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Bulgaria, Turkey PMs Urge Common European Approach to Migration Crisis

Bilateral agreements won’t lead to a comprehensive solution to the migration crisis in Europe, the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey have agreed at a meeting in Istanbul on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 26, 2016, Friday // 15:06 | Viewed: 2460

Bulgaria to Expand Harmanli Refugee Centre

The refugee centre in Harmanli, in southeastern Bulgaria, will be expanded to accommodate a further 400 people amidst an increase in the number of migrants entering the country, public radio BNR reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 26, 2016, Friday // 13:23 | Viewed: 2868

Bulgaria Discussing Balkans Border Security with Germany

The security environment in the Balkans in the context of the migration crisis in Europe has been in the focus of a meeting of Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova and her German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere in Berlin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 25, 2016, Thursday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2881

Interest in Bulgarian Citizenship Rises among Britons after Brexit

Applications for passports and inquiries about residency have both increased at embassies and high commissions in London in the two months since the UK  voters decided in a referendum to leave the bloc, Bloomberg reported on Monday

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 22, 2016, Monday // 14:37 | Viewed: 5982

Bulgarian EU Presidency to Cost Estimated EUR 75 M

The director of the center for the preparation of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union has said that the cost of the presidency will be about EUR 75 M, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 19, 2016, Friday // 15:30 | Viewed: 28711

EC VP Kristalina Georgieva Denies Media Speculation of Being's GERB's Pick for President of Bulgaria

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva has dismissed media speculation that she is the possible candidate of governing GERBparty for President of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 13:46 | Viewed: 4831

Bulgarians, Romanians Working in Britain Increase to 266,000 in Q2 2016  

There were 266,000 Bulgarians and Romanians employed in the UK in the second quarter of 2016 – an increase of around 87,000 compared with the same period a year earlier, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing data of the Office for National Statistics.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 2701

Migrants Decline Assistance, Try to Leave Bulgaria ASAP - Red Cross Official

Bulgarian Red Cross Refugee-Migrant Service Programme Manager Mariana Stoyanova has said that migrants try to leave the Balkan country as soon as possible.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3327

Frontex Deploying 100 Officers in Bulgaria to Boost Border Surveillance

The European border management agency Frontex will deploy 100 border surveillance officers at Bulgaria’s borders with Turkey and Serbia to help stem a migrant inflow, Bulgarian public radio BNR reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2196

Bulgaria Prevents 153 Irregular Migrants from Entering from Turkey, Greece

Bulgarian border police has thwarted attempts of a total of 140 foreign national to cross illegally the country’s border from Turkey over the past 24 hours.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 14, 2016, Sunday // 14:32 | Viewed: 2786

EU Allocates EUR 30 M to Building Dobrudja-Burgas Power Line in Bulgaria

The European Commission has allocated EUR 29.9 M to the construction of a new 140 km power line in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 10, 2016, Wednesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 4345

Frontex to Boost Support to Bulgarian Border Protection

Frontex has  said that it will significantly strengthen its ongoing activities at Bulgaria’s land borders with Turkey and Serbia in response to a request from the country’s government.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 6, 2016, Saturday // 12:15 | Viewed: 7414

Bulgaria Must Notify EU of Possible Decision to Restart Belene NPP Project, Juncker Tells Borisov

If Bulgaria decides to build a new nuclear reactor, it must notify such an investment project to the European Commission as required by the Euratom Treaty, the head of the EU executive body has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 4, 2016, Thursday // 17:18 | Viewed: 7810

Bulgaria, Estonia, Austria to Coordinate EU Presidency Priorities Next Week

Representatives of the "EU Presidency trio" involving Bulgaria will meet in September to discuss their countries' works as rotational presidents of the Council of the EU starting next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 4, 2016, Thursday // 11:00 | Viewed: 3725

Bulgaria to Issue Only Three Types of Refugee Registration Cards

Bulgaria’s government has cut to three from five the types of registration cards issued by the State Agency for Refugees.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 3, 2016, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 6709

Bulgaria to Get Extra EUR 6 M for Border Protection from EU

Bulgaria will receive additional assistance of EUR 6 M from the European Commission to pay for increased cost of ensuring border protection from migration pressure, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 14:42 | Viewed: 8047

Bulgaria Says Angela Merkel Pledges Support for Its Bid for Additional Help from Frontex    

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has asked European border management agency Frontex to provide equipment, ships and helicopters to help the country protect the EU’s external border against irregular migration.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 19:54 | Viewed: 2949

EC Appoints Bulgaria’s Charlina Vitcheva Deputy Director-General at Joint Research Centre

Bulgarian national Charlina Vitcheva has been apponted as deputy director-general of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre as of the start of September.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 16:29 | Viewed: 2122

Bulgaria to Assume EU Presidency 6 Months Earlier

Bulgaria will take over the rotating residency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2018 and not in the second one as planned earlier, officials say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 10:20 | Viewed: 2227

EC Takes Bulgaria to Court over Insufficient Protection of Endangered Birds

The European Commission is taking Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU over the country’s failure to protect unique habitats and important bird species in the Rila Mountains.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2016, Sunday // 10:06 | Viewed: 8513

Bulgarian Army Ready to Boost Assistance to Police in Border Protection, Def Min Says

The Bulgarian Army has deployed enough personnel and equipment to assist police forces in protecting the country’s border with Turkey against a potential increase in migration pressure, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2016, Sunday // 09:17 | Viewed: 2271