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Bulgaria: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

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Views on BG | January 24, 2014, Friday // 13:14 | Viewed: 2151

*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: 2601

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: 2198

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: 903

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: 833

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: 6045

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: 989

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: 782

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: 11917

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: 965

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: 2318

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: 1507

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: 3035

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: 1902

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: 2617

China, Bulgaria Announce All-Round Friendly Partnership

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Views on BG | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 1123

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: 2351

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: 1872

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: 1332

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: 1995

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: 2845