A new era is beginning for Croatia today as people there wake up for the first time as citizens of the European Union. But the joy is being tempered by the Eurozone debt crisis and Croatia's own economic problems.
Unemployment in the eurozone remained unchanged in August underlining Europe's steady economic recovery. Youth unemployment nonetheless remains high in many countries.
The Catalan referendum has been closely followed in the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. Separatist movements are still active here – and their voices are growing louder.
The jobless rate in Europe’s strongest economy has been falling steeply for years and the latest figures released by the Federal Labor Agency show that unemployment figures are at their lowest since reunification.
French President Emmanuel Macron is impatient to reinvigorate the eurozone. But this poses a dilemma for the EU's eastern members: Stay out and risk losing clout in Brussels or join and risk losing economic sovereignty.
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