Borisov 'Shocks' Dutch PM by Texting during Nobel Prize Ceremony

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Bulgaria: Borisov 'Shocks' Dutch PM by Texting during Nobel Prize Ceremony A TV grab shows Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov texting during the 2012 Nobel Prize ceremony in Oslo, which is said to have shocked the Dutch PM, Mark Rutte, sitting next to him. Photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is reported to have "shocked" his counterpart from the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, by sending SMS Text Messages during the 2012 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Oslo, Norway.

Borisov's SMS Texting was broadcast on the live streaming for the Nobel Prize Ceremony for "a long time", according to the Bulgarian news agency BGNES, especially as he was caught texting during the speech of European Council President Herman Van Rompuy, who received EU's Nobel Peace Prize for 2012.

BGNES comments that during the applause Borisov was burdened by his mobile phone "which he was holding tight in his hand because of the SMS Text Messages that he apparently considered more important."

"Millions of viewers from around the world saw the face of Bulgaria and its telephone," BGNES commented further, adding that according to Bulgarian reporters the Bulgarian PM's texts often read, "How was it?", apparently sent to different people, on different occasions.

In its critical commentary of Borisov, the BGNES news agency remarks that "he should've probably taken advantage of the fact that he was sitting next to Rutte, and say a few words about [the Netherlands' position against Bulgaria's] Schengen entry."

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#7
peterperfect - 12 Dec 2012 // 08:50:43

Yane, congratulations on your support for Borisov, shame you chose this one as an example though. Borisov used YOUR taxes to fly to this ceremony to REPRESENT you and Bulgaria, what a sham all he is showing is his ignorance and total disregard for tax payers money.

#6
Philippe - 12 Dec 2012 // 03:59:34

He forgot his role as Marlon Brando...

#5
Sveto - 11 Dec 2012 // 20:20:58

This entire incident, similarly to a "photo on a NATO meeting" is completely and utterly pointless farce. It only serves empty heads with no actual lives to blabber on forums convincing themselves they do something productive and intelligent.

#4
Richie - 11 Dec 2012 // 19:40:01

@Yane: the Nobel peace prize (not price, an important one-letter difference) is awarded by a committee appointed by the parliament of Norway (so no universities involved). Maybe they got it wrong a few times (depending on your political view), but they got it right so many times that nobody has yet refused the prize except because they thought they didn't deserve it. And the Dutch don't hate Bulgarians, they just don't care about them.

This incident reminds me of Berlusconi talking on his GSM during a NATO meeting while all other government leaders were waiting for him for a group photo. This is not the only similarity between Borisov and Berlusconi...

#3
peterperfect - 11 Dec 2012 // 10:19:30

Hope the PM has learned from this. No matter how important things at home may be he has a deputy and should have faith in him to cope for an hour or two, otherwise get rid of him!!! This is bad manners and totally ignorant behavior, mobile phones have mad us an anti-social society when it should bring us together but this is no excuse for such bad behavior, makes Bulgaria look like Barbarians.

#2
Philippe - 10 Dec 2012 // 23:14:35

Probably Totko the Porsche contacted BB for a urgent problem...

#1
Yane - 10 Dec 2012 // 21:44:21

This is so awesome!! What protest and ridicule of the "eu peace price" could be better than this!?

Seriously, that price gets dumber each year, last year sucking up to obama "omg he is 1st black pres of the us, omg my liberal wibe has an orgasm! lets throw him a medal!" even though he was involved in wars and since then in more wars than Bush.

Who are they anyway? Universities in Sweden and Norway, how high do they rank worldwide? What are their actual academic RESULTS (not mooching off on their reputation) compared to other universities? What exactly qualifies them in any way to give any prices with the amount of notice they get?

The answer is that they are NOBODIES! The only reason the world continues this FARCE! is because otherwise the much better universities and students, professors would argue until the ending of the world who should instead host such prices. So, they go along with this sham because it's, well...practical...

Also, the list of mistakes of Nobel prices is very veryy long, they tend to favor western "discoveries" even though it's after the fact that some non-western person did it.

Seriously, Boiko, I LOVE YOU for this! :) and sticking it to those blowhard dutch who hate us anyways. Anyone who is upset about all this needs to get a clue and get down from their inflated horse.