Croatia will become the 28th member of the EU. And in these times of the Euro crisis, Croatia's delegates heading for the European Parliament in Brussels will be joining a quarrelsome group.
Britain has been thinking out loud about leaving the EU. German-French relations are cooler than ever. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel has irked her southern European partners with her austerity measures.
Croatiahas selected 12 delegates to the European Parliament, five of them from the governing Social Democrats. They will serve for only a year as all EU citizens elect a new parliament in 2014.