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Lobbyist: Bulgaria's Image as EU's Scarecrow Is Unfair

Bulgaria is doing at least as well as Romania in the fields of justice and home affairs but it has unfairly been portrayed in a more negative light.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1872

EU Agriculture Commissioner Against Extending Tobacco Producers Subsidies

The European Commission (EC) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fischer-Boel refused on Tuesday to comply with requests to extend the term for subsidies for tobacco producers, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported. Fische

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1967

Bulgaria Cabinet Insists on Common EU Migration Policy

The Bulgarian Cabinet is insisting on the revocation of the transitional periods limiting the free migration of Bulgarian citizens in countries members of the European Union (EU), the Bulgarian Social Minister Emilya Maslarova reported on Monday. Maslaro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1636

Bulgarians, Romanians to Be Banned from Working in Ireland for 3 More Years

The government of Ireland is expected to extend the work restrictions on Bulgaria and Romanian citizens for at least three more years because of the rising unemployment in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1796

Netherlands Labor Market Remains Closed for Bulgarians, Romanians

The labor market of the Netherlands will remain closed for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens, the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad reported on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 17, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2918

Bulgarian Mafia Plunders EU Money -The Telegraph

Bulgarian mafia are proving quick to spot that as with any generous subsidies administered from afar, the Sapard programme of the EU is ripe for fraud, an article in the Telegraph states. The plundering of the scheme, which handed over more than GBP 2 bi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3555

Sarkozy Expresses Concern about Russian Missiles Move

French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed Friday concerns about Russia's plans to install short-range missiles close to EU borders in response to the US missile deployment plan. "I told President Medvedev how much we are concerned about his declaration

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1521

Euro Area Officially in Recession

The euro area is officially in recession after Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities released flash estimates showing that in the second quarter of 2008 growth rates were -0,2% in the Euro Area and 0,0% in the EU. The Gross Domesti

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2493

17 Cases of EU Funds Abuse Investigated by Bulgaria Special Unit

The special unit at the Bulgarian National Investigation Services has initiated 17 preliminary legal proceedings over the abuse of European funds, Prosecutor Bozhidar Dzhambazov reported on Thursday. Dzhambazov, along with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Se

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1985

Bulgaria Health Care Among Worst in Europe - Report

Bulgaria still has one of the worst health care systems in Europe, according the 2008 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) report prepared by the Health Consumer Power House. Te report ranks Bulgaria 28th among the 31 countries where data has been collected

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4293

Former French PM De Villepin Heads Stanishev's "Bulgaria in EU" Advisory Board

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev presented Wednesday his new advisory board aiming to improve Bulgaria's development as an EU member, which is chaired by the former French PM Dominique de Villepin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1868

Bulgaria EU Commissioner Kuneva Nominated for EU Commissioner of the Year

The National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) party began a campaign to support the nomination of the European Union (EU) Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva as the Commissioner and European of the Year, the party press center an

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2188

EU Lawyers to Fight against Bulgaria over Alleged Limits

International lawyers have submitted to Brussels a complaint against Bulgaria over alleged restrictions on them doing business in the country, Financial Times reported Tuesday. The assault on rules imposed by Sofia is led by British and Austrian law firm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1849

EU Adopts First Operation against Somalia Pirates

The European Union adopted its first ever operation to combat the pirates' actions in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, the block's presidency announced Monday. The operation, which will be held under the code name of Eunavfor Atalanta, was officially accept

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 10, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2287

Commissioner Piebalgs: Azerbaijan Is Strategic Energy Partner of EU

The European Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs declared Friday in Baku that Azerbaijan was a strategic energy partner of the EU, and emphasized the importance of the EU-Azerbaijan relations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588

Euro-Mediterranean Conference on Employment Starts in Morocco

The employment ministers of the 27 European Union countries and 16 Mediterranean partner states will meet for the first time on 9-10 November in Marrakech to discuss employment issues. According to Vladimir Spidla, the Member of the Commission responsibl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1822

Bulgaria Use of SAPARD Funds Could Be Extended by EC

The Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission (EC) had proposed a one year extension of the period allowing Bulgaria to use funds from the EC SAPARD program. The news was announced by the Executive Director of the State

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1809

EU Writes Message to New US President

The foreign ministers of the EU member-states adopted Monday the text of a message to be sent to the newly elected US president, Darik News reported. The message of the six-page address concerns mainly the great desire of the block to play a more importa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1475

EP Committee on Budgetary Control to Present Report about Bulgaria

The Committee on Budgetary Control at the European Parliament (EP) is preparing a report about Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Information Agency (BTA) reported. The report is a follow-up of the official visit of the EP delegation in the country between Septembe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1868

EC Forecasts Economic Slow Down and High Inflation for Bulgaria

Buoyant growth to slow down, large external imbalances and high inflation are in the forecast for Bulgaria, according to the business prognosis of the European Commission released on Monday. Economic activity has so far remained robust and resilient to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3050

EP Draft Report: Bulgaria's Macroeconomic Stability Impressive

The Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament is preparing a report on Bulgaria, which accounts for the country's macroeconomic stability, the Darik Radio reported Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2489
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