Commissioner Kuneva Destines Bulgaria's First EU Baby
EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva and Labour Minister Emilia Maslarova destined all the best to Bulgaria's first and last babies born on the threshold of the New Year.
At a special ceremony on Sunday, commissioner Kuneva wished baby Denitsa Nikolaeva and her parents health and fortune and promised they will make a tour to Brussels to fill in their EU-Bulgaria baby album.
The young lady took her first breath on January 1 in the town of Kyustendil, South-western Bulgaria, just like last year's winner in the contest.
Fifteen minutes earlier, on December 31, 2006 Anguel was born in the small town of Tulovo, central Bulgaria. His destiny-maker, Minister Maslarova wished he is "strong as Stara Planina", wise and smart as the great Bulgarians, who made the country live through more than 13 centuries.
Five babies, three girls and two boys, who were born in the first minutes of 2007, competed in the traditional race, organized by the Bulgarian "9 months" magazine.
The nationwide campaign "Baby of the Year" takes place for the 8th time in a bid to boost birth rates.