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What Will Croatia’s EU Entry Party Celebrations Look Like?

Croatia’s official entry into the European Union might be 3 months away, but preparations for the 5.2 million kuna (670,000 euros) celebration bash are well under way.

Croatian daily Vecernji list have reported about what is in store for the planned celebrations. An introduction to the main ceremony will kick-off on 24 June with a performance from the Croatian radiotelevision choir and symphony orchestra in Brussels at the Concert Noble Hall.

The main party celebrations though will be on 30 June on Zagreb’s main ban Jelacic square. Heads of states from European Union member states will join Croatian government officials and high-ranking state officials for an official welcome at Klovic gallery, before they head down for the main programme on the main square at 22:30. The Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian radiotelevision Orchestra and dance ensemble Lado will entertain guests until 00:30. The event will be broadcast live on TV.

On 1 July Croatia’s President, PM, and President of Parliament will head to Brussels for an official ceremony. Besides official ceremonies Croatia will also receive gifts from other member states. It has already been reported that Italy will send Caravaggio’s “Supper at Emmaus” painting.

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