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Bulgaria to Face New Trial in Strasbourg over Poor Prison Conditions

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg is preparing a new pilot-judgment procedure, the third in a row, against Bulgaria over poor prison conditions.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2014, Wednesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1291

Bulgaria To Get A EUR 1.5 B Increase from the EU Social Fund

Bulgaria will get a EUR 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2014, Tuesday // 17:32 | Viewed: 1297

Commissioner Laszlo Andor Concerned with Bulgarian Gray Economy

Bulgaria maintains significant levels of unemployment and gray economy, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Laszlo Andor believes.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 13, 2014, Tuesday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1289

Bulgaria to Ask EU for Refugee Integration Aid

Bulgaria will demand that EU funds be allocated for the integration of people which have been granted refugee status, the State Agency for Refugees announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 10, 2014, Saturday // 15:43 | Viewed: 1491

UKIP Blames PM Cameron for 'Opening Door to Bulgarians'

The anti-immigrant UK Independence Party (UKIP) has lambasted PM David Cameron over what it calls a pro-European policy "opening [the UK's] to Bulgarians and Romanians.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2014, Friday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgaria Marks Europe Day, Victory Day

Bulgaria will mark on Friday the Day of Europe, also known as Schuman Day, after the historic Schuman Declaration of May 9, 1950.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2014, Friday // 09:33 | Viewed: 1174

Bulgaria's EU Funds Absorption Is Improving – EC Official

Bulgaria has registered progress in EU funds absorption, according to Shirin Wheeler, Spokesperson for Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 6, 2014, Tuesday // 15:32 | Viewed: 4105

President Plevneliev: Bulgaria Backs EU Decisions on Ukraine

President Rosen Plevneliev has emphasized the clear and unambiguous support of Bulgaria for all decisions of the EU and the European Parliament in an interview for Deustchlandfunk.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 27, 2014, Sunday // 17:22 | Viewed: 1622

Bulgaria Invests BGN 1 M Daily in Transport Infrastructure - Minister

Transport Minister Danail Papazov has argued that a sum of over BGN 1 M is invested in transport infrastructure in Bulgaria on a daily basis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 25, 2014, Friday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1970

Sofia Appelate Court Chair to be Tried over EU Funds

Veselin Pengezov, Chair of the Sofia Appelate Court, has been summoned by Sofia Military District Prosecutor's Office to de indicted over misuse of European funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1108

Environment Ministry to Fine 87 Municipalities over EU Program

Eighty-seven Bulgarian municipalities are to be fined over infringements related to the Environment Operational Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2014, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1496

15 Parties, 6 Coalitions, 6 Independent Candidates Run in EU Elections

15 political parties, 6 coalitions and 6 independent candidates submitted documents for participating in the European Parliament elections in Bulgaria on May 25.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2014, Wednesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1463

50 Bulgarian Municipalities Face Bankruptcy over Financial Corrections

The managing authority of operational program Environment has imposed financial corrections worth BGN 129M on 50 municipalities due to newly discovered public procurement flaws.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1641

MEPs Oppose South Stream, Seek Sanctions against Russian Energy Firms

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution opposing the South Stream gas pipeline and recommending a search for alternative sources of gas supplies for the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2014, Thursday // 16:46 | Viewed: 3354

EC Rejects Suspending Rural Development Payments to Bulgaria

The European Commission has not suspended rural development payments to Bulgaria, according to Roger Waite, EC Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1497

Bulgaria "Could Remain EU's Poorest Country Even after 2020"

Bulgaria could still have to catch up with average European levels of economic and social development after 2020, a report by the National Audit Office argues.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2006

MEPs Seek Mandatory "Made-in" Labeling to Boost Product Safety

The European Parliament voted Tuesday to make "Made-in" labelling mandatory for non-food products sold on the single market.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1083

EP Approves Right to Basic Bank Account for All EU Residents

Anyone legally residing in the EU would have the right to open a basic payment account, under a new law passed by European Parliament on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2014, Tuesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1187

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Urges EU to Guarantee Russian Gas Supplies

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has called on the EU to guarantee gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine and gas transit to the remaining part of Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2014, Monday // 21:07 | Viewed: 1400

Supreme Court Chair: Time to Set End Date for EC Reports on Bulgaria

The Chair of Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation has called for a discussion on the end date for the co-operation and verification mechanism (CVM) of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2014, Sunday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1217

EC Approves Application Form for Western Arc of Sofia Ringroad

The European Commission officially approved the application form for the project for the western arc of the Sofia ringroad, according to Deputy Transport Minister Petar Kirov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2014, Friday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1329