Croatian accessionToday is a red-letter day for the European Union and another symbolic embodiment of the enlargement process. On the one hand, Lithuania, which acceded to the EU in 2004, today takes up the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and, on the other, Croatia becomes the European Union’s 28th Member State. At the EESC we have been preparing for both events for some time and are certain that the arrival of our new Croatian members and our relations with the new Lithuanian Presidency will go not just smoothly but very warmly. Welcome!