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EU Commission Allocates EUR 55 M to Roma Integration in Bulgaria

More than BGN 110 M, or EUR 55 M, of funding earmarked for Bulgaria under the 2014-2020 operational programs are to be set aside for Roma integration, a EU official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 2391

European Commission Takes Bulgaria, Belgium to Court over Poor Air Quality

The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 2624

Bulgaria's Employment Rate Increased by 0.3 % in Q1, 2015 - Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat, which were released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's employment rate increased by 0.3 % in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter and by 0.8 % compared to the same quarter in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 21:54 | Viewed: 2292

Regional Policy Commissioner Impressed with Bulgaria’s 75% EU Funds Absorption Rate

EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu has expressed her appreciation for the work of Bulgarian authorities in view of the absorption rate of over 75% of EU funds for the 2007-2013 programming period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1999

Bulgaria Has Met All Technical Requirements to Join Schengen – Deputy Parliament Speaker

Bulgaria has fulfilled all technical requirements for accession to the Schengen Area and joining the border-free zone is a matter of a political decision, according to Yavor Haytov, Deputy Parliament Speaker.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 2718

Bulgaria Marks BGN 1,5 B Anual Losses in Agriculture

Bulgaria incurs an annual loss of about BGN 1,5 B and 500,000 employment opportunities on account of not producing enough agricultural products with added value, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 15, 2015, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1956

Bulgaria Marks 10% Increase in EU Fund Absorption

Bulgaria has marked a 10% increase in EU funds absorption over the first 5 months of 2015, according to a statement made available through a specialized Directorate to the Bulgarian Council of Ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2015, Friday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1668

President Warns Bulgaria to be Most Affected by Eventual Greek Default

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev warned on Thursday that Bulgaria will be the most affected country in the event of a Greek default and deepening of the sovereign debt crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 21:53 | Viewed: 3152

Bulgaria’s New Public Procurement Law to Reach Parliament in mid-July – Deputy PM

A new Public Procurement Act is expected to reach Parliament in mid-July, according to Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 09:53 | Viewed: 4025

Bulgaria's GDP Growth Surpassed EU Average in First Quarter of 2015

According to the second estimate of Eurostat, which was released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's GDP growth surpassed the EU average in the first quarter of 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2015, Wednesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 5178

Bulgaria’s President to Attend EU-CELAC Summit in Brussels

Over 60 heads of state and government meet Wednesday in Brussels for the June 10-11 bi-annual summit in Brussels between the European Union and the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean States (CELAC).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2015, Wednesday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1843

Unemployed People to Join Disaster Alleviation Program Near Kardzhali

Close to 164 new employability opportunities will now open in Bulgaria's Kardzhali.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2015, Tuesday // 17:30 | Viewed: 4031

Bulgaria to Press for Cut in Proposed Migrant Quota

Bulgaria on Monday called for a cut in the proposed migrant relocation and resettlement quotas allocated to the country by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 8, 2015, Monday // 18:55 | Viewed: 4908

Bulgarian Producers of Oil-Bearing Rose to Get Support under Rural Development Program 2014-2020

Producers of the traditional Bulgarian oil-bearing species of rose will receive additional support via compensatory payments under the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 for the first time, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2015, Sunday // 16:42 | Viewed: 1927

Bulgaria Needs to Absorb BGN 1.4 B under 2007-2013 Rural Development Program

Rumen Porozhanov, CEO of Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture, has described the completion of the 2007-2013 Rural Development Program as a real challenge.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2015, Sunday // 13:08 | Viewed: 1856

Moody's Affirms Bulgaria's Baa2 Rating

International rating agency Moody's has confirmed Bulgaria's rating in terms of government securities - Baa2, noting a stable prospective developments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 6, 2015, Saturday // 16:34 | Viewed: 2830

Bulgaria Could Lose EU Funding for 32 Projects under Regional Development OP

32 projects under operational program Regional Development 2007-2014 worth a total of BGN 66 M could lose the EU funding allocated to them, according to Regional Development Minister Lilyana Pavlova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2015, Friday // 21:36 | Viewed: 2693

PM Points to Commission Vice-President Bulgaria's Political Will to Fight Corruption

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov pointed to EU Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans the political will of the government to fight corruption in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2015, Thursday // 21:02 | Viewed: 2331

Bulgaria Launches Activities under Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Activities related to the implementation of operational program Environment 2014-2020 have started before the official approval by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2015, Thursday // 08:10 | Viewed: 1878

Bulgaria 3rd in EU by Completed EU Funds Fraud Investigations - OLAF

Bulgaria is third in the EU by investigations into the use of EU funds concluded in 2014, according to an annual report of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2015, Tuesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1814

Bulgaria Could Save EUR 700 M through Mediation in Civil, Commercial Disputes - EP

Bulgaria could save around EUR 700 M through mediation in civil and commercial matters, provided that 50% of the cases are settled through the method, according to a survey of the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2015, Tuesday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1522