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Chris Bryant confused on Croatia joining European Union

11 June 2014 Last updated at 16:51 BST

A former Europe minister was a year behind on the news when he spoke of Labour backing Croatia's bid to join the European Union.

Chris Bryant, who served as Gordon's minister for Brussels 2009-10, spoke at length on his support for Croatia's application for EU membership.

Speaking on a Daily Politics special programme from the European Parliament in Brussels, presenter Andrew Neil broke the news to him that the former Yugoslavian nation became an EU member on 1 July, 2013.

BBC profile: Croatia