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Bulgaria will pay BGN 4 M less to the EU's 6th Framework Program, it emerged after a meeting between Education Minister Daniel Vulchev and EU Commissioner Janez Potocnik.
The 6th Framework Program is EU' key instrument for developing science and research
Four lawmakers from the ruling majority are to set off for Brussels Tuesday with a mission to elucidate the constitutional amendments recently adopted.
EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas, who is paying a visit to Bulgaria, has asked the government to urgently prepare a comprehensive waste management plan for capital Sofia, to be agreed by all the authorities.
Stavros Dimas, whose visit to Bulgari
Bulgaria is the one convincing the European Union that there is a problem with the country's main law, Interior Minister Rumen Petkov has said.
Bulgaria has hired additional experts from the EU to help clear out ambiguities with the newly introduced amendments to its Constitution.
With the EU frowning upon the new changes, and Bulgarian lawyers claiming ambiguity came from the translation, the c
The European Union will decide whether to impose safeguard clauses on Bulgaria's accession in October, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil has said.
This is when the final European Commission report on the country's readiness to join the EU should be ready.
Bulgaria and Romania's accession treaties theoretically could be viewed separately by the European Union, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said.
However, he added that he didn't believe the two countries would be assigned different entry dates.
Finland, which will assume the EU presidency on July 1, will use for communication English and French, but not German.
During its presidency Finland will have two official websites - one in English (www.
All citizens of the European Union have now the full right to buy an Internet domain bearing the .eu suffix.
The European Union should set up a blacklist of corrupt governments to prevent development aid being diverted from its intended recipients, EU lawmakers agreed.
The MEPs called for tighter measures in fight against corruption and more effective aid from
Austria's Ambassador to Bulgaria does not rule out the invocation of more than one safeguard clause for the Balkan country's accession to the European Union.
British Home Secretary Charles Clarke said London would press for Bulgaria to be granted membership of the European Union "as soon as possible", while he praised the country's efforts to meet commitments to the bloc.
Bucharest should help Sofia in fight against organized crime, because if Bulgaria fails to solve its problems with crime the situation in the region might decline.
That was stated by Erhard Busek, the special coordinator of the Stability Pact for South E
Bulgaria and Romania will join the European Union on January 1 2007 as promised - with specific safeguards if necessary, European Parliament's Rapporteur for Bulgaria wrote in a letter to Financial Times.
Continued speculation about delaying accession fo
The National Council of Austria will ratify Bulgaria's EU accession treaty on April 27, days before the European Commission releases its Monitoring Report on Bulgaria's preparedness to join next January.
This emerged during the first day of the visit of
Bulgaria keeps January 1, 2007 a feasible target date for EU accession, the country's foreign ministry said, reacting to the critical stance voiced by Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn at the beginning of the week.
The German government has opened discussions on the bill for ratification of the EU Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania thus commencing the due procedure.
Bulgaria will be a very good and active member state of the European Union and postponement of its entry until 2008 would be a grave political mistake, Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev said in an interview for Suddeutsche Zeitung.
Stanishev pointed out th
The European Union has edged closer to a seven-year budget agreement after MEPs backed down from insisting an EUR 11.4 B increase.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has expressed his strong support for Bulgaria joining the EU as scheduled in 2007.
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin introduced Tuesday in Sofia a book on the EU, presenting the views of countries candidates for accession.
The scientific collection called "The European Union in 2005: Candidate Countries' Perspectives" includes
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