Croatian doctors lured west, giving newest EU member a headache

April 21, 2015 2:40 PM

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ZAGREB, April 21 (Reuters) - The strong turnout at Careers in White, an international jobs fair for health workers last month in the Croatian capital, was good news for organisers but poses a headache for the newest member of the European Union.

Since Croatia joined the EU in July 2013, making it easier for its citizens to seek work across the bloc, 752 of its doctors, or 4 percent of the total, have applied for papers to demonstrate they are qualified to work abroad, according to the Chamber of Doctors, a licensing body.

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