Nigel Mills heads for confrontation with PM over immigration bill amendment for controls on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants.
Bulgaria is not making adequate progress on tackling corruption and organized crime, the European Union‘s executive said Wednesday, seven years after the country first joined the bloc.
The report on Romania appears to be much more positive than the one concerning its southern neighbour, with the EU executive noting “real commitment to reform”.
Seven years after becoming EU members, Bulgaria and Romania still have trouble putting corrupt politicians behind bars, the European Commission said on Wednesday (22 January).
Bulgaria and Romania need to do more to strengthen their legal systems and fight high-level corruption and organized crime, the European Union said in a report on the European Union’s poorest states.
The European Commission Wednesday said Romania has made progress in reforming its judiciary and noted improving cooperation between local institutions, but warned that the independence of courts there and in neighboring Bulgaria remain an issue.
Jon Danzig, an award winning medical journalist and formerly an investigative journalist at the BBC, has published in his blog an article strongly criticizing and disproving the Daily Mail's anti-immigrant hysteria.
EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission monitoring report on Bulgaria, which it will publish 22 January, will be heavily critical.
Bulgaria admitted yesterday (20 January) that its accession to the EU's borderless Schengen area was likely to take place in 2017, one year before the country is expected to take over the rotating EU Council presidency.
Ivailo Kalfin, the highest profile Bulgarian member of the European Parliament, announced yesterday (13 January) that he was leaving the group of MEPs from the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) over which he presided.
A euro-area recovery should “quickly” feed into Bulgaria’s economy as sound macroeconomic policies help an expansion to accelerate, central bank Governor Dimitar Kostov said.
Bulgaria's plans to revise its penal law have been criticized by human rights activists and NGOs. They compare it to a law introduced by Russian President Vladimir Putin making it mandatory for foreign NGOs to register.
WASHINGTON, DC — Bulgaria is facing mounting criticism for its failure to adequately provide shelter, food and medical care to thousands of migrants who have entered the country over the past year, the majority of them Syrian asylum seekers.
More than two and a half million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, settling in neighboring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.
Bulgaria’s economic outlook may be gloomy but Dragomir Kouzov, founder of bicycle manufacturer Drag and one of a new breed of niche entrepreneurs in the EU’s poorest country, is anything but.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to calm a growing rift in her new government over immigration to Germany from poor Eastern European countries, an increasingly contentious issue in much of Europe's richer west.
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