Croatia could well be the part of the Schengen region by 2018 commented the Foreign Minister Miro Kovac at a meeting to mark the anniversary of Croatia accession into the European Union.
It is believed that negotiations over the Schengen entry could be completed by the end of this year and the full implementation of the agreement on Croatian borders could take affect by 2018.
Croatia became a full member of the European Union on the 1st of July 2013 and is slowly entering into all of the European institutions and regulations. Of the 28 current members of the EU 22 are part of the “open border” Schengen region.
"After that, we will get new leaderships in those two fundamental countries on the European continent. I think it's possible that Croatia will join the Schengen Area from 2018 on," commented Kovac in reference to the elections due to be held in Germany and France.