The boundaries of the European Union move outward again with the accession of Croatia. 1,000 kilometers of EU boundary will now run between Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina - and many Bosnian Croats who now hold Croatian passports will automatically be given EU citizenship.
Croatia aids its ethnic countrymen in Bosnia to the tune of 10 million euros a year. Many Bosnian Croats have a Croatian passport and are already availing themselves of educational or employment opportunities in Croatia. Many hope they will now be able to move more freely to other EU countries. But that may lead to even more people, even whole villages, emigrating from Bosnia-Herzegovina.