23 Jan '12, 5am

Croatia says 'yes' to European Union membership

Croatia says 'yes' to European Union membership

Croatia's President Ivo Josipovic (left) listens to Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic (right) as he addresses guests and journalists in front of a painting of the first Croatian Parliament, after hearing the first preliminary results of the EU referendum, at the Croatian Parliament building in Zagreb on Jan 22, 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - Croatians voted on Sunday in favour of joining the European Union (EU) despite a poor turnout for the referendum - a sign of how much the debt-stricken 27-nation bloc has lost its appeal within countries aspiring to join. Croatia's state referendum commission said that with nearly 100 per cent of the ballot calculated, about 68 per cent of those who took part in the referendum answered 'yes' to the question: 'Do you support the membership of the Republic of Croatia in the European Union?' About 31 per cent were agains...

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