Croatia is the only EU member state that doesn’t allow non-citizens to live in the country, but this year, the percentage of people who do has grown to almost 10%.
The majority of Croatian citizens are foreign-born and live in Croatia.
The EU states have long sought to increase the proportion of foreigners living in its countries and the Croatian government has been actively involved in that.
The latest statistics show that the percentage in Croatia has grown from 4.7% in 2016 to 10.3% in 2017.
The most recent figures from the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat show that in 2017, there were 1.3 million foreign-citizens living in the EU country, while in 2016, there had been 2.7 million.
The number of Croatian nationals living abroad was up by 9% from 2016.
Croatia is the last EU country to allow noncitizens to reside in its territory, but the country has also faced criticism for its record on immigration.
The country has long been accused of failing to welcome foreigners into the country and is widely perceived as having a discriminatory attitude towards foreigners.
In 2016, the EU approved Croatia’s entry into the Schengen free travel zone and introduced rules allowing Croatian citizens to travel to other EU member states without visas.
According to the European Commission, Croatia had the second-largest number of people in the Scheveningen zone in 2016.
That number rose to 5.5 million people in 2017 from 4 million in 2016 and 1.4 million in 2015.
Many foreign citizens in Croatia are worried about how their presence will affect their country’s reputation abroad.
According to the Croatian Association of Foreign Trade Unions (SOVID), Croatian companies have received a lot of requests for help from foreigners to hire Croatian workers, especially after the Brexit vote in the UK.
The organization also says Croatian companies are the most popular destinations for foreign tourists.
Last year, a group of more than 30 international human rights groups launched an online petition demanding that Croatia should open its borders to Croatian citizens, citing Croatia’s lack of transparency about its immigration policies and a lack of proper checks and balances.
SOVIDs head Dusan Kocijancic told Europol that the petition was the first in Europe to seek international recognition for the rights of the people of Croatia.
He said the petition has now attracted more than 1.5 thousand signatures.
“Croatians are living abroad with the same feelings and concerns as many of our compatriots,” he said.
“We are concerned that we have become a country that does not accept those with different ideas, or different opinions.
The citizens of the world are living together in our countries.
We do not want to be an exception.”