Croatia Celebrates Entry to the European Union

Croatia Celebrates Entry to the European Union

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Croatia marina - by Helena Summer MedenaFireworks lit the sky and festive crowds gathered on the streets to mark Croatia’s entry into the European Union, a major milestone some 20 years after the country won independence in a bloody civil war.

As the 28th EU member state, Croatia’s achievement seems historic because the small Balkan nation of 4.2 million endured years of carnage after declaring independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991.

Croatia’s admission to the fraternity of nations perhaps stands as another reason why the European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2012.

(READ the story from the Telegraph)

Photo by Helena Summer Medena in Lapad, Croatia

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