Wallonia's Minister-President has said Bulgaria should leave the EU, alongside other Eastern European countries.
Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and European Parliament President Antonio Tajani met on Monday evening as part of Radev's visit to Brussels that continues Tuesday.
Bulgaria can wait with the nomination of a new Bulgarian European Commissioner until after the election of a new government, said Rumen Radev after his meeting with EC President Jean-Claude Juncker.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has promosed to support the incoming caretaker government of Bulgaria that is due to take over on Friday.
The continuation of monitoring of the judicial system in Bulgaria is not in the way of its rotating presidency of the Council of the EU as of January 1, 2018, commented to journalists the Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans.
Growing doubts of wrongful influence in the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), the key importance of the upcoming selection of a new SJC, limited progress in combating corruption, the need for a new anti-corruption law and a new effective body for combating
72% of Bulgarians want the European Commission to continue with its annual reports on the state of the judicial system in Bulgaria, showed a survey of Eurobarometer ordered by the EC.
Bulgaria needs "a new legal framework" on the fight against corruption, changes to public administration legislation, and establish a mechanism for public reporting on high-level cases under investigation, the European Commission believes.
Bulgaria needs a "track record in terms of bringing high level cases to a successful conclusion in court," the EU Commission believes.
The European Commission is set to unveil the reports measuring Bulgaria and Romania's progress in reform on Wednesday.
Bulgaria has to continue to improve collectability of taxes and take measures for reducing the size of the grey economy, recommended the European Commission.
Newly-elected European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has spoken with outgoing Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, the latter has said.
Petar Kurumbashev will gain a seat as member of the European Parliament after Iliana Iotova assumes the Bulgarian Vice President's duties this Sunday, the Central Election Commission has said.
Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern has said he will ask the EU to allow local entrepreneurs to give preference to "native" job candidates unless there are other suitable applications.
170 participants have submitted projects for participation in the competition for a logo for Bulgaria’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Ten years on from joining the EU, Bulgaria retains its confidence the bloc is "the only viable project giving support" to the country, outgoing Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.
Since January 01, Bulgaria has not been represented by its own Commissioner in the European Union's executive body, becoming the first member state with offering no successor to a departing commissioner.
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