ArtsJournal.com was among the few to notice and post a video of Croatian President Ivo Josipović playing Beethoven to celebrate Croatia's official entry into the European Union on July 1st.

President Ivo Josipović; image from josipovic.net used under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License

Ivo Josipović

A reader, Eleanor Hope, commented on the blog:

Congratulations Mr President! We need more music makers in power to show citizens how essential culture is in our lives. Welcome to the European Union!