(Strasbourg) Bulgaria, which joined the European Union on January 1, adds a decidedly rightist element to the European Parliament.
Far-right European leaders plan to declare their official status today as a publicly funded parliamentary group dedicated to the defense of "Christian values, the family and European civilization."
The group, which calls itself Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty, includes Jean-Marie Le Pen, the outspoken French National Front leader. The faction seeks recognition at the opening session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Another member of the group is Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
Bulgaria hopes to use its new status as a European Union member to boost tourism. Some of its tourist draws include the skiing resorts Borovets, Bansko and Pamporovo, while its beautiful beaches along the Black Sea attract vacationers from around the world.
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