The Schengen Area, the Eurozone and the free movement of workers: The case of cross-border work between Croatia and Italy

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The Croatian accession to the Schengen Area and the Eurozone in 2023 are regarded as crucial events which, both symbolically and practically, mark a final stage of the integration process, that started in 2013 when Croatia became the EU Member State.This paper explores their impact on the mobility of labour force and population in general, concentrating in particular on cross-border work between Croatia and Italy.