Croatia appoints first members for EU parliament

Croatia has appointed its first Members of the European parliament, who will immediately have the right to participate in sessions but not to vote until Croatia joins the EU next July.

The new Croatian MEPs were chosen on the basis of the last general election results held on December 4.

The appointed Croatian MEPs will participate in the European Parliament’s work until Croatia joins the EU. After that, elections for the twelve MEPs will have to be organised.

Croatia will become the 28th member of the EU on July 1, 2013, if all existing 27 member state parliaments ratify its accession treaty by then.

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