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Bulgarian nationals, living abroad, have lodged a petition with the European Parliament, in a bid to urge the government to cancel all health insurance taxes due by expatriates for the period since 2000.
"We hoped that Bulgarian accession to the EU would
Italy does not see the presence of Bulgarians, numbering about 80,000-90,000, as a problem, the country's ambassador here commented in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.
Taxpayers in Britain have been saddled with a GBP 2.5 B bill to pay benefits to Romanians and Bulgarians who do not migrate to the UK, the Daily Express reported.
Italy expects between 60,000 and 105,000 Bulgarian and Romanian migrants to "invade" the country now that the 30 million-strong population is given a way out of their nations.
Local media says Italians are most fearful of the Roma minority, which account
Bulgarian citizens may apply for new health insurance cards as of January 3, 2007, allowing them to receive help in case of emergencies while they are visiting EU countries.
The feared flood of workers from Bulgaria and Romania failed to materialise at Heathrow airport as citizens of the EU's two newcomers preferred to stay at home.
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Cyprus's trade unions have expressed their concerns over a possible flow of employees from Bulgaria and Romania now the two countries have joined the EU.
Although Bulgarians overwhelmingly support EU membership, there is little euphoria about the achievement, the International Herald Tribune says in commentary of the country's accession.
The trial in Libya will be Sofia's first test for Brussels, FT says citing Sofia News Agency's editor-in-chief Milena Hristova.
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's General Consulate in Odrin will work extra hours Tuesday in order to issue visas.
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.
The flags of Bulgaria and the EU were officially raised Monday at a festive ceremony in front of the Unknown Soldier monument in Sofia.
Portugal is likely to restrict the access of Bulgarian and Romanian employees to its labour market, AFP said citing Portugal government official.
Customs officials in Bulgaria's northern border city of Silistra removed the barrier at the land checkpoint on January 1, 2007 at 1 a.m.
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.
A fairy ship "sailed" in Sofia's streets on January 1 to bid Bulgaria good luck in its EU course.
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.
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