from BBC News
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."
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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