Europe cannot solve Bulgaria's domestic problems, former Prime Minister and current Party of European Socialists (PES) head Sergey Stanishev has said.
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.
The exodus of hundreds of thousands of skilled workers from Bulgaria and Romania has largely helped Germany's labour market, especially in sectors such as medicine, a Deutsche Welle article says.
The European Commission says it has granted additional funding to Bulgaria to help it deal with the migrant crisis.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's final decision on how to manage the digital economy portfolio "may depend on Bulgaria's choice to replace Georgieva," Politico has said.
Bulgaria will only nominate its next European Commissioner if a candidate enjoys support from across the political spectrum, outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.
Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov hypothesized the European Union should consider lifting sanctions on Russia if the United states revokes the measure under Donald Trump.
According to a proposal of the European Commission, Bulgarians entitled to unemployment benefits will receive these from Bulgaria for 6 months even if they are looking for work abroad.
The European Commission has approved EUR 10 M for the repair of the infrastructure of Hitrino after the explosion.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has been included in the Politico28 list of European people "shaking the world.
The Bulgarian government has urged the European Commission draft a plan it would apply if Turkey decided to fulfill it threat to open the gates to migrants, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.
There are still people using the inflow of migrants to enter Europe and carry out terror attacks, EPP/GERB MEP Emil Radev has said.
The Bulgarian government took on a commitment to build three new migrant reception centers in return for the financal assistance it secured during the autumn, Vice President-elect Iliana Iotova has said.
"It is up to the interim government to propose an EU Commissioner," Bulgaria's outgoing Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.
Outgoing Vice President of the EC Kristalina Georgieva has announced in a statement published by the press centre of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria that there is no conflict of interests with respect to her current and her future job.
The new Bulgarian EU commissioner will likely be named in the beginning of 2017, according to the European edition of the website ''Politico''.
Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has stressed the importance of keeping in office the administration that runs the EU Presidency preparations even after a new cabinet takes over.
The European Commission has said it will refer Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU for non-implementation of obligations it has assumed under the common law related to e-documents.
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