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EDA Welcomes Croatia as Participating Member State

With the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union on 1 July 2013 and following the formal endorsement of the Agency’s Steering Board, the European Defence Agency welcomes Croatia as its 27th participating Member State (all EU Member States except Denmark).

On 2 July, Ambassador Vladimir Drobnjak and Military Representative, Major General Mirko Šundov visited the European Defence Agency and had fruitful first talks with Claude-France Arnould, EDA Chief Executive. 

During a visit to Croatia in March this year, Claude-France Arnould had already met with the President of Croatia Ivo Josipovic, Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, Defence Minister Ante Kotromanovic, the Chief of Defence General Drago Lovric and the Commander of Croatian Navy, Admiral Robert Hranj to discuss possible joint activities. Ensuing discussions confirmed common interests in the areas of maritime surveillance, naval research & technology and support to Croatia’s technological and industrial base.

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