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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 | 7 hours ago | Viewed: 379

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: 523

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: 422

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: 1040

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: 802

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: 1135

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: 887

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: 1411

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: 1237

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: 1496

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: 1223

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: 1006

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: 1425

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: 1146

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: 1135

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: 845

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: 1079

9 Countries Get Deadline Extension by Sept 2015 for Extra Payments to EU Budget

The nine EU countries which were supposed to make extra contributions to the EU budget by December 1, 2014, were granted a postponement by September 1, 2015 on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2014, Friday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1421

Bulgaria Govt Coaltion Targets Unfreezing of Blocked EU Funding

Recovering the European Commission’s trust and resumption of blocked EU payments are key elements of the governance programme of the GERB-led coalition government that is going to take office on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 21:32 | Viewed: 932

EU Bank Watchdog Head Says Bulgaria Has Not Yet Applied to Join

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) has not received a notice from Bulgaria saying it would like to be part of it, its head Danièle Nouy told MEPs on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1274

EU Commission Forecasts “Subdued Growth Amid Rising Uncertainty” for Bulgaria  

Bulgaria will experience with “subdued growth amid rising uncertainty” over the next two years, the European Commission said in its autumn economic forecasts on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 4114