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EU Launches Proceeding on Agricultural Land Ownership Laws in Bulgaria

The European Commission took a decision Thursday on demanding a clarification on the laws regarding the acquisition of agricultural lands passed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1018

Bulgaria Fails to Address Shortcomings in Treatment of Prisoners, Conditions of Detention - CoE

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has leveled serious criticism at Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgaria to Get EUR 10 M EU Funding to Tackle Asylum, Migration, Integration

Bulgaria will be allocated EUR 10 M in EU funding on asylum, migration and integration over the period 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1075

EU Commission VP Jyrki Katainen to Visit Bulgaria on April 16

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission's Vice President for Jobs, Growth and Investment, is due to visit Bulgaria on April 16.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 609

Bulgarian Minister Complains of Shortage of Funding under OP Transport 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has argued that the funds under the 2014-2020 operational program Transport will be insufficient for the projects.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 999

Bulgaria, Romania to Launch Pilot Project on Intelligent Use of Black Sea

Bulgaria and Romania are to launch a pilot project on the intelligent use of the Black Sea in the marine border between the two countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2015, Tuesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1526

European Commission Initiates Improvement of Investment Management

The European Commission launched a new platform Tuesday, that is aimed to assist government officers across Europe to exchange experiences and good practices in EU investment management.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2015, Tuesday // 15:27 | Viewed: 666

Bulgaria Registers 55% Increase in Number of Asylum Applicants in 2014

The number of asylum applicants in Bulgaria increased by 55% on an annual basis in 2014, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2015, Tuesday // 11:31 | Viewed: 732

Bulgarian Deputy PM Vows Substantially Improved Public Procurement Rules

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev has presented changes to public procurement legislation aimed at streamlining the process and transposing EU rules into domestic law.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2015, Monday // 13:52 | Viewed: 569

EU Commission President Juncker to Visit Bulgaria at Subway Extension Opening

President of the European Commission expected to visit Sofia on account of the opening of the new subway trace leading to the airport.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2015, Saturday // 10:52 | Viewed: 1280

German Courts Refuse Extraditions to Bulgaria over Poor Prison Conditions

German courts are refusing to execute European Arrest Warrants (EAW) and to extradite offenders to Bulgaria due to the appalling conditions in local prisons, according to reports of the prosecuting authority.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2015, Friday // 12:43 | Viewed: 1046

Bulgarians Have Lowest Life Satisfaction in EU – Eurostat

On the eve of the International Day of Happiness, which is celebrated on March 20, Eurostat published on Thursday a study showing that Bulgarians have the lowest life satisfaction in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2015, Friday // 10:53 | Viewed: 8784

Bulgaria to Invest over EUR 2 B in Rural Development by 2020

Bulgaria will be able to invest over EUR 2 B in the modernization of agricultural holdings and the development of rural areas by 2020, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2015, Thursday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1352

Bulgaria Lost 3 Major Energy Contracts due to Efforts to Observe EU Rules – PM Borisov

Bulgaria lost three major contracts in the sphere of energy in a bid to comply with all EU recommendations, according to Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2015, Thursday // 17:57 | Viewed: 1339

Bulgarian FM Asks for Greater EU Funding on Dealing with Migrants

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov asked for increased EU funding to be provided to the country in order to deal with the increasing migratory pressure.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2015, Tuesday // 18:01 | Viewed: 981

EU Passenger Car Registrations Up 7.3% Y/Y in February 2015

In February 2015, EU passenger car registrations recorded growth for the eighteenth consecutive month (+7.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2015, Tuesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 590

Kristalina Georgieva Urges Bulgaria Not to Postpone Necessary Reforms

The European Commissioner for the Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva and Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov spoke on issues of strategic importance to Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2015, Tuesday // 10:34 | Viewed: 1103

Bulgarian Minister Discusses Judicial Reform with Senior Officials of CoE, ECHR

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov and Thorbjørn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), have discussed Bulgaria’s judicial reform strategy and the independence of the judiciary in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2015, Tuesday // 09:04 | Viewed: 781

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Calls for Measures to Support Ailing Dairy Sector

Bulgaria has been plagued by a lasting downward trend in milk prices for a 12 month in a row and needs a quick solution to cope with the situation in the dairy sector, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2015, Monday // 19:20 | Viewed: 1167

European Commission OKs Bulgaria’s Innovations&Competitiveness Operational Program

The European Commission has approved Bulgaria’s operational program Innovations and Competitiveness 2014-2020, according to the press office of the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2015, Monday // 15:41 | Viewed: 905

European Parliament Revokes Immunity of Bulgaria ex-PM Stanishev

The European Parliament has moved to lift the immunity of Sergey Stanishev, a former Bulgarian PM and current leader of the Party of European Socialists (PES).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 15:15 | Viewed: 1183