HotNews.ro made its first live Internet broadcast from the European Parliament today, presenting its users the speech held by the Bulgarian president, Georgi Parvanov. At the Hotnews.ro headquarters, Manuela Preoteasa, editor at Euractiv.ro, and the political analyst Cristian Ghinea discussed the event and answered the readers' questions.
Parvanov held his first speech in the EP as president of an European state. The main issues he approached were Bulgaria's availability to involve in European energy projects, the situation of the Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya, emigration issues and also about the two nuclear reactors still in function.
Although Bulgaria promised during the accession negotiations to shut the two reactors down, Parvanov now says the plant was modernized and technologically upgraded.