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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: 5924

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: 955

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: 779

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: 5472

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: 905

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: 2220

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: 1442

Influential MEP Splits Bulgarian Socialist Party before EU Election

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.

Views on BG | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 18:28 | Viewed: 2947

Bulgaria Sees Euro Recovery to Boost Growth Quickly, Kostov Says

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.

Views on BG | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1898

Controversial Penal Law Spells Trouble in Bulgaria

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.

Views on BG | January 15, 2014, Wednesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 2544

China, Bulgaria Announce All-Round Friendly Partnership

Xinhua

Views on BG | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1069

Syrian Refugees Flood Bulgaria, Expose Flaws in EU Refugee Policy

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.

Views on BG | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 08:23 | Viewed: 2288

Syrian Refugees Face Poor Living Conditions, Xenophobia in Bulgaria

More than two and a half million Syrians have fled the country as refugees, settling in neighboring Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon.

Views on BG | January 13, 2014, Monday // 09:50 | Viewed: 1827

Bulgaria Taps Export Niches to Escape Doldrums

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.

Views on BG | January 13, 2014, Monday // 07:28 | Viewed: 1286

Pironkova: No More Crying and Breaking Racquets

Tsvetana Pironkova, who qualified and has reached the final of the Sydney International with her upset of Petra Kvitova, says that being less self-critical has helped her resurgence.

Views on BG | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 20:36 | Viewed: 1968

Migrant Tide Vexes Germany

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.

Views on BG | January 9, 2014, Thursday // 17:44 | Viewed: 2756

Workers from Romania and Bulgaria Could Do More for Britain than 'Natives'

Immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria could contribute more to Britain than ‘natives’, a Home Office minister has suggested.

Views on BG | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2016

Romanians and Bulgarians in the UK React to Immigration Furore

Guardian readers from Romania and Bulgaria with experience of working in the UK react to the media reports of the recent lifting of immigration restrictions.

Views on BG | January 7, 2014, Tuesday // 09:01 | Viewed: 2925

Europe's Hypocrisy Over Bulgaria and Romania

from Carnegie Europe

Views on BG | January 6, 2014, Monday // 15:01 | Viewed: 2425

Exodus From Romania, Bulgaria May Not Be Massive*

from Forbes

Views on BG | January 4, 2014, Saturday // 09:54 | Viewed: 1727

Lure of Jobs Abroad Sounds Death Knell for Rural Bulgaria

A decade ago the village of Dolna Melna, near Bulgaria's border with Serbia, was a thriving community with shops, a post office and five pubs.

Views on BG | January 3, 2014, Friday // 18:10 | Viewed: 2925
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