A couple kiss goodbye next to a bus departing from Sofia's central bus station, headed to London via Austria, Germany and France January 2, 2014. The European Union sought to calm fears in countries ... more 
A couple kiss goodbye next to a bus departing from Sofia's central bus station, headed to London via Austria, Germany and France January 2, 2014. The European Union sought to calm fears in countries like Britain, France and Germany that they face a mass influx of Romanians and Bulgarians following the lifting of restrictions on Wednesday, a change that risks fuelling anti-immigrant sentiment in Europe. From January 1, seven years after their countries joined the EU, Bulgarians and Romanians are free to live and work anywhere in the 28-nation bloc without applying for work permits. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION) less 
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Thu, Jan 2, 2014 2:59 AM EST