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Following the accession of Croatia in the European Union a number of questions are raised regarding Croatia's legal framework and its ability to cope with the demands that it faces. This paper provides an overview of the current status of the Croatian energy sector framework and discusses the prospects of successful reform in this new Member State. One of the main aims of this paper is to discuss the current progress, potential prospects and challenges for implementing a successful reform model in the newest EU Member State - Croatia. In this context, it is necessary to note the difficulties in analysing electricity reform which derive from the fact that it can take many different forms, that it involves a number of interrelated steps and that it is an ongoing process. With that in mind, the approach to the problem was a thorough literature review of all possible factors influencing the development of the Croatian energy sector and a detailed analysis of all the options and problems the sector faces. The study offers a detail structure of the energy sector discusses its situation, problems and offers insights on possible paths to improvement.
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