Message by José Manuel Barroso on the outcome of the EU accession referendum in Croatia
Type: Speech - summary
Brussels - EC/Berlaymont
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, welcomed the positive result of the referendum on the accession of Croatia to the European Union.José Manuel Barroso made a press statement on this occasion.
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||Statement (in ENGLISH) by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC: I welcome the Croatian people to the EU. Welcome to the European family. You are now in fact become our 28th Member State and you can be proud of this. I'm sure European membership will bring many opportunities and benefits for Croatia. It will also enable Croatia to make a strong contribution to Europe's future. Croatia's upcoming accession is also a clear signal to the rest of South Eastern Europe that EU membership is within reach. And that reforms pay off. Croatia's accession is therefore good news for your country, good news for your neighbours, and good news for Europe as a whole.