Croatia joins the Schengen zone and adopts the euro By Paul Johnson on Jan 03, 2023 in Croatia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Regions
Croatia is embarking on a historic year as it joins the border-free Schengen zone and adopts the euro as its official currency. This marks a major milestone for the country, which has made significant progress in recent years in terms of economic and political stability.
The Schengen zone is a group of 26 European countries (now 27 with Croatia) that have abolished passport and other types of control at their mutual borders. This allows for free movement of some 400 million people within the zone, making it easier for travellers to move around Europe. Croatia has been working towards joining the Schengen zone for several years, and its accession is expected to take place in the first half of 2023.
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