Croatia has joined the European Union after a decade of casting off the remnants of war and Communist rule.
In spite of evidence to the contrary in other nations that have joined the EU, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said “This will change the life of this nation for good. I welcome you wholeheartedly,”
Croatia, a country with 4.4 million people is one of seven nations carved out of the former Yugoslavia, is the second after Slovenia in 2004 to join the EU.
On hand in Zagreb with Rompuy were President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso and EU Parliament President Martin Schulz. “It’s good when a family grows, especially our family, which is committed to the values of democracy, justice and rule of law,” Schulz told the crowd at the festivities.
During the celebrations, there was no mention of the Croatian genocide during World War II when the infamous Ustasi cooperated with the Nazi’s and brutally exterminated Serbs and Muslims in the mostly Catholic country.
Croatia was inducted into the EU in spite of the fact that it is still in economic recession, high unemployment and low wages. Yet taxpayers were assured that they would not have to support Croatia economically.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was not at the event in Zagreb said, “There are still many more steps that must be taken, especially in the area of legal security and the fight against corruption.”
Adding one more strongly Catholic country to the EU strengthens Rome’s bid for control of the region as the Holy Roman Empire is gradually being resurrected with the help of Germany and the unelected Roman Catholic leaders of the EU.
“I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow…” Revelation 18:7