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Bulgaria Checks 1028 SAPARD Projects for Violations

The newly appointed Director of Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Atanas Kanchev announced that his staff was going to inspect 1028 SAPARD-funded projects in order to check for potential violations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1553

Slovakia to Join Eurozone in 2009

The ECOFIN, the Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU states, approved formally on Tuesday Slovakia's accession to the Eurozone on January 1, 2009.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2737

Bulgaria Anti-Mafia Unit Raids SAPARD Agency over Frauds with EU Money

Bulgaria's Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime in cooperation with the Sofia Prosecutor's Office carried out an inspection Monday morning in the office of the SAPARD Executive Agency at the State Agriculture Fund.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1983

Finland Ambassador Announces Violations in Bulgaria's PHARE Payments

Finland's Ambassador to Sofia Kauko Jamsen announced Friday some of the PHARE Program payments under Measure 1 for small and medium-sized firms had been delayed for two years.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2305

Bulgaria Informs Brussels about Chelopechene Explosions

Bulgaria has informed the Center for Monitoring and Control of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG), the Directorate's spokesperson announced. The Bulgarian authorities have reported the accident and have informed Brussels that,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2628

EC Denies Having Demanded Resignations of Bulgaria Officials

The EC Spokesman for agriculture and rural development Michael Mann denied Wednesday the reports in some Bulgarian media that the Commission had demanded the resignations of high-ranking Bulgarian officials over SAPARD program violations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2560

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Head Resigns

Bulgarian State Agriculture Fund CEO, Dimitar Tadarakov, resigned Wednesday after a little more than a year in office. During an extraordinary press conference Mr Tadarakov declared he resigned "on moral grounds", and added that no political pressure had

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1790

EC Lifts Export Ban on Bulgarian Pork

The European Commission Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health made a decision to lift the ban on Bulgaria's pork exports to EU member states and to third countries. The news was announced Tuesday by the Director of the Bulgarian National

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1780

France Officially Assumes EU Presidency from Slovenia

On Tuesday, July 1, France officially took over the rotation Presidency of the European Union from Slovenia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1579

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Expects "Realistic" EC Report

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva announced she expects the coming report of the European Commission over the progress of the country in fighting crime to be objective and point out the weaknesses in the judicial system as well as the achievemen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1685

Agriculture Minister Vows to Fire Officials Responsible for Frozen SAPARD Funds

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Valeri Tzvetanov said Monday he was going to fire any officials of the SAPARD Executive Agency who were responsible for the violations leading to the freezing of BGN 183 M last week.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1720

Deputy Finance Minister: Less than 10% of Bulgaria's EU Money Are Blocked

The Deputy Minister of Finance Dimitar Ivanovski said Saturday in an interview for the Bulgarian private Darik Radio that less than 10% of Bulgaria's total EU funding by the three pre-accession programs PHARE, SAPARD, and ISPA had been blocked with the re

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2132

EC to Receive Report about Resolved PHARE Issues

The European Commission is going to receive the Cabinet's report about resolved problems related to the European PHARE program in just days, according to a statement made by Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva Friday. Due to those problems some paym

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 980

EC Blocks More SAPARD Program Funding for Bulgaria over Violations

The European Commission has recommended that the Bulgarian government abstain from providing SAPARD funding for projects applying for money under two more measures of the program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1883

Bulgaria MEPs Protest against UK Petition on Michael Shields Case

The 18 Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament issued Wednesday a declaration protesting the debate on a petition by their UK colleagues on the Michael Shields case.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Bulgaria Poorest in EU, Luxembourg Richest

Luxembourg is the richest country in the European Union and Ireland is second despite having much less gross domestic product per capita, while Bulgaria is the poorest, the EU statistics office said. According to Eurostat, in terms of purchasing power pa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3340

Regional Forum on Consumer Protection Takes Place in Sofia

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev opened in Sofia Monday a regional conference on "Safe Markets and Consumers Exercising Their Rights in the Globalized World".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1087

Bulgaria Opens Telephone Hotline on EU Funds

Starting Monday Bulgarians can ask questions and alert the authorities with respect to the spending of EU funds at a special telephone line.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 983

French Ambassador Presents Priorities of France EU Presidency in Sofia

The French Ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins took part in a special conference in the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia, where he presented France's priorities for its upcoming Presidency of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1339

Spain May Lift Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians

It is possible that Spain lifts labour restrictions on Bulgarians in the autumn, Spanish Labour and Immigration Minister Celestino Corbacho said during the day of Bulgaria at the Expo 2008 in Saragosa. Mr Corbacho added that the decision for eventual abo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1759

Sofia Mayor: EU Is Highly Critical towards Bulgaria

The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party said Friday that the EU was highly critical towards Bulgaria and that the upcoming report of the European Commission would be censorious. He made the statement after the end of his participation at th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1499
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