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EU Commission President Thanks for Bulgarian Contribution to Investment Plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his gratitude to Bulgaria and its Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for the country’s announced contribution to the Investment Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgaria Ranked at Bottom of Migrant Integration Index

Bulgaria is ranked at the bottom of the ranking on policies of migrant integration, taking the 31st spot out of all 38.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1603

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 100 M to Juncker Investment Plan

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 100 M towards projects financed by the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), the Finance Ministry in Sofia has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 13:11 | Viewed: 1359

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Fund Pays BGN 703 000 to Farmers Affected by Russian Embargo

Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture (SFA) has paid nearly BGN 703 000 to a total of 66 farmers affected by the Russian import ban on certain agricultural and food products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1210

EU Reaches Preliminary Deal to Scrap Mobile Roaming Fees by mid-2017

Following 12 hours of talks, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union reached a provisional deal with the European Parliament on net neutrality rules envisaging the abolition of mobile phone roaming fees as of June 2017.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1196

Bulgaria Drops One Place to #24 by EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria’s EU funds absorption has decelerated over the past two weeks, sending the country one place down in the ranking, from 23 to 24, out of the EU-28.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 29, 2015, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1634

Bulgaria, Hungary Granted Exemption from Migrants' Relocation

Hungary and "to a certain extent Bulgaria" will be treated as "special cases" when it comes to migrant relocation, European Council Donald Tusk has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2015, Friday // 08:10 | Viewed: 2338

Opposing Concessions to Greece, Bulgaria PM Urges Help for NW Region

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has warned EU leaders against paying too much attention on problems in Greece and neglecting other EU regions such as Northwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2015, Friday // 07:50 | Viewed: 4276

Bulgarian PM Calls for European Support in Dealing with Migratory Pressure

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov called on Thursday for European support in order for the country to be able to deal with the migratory pressure it has been faced with.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 17:41 | Viewed: 4189

14 Projects under Bulgaria’s Operational Program Environment 2007-2013 Considered 'At-Risk'

Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva has warned that the completion of some components of a number of projects under operational program Environment 2007-2013 could be delayed past the deadline.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1430

Budgets MEPs Approve Aid of EUR 1.98 M for Flood Repairs in Bulgaria

The European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets (BUDG) has approved financial aid of EUR 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 19:00 | Viewed: 3852

Bulgaria Fails to Win Extension of Deadline under Rural Development Program 2007-2013

Bulgaria has not been granted an extension of the deadline to use the money granted under the Rural Development Program 2007-2013, meaning that ongoing projects financed under the program should be wrapped up by end-September.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2015, Monday // 17:46 | Viewed: 1812

39 Bulgarian Municipalities Officially Awarded BGN 1.4 B under OP Regions in Growth 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s Regional Development Ministry has granted 39 municipalities a total of BGN 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2015, Monday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1529

EU Commission Allocates EUR 55 M to Roma Integration in Bulgaria

More than BGN 110 M, or EUR 55 M, of funding earmarked for Bulgaria under the 2014-2020 operational programs are to be set aside for Roma integration, a EU official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 2161

European Commission Takes Bulgaria, Belgium to Court over Poor Air Quality

The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 2412

Bulgaria's Employment Rate Increased by 0.3 % in Q1, 2015 - Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat, which were released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's employment rate increased by 0.3 % in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter and by 0.8 % compared to the same quarter in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 21:54 | Viewed: 1971

Regional Policy Commissioner Impressed with Bulgaria’s 75% EU Funds Absorption Rate

EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu has expressed her appreciation for the work of Bulgarian authorities in view of the absorption rate of over 75% of EU funds for the 2007-2013 programming period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1821

Bulgaria Has Met All Technical Requirements to Join Schengen – Deputy Parliament Speaker

Bulgaria has fulfilled all technical requirements for accession to the Schengen Area and joining the border-free zone is a matter of a political decision, according to Yavor Haytov, Deputy Parliament Speaker.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 2345

Bulgaria Marks BGN 1,5 B Anual Losses in Agriculture

Bulgaria incurs an annual loss of about BGN 1,5 B and 500,000 employment opportunities on account of not producing enough agricultural products with added value, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 15, 2015, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1821

Bulgaria Marks 10% Increase in EU Fund Absorption

Bulgaria has marked a 10% increase in EU funds absorption over the first 5 months of 2015, according to a statement made available through a specialized Directorate to the Bulgarian Council of Ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2015, Friday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1636

President Warns Bulgaria to be Most Affected by Eventual Greek Default

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev warned on Thursday that Bulgaria will be the most affected country in the event of a Greek default and deepening of the sovereign debt crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 21:53 | Viewed: 2939