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Council of Europe anti-torture Committee Head Condemns Bulgaria’s Failure to Report Police Brutality Cases

Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), has argued that police brutality constitutes a systemic problem in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2015, Monday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1461

EU to Allocate EUR 25 M to Bulgaria, Turkey for Cross-Border Cooperation

The European Commission (EC) will allocate EUR 25 M of EU funding to Bulgaria and Turkey for cross-border cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable tourism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2015, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 2821

EU Allocates EUR 6.3 M to Bulgaria for Recovery after Severe Winter

The European Commission (EC) allocated on Thursday EUR 6.3 M from the EU Solidarity Fund to Bulgaria in order for the country to deal with the damages caused by the severe winter conditions in the beginning of the year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 14:44 | Viewed: 2212

PM Borisov Highlights Bulgaria’s Contribution to EU Security in Talks with Mogherini

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov boasted about Bulgaria’s contribution to the EU’s security, portraying the country as one of the worst hit by increasing migratory pressure at a meeting with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Fo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 13:52 | Viewed: 2060

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini To Meet with Bulgaria’s PM, President in Sofia

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will meet with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 08:03 | Viewed: 2228

8 Projects of 6 EU Countries among First Batch to Get Funding under ‘Juncker Plan’

Eight projects of six EU Member States will be the first to receive funding under the so-called Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 21:30 | Viewed: 2550

Bulgaria with Third-Lowest Govt Debt to GDP Ratio in EU in Q1, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, Bulgaria had the third-lowest government debt to GDP ratio in the EU, at 29.6%, preceded by Estonia with 10.5% and Luxembourg with 21.6%, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 18:49 | Viewed: 2375

Bulgaria to Accept 500 Refugees in 2 Years under New EU Voluntary Scheme

Bulgaria will receive 500 refugees currently residing in other countries over the next two years, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 21, 2015, Tuesday // 07:52 | Viewed: 2036

European Court of Justice Finds Bulgaria Guilty in Illegal Landfills Case

Bulgaria has failed to fulfill its obligations under the EU Landfill Directive and has not taken the necessary steps to open new landfills matching EU requirements, according to a ruling or the European Court of Justice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 2494

Deadline to Reach Deal on Resettlement of 40 000 Refugees from Italy, Greece Expires

The deadline to reach a deal on the resettlement of 40 000 refugees from Italy and Greece expires on July 20.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2169

CEZ Bulgaria Denies Safety Measure Constitutes Discrimination

The Bulgarian subsidiary of Czech power distributor CEZ has said it hopes that a Bulgarian court will take into account the importance of protecting human life and security of the grid when it rules on a customer complaint.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2015, Saturday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2466

EU Commission Ends Infringement Procedure Against Bulgaria on Air Pollution

The European Commission (EC) took a decision to end the infringement procedure against Bulgaria, which had been launched after the country failed to fulfill its commitments on limiting air pollution.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 19:08 | Viewed: 2052

Bulgaria Will Not Hinder EUR 7 B Bridge Loan to Greece – Finance Minister

Bulgaria will not obstruct the allocation of a bridge loan of EUR 7,160 B to Greece provided that there are firm guarantees enshrined in law that EU countries outside the euro zone will not be directly affected financially by potential unfavorable develop

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 2032

EU Court Condemns Discriminatory Practice of Bulgarian Unit of Power Distributor CEZ

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg has ruled that the practice of the Bulgarian subsidiary of power distributor CEZ of placing electricity meters in districts inhabited predominantly by Roma higher than in other areas constitu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 11:29 | Viewed: 2251

Luxembourg Minister Deeply Skeptical about Bulgaria’s Partial Accession to Schengen

Jean Asselborn, Minister of Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg, has expressed deep skepticism about the possibility of even a partial accession to Schengen of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2603

MEPs Back Airline Passenger Data Collection System

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) approved Wednesday draft EU rules on sharing and protecting the Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of people flying to or from the EU, and its use by member states and Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1348

EU Commission Assesses Bulgarian Efforts on Judicial Reform as Satisfactory

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov revealed on Wednesday that the European Commission (EC) had assessed the efforts of the Bulgarian government on the judicial reform as satisfactory.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1631

Bulgaria Receives BGN 60 M under Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Bulgaria has received BGN 60 M in advance payment from the European Commission to launch operational program Environment 2014-2020, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1731

Bulgarian NGOs Approach EC over Lack of Oversight of Small Hydropower Plants

The European Commission may open an infringement procedure against Bulgaria due to the lack of oversight of small hydropower plants, according to WWF-Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1735

Bulgaria Seeks to Join Schengen Area with Air, Sea Borders by October

Bulgaria seeks to secure partial Schengen membership by October, according to Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2015, Monday // 16:48 | Viewed: 3868

EU to Step Up Efforts to Back Dairy Producers amid Russian Food Ban

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has admitted that dairy farmers in the EU, including Bulgaria-based ones, are going through a rough patch not only due to the Russian ban on imports of agricultural production from W

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2015, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 2528