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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: 5303

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: 5412

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: 5472

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: 6411

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: 6256

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: 4894

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: 5270

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: 4640

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: 5981

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: 6012

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: 5508

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: 5811

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: 4928

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: 4696

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: 5351

Bulgarian Ship Participating in Frontex Mission Rescues 900 Migrants Near Lesbos

The Bulgarian border police ship Obzor 525 participating in the Poseidon Rapid Intervention mission of Frontex rescued around 900 migrants near the Greek island of Lesbos on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2016, Friday // 10:09 | Viewed: 5284

Juncker: CVM on Bulgaria to Be Lifted by End-2019

The monitoring of Bulgaria under the EU’s Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) will be lifted during the term of office of the current European Commission, the head of the EU’s executive body Jean-Claude Juncker has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 21:22 | Viewed: 5070

Bulgaria to File Claims for Financial Losses Arising from Greek Blockade

Bulgaria will file claims before the European Union for losses arising from the continuing blockades staged by Greek farmers at checkpoints along the Bulgarian-Greek border.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 14:14 | Viewed: 5069

Bulgaria Urges EU Again to Help End Greek Border Blockade

Bulgaria has again asked the EU to help put an end to a blockade of the country’s border with Greece by Greek farmers protesting against the new austerity measures planned by the government in Athens.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 20:24 | Viewed: 6634

EC to Help Bulgaria Fulfil Recommendations on Judicial Reform

The European Commission is ready to provide technical expertise to help Bulgaria reform its judicial system, the country’s Justice Ministry has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 19:26 | Viewed: 4754

Bulgaria to Raise Issue of Continuing Greek Blockades at EU's General Affairs Council

Bulgaria will raise the issue of the continuing blockades at checkpoints along its border with Greece at the meeting of the EU's General Affairs Council in Brussels on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2016, Tuesday // 11:19 | Viewed: 4957