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Welcome Croatia!

  • Start date : 01/07/2013 09:40:41

The European Union welcomes its 28th Member State


On 1st July 2013 Croatia joins the European Union, increasing the number of EU official languages to 24. DG Translation is welcoming the new Member State with a flag ceremony in Luxembourg (12:30-13:15), which will be webstreamed live.

Androulla Vassiliou (Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth), Rytis Martikonis (Director-General of DG Translation) and Miljenka Prohaska Kragović, (Director of the Translation Centre of the Croatian Ministery of Foreign Affairs) will provide the official welcome, accompanied by representatives of the Croatian diplomatic corps and the staff of the European institutions.

To start and end the ceremony, Nikolina Korečić (translator at DGT and professional opera singer) will perform the Croatian and European anthems.