A friend of mine who recently (legally) moved from Croatia to Ireland received a "migration subsidy" from - I kid you not - Swedish government.
Basically, the Swedish government, for whatever reason, subsidizes immigration to Ireland. It's just incomprehensible.
At least your Croatian friend is unlikely to gang rape an Irish woman in broad daylight 50 yards from Temple Bar in broad daylight with 5 of his buddies or get loaded on meth and drive an 18 wheeler through the crowd letting out of Croke Park after the GAA final.
But I suspect the Swedish government is also subsidizing women and orphans who are far more likely to partake in such enriching activities.