In just few days, on 1st of July 2013, Croatia will join EU after many years of negotiations between the two parts, with more than 66% of Croatians saying "yes" at the referendum held last year.

Besides its European culture and values, Croatia's economy and tourism are also highly linked with EU. That is one of the main reasons why the majority of Croatian citizens are feeling enthusiastic about the event.

What are the major changes when becoming a European citizen?

Can Croatia be set as an example for the Balkan countries?