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European Deputy Mariya Gabriel Recognised As One of 25 Most Influential Deputies

The deputy chairwoman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Mariya Gabriel has been recognised as one of the 25 most influential European deputies.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2016, Monday // 19:02 | Viewed: 1298

Non-Schengen EU Members to Meet in Warsaw

Representatives of EU member states that are not part of the Schengen borderless area are set to meet in Polish capital Warsaw on Monday, local media report, citing the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2016, Monday // 14:07 | Viewed: 1481

Bulgaria PM Urges Commitment to EU-Turkey Migrant Deal, Hotspots Outside Europe

The migrant deal with Turkey is “by far the lesser of two evils”, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister has said, giving indications he has called on European leaders to give Turkey a visa-free regime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2016, Saturday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1508

Bulgaria Waiting for Canadian Visa Waiver Timetable Soon

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev has reiterated that Sofia and Bucharest will refuse to sign a the free-trade deal between EU and Canada unless an indication is given about the removal of Canadian visa requirements for the two respective countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2016, Saturday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2633

Bulgaria To Receive EUR 108 M in Assistance in Few Weeks

Bulgaria will receive the amount of EUR 106 M promised by the European Commission for dealing with the migrant crisis within a few weeks, announced the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 2770

Fresh EU Aid for Bulgaria Not Earmarked for Building New Border Fences

The EUR 108 M that EU leaders decided to grant to Bulgaria last week are not allocated to the construction of new border fences or work on existing ones, a EU Commission official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 19, 2016, Monday // 16:49 | Viewed: 3367

EU's Border and Coast Guard 'to Be Launched from Bulgaria'

Bulgaria will be the first country to host the European Border and Coasr Guard in October, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 18, 2016, Sunday // 08:41 | Viewed: 2308

Juncker Demands More Frontex Staff on Bulgaria-Turkey Border

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the deployment of some 200 FRONTEX officers and 50 additional vehicles by the end of October.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 11:35 | Viewed: 4546

EU Commission Pledges More Border Security Assistance to Bulgaria

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has sent a letter to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov saying he is taking on the commitment to bolstering the security of Bulgaria's external border, the Commission representation in Sofia has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 4312

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: 3316

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: 9441

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: 8846

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: 6582

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: 34171

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: 5303

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: 2986

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: 3630

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: 2472

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: 3048

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: 4668

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: 12784