The traffic trough the Captain Andreevo border checkpoint that was impeded by huge queues of Turkish citizens with irregular passports has been normalised.
The nuclear energy issue is yet to be put forward to all EU institutions, according to MEP Geoffrey Van Orden.
Bulgaria can fully rely on the support of the EU including for the Bulgarian medics unjustly sentenced in Libya.
Bulgaria joins the EU at a high level of economic growth, with the ability to adapt fast to the changing world and willing to make the Union more united and successful, Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev said.
Portugal is likely to restrict the access of Bulgarian and Romanian employees to its labour market, AFP said citing Portugal government official.
Bulgaria's peak Ruen (2291m) in the Osogovo Mountain has become the highest border point of the European Union. Ruen is the highest peak in the Osogovo Mountain located over the western town of Kyustendil and close to Bulgaria's border with the FYROM.
Bulgaria's airports have implemented the EU hand luggage security regulations for all planes taking off for states of the Union.
Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession will move the geographic centre of the Union.
The citizens of the FYROM will need visas to come to Bulgaria as the required document has already been introduced. The visas will be free and people will apply for them at the Bulgarian embassy in Skopje and the General Consulate in Bitola.
The accession of the two new EU member states - Bulgaria and Romania - has come amid falling enthusiasm in Europe for the bloc's continuing expansion. A Eurobarometer poll in autumn showed that only 41% of people in the 15 states that were part of the EU
The European Union has rolled out the welcome mat for Romania and Bulgaria on January 1. The two Balkan neighbours swell the EU to 27 countries with 493 million people stretching the bloc's decision-making machinery to the limit.
In an emotional address to the nation minutes before midnight, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov called the country's EU entry a "heavenly moment". "The day we are welcoming - January 1, 2007 - will undoubtedly find its place among the most important d
The president of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, has given the new members Bulgaria and Romania a warm welcome. "In welcoming two new members to the family we know that our culture, our heritage will be richer, our little ties and our econo
The festivities in Bucharest ended a day of celebrations when Bulgarian and Romanian officials lined up for hoisting together the flag of the European Union. The blue-and-gold-stars flag was hoisted 20 meters at a ceremony attended by President Traian Ba
The night sky of Sofia has turned into daylight for some fifteen minutes when a sweeping fireworks and light show marked the accession of Bulgaria to the EU. The spectacle was a product of Gert Hoff, known for his spectacular and unique works of light ar
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