Croatia Airlines (OU, Zagreb) is facing an uncertain future once Croatia enters the European Union in July owing to EU regulations forbidding state subsidies to individual companies. The largely state-held airline has been struggling to remain afloat since the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991 and as such, Zagreb is now considering its options in light of an onslaught from Europe's Low Cost Carriers. This year alone, 1 billion kuna (USD171.14million) will be needed to sustain the loss making carrier however, if no strategic partner is found, Croatia Airlines itself will have to finance roughly 50% of the costs of a restructuring plan already in place, resulting in 200 out of its 1'100 strong workforce being laid off. Government is reportedly in preliminary talks with "potential strategic partners" with Etihad Airways (EY, Abu Dhabi Int'l) rumoured to be among them. Etihad recently signed an MoU with neighbours, Jat Airways (JU, Belgrade), with the possibility of a 49% buy out on the cards. A Star Alliance member, Croatia Airlines currently flies three Airbus A320-200s, four A319-100s and 6 Dash 8-400s on a network that focuses mainly on Scandinavia and Western and Eastern Europe.