Italy PM Berlusconi Arrives on Official Visit to Bulgaria

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Bulgaria: Italy PM Berlusconi Arrives on Official Visit to Bulgaria Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi (right) is the first foreign leader to visit PM Borisov (left) in Sofia. Photo by BGNES

Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is arriving Thursday on an official visit to Bulgaria.

Berlusconi will become the first foreign leader to visit Sofia after the new government of the GERB party and Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, assumed power in Bulgaria.

Borisov invited Berlusconi to pay an official visit to Bulgaria when the two met in Gdansk, Poland, on September 1 for the events marking the 70th year since the breakout of World War II.

Berlusconi is going to present Borisov with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic at a ceremony in the Italian Embassy in Sofia.

Berlusconi will in turn be decorated with order Stara Planina with a ribbon by Bulgaria President Georgi Parvanov at a special ceremony at the President's Office.

Berlusconi’s program in Sofia includes a meeting with the Association of Italian businessmen, which will also be attended by Bulgaria’s Regional Development Minister, Rosen Plevneliev.

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister is holding an official dinner in Berlusconi’s honor Thursday night.

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DrFaust - 29 Oct 2009 // 16:15:47

"I personally dislike Italy and so do many other Romanians for what a sizeable number of Italians and Mr Berlusconi have done to Romania."

What have they done to Romania? They talked a lot of bullshit. So what? Should I dislike the whole world because in every country I can find a few idiots that are reproducing insulting stereotypes about my country? When they do this, I take them for what they are, kretins. No need to exaggerate and hold their whole nation liable for a few idiots.

By the way, Italy is one of the biggest investors and business partners of Romania. Many thousand Romanians owe their jobs to Italians. Ever thought about that?

R4MANIA - 29 Oct 2009 // 15:58:01

"Romania's love for Italy has turned to much hate."

I doubt that 'Romania' can love or hate anybody or anything like 'Italy'. This is a feeling reserved for human beings, not for abstract things.

For sure you are angered by the clown Berlusconi's and other Italian politicians statements about Romania and Romanians. Not nice indeed and really outrageous. But we all know who Berlusconi and his gang are. Don't fall into the trap to identify them with 'Italy'.

I personally dislike Italy and so do many other Romanians for what a sizeable number of Italians and Mr Berlusconi have done to Romania.

Countries like Australia with their Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will forever be a hell of a lot more mature, bright, articulate, display strong personality and have a high level of positive influence characteristics then Italy could ever achieve.

I would soooo love Kevin Rudd to run Romania for a while. Then Johannis or some other competent leader can overtake Kevin Rudd's job. If we had a Prime Minister like Kevin Rudd, Italy would keep their mouths shut and probably some of them would have amass huge jealousy/

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