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Bulgaria Only Took In 6 Migrants from Greece Since September

Bulgaria compares to most other EU member states which have not accepted a big enough share of the 160 000 migrants from Italy and Greece, EU data released on Wednesday shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 29, 2016, Thursday // 09:34 | Viewed: 2597

Bulgaria To Pay First BGN 3.4 M Installment For Refugees in Turkey

The government approved the additional expenses on the budget of the Ministry of Foreign affairs for 2016 for the purpose of paying the first Bulgarian installment to the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, reported the press centre of the Council of Ministe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 28, 2016, Wednesday // 15:24 | Viewed: 2022

EUR 160 M in Financial Assistance For Bulgaria Matter Of Days

The European Commission has pointed out that the financial assistance of EUR 160 M for Bulgaria, an obligation undertaken by its Chairman Jean-Claude Junker in Bratislava, is “a matter of days and not weeks,” reported NewEurope.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 28, 2016, Wednesday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1144

European Deputy Mariya Gabriel Recognised As One of 25 Most Influential Deputies

The deputy chairwoman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Mariya Gabriel has been recognised as one of the 25 most influential European deputies.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2016, Monday // 19:02 | Viewed: 2215

Non-Schengen EU Members to Meet in Warsaw

Representatives of EU member states that are not part of the Schengen borderless area are set to meet in Polish capital Warsaw on Monday, local media report, citing the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2016, Monday // 14:07 | Viewed: 2407

Bulgaria PM Urges Commitment to EU-Turkey Migrant Deal, Hotspots Outside Europe

The migrant deal with Turkey is “by far the lesser of two evils”, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister has said, giving indications he has called on European leaders to give Turkey a visa-free regime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2016, Saturday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1593

Bulgaria Waiting for Canadian Visa Waiver Timetable Soon

Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev has reiterated that Sofia and Bucharest will refuse to sign a the free-trade deal between EU and Canada unless an indication is given about the removal of Canadian visa requirements for the two respective countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2016, Saturday // 10:28 | Viewed: 3369

Bulgaria To Receive EUR 108 M in Assistance in Few Weeks

Bulgaria will receive the amount of EUR 106 M promised by the European Commission for dealing with the migrant crisis within a few weeks, announced the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 20, 2016, Tuesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 3415

Fresh EU Aid for Bulgaria Not Earmarked for Building New Border Fences

The EUR 108 M that EU leaders decided to grant to Bulgaria last week are not allocated to the construction of new border fences or work on existing ones, a EU Commission official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 19, 2016, Monday // 16:49 | Viewed: 4017

EU's Border and Coast Guard 'to Be Launched from Bulgaria'

Bulgaria will be the first country to host the European Border and Coasr Guard in October, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 18, 2016, Sunday // 08:41 | Viewed: 2391

Juncker Demands More Frontex Staff on Bulgaria-Turkey Border

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the deployment of some 200 FRONTEX officers and 50 additional vehicles by the end of October.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 14, 2016, Wednesday // 11:35 | Viewed: 5211

EU Commission Pledges More Border Security Assistance to Bulgaria

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has sent a letter to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov saying he is taking on the commitment to bolstering the security of Bulgaria's external border, the Commission representation in Sofia has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 13, 2016, Tuesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 4970

Bulgaria, Turkey PMs Urge Common European Approach to Migration Crisis

Bilateral agreements won’t lead to a comprehensive solution to the migration crisis in Europe, the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey have agreed at a meeting in Istanbul on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 26, 2016, Friday // 15:06 | Viewed: 3343

Bulgaria to Expand Harmanli Refugee Centre

The refugee centre in Harmanli, in southeastern Bulgaria, will be expanded to accommodate a further 400 people amidst an increase in the number of migrants entering the country, public radio BNR reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 26, 2016, Friday // 13:23 | Viewed: 10089

Bulgaria Discussing Balkans Border Security with Germany

The security environment in the Balkans in the context of the migration crisis in Europe has been in the focus of a meeting of Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova and her German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere in Berlin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 25, 2016, Thursday // 12:04 | Viewed: 9485

Interest in Bulgarian Citizenship Rises among Britons after Brexit

Applications for passports and inquiries about residency have both increased at embassies and high commissions in London in the two months since the UK  voters decided in a referendum to leave the bloc, Bloomberg reported on Monday

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 22, 2016, Monday // 14:37 | Viewed: 6618

Bulgarian EU Presidency to Cost Estimated EUR 75 M

The director of the center for the preparation of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union has said that the cost of the presidency will be about EUR 75 M, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 19, 2016, Friday // 15:30 | Viewed: 34809

EC VP Kristalina Georgieva Denies Media Speculation of Being's GERB's Pick for President of Bulgaria

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva has dismissed media speculation that she is the possible candidate of governing GERBparty for President of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 18, 2016, Thursday // 13:46 | Viewed: 5331

Bulgarians, Romanians Working in Britain Increase to 266,000 in Q2 2016  

There were 266,000 Bulgarians and Romanians employed in the UK in the second quarter of 2016 – an increase of around 87,000 compared with the same period a year earlier, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing data of the Office for National Statistics.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 17, 2016, Wednesday // 18:27 | Viewed: 3013

Migrants Decline Assistance, Try to Leave Bulgaria ASAP - Red Cross Official

Bulgarian Red Cross Refugee-Migrant Service Programme Manager Mariana Stoyanova has said that migrants try to leave the Balkan country as soon as possible.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 14:52 | Viewed: 3657

Frontex Deploying 100 Officers in Bulgaria to Boost Border Surveillance

The European border management agency Frontex will deploy 100 border surveillance officers at Bulgaria’s borders with Turkey and Serbia to help stem a migrant inflow, Bulgarian public radio BNR reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 16, 2016, Tuesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2499