Croatia is about to join the EU and become its 28th member. This will be effective from July 1st. To celebrate the event, the EPP Group Bureau met in the historic city of Dubrovnik to discuss the political and economic situation of the country. "It takes energy, determination and belief in the future to go, in less than one generation, from a state of war to being a fully-fledged member of the biggest club of democracies. We admire everything that has been accomplished", said the Chairman of the EPP Group, Joseph Daul, opening the EPP Group Bureau meeting in Dubrovnik. Available material includes an edited package.