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Kristina Pandek

Refugees and the Provision of Services in Croatia’s Reception Centres (based on own field research)

The European Union enlargement policy is a powerful tool being used to encourage certain policy implementation and the harmonization of EU standards and rules within countries that wish to become members. Looking at Croatia as a case study, what we can see is a clear correlation between the development of their Asylum Law and the degree of cooperation with the European Union. The question I am tackling is whether such engagement, which is discussed under Chapter 24 of the acquis, has brought about adequate implementation. More importantly, has it led to success in regards to the provision of services being offered to asylum seekers in reception centres?