Maybe the goal of EU federalists is to weaken nation states like Croatia. 🤔
Yes, the PM of Croatia is correct (for once). Croatia, the EU’s newest member, is the fifth-fastest shrinking country in the world. Emigration is one part of the problem.
At the beginning of 2019, Croatia recorded a population of 4.07 million – it’s lowest since 1957.
The country is also set to lose 17 percent of its 2017 population by 2050.
* The lack of births are also a major factor, but why is PM Andrej Plenkovic looking for EU Institutions (his answer for everything) to solve this? Plenkovic wants Brussels to examine which countries are most affected by a declining population and what policies and measures have been implemented to boost birth rates…helping the EU to confront the problem. However, a Green Brussels likely does not view declining birth rates as a problem.
If Plenkovic wants advice on this issue, he would be better off consulting with Viktor Orban or the leaders of Catholic Poland, who are actually trying to increase Hungarian and Polish birth rates.
Brussels, considering it’s Green/LBGT+ obsession (somewhat hostile towards increasing national birth rates), would be the last place we would seek for advice on increasing birth rates. The Eurocrats prefer mass migration.
If Plenkovic could shed his EU blinders, he would realize that Croats are in the best position to work for solutions to this problem…not some unelected French or Dutch Eurocrats in Brussels with little interest in Croatia or its future.
Maybe Plenkovic needs to reassess his own future; Brussels is probably a better cultural fit for him.