Past event

Research Event

20 Year Journey: Croatia’s Accession to the EU

Chatham House, London

Europe Programme


Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak, Chief Negotiator on Croatian Accession to the EU
Chair: Professor Richard Whitman, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House


20 years on from Croatia's independence, the Balkan state has received the green light from the EU Commission to close the final four chapters in accession negotiations. Following a domestic referendum and ratification by all members, Croatia will become the 28th member of the EU. The speaker will discuss the process and the political significance of accession.