For the first time since 2008, Croatia recorded a positive migration balance in 2022 with 11,685 more immigrants than emigrants, largely owing to the influx of foreign workers. Despite a peak in departures in 2017, the negative migration trend has been declining, reaching a positive balance last year. However, the country’s demographic trends remain concerning. In 2022, there were 23,096 more deaths than births, with only 33,883 children born, and this trend continued into 2023. Moreover, the country’s marriage rate isn’t rising, with only 15,000 citizens deciding to wed in 2022. Currently, over 1.5 million Croatian citizens are over 55 years old, and the UN predicts that by 2050, the country’s population will dip below 3.3 million.