January 22nd, 2012
04:49 PM ET

Croatian voters back bid to join European Union

Croatians voted Sunday in support of their country's bid to join the European Union, paving the way for the southern European nation to become the alliance's 28th member.

According to official results, posted on a government website, about 66% of voters backed Croatia's entry into the EU and 33% sided against the move. Turnout was about 44%.

Already a member of NATO, Croatia is now poised to join an EU bloc that includes its neighbors Slovenia and Hungary. It is one of five nations listed as "candidate countries" on the European Union's website.

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    January 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Behind the dryer ....where sox and lint dwell.

      January 22, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Portland tony:
      The White Sox or the Red Sox?

      January 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard D

      They said they'd be right back. I think they went to the store.

      January 23, 2012 at 2:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Condor

    Once we wipe out iran than we could let them into the EU.

    January 23, 2012 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |