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EU Grants Nearly EUR 2 M in Recovery Aid to Bulgaria

The European Commission granted on Thursday EUR 1.98 M to Bulgaria for addressing the consequences of the 2014 floods.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1437

EU Analyzing Bulgaria's Objection to Greek Withholding Tax

The European Commission will take the necessary measures to ensure compliance of Greece's tax legislation amendments with EU law, a spokesman for the EU Commission has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 2260

FAZ: Bulgarian, Romanian Benefit Receivers in Germany Up 83% in 2014

Germany has registered a surge in receivers of the Hartz-IV unemployment benefits among immigrants coming from Bulgaria and Romania in 2014, according to media reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1719

Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture Transfers BGN 5 M to Pomorie for Upgrade of Fishing Port

The State Fund Agriculture – Paying Agency has made an advance subsidy payment of nearly BGN 5 M to the Pomorie Municipality for the reconstruction and modernization of the local fishing port.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 21:17 | Viewed: 1326

MEP Outlines Benefits, Challenges Facing EU Agriculture in TTIP Talks

Bulgarian MEP Momchil Nekov (S&D) presented the opportunities and challenges facing EU agriculture in the framework of the TTIP negotiations at a conference, which was held in the House of Europe in Sofia on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 18:36 | Viewed: 3868

Bulgaria Will Outpace Romania in Combating Corruption, Organized Crime – PM Borisov

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has pledged a swift adoption of substantial changes to the judicial system that will result in Bulgaria outpacing Romania in terms of progress in combating corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 2692

Bulgaria to Seek EU Aid for Abolished Milk Quotas

Bulgaria and ten other member states will seek EU aid to compensate for the abolition of the milk quotas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1433

Bulgaria Records Sizeable Y/Y Drop in Jobless Rate in February 2015

Bulgaria marked one of biggest year-on-year falls in unemployment rate in the EU in February 2015, official statistics showed on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 7167

Bulgaria Had Lowest Hourly Labor Costs in EU in 2014, at EUR 3.8

Bulgaria remained the EU Member State with the lowest hourly labor costs in 2014, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2015, Monday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1533

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: 1449

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: 1407

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: 1486

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: 824

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: 3415

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: 1772

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: 803

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: 1019

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: 810

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: 1432

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: 1205

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: 9004