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Bulgarian nurses on plane to Sofia

by gradinski chai Tue Jul 24th, 2007 at 02:33:01 AM EST

Bulgarian media are announcing that the six Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor (now a naturalized Bulgarian) are on a plane bound for Sofia.

Cécilia Sarkozy (in particular) and President Sarkozy are being given a good deal of the early credit for the rapid developments in the situation. On a side note, the medics are arriving on the plane of the French president.

Also receiving credit is the European Union. For more information about the background, you can read the following diaries or can get some info from the ribbon on the front page of EuroTrib.

Seven Years in Libya or You Are Not Alone!

They are expected to arrive at about 10:00 Sofia-time. I'll try to drop in a couple of time today to let you know the Bulgarian media's reading of the situation.


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They had this on BBC Radio 4 this morning. To me it sounded like the first time ever that Radio 4 brought a thoroughly positive story about Europe. No criticism - but saying it was a joined European effort - they got only free, due to European efforts - Europe had more leeway and political muscle than Bulgaria - That's why they only needed 7 months, from the time Bulgaria joined the EU.
Bulgaria won't forget that - and the EU has an extremely positive start.

So why so positive a role to Europe? Is there anti-french so much stronger (they did mention the french airplane to pick them up, but focussed on the efforts of the EU in general.)

Anyway - I am glad the situation is resolved without the loss of live. I hope they have good parties at home.

What a relief!

by PeWi on Tue Jul 24th, 2007 at 03:14:25 AM EST
Sorry I didn't notice your diary, I wrote my frontpage story while you posted.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Tue Jul 24th, 2007 at 03:38:35 AM EST
Cécilia Sarkozy (in particular) and President Sarkozy are being given a good deal of the early credit for the rapid developments in the situation.

Hehehe, read this SPIEGEL article for a completely different view on the Sarko intervention...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jul 24th, 2007 at 03:40:50 AM EST
I am really happy it´s over.  One long mess finally cleaned up and the 6 people can now begin to recover.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.
by metavision on Wed Jul 25th, 2007 at 06:39:12 PM EST


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