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Money Laundry Among Main EU Concerns for Bulgaria

Some of the main recommendations for Bulgaria's prosecution included in the latest report of the European experts are concerning money laundry in the country, Bulgarian top prosecutor Boris Velchev revealed. He also admitted that so far there is no verdi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 699

MEP Heralds Safeguard-Hinged, Timely Accession for Bulgaria

Bulgaria will enter the European Union on 1 January 2007, but with a safeguard clause probably enforced, MEP Geoffrey van Orden said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091

Helsinki Nods Bulgaria's EU Accord Irrespective of EC Report

The Finnish parliament will ratify the EU Accession Treaty of Bulgaria irrespectively of the advice extended by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 992

Finland Opens Labour Market for Bulgarians in 2007

Finland wants to welcome Bulgaria as a full EU member state in a few months, and it has firmly decided to open its labour market for Bulgarians from 1 January 2007, Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen told his Bulgarian counterpart Sergey Stanishev. Bu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1028

Bulgaria's Drivers Licenses Unchanged by 2015

Bulgaria's drivers' licenses are meeting the standards of the Eurpean Union (EU) and are not to be changed, Transport Minister Petar Mutafchaiev explained. The drivers' licenses will have to be changed after 2015 when a special chip will be installed in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

Malta Backs Bulgaria's Timely EU Entry

Bulgaria and Romania should join the European Union (EU) as planned on January 1, 2007, Malta's Foreign Minister Michael Frendo said. Frendo welcomed his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin in Malta's capital La Valletta.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1374

European Parliament Likely to Rule on Bulgaria before Commission

The European Parliament is likely to give its verdict on Bulgaria's accession ahead of the European Commission, the head of Bulgaria's euro-affairs parliamentary commission said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195

2 EU-Blacklisted Airlines Landed in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Transport Ministry announced that only 2 of the 93 companies banned by the EU from operating in its sky have flown to Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 855

Bulgaria's PM Drums EU Support in Finland

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev opened Monday a two-day working visit to Finland, the next EU president.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Sofia Plays Down EU Economic Safeguard

There is no imminent risk of applying any EU economic safeguard clauses on Bulgaria, energy and economy minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1042

Sofia Awaits New EC Peer Review in June

The European Commission will launch a new peer review on intellectual property rights in June, Bulgaria's European affairs minister announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 994

Bulgaria Joins EU in '07 Despite Judiciary Safeguard Clause

The EU rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey van Orden did not leave out the possibility of the enforcement of a safeguard clause for Bulgaria in the justice and home affairs field. Bulgaria might join the EU on January 1, 2007 with some limitations, includin

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1220

Berlin Set on Bulgaria's EU Accord Nod April 5

The procedure for the ratification of Bulgaria and Romania's EU Accession Treaty will be launched April 5. Bundestag MP and European-policy spokesman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SDP) parliamentary group Axel Schaefer explained that the fir

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1100

EU "Freezes" Enlargement after 2008

The European Union will halt the enlargement process for prolonged period of time upon accession of Bulgaria and Romania, according to several news agencies. The decision was reportedly made at the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers, held in the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

EC Lacks Constitutional Law Experts - Commissioner

The European Commission does not include experts in constitutional law, Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rehn has shared with Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev. "We both agreed that Bulgaria has progressed quite a lot," Stanishev said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

Brussels Suspects Miscommunication in Sofia

A day after a scandal over the proposed enforcement of a safeguard clause rocked Bulgaria, Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev conferred tete-a-tete with European Enlargement Commissioner Oli Rehn. Officially, the topic of the half-hour meeting were Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1280

Sofia Defies Brussels over Constitution Changes

The amendments to Bulgaria's Constitution, which triggered negative reactions from Brussels, will be adopted nearly unchanged by March 30. The news emerged after a meeting of representatives of the ruling majority Coalition for Bulgaria, Simeon II Nation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858

Bulgaria's EU Negotiator Suspected of Bias

Bulgaria's minister of EU affairs has faced a storm of criticism from the left wing after she assumed a possible entry delay. A day earlier Meglena Kuneva presented to magistrates a report by European Commission experts, which suggests the enforcement of

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1316

Bulgaria Joins EU Spring Summit

Bulgaria's prime minister will be one of the participants in the Spring Summit of the European Union (EU). Sergey Stanishev will be joined by his Romanian counterpart as well, since Sofia and Bucharest are hoping to enter the Union as full members next y

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 732

EU Puts Out Air Safety Blacklist

The European Union has issued a a first-ever blacklist banning more than 90 airlines from operating in its sky.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1269

Judiciary, Home Affairs Stumble Bulgaria En Route to EU

European Commission experts have proposed the enforcement of a safeguard clause for Bulgaria in the justice and home affairs field. Their report has been prepared after an inspection conducted from February 20 to 24, 2006.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1459
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