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Lithuanian Seimas ratifies agreement on Croatia accession to EU

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 26.04.2012.Print version
Lithuanian Seimas has ratified an agreement on Croatia's accession to EU. On Thursday, 84 MPs voted in favour, 2 – against and 6 MPs abstained.

The agreement was signed by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. The EU members had signed the agreement on December 9, 2011 in Brussels, writes LETA/ELTA.


According to Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Azubalis, the agreement stipulates that if all the EU states ratify the agreement, Croatia will become an EU member on July 1, 2013.


When Croatia becomes an EU member, economic space development and closer cooperation between Croatia and Lithuania in the areas of trade and tourism are expected.

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