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Romania and Bulgaria join EU
May 30, 2008Article by Ray Withers
Huge celebrations have been held in Romania and Bulgaria to mark their accession to the European Union, 17 years after the fall of Communism.
Tens of thousands attended concerts in the two capitals, Bucharest and Sofia.
The Romanian president said EU entry was an “enormous chance for future generations”, while Bulgaria’s leader said it was a “heavenly moment”.
Their accession means the EU now has 27 members and half a billion people, and stretches as far east as the Black Sea.
“It was hard, but we arrived at the end of the road. It is the road of our future. It is the road of our joy,” Romanian President Traian Basescu said, as thousands of revellers cheered.