A woman makes victory sign as she holds the EU flag during the celebration of the accession of Croatia to the EU in Zagreb
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Celebrations as Croatia join EU

Croatia has become the 28th member of the European Union, with crowds joining celebrations in the capital Zagreb.

Fireworks lit the sky as membership became effective at midnight (22:00 GMT), with President Ivo Josipovic describing the event as historic.

It comes almost two decades after Croatia's brutal war of independence.

Matthew Price reports.

  • 01 Jul 2013
  • From the section Europe
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