Starting from 1 January 2023, Croatia will formally develop into a Schengen Area Member Country and also will undertake the euro as its foreign money after years of intensive preparations and work. In honour of Croatia assembly these two milestones, the European Union Commission has launched a press release congratulating the nation and highlighting the significance of this date for each Croatia and Europe. This is as knowledgeable by a information report in Schengen Visa.
“On January 1, 2023, Croatia will adopt the euro as its currency and will fully join the Schengen area. This marks an important milestone in the history of Croatia, of the euro and Schengen area, and of the EU as a whole,” the assertion reads.
It additional factors out that with Croatia becoming a member of the Schengen Area, now the zone consists of 27 Member States, 23 of that are additionally EU international locations. The Eurozone, within the meantime, now consists of 19 EU Member States and 347 million EU residents that can share it as their frequent foreign money.
Commenting on Croatia’s Schengen accession and the adoption of the euro, the President of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, expressed her heat welcome for the residents of Croatia within the borderless zone, mentioning that border controls between Croatia and the remainder of the Schengen Area will now develop into a part of the previous.
“From this Sunday, citizens driving to and from Croatia can start travelling without internal border controls. The Schengen enlargement makes us stronger, and Croatia can now fully contribute to a more prosperous and resilient Schengen area,” she mentioned.
She additionally highlighted the significance of Croatians becoming a member of the 347 million Europeans utilizing the euro as their foreign money, calling it a symbolic second for the euro space as an entire.
Croatia’s Schengen accession has been welcomed by the Vice-President, Margaritis Schinas, who named it “a milestone in Croatia’s European path and a fully deserved one,” and the Commissioner for Economy Paolo Gentiloni, who known as Croatia’s progress “an incredible journey over the past three decades.”
Whereas the Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, was the one one who talked about Romania and Bulgaria within the hopes that they’d quickly develop into a part of the Schengen Area too. (*1*) she mentioned.
Schengen Area Member Country and also will undertake the euro as its foreign money after years of intensive preparations and work