Bulgaria insists on euro Cyrillic spelling
Oct 12,2007 00:00 by UPI

BRUSSELS -- Bulgaria is insisting that its Cyrillic spelling for the euro be written in EU documents, a move that may delay an association agreement with Montenegro.

The Eastern European nation is asking the European Union currency be written as "evro," the way it is transcribed in Bulgarian Cyrillic letters, and not as "euro," as it is written in the Stabilization and Association Agreement that the European Union is scheduled to sign with Montenegro, the EU Observer reported Friday.

EU and Montenegrin officials are scheduled to sign the SAA document during a meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels Monday.

EU officials plan to try to find a compromise solution before Monday, the EU Observer said.

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