Danube is flowing into a new Europe

Richard Berstein from the NY Times has a good article in the IHT today. He talks about the river Danube, its history and the history associated with it.

I do see one small error in his piece. Well its actually a big error, and one I wouldn’t expect to see in the Herald Tribune.

After all, Romania, where the Danube empties into the Black Sea, not far from the border of Ukraine, is to become a full-fledged member of the European Union next year. The same is true of other countries along the eastern sections of the Danube: Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria. That may be of overriding importance to the future symbolism of the Danube.

In fact, Romania will not join the EU in 2004. More likely in 2007/8.