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An expatriate 'can feel confident' moving to Croatia

It has become easier for people to move abroad to Croatia after the country’s property market was given a major confidence boost following a change in legislation this month.

That’s according to one expert, who believes that allowing an expatriate to purchase property with the same rights as Croats is a big step in the former Yugoslav republic gaining European Union (EU) entry.

UK manager of Investment Group Croatia, a local real estate firm, Andrea Marston, commented that while it was too soon to see any impact, the long-term forecast was that it would encourage foreign property buyers.

She said: "If you’re in the EU it is very straightforward now. You don’t need to get any permission, so it’s very similar to buying property in the UK.

"It shows that Croatia is serious about joining the EU and about making improvements to its property market, so it is a big boost to confidence from that perspective."

Countries in Europe have been named as the best places to raise expatriate children, according to research by HSBC Bank International.

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