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New Member State of the European Union, Croatia is also country of entry in the EU for people who go to Central and Western Europe through the Western Balkans. It can therefore become the country responsible for their asylum claim under the Dublin Regulation III.

The report which has just been published in AIDA (Asylum Information Database) describes the Croatian asylum system and points the major gaps: failure to take special care of vulnerable people, drastic reduction in the access of asylum applicants to the healthcare system due to a decree of December 2013, absence or insufficient presence of a doctor in the reception centers for asylum seekers, lack of free legal support in the first instance in the asylum procedure and in case of detention.

A summary of the report on the European Council on Refugees and Exiles weekly newsletter (in English):

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8e3ebd297b1510becc6d6d690&id=92db7846d0

You can download the report (in English) here.