No Croatia for You

I’d been pinning my hopes for a future life in Europe on the faint notion that I might somehow acquire Croatian citizenship by virtue of the fact that my grandfather was born there (or at least in some earlier version of “there”). Then, when Croatia gets admitted to the EU (which, of course, is not a done deal), I’d be in.

Alas, at least according to this consular information sheet, I’m too far out of the loop to qualify.

Given that the three other points of my genetic compass all go back at least one more generation in Canada, I think hanging my hat on the ancestral claim to European citizenship notion isn’t exactly solid.

Time to fall back on Plan B — getting PEI admitted to the European Union.