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Along with the European Union flag—Bulgaria joined the EU on January 1—a very common sight in Bulgaria this year has been the white, green, and red “?? ??? ????/You Are Not Alone” ribbon.
The ribbon is a symbol of a media campaign in support of the five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor jailed in Libya. Displayed on cars and in store windows, and worn by people everywhere, the ribbons have effectively infiltrated Bulgarian life.
Politicians, celebrities, and artists throughout Bulgaria and Europe are vocally supporting this campaign. And now Sofia is abuzz with news of the campaign’s newest international supporter, George Michael, who is set to perform at the Lokomotiv Stadium in Sofia on May 28 as part of his 2007 European Tour. The singer intends to use his Sofia concert as a vehicle to increase awareness of the plight of the Bulgarian nurses. Tickets: BGN50 (€26; $35) to BGN70 (€36; $48).