Croatia rings in New Year as fully integrated EU member


              Crossing gates are raised at the border crossing in Gorican, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              People in traditional Croatian clothing arrive at the border crossing in Gorican, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              The border crossing between Croatia and Hungary in Gorican, Croatia is seen on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              A road sign with the border crossing symbol crossed out is seen at the Gorican border in Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
            
              A motorist drives without interruption at the Bregana border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              A motorist drives without interruption at the Bregana border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Croatia's Minister of Interior Davor Bozinovic, left, toasts with Slovenian counterpart Sanja Ajanovic at the Bregana border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            
              Croatia's Minister of Interior Davor Bozinovic, left, pushes a button to lift the barrier at the Bregana border crossing between Croatia and Slovenia, accompnanied by Slovenian counterpart Sanja Ajanovic Hovnik, early Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
            Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Goran Grlic-Radman, center, raises the crossing gates at the border in Gorican, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut) Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Goran Grlic-Radman, center, toasts with the leader of the Hungarian delegation Peter Cseresnye, left, after raising the crossing gates at the border in Gorican, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut) Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Goran Grlic-Radman, center, celebrates after raising the crossing gates at the border in Gorican, Croatia, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023. More than nine years after Croatia became the European Union's newest member, it is switching to the EU's common currency, the euro, and joining Europe's passport-free travel Schengen area. (AP Photo/Armin Durgut)
Croatia rings in New Year as fully integrated EU member