Welcome Croatia! Celebrating the accession of Croatia to the European Union:
extracts from the inauguration by
- Martin SCHULZ, EP President
- Zoran MILANOVIC, Prime Minister of Croatia
EPRef93973 // European Parliament , Brussels,
Lieu: European Parliament, Brussels
End production: 27/06/2013 First transmission: 27/06/2013
A photo exhibition celebrating the accession of Croatia to the European Union was inaugurated today in the European Parliament. The event took place in the presence of EP President Martin SCHULZ and of Croatian Prime Minister Zoran MILANOVIC. The exhibition is situated on the skywalk above Agora Simone Veil and is organised by the European Parliament in cooperation with the Croatian government. Croatia is set to become the 28th member state of European Union on 1st of July 2013.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view of the European Parliament, Brussels
||Arrival of, Zoran MILANOVIC, Croatian Prime minister, Martin SHCULZ , EP President
||Zoran MILANOVIC, Martin SCHULZ on the Parliament Esplanade (2 shots)
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President,"... A country with a European past. A country with a European future. A country coming back to the European family to which the country always belonged."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President," Croatia is joining the EU he 1st of July officially. it is a point behind a long development during the last 20, 25 years..."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President,"....And shows from the earliest moment, you Prime minister and your predecessors that there is only one direction of the country, it is the direction to the EU to join this family of democratic nations."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President," Bienvenue la Croatie and welcome Croatia...
||SOUNDBITE (English) Martin SCHULZ, EP President,"...Let's enjoy together a peaceful successful future for the European together with the Croatians as a part of the European family. Welcome Prime minister Milanovic."
||Applause, cutaway to "Bienvenue à la Croatie"
||SOUNDBITE (English) Zoran MILANOVIC, Prime Minister of Croatia "At the end of a very long and a windy road we are finally here and they say no without reason, what goes around comes around. So it finally came."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Zoran MILANOVIC, Prime Minister of Croatia." We are just another regular European nation. Small nation, the nation of very big diversity given our size which is not big. it is just 4.5 million. Culturally diverse."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Zoran MILANOVIC, Prime Minister of Croatia, " We are the only Slavic maritime nation, I beg others no to take this as an offense but our link with the sea has been millennial, centennial. Our medieval state was created by the sea, in the contact as sea, as a link with the world."
||SOUNDBITE (English) Zoran MILANOVIC, Prime Minister of Croatia, "Wish us luck altogether. Monday July 1st, after the ceremony is over it's just another working day for us. We have a heavy workload. Take care, all the best"
||Visit of the BE CROative exhibition by Zoran MILANOVIC and Martin SCHULZ (3 shots)