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Justice Minister Expects Negative EC Report on Judiciary

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov expects a negative annual report on justice and internal affairs of the European Commission on Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2014, Tuesday // 11:53 | Viewed: 505

EU Commission to Go On with CVM Reports on Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission is intending to continue the monitoring reports prepared about Bulgaria and Romania, issuing a single document on a yearly basis, a spokesperson for the Commission has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2014, Monday // 16:09 | Viewed: 706

Romania Could Outpace Bulgaria in Schengen Accession - Deputy PM

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has warned the country should prepare for tough conclusions in the EU Commission's forthcoming report on justice and internal affairs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2014, Monday // 15:44 | Viewed: 1934

Bulgaria Runs Huge Risk of Losing EU Funds - Deputy PM

Bulgaria could register fresh losses of EU funding, the Deputy PM for Absorption of EU Funds and Economic Policy has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2014, Saturday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1268

European Commission OKs 39 New Operational Programs, None of Them Bulgarian

The European Commission (EC) has approved 39 operational programs for the 2014-2020 programming period but none of them is Bulgarian.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2014, Friday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1265

Bulgaria to Seek Long-Term Loan for 240-km Section of Hemus Motorway

Bulgaria will seek a long-term loan from international banks for the construction of a 240-km section of the Hemus motorway, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2014, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1281

Bulgaria PM to Seek Unfreezing of EU Funds in Brussels Next Week

Issues can be found with nearly all projects conducted under Operational Program Transport, Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2014, Friday // 13:54 | Viewed: 895

French Ambassador: EU Monitoring On Bulgaria Might Increase

French ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyere de Cabanes, said there were no signs that the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) applied to Bulgaria and Romania might come to an end.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1402

Bulgarian Ministers Desperate to Negotiate Reduction of EU Funds Losses in 2014

A delegation of Bulgarian ministers headed by Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of EU funds, held talks with representatives of the European Commission in Brussels on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2014, Thursday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgaria’s Govt Will Pursue Schengen Accession in Stages – Deputy PM

Bulgaria has a clear economic and political interest in joining the Schengen Area and the accession in stages will be among the key goals of the government, according to Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister for European Policy and Institutional Matters.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2014, Wednesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 1238

Bulgaria Interior Minister Backs Idea to Set up European Prosecutor’s Office

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Veselin Vuchkov on Tuesday supported the idea of establishing European Prosecutor's Office responsible for combating fraud and misappropriation of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 18, 2014, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 941

Schengen Accession Is Achievable Target for Bulgaria, Romania – Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister for European Policy and Institutional Matters Meglena Kuneva has told Romania’s Ambassador to Bulgaria Anton Pacuretu that the accession to the Schengen area is an achievable target for both countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2014, Monday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1462

Kristalina Georgieva Calls For Urgent Reforms

Bulgaria’s European Commissioner for Budget, Human Resources and Securit Kristalina Georgieva called for urgent and profound reforms in Bulgaria in an interview for the BNR public broadcaster.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2014, Saturday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1252

Bulgaria Faces Loss of EUR 90 M under Rural Development Program

Bulgaria loses nearly EUR 90 M under the Rural Development Program for the past programming period due to the poor performance of the State Fund Agriculture, according to Deputy Agriculture Minister Vasil Grudev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2014, Friday // 21:11 | Viewed: 1510

EU Restarts Payments To Bulgaria Under Environment Programme

By the end of this month Bulgaria will get EUR 240 M in restored payments under the EU Operational Programme Environment for the programming period 2007-2013, said the European Commission (EC).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2014, Friday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1232

Key Auditor of EU Funds Leaves Office

The head of the Executive Agency on Audit of European Union Funds Dobrinka Mihaylova has left her position two weeks ago.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2014, Friday // 10:43 | Viewed: 1030

Bulgaria To Get BGN 700 M From EU Environment Programme By End 2014

The European Commission has approved the measures for improved management and control of the Environment Programme, proposed by Bulgaria, reports the BNR public broadcaster, quoting Brussels sources.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 20:21 | Viewed: 1432

ECAS: Migrants Are Salvation, Not Threat To Old Europe

A recent study of ECAS shows that EU migrants in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom contribute more than they benefit from their host countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1155

Ministry Denies 'Financial Correction' over Bulgaria’s Controversial Tourism Logo

The Ministry of Tourism has rejected allegations about a fine of BGN 160 000 by the European Commission over the project for the creation of a new brand for Bulgaria as a tourist destination.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1156

Europe Liberals Criticize Bulgaria for Including Nationalists in Gov't

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE) has lashed at the new Bulgarian government over the "inclusion" of a nationalist coalition called Patriotic Front (PF).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 863

Ivaylo Kalfin Criticises TTIP Agreement

At this stage of negotiations, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is not useful neither for Europe, nor for Bulgaria, said Ivaylo Kalfin, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Demographic and Social Policy and Mini

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 10, 2014, Monday // 17:03 | Viewed: 1088