Croatia Meeting Summary for June 2012
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Date Created:August 9, 2012
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The International Program Croatia the invitation the U.S. State Departments International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), through its host, the Graduate School USA, International Institute, meeting between representative Judicial Watch and several Croatian officials was arranged June 2012. The U.S. Department States background note for Croatia states that U.S.-Croatian relations are very strong. The U.S. opened its Embassy 1992 Zagreb, support Croatias development democratic, secure, and market-oriented society that will strong partner Euro-Atlantic institutions. Croatia seen stabilizing force the region and was earlier recipient economic assistance through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and has, since 1998, received $27 million humanitarian demining assistance remove estimated 90,000 remaining mines 2019. Significantly, the U.S. State Department reports that on December 2011 Croatia signed its accession treaty, which Croatian citizens approved two-thirds majority the January 22, 2012 referendum. Upon ratification the other member countries, Croatia expected become full member July 2013. Further, through U.S. State Department-sponsored leadership programs, Croatian officials and dignitaries are invited the United States and introduced government, judicial, and political officials, well prominent members non-governmental organizationswho play important role maintaining healthy and vibrant democracy Americaby upholding the rule law, exercising and strengthening transparency and accountability mechanisms, and combating corruption government, politics, and the law. Mr. Chris Farrell, Judicial Watchs director investigations and research met with the Croatian visitors June 2012. set forth its Mission Statement, through its The International ProgramCroatia educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality the nations public life and seeks ensure that political and judicial officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach. The International Program integral part its educational program. the request the International Institute, and for the stated purpose ensuring the free flow ideas atmosphere trust, the entire discussion (was) private, closed the press and Off the Record .