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Croatian quiz before the holidays…

WelcomeCroatia(BRUSSELS2) The “Welcome Croatia“, the latest European Commission communication film developed to celebrate the entry of the 28th Member State into the European Union, was shown to us at the press briefing on Monday. Surprising! I'll let you discover this masterpiece. Its little taste of propaganda, 1970s, would make it almost sympathetic, like those good old Brezhnev archive films that you discover throughout a historical documentary and which leave you a bit nostalgic. The presence of the President of the Commission, José-Manuel Barroso, who ends in apotheosis, but returns insistently throughout the film, is touching and even sympathetic. The other advantage of this film is that it allows you to do little quizzes. Before the holidays, it’s not useless 🙂

Little Quiz

1st exercise: discover all the commissioners, most of whom must be strangers, and all the languages... Some commissioners are, in fact, obliged to speak the official languages ​​of their country. De Gucht thus achieves the feat of cramming the 3 languages ​​into record time... If you get 10 out of 26, that's already not bad. NB: We did the test with a few colleagues, 2 or 3 colleagues. The test result is — how should I say — “confidential”. 🙂

2nd exercise: cut the sound, and the exercise becomes... a little more difficult.

3rd exercise: find the missing one. For once, I won't actually blame him. A clue ? " She was supposed to be traveling at the time, I believe. She travels often » indicated the chief spokesperson, a little embarrassed, to a question from my colleague from Agence Europe.

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).