Jun 10, 2011 3:29 PM
Croatia Given Conditional Approval to Join E.U. in 2013
LONDON — After six arduous years of talks on its bid for European Union membership, Croatia was told Friday that it should be able to join in 2013, but that its efforts to combat corruption and reform its judiciary will be monitored in the meantime in case they slip.

Held back for years by its failure to cooperate fully in the prosecution of war crimes suspects, Croatia was then pressed by the E.U. to make a host of changes, including reforms to its judicial system.