Economy and Politics
Croatia joined European Union on 1 July 2013, and in spite of the rather slow post-recession recovery, in terms of income per capita it is still ahead of some European Union member states such as Bulgaria, Romania, and Latvia
Also, Croatia has been participating in the NATO Membership Action Plan (MAP) since 2002 and is actively involved in the coalition against international terrorism.
Croatia is also a member of OSCE since 1992, International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 1992, Council of Europe since 1996, Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe, CEFTA member since 2003...
Tourism is traditionally a notable source of income, particularly during the summer months, but also more recently during the winter months as well, due to an increase in popularity of snow sports such as skiing.
With over 10 million foreign tourists annually, tourism generates revenue in excess of €7 billion. Croatia is ranked among the top 20 most popular tourist destinations in the world, and was voted world's top tourism destination in 2005 by Lonely Planet.