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Bulgaria Could Be Allocated EUR 160 M on Flood, Landslide Prevention

Bulgaria could rely on EUR 160 M, which could be allocated under the EU Environment Operational Programme on flood and landslide prevention.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | 4 hours ago | Viewed: 369

EC to Approve Bulgaria’s Cross-Border Cooperation Programs in June

The European Commission is expected to approve Bulgaria’s cross-border cooperation programs under the Instrument for Pre-accession assistance in June, according to Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 731

Bulgaria to Host Debate on EU’s Digital Single Market Plan Next Week

An event focused on promoting the European Commission’s plans to create a digital single market of the EU, will take place in Bulgaria next week.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2015, Friday // 14:39 | Viewed: 797

Jyrki Katainen: EU Plans to Encourage Development of Small and Medium Enterprises

The European Commission would like to encourage investments on the part of the private sector into the economy of all EU countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:15 | Viewed: 1045

European Commission Vice President to Promote Juncker Plan in Sofia

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen arrives in Sofia to present the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe (EC IPE) known as the “Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1167

Frontex Ready to Help Bulgaria If Migratory Pressures Increase

Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri has assured Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova that the European border agency is ready to help Bulgaria if migratory pressures via the Black Sea increase.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 07:37 | Viewed: 1165

Bulgaria’s Kuneva Discussing Schengen, Graft, Investment in Sweden

Bulgaria relies on Sweden’s support for its effort to join the EU’s Schengen borderless area, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1213

Constitutional Changes Must Not Slow Down Judicial Reform in Bulgaria – EC Secretary-General

Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the European Commission (EC), has argued that potential changes to Bulgaria’s Constitution should not come at the expense of the speed of judicial reform.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM to Discuss Schengen Accession during Visit to Sweden

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister in charge of coordinating EU policies and institutional affairs, will pay a working visit to Sweden.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1265

Bulgaria among Top 10 in EU by Transparency in Public Procurement - Minister

Bulgaria is among the top 10 in the EU by transparency in public procurement and among the top 5 by electronization of the process, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2015, Sunday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1940

EU Grants Nearly EUR 2 M in Recovery Aid to Bulgaria

The European Commission granted on Thursday EUR 1.98 M to Bulgaria for addressing the consequences of the 2014 floods.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1343

EU Analyzing Bulgaria's Objection to Greek Withholding Tax

The European Commission will take the necessary measures to ensure compliance of Greece's tax legislation amendments with EU law, a spokesman for the EU Commission has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 2075

FAZ: Bulgarian, Romanian Benefit Receivers in Germany Up 83% in 2014

Germany has registered a surge in receivers of the Hartz-IV unemployment benefits among immigrants coming from Bulgaria and Romania in 2014, according to media reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1644

Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture Transfers BGN 5 M to Pomorie for Upgrade of Fishing Port

The State Fund Agriculture – Paying Agency has made an advance subsidy payment of nearly BGN 5 M to the Pomorie Municipality for the reconstruction and modernization of the local fishing port.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 21:17 | Viewed: 1260

MEP Outlines Benefits, Challenges Facing EU Agriculture in TTIP Talks

Bulgarian MEP Momchil Nekov (S&D) presented the opportunities and challenges facing EU agriculture in the framework of the TTIP negotiations at a conference, which was held in the House of Europe in Sofia on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 18:36 | Viewed: 2766

Bulgaria Will Outpace Romania in Combating Corruption, Organized Crime – PM Borisov

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has pledged a swift adoption of substantial changes to the judicial system that will result in Bulgaria outpacing Romania in terms of progress in combating corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 2425

Bulgaria to Seek EU Aid for Abolished Milk Quotas

Bulgaria and ten other member states will seek EU aid to compensate for the abolition of the milk quotas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1325

Bulgaria Records Sizeable Y/Y Drop in Jobless Rate in February 2015

Bulgaria marked one of biggest year-on-year falls in unemployment rate in the EU in February 2015, official statistics showed on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 2877

Bulgaria Had Lowest Hourly Labor Costs in EU in 2014, at EUR 3.8

Bulgaria remained the EU Member State with the lowest hourly labor costs in 2014, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2015, Monday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1251

EU Launches Proceeding on Agricultural Land Ownership Laws in Bulgaria

The European Commission took a decision Thursday on demanding a clarification on the laws regarding the acquisition of agricultural lands passed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1252

Bulgaria Fails to Address Shortcomings in Treatment of Prisoners, Conditions of Detention - CoE

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has leveled serious criticism at Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1242