Bulgaria to Keep Nuke Closure Promise to EU

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Bulgaria intends to keep all its promises to the EU in regards to the country only Nuclear Power Plant in Kozloduy, Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said Saturday.

Kalfin vowed to have Units 3&4 shut down by the end of 2006 at a work meeting with Bulgarian diplomats, international organization heads and envoys.

Bulgaria's goal is to become a member of the European Union on January 1, 2007, Kalfin underlined at the meeting, which takes place for the first time.

The FM said that the country will send all the papers regarding the pending EC monitoring report on the country's readiness to join the Union. The following six months are crucial for Bulgaria, because the country has to finish its preparations for entering the union, and the 25 state members have to make a decision, Kalfin stated.

Finland took on the EU presidency on Saturday, and it will hold it until the end of the year.
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