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Bulgarian, Foreign MEPs Call for Changes to CVM Mechanism

Bulgarian and foreign MEPs from different political groups called for changes to the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) which is currently in place for Bulgaria and Romania in the fields of judicial reform, corruption and organised crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 15:01 | Viewed: 5217

EU-Turkey Deal: Commission Seeks 'Consensus' on Demands by Bulgaria, Cyprus

The EU is working toward a "good deal" with Turkey by using a "constructive approach" in dialogue among member states, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 09:35 | Viewed: 5090

Bulgaria MEPs Holding Discussion on CVM Mechanism in Brussels

A conference aimed at discussing the effect of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) on Bulgaria is due to be held on Wednesday in Brussels, the Bulgarian National Radio reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 4933

Bulgaria Seeks Protection of Borders with Turkey in EU Deal on Migration with Ankara

Bulgaria has called again on the EU to recognize the need for protection of the country’s land and maritime borders with Turkey from a possible shifting of migration inflow following the closure of the Western Balkans route.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2016, Tuesday // 21:55 | Viewed: 5288

EU Praises Romania, Scolds Bulgaria, Keeps Monitoring on Both

Bulgaria needs to "consolidate and reinforce its overall resolve" to step up judicial reform and pursue and independent analysis of the prosecutor's office, the Council of the EU believes.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2016, Tuesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 6544

EU Govts to Approve Positions on EC Reports on Bulgaria, Romania

EU member states' governments are set to vote Tuesday on conclusions based on reports prepared by the EU Commission about the judicial system and anti-corruption measures of Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2016, Tuesday // 09:12 | Viewed: 4992

Bulgaria's Exports to EU Up in 2015

Trade of Bulgaria with the EU grew between January and December 2015, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2016, Friday // 12:50 | Viewed: 5282

Bulgaria Demands EU Financial Assistance to Step Up Border Security

Bulgaria has already asked the EU Commission for help to beef up security along its border with Greece, Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova said on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2016, Friday // 09:58 | Viewed: 5396

Bulgaria FM Warns against Alternative Balkans Route for Migrants

A final agreement between the EU and Turkey should provide guarantees that land borders between Turkey and Bulgaria or between Greece and Turkey will not become part of a new migrant route, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2016, Thursday // 20:26 | Viewed: 5463

Bulgaria 'Grants No Rights' to Romanian Minority - MEP

Members of the Romanian minority in Bulgaria are being deprived of their rights, according to a letter sent to Bulgarian officials by Monica Macovei, former Romanian Justice Minister and incumbent MEP.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2016, Thursday // 17:00 | Viewed: 6362

Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Bill Was 'Too Good' to Be Passed - Deputy PM

Eastern Europe is closer to the conflict in Syria and this explains its different reaction to the migrant crisis compared to the West, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva told the BBC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2016, Wednesday // 12:57 | Viewed: 6241

Bulgaria's PM Hails EU-Turkey Agreement as Best Compromise

"Nothing better" can be done as of the moment than the agreement between the EU and Turkey on the migrant crisis reached early on Tuesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2016, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 4889

SME Initiative to Unlock EUR 600 M to Bulgaria’s Small Businesses

The Bulgarian government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) signed earlier in the week a funding agreement to implement the SME Initiative, which is expected to unlock EUR 600 M in loans to Bulgarian small businesses.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 6, 2016, Sunday // 11:37 | Viewed: 5250

Bulgaria Could Benefit from EU Assistance over Migrant Influx - Commission VP

Bulgaria could also benefit from the new financial instrument announced by the European Commission earlier this week, Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva said on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 5, 2016, Saturday // 10:54 | Viewed: 4612

Bulgaria 'Would Abandon Planning' without EU Pressure - Bertelsmann

Planning "would probably have disappeared completely" from Bulgarian policy-making "were it not for the EU pressure", a report on Bulgaria by the Bertelsmann Stiftung reads.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 2, 2016, Wednesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 5966

EC: Corruption, Low Trust in Judicial System Hamper Private Investment in Bulgaria

An unstable legal framework and low trust in the judicial system hinder private investment in Bulgaria, the European Commission said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 26, 2016, Friday // 20:42 | Viewed: 5996

Bulgaria Returned 700 Migrants Not Eligible for Refugee Status in 2015

Last year Bulgaria returned around 700 migrants who did not meet the requirements for being granted refugee status.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 26, 2016, Friday // 09:05 | Viewed: 5498

Commission Urges Bulgaria to Transpose Directive on EU Railway Area

The European Commission has urged Bulgaria and six other EU member states to transpose the 2012 directive for establishing a single European railway area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 16:42 | Viewed: 5791

Bulgaria Invited to Participate at Western Balkans Migrant Route Meeting

The Austrian government invited Bulgaria for participation at an extraordinary meeting between the interior and foreign  ministers of the countries along the Western Balkans migrant route.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 22, 2016, Monday // 07:56 | Viewed: 4913

Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Calls on EU to Act to Lift Greek Border Blockade

Bulgaria expects that the European Union will act in a timely manner to resolve a worsening crisis at the country's border crossings with Greece caused by their blockade by Greek farmers, Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Tsetska Tsacheva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2016, Friday // 18:29 | Viewed: 4692

Bulgarian MPs Call on EU to Launch Infringement Procedure over Greek Blockade

In a declaration adopted on Friday, the Bulgarian parliament called on the European Commission to take immediate action, including launching an infringement procedure, against the Greek government for its failure to lift the border blockade staged by Gree

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2016, Friday // 12:12 | Viewed: 5340