Croatia ranks as free country according to Freedom House survey.

By bne IntelliNews January 17, 2013
Croatia is among 90 countries in the world, ranked as free countries, according to the newly-issued 2013 report Freedom in World, published by US non-governmental organisation Freedom House. The report uses data for 2012 and covers 195 countries. The survey measures freedom according to two categories: political rights and civil liberties. Each country is assigned a numerical rating from 1 to 7 for both categories, where 1 represents the most free and 7 the least free. Croatia received rating 1 for political rights and 2 for civil liberties, unchanged as compared to the previous year report. The report pointed out that there were 58 countries, which were considered to be partly free, and 47 countries, considered not to be free. Montenegro and Serbia were ranked as free countries as well, while Bosnia, Kosovo and Macedonia were ranked as partly free.

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