January 03, 2007

Celebrations as Bulgaria and Romania join European Union

New Year's Eve marked the entrance of Romania and Bulgaria into the European Union, with people celebrating with fireworks and street parties. A Romanian town with German heritage will also be an EU "capital of culture" in 2007.

Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union at midnight on New Year's Eve, bringing the number of EU nations to 27 and extending the Union's boundaries to the Black Sea, deep into the former Soviet bloc.