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Minimum Wage Laws Kill Jobs

President Obama set the chattering classes abuzz after his unilateral announcement to raise the minimum wage. During his State of the Union address, he sang the praises for his action, saying that "It's good for the economy; it's good for America."

Views on BG | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1629

Bulgaria's Top Court Revokes Ban on Land Sales, People Want it Back*

Bulgaria's top court has revoked a ban on selling arable land to investors from the EU. It said Parliament had breached basic constitutional principles when it had voted to extend the moratorium until 2020 from 2013.

Views on BG | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 13:09 | Viewed: 2289

Skiing in Bulgaria 'Could Save GBP 3,000'

A family of four could save more than GBP 3,000 on a ski holiday this February half term by choosing Bulgaria over Switzerland, according to research by M&S Bank.

Views on BG | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 09:20 | Viewed: 1340

Bulgaria Approves eCOGRA as iGaming Testing Agency

eCOGRA, an independent online gambling testing and monitoring company, has been approved as a testing laboratory for aspiring online poker and casino operators looking to enter Bulgaria's emerging Internet gambling market.

Views on BG | January 29, 2014, Wednesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1183

David Cameron Says EU Immigration at 'Reasonable Level'

David Cameron has said the numbers of Romanians and Bulgarians arriving in the UK since the last work curbs were lifted are at a "reasonable level".

Views on BG | January 29, 2014, Wednesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1607

Group in Netherlands Wants Better Relations with Bulgaria, Romania

The opening of the Dutch labour market to Romanian and Bulgarian jobseekers has received attention due to concerns about the state of European labour migration, but also due to employment chances in the Netherlands left unexploited, the WRR claims.

Views on BG | January 28, 2014, Tuesday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1547

Bleeding Doctors: Bulgaria's Medical Crisis

Every year the country loses about 500 physicians to emigration because of low salaries and few perks.

Views on BG | January 28, 2014, Tuesday // 09:15 | Viewed: 2541

Egyptian Movies Screened at Bulgaria's MENAR Film Fest

A number of Egyptian films are being screened at the Sofia MENAR Film Festival, which this year is dedicated to cinema from or about the Middle East and North Africa.

Views on BG | January 27, 2014, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 1124

Bulgaria Faces Criticism Over New Crime Bill

Critics Say Criminal Code Bill Restricts Human Rights

Views on BG | January 24, 2014, Friday // 16:10 | Viewed: 1650

Bulgaria: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

from EUobserver

Views on BG | January 24, 2014, Friday // 13:14 | Viewed: 1690

*Tory Rebel Pledges to Reintroduce Work Restrictions on Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

Nigel Mills heads for confrontation with PM over immigration bill amendment for controls on Romanian and Bulgarian migrants.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 17:40 | Viewed: 2532

EU Raps Bulgaria for Lingering Corruption, Organized Crime

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.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1381

Commission Issues Positive Monitoring Report on Romania

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”.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 10:40 | Viewed: 881

Depressing Reading

In what Jonathan Allen, the British Ambassador to Bulgaria, called “depressing reading,” on his Twitter account, the commission adopted a noticeably harsher tone with Bulgaria.

Views on BG | January 23, 2014, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 817

EU: Bulgaria, Romania Must Put Criminals behind Bars

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).

Views on BG | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 16:07 | Viewed: 5844

Bloomberg: EU Urges Romania, Bulgaria to Strengthen Fight Against Graft

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.

Views on BG | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 14:28 | Viewed: 939

WSJ: EU Critizes Bulgaria on Judicial Reforms, Notes Progress in Romania

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.

Views on BG | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 14:24 | Viewed: 776

Renowned British Journalist Slams, Disproves Daily Mail's Migrant Hysteria

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.

Views on BG | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 14:13 | Viewed: 2189

Commission Says Bulgaria Broke Partners' Confidence

EXCLUSIVE / The European Commission monitoring report on Bulgaria, which it will publish 22 January, will be heavily critical.

Views on BG | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 09:00 | Viewed: 866

Bulgaria Admits Schengen Entry is Now a Long-Term Goal

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.

Views on BG | January 21, 2014, Tuesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 2171

Bulgarian Architects’ State-Sponsored Whimsy

Delcho Delchev came back. For many of his generation, this is commuting against the tide of emigration from his native Bulgaria into the rest of Europe.

Views on BG | January 20, 2014, Monday // 10:13 | Viewed: 1416
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