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Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union
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01/07/2013 00:00:00

On Monday 1 July, Croatia became the 28th Member State of the European Union.  Croatia's accession marks another milestone in the construction of a united Europe.  It also provides fresh evidence of the transformative power of the European Union: torn by conflict only two decades ago, Croatia is now a stable democracy, capable of taking on the obligations of EU membership and of adhering to EU standards.

On the eve of Croatia's accession, European Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso said: "Croatia's accession to the European Union is a historic event, which returns the country to its rightful place at the heart of Europe.  I look forward to Croatia's contribution to the EU, which will be a success story - to the benefit of the Union, of the people of Croatia and of South East Europe as a whole." 

    Croatia becomes the 28th Member State of the European Union

    Croatia's accession shows that the European perspective is real for those countries firmly committed to the EU agenda.  It is a clear signal for the region: the EU keeps its commitments if the necessary reforms are delivered and conditions are met. 

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