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Bulgaria’s Ilian Vassilev Put on Russia’s Travel Ban List

Bulgaria’s former ambassador to Russia Ilian Vassilev is on Moscow’s list of 89 European Union politicians barred from entering Russia, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia said on Saturday.

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EU Commission Asks Bulgaria to Implement Bank Recovery, Resolution Directive

The European Commission asked on Thursday Bulgaria and ten other member states to fully implement the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2015, Thursday // 14:43 | Viewed: 1180

Visit of EU Regional Policy Commissioner to Bulgaria Postponed to June

The 2-day visit of EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu to Bulgaria, scheduled to take place on May 28-29, has been postponed to June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2015, Thursday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1197

EU Commission Approves Bulgaria's Rural Development Programme

The European Commission approved on Tuesday the Rural Development Programme of Bulgaria, which is worth nearly EUR 2.4 B.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 1553

Eurostars Representatives to Present to Bulgarian SMEs Opportunities for Accessing Grants

Representatives of Bulgarian businesses are invited to examine opportunities for applying for EU funding directly under the Eurostars program during a series of presentations on May 26.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 1816

Bulgaria, Croatia Unanimous on Need of Western Balkans' Integration into EU

Croatia’s Foreign Minister Minister Vesna Pusic and her Bulgarian counterpart Daniel Mitov have agreed that the EU integration of the Western Balkans and the preservation of the territorial integrity of the region are issues of absolute necessity.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2015, Monday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2345

Five Bulgarian Regions among EU’s Ten Poorest in 2013

Five out of Bulgaria’s six regions are included in the ten poorest EU regions, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1803

Bulgaria Finmin Unveils Plan for Mega-Fund Managing EU Financial Instruments

Bulgaria plans to set up a state-owned firm in charge of managing EUR 777 M of EU funds over the new programming period, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 18:14 | Viewed: 1329

Bulgaria’s Rural Development Program 2014-2020 Conclusively Approved

The European Commission has notified Bulgarian authorities about the conclusive approval of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 15:53 | Viewed: 1091

Dairy Sector Crisis Affects EU Market, Not Just Bulgaria - Agriculture Minister

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva has suggested that the state is looking for mechanisms to support milk producers amid the ongoing crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2015, Wednesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1183

Ten EU Countries Oppose Proposal for Immigrant Quotas

Ten out of all 28 countries within the EU have stated that they will be opposing the proposal made by the European Commission regarding the imposition of quotas in the process of accepting illegal immigrants.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2015, Tuesday // 20:46 | Viewed: 1383

Bulgaria's Stanishev to Face 71-Year-Old Candidate for 2nd PES Term

MEP Sergey Stanishev, who heads the Party of European Socialists (PES), is now officially running for a second term, a recent post on Facebook has suggested.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2015, Monday // 15:18 | Viewed: 1349

EU to Provide BGN 32 B for Bulgaria's Sustainable Development

Bulgaria will be receiving BGN 32 B through EU funds during the upcoming program period 2014-2020 for sustainable development.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2015, Monday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1421

Commission Vice-President Calls on Bulgaria to Introduce Transparency Register

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva advised Bulgaria to introduce a transparency register similar to that established by the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2015, Saturday // 17:01 | Viewed: 1497

Bulgaria Reports 76.2% EU Funds Absorption Rate for 2007-2013 Period in end-April

Bulgaria has absorbed 76.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 1522

Bulgaria’s 2014-2020 Fisheries Operational Program To Be Approved by EC by end-2015

Operational Program Maritime Affairs and Fisheries 2014-2020 will be sent to the European Commission for approval by end-June, according to Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2015, Friday // 17:52 | Viewed: 1247

Deputy Economy Minister Predicts 90% Absorption Rate under Innovations&Competitiveness OP

Bulgaria’s Deputy Economy Minister Daniela Vezieva has predicted that the absorption rate under the Innovations and Competitiveness operational program could reach up to 90% due to the great interest in it.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2015, Thursday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1000

EU Issues Five Recommendations on Bulgaria’s Macroeconomic Imbalances

Following the assessment of Bulgaria’s 2015 National Reform Programme and Convergence Programme, the European Commission issued five country-specific recommendations on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2015, Thursday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1331

Council of Europe's GRECO: Bulgaria’s Judicial System Remains Vulnerable to Undue Influence

Bulgaria has a reasonably good legislative framework and many institutions and tools to deter corruption, yet there have been no people convicted of high-level corruption, according to a report of the Council of Europe's Group of States against Corruption

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2015, Thursday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1242

Bulgaria’s Govt OKs Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s government approved operational program Environment 2014-2020 on Wednesday, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 1019

Deputy PMs Bachvarova, Kuneva to Present Bulgaria’s Schengen Accession Progress

Deputy Prime Ministers Rumyana Bachvarova and Meglena Kuneva will present Thursday the results of the steps taken so far by the government for Bulgaria’s accession to the Schengen area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 12, 2015, Tuesday // 07:44 | Viewed: 1314