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Europol Busts People Smuggling Group Linked to Bulgaria

Eight people have been arrested in a crackdown on a Europe-wide organised crime group suspected of arranging for mainly Albanian nationals to be brought into the EU in breach of immigration law, Europol announced on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 18:59 | Viewed: 1851

Child Poverty Highest in Bulgaria, Romania

Romania are the countries where EU member states where children are at greatest risk of poverty and social exclusion, the European Parliament (EP) states in a press release.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2015, Monday // 11:44 | Viewed: 2512

EU Commission Adopts Bulgaria's Fisheries, Aquaculture Programme Worth EUR 113 M

At the end of the last week, the European Commission adopted a key investment package on maritime affairs, fisheries and aquaculture in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2015, Tuesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 2147

Oxfam-funded Report Accuses Bulgaria of Police Abuse of Migrants

The Belgrade Centre for Human Rights has accused Bulgarian police of brutality towards migrants in a new report funded by British charity Oxfam.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2015, Friday // 09:10 | Viewed: 2227

Bulgaria Contributes EUR 50,000 to EU's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 50,000 to the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa, which seeks to tackle the root causes of migration.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2015, Thursday // 15:05 | Viewed: 2521

Workers from Bulgaria, Romania in UK Reach Fresh High of 219,000

The number of EU workers in the UK hit a record high of 2.1 million people at the end of September, including 219,000 Romanians and Bulgarians, The Telegraph reported on Wednesday, citing official data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 17:08 | Viewed: 2270

Bulgaria Likely to Lose 15 % of EU Funds From 2007-2013 Programme Period

Bulgaria is set to lose nearly 15 % of EU funds which were available for absorption under some operational programmes during the 2007-2013 programme period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 11, 2015, Wednesday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2231

Bulgaria Registers Negative Balance of Trade with EU in January-August

Between January and August 2015, Bulgaria had a negative balance of trade with the EU, which exceeded BGN 2.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2015, Monday // 14:46 | Viewed: 2036

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali to Run in 2016 European Green Leaf Race

Kardzhali is among the 10 European cities which have announced their candidacy for the 2016 European Green Leaf Award, the European Commission announced on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2015, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1728

EU Commission Forecasts Bulgarian Economy to Grow by 1.5 % in 2016, 2 % in 2017

In its latest Autumn Economic Forecast, which was released on Thursday, the European Commission (EC) foresees the Bulgarian economy to grow by 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 5, 2015, Thursday // 16:27 | Viewed: 2431

EU Commission Urges Bulgaria to Transpose in Full Energy Efficiency Rules

The European Commission said on Thursday it has requested 11 member states, including Bulgaria, to bring their national legislation fully in line with the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 22, 2015, Thursday // 21:06 | Viewed: 2209

Bulgarian PM Backs Reelection of Joseph Daul as EPP President

Bulgarian Prime Minister and GERB leader Boyko Borisov expressed support on Wednesday for the reelection of Joseph Daul as president of the European People's Party (EPP).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 22, 2015, Thursday // 10:02 | Viewed: 1899

Bulgaria, OLAF to Deepen Cooperation in Countering Corruption, Fraud

Bulgaria and the European Anti Fraud Office (OLAF) will deepen their cooperation in countering corruption and fraud.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 19, 2015, Monday // 14:07 | Viewed: 2492

Border Shooting Is No Solution, MEP Warns over Bulgaria Migrant Death

EU member states should be reminded that shooting at people crossing their respective borders cannot solve the migrant crisis, ALDE MEP Gérard Deprez has warned.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 17, 2015, Saturday // 12:56 | Viewed: 2248

Migrant’s Death Highlights Need to Give Bulgaria Access to Schengen Database, Kuneva Says

The shooting death of a migrant near Bulgaria’s border with Turkey is showing once again the need of a common policy on the security of European Union borders, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 16, 2015, Friday // 15:47 | Viewed: 3173

Bulgaria Obligated to Guard EU External Border - Martin Schulz

EU Parliament President Martin Schulz warned Bulgarian authorities must protect the EU's external borders regardless of the fact that the country is not part of the Schengen borderless area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 16, 2015, Friday // 08:54 | Viewed: 2359

Bulgarian Becomes Deputy Managing Director of EU Strategic Investment Fund

Bulgaria's former caretaker Deputy Prime Minister, Iliyana Tsanova, was elected as the Deputy Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2015, Thursday // 11:05 | Viewed: 2746

Bulgaria Has Fifth Highest EU Funds Absorption Rate – EU Commission Vice-President

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva announced on Wednesday that Bulgaria ranks fifth in the absorption of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2015, Thursday // 09:06 | Viewed: 2567

Regional Minister: Bulgaria to be Allocated EUR 1.2 B on Cross-border Cooperation

Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova said on Tuesday that the EU will allocate more than EUR 1.2 on cross-border cooperation to Bulgaria in the next programme period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 14, 2015, Wednesday // 11:55 | Viewed: 2972

Bulgaria to Invest EUR 102 M in Boosting Competitiveness of SMEs

The European Commission adopted on Monday an Operational Programme worth EUR 102 M to boost the competitiveness of Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through increased access to finance.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 2149

Bulgaria's FM: Prejudice against TTIP Should Be Overcome

There are "many lies and mythology" about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov warned on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2015, Monday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2368