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Croatia to become European Union member in 2013 (AP)

FILE -- A June 10, 2011 file photo shows the Croatian flag, left, and the EU flag on Croatia's parliament building in St. Mark square in Zagreb, Croatia. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, June 24, 2011, that European leaders had agreed they want Croatia to become a member of the EU. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic/file)AP - Croatia will become a European Union member in two years, officials said Friday, making it the first new country to join the bloc since 2007 and offering hope to other nations from the former Yugoslavia seeking to join.