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Welcome Croatia!

The European Union and of course EFNIL as well 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 welcomed the new Member State with a flag ceremony in Luxembourg , which was 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) provided 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) performed the Croatian and European anthems.

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