The European Commission said on Thursday it was notified by Brunei that this country in Southeast Asia was cancelling visa requirements for Croatian citizens.
Of the states with which the European Union has a visa-free regime, Brunei was the only one aside from the US which required visas from Croatian citizens.
Canada requires visas from citizens of Bulgaria and Romania, and the US for those of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Poland and Romania.
The Commission on Tuesday postponed the adoption of any decision on visa regimes with the US, Canada and Brunei, asking the Council of the EU and the European Parliament to launch a debate and take a position on the most appropriate steps, and notify the Commission by July 12.
Under a 2001 EU regulation, the Commission must adopt a decision on temporarily suspending the visa-free regime for third countries that continue to require visas for EU citizens.