Trade of Bulgaria with the EU grew between January and December 2015, preliminary data from the National Statistical Institute (NSI) shows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
An unstable legal framework and low trust in the judicial system hinder private investment in Bulgaria, the European Commission said on Friday.
Last year Bulgaria returned around 700 migrants who did not meet the requirements for being granted refugee status.
The European Commission has urged Bulgaria and six other EU member states to transpose the 2012 directive for establishing a single European railway area.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
The European Commission is ready to provide technical expertise to help Bulgaria reform its judicial system, the country’s Justice Ministry has said.
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.
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