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EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini To Meet with Bulgaria’s PM, President in Sofia

Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, will meet with President Rosen Plevneliev and Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2015, Thursday // 08:03 | Viewed: 2569

8 Projects of 6 EU Countries among First Batch to Get Funding under ‘Juncker Plan’

Eight projects of six EU Member States will be the first to receive funding under the so-called Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 21:30 | Viewed: 2947

Bulgaria with Third-Lowest Govt Debt to GDP Ratio in EU in Q1, 2015

In the first quarter of 2015, Bulgaria had the third-lowest government debt to GDP ratio in the EU, at 29.6%, preceded by Estonia with 10.5% and Luxembourg with 21.6%, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 18:49 | Viewed: 3256

Bulgaria to Accept 500 Refugees in 2 Years under New EU Voluntary Scheme

Bulgaria will receive 500 refugees currently residing in other countries over the next two years, according to Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 21, 2015, Tuesday // 07:52 | Viewed: 2485

European Court of Justice Finds Bulgaria Guilty in Illegal Landfills Case

Bulgaria has failed to fulfill its obligations under the EU Landfill Directive and has not taken the necessary steps to open new landfills matching EU requirements, according to a ruling or the European Court of Justice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 2931

Deadline to Reach Deal on Resettlement of 40 000 Refugees from Italy, Greece Expires

The deadline to reach a deal on the resettlement of 40 000 refugees from Italy and Greece expires on July 20.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2472

CEZ Bulgaria Denies Safety Measure Constitutes Discrimination

The Bulgarian subsidiary of Czech power distributor CEZ has said it hopes that a Bulgarian court will take into account the importance of protecting human life and security of the grid when it rules on a customer complaint.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2015, Saturday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2751

EU Commission Ends Infringement Procedure Against Bulgaria on Air Pollution

The European Commission (EC) took a decision to end the infringement procedure against Bulgaria, which had been launched after the country failed to fulfill its commitments on limiting air pollution.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 19:08 | Viewed: 2274

Bulgaria Will Not Hinder EUR 7 B Bridge Loan to Greece – Finance Minister

Bulgaria will not obstruct the allocation of a bridge loan of EUR 7,160 B to Greece provided that there are firm guarantees enshrined in law that EU countries outside the euro zone will not be directly affected financially by potential unfavorable develop

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 2188

EU Court Condemns Discriminatory Practice of Bulgarian Unit of Power Distributor CEZ

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg has ruled that the practice of the Bulgarian subsidiary of power distributor CEZ of placing electricity meters in districts inhabited predominantly by Roma higher than in other areas constitu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 11:29 | Viewed: 2541

Luxembourg Minister Deeply Skeptical about Bulgaria’s Partial Accession to Schengen

Jean Asselborn, Minister of Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg, has expressed deep skepticism about the possibility of even a partial accession to Schengen of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:16 | Viewed: 3367

MEPs Back Airline Passenger Data Collection System

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) approved Wednesday draft EU rules on sharing and protecting the Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of people flying to or from the EU, and its use by member states and Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1488

EU Commission Assesses Bulgarian Efforts on Judicial Reform as Satisfactory

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov revealed on Wednesday that the European Commission (EC) had assessed the efforts of the Bulgarian government on the judicial reform as satisfactory.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1877

Bulgaria Receives BGN 60 M under Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Bulgaria has received BGN 60 M in advance payment from the European Commission to launch operational program Environment 2014-2020, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1964

Bulgarian NGOs Approach EC over Lack of Oversight of Small Hydropower Plants

The European Commission may open an infringement procedure against Bulgaria due to the lack of oversight of small hydropower plants, according to WWF-Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1949

Bulgaria Seeks to Join Schengen Area with Air, Sea Borders by October

Bulgaria seeks to secure partial Schengen membership by October, according to Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2015, Monday // 16:48 | Viewed: 6593

EU to Step Up Efforts to Back Dairy Producers amid Russian Food Ban

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has admitted that dairy farmers in the EU, including Bulgaria-based ones, are going through a rough patch not only due to the Russian ban on imports of agricultural production from W

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2015, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 2640

EU Agriculture Commissioner Pays Visit to Bulgaria

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will pay a visit to Bulgaria on Friday at the invitation of Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2015, Friday // 09:54 | Viewed: 2011

Oettinger Vows Oversight of Mobile Operators over End of Roaming Fees in EU in 2017

The European Commission will monitor the behavior of mobile operators in view of the planned abolition of roaming charges within the EU as of mid-2017, according to Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2015, Wednesday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1972

EU Grants EUR 1.9 M to Bulgaria for Flood Recovery

The European Parliament on Tuesday approved the allocation of EUR 1.9 M in flood relief under the European Union Solidarity Fund.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 20:18 | Viewed: 4420

Greece’s Stability Important for Bulgaria, Borisov Tells Tusk

The stability of the EU and the eurozone is a matter of paramount importance for Bulgaria, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said after Greeks rejected the creditors’ terms of a cash-for-reforms deal.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 2411