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Italy Takes Over EU Presidency from Greece

Italy takes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, where governments are represented in the EU decision-making, over from Greece on 1 July.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2014, Tuesday // 11:52 | Viewed: 1071

Bulgaria's Stanishev 'Key Factor' for EPP-PES Agreement

Socialist leader Sergey Stanishev's responsibilities in the European Parliament are vital for both Bulgaria and the EU, the new head of the BSP's parliament group argued.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2014, Saturday // 15:29 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgaria 'on EU Average' in Compliance to Brussels Recommendations

Bulgaria has observed just 16% of economic recommendations issued by the EU Commission, a European Parliament survey reveals.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2014, Saturday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1746

Bulgaria Objects to EU Commissioner Stefan Fuele's Remark

Bulgaria has answered back to comments EU Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele made in a recent interview.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2014, Friday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1572

Bulgarian Agriculture Fund Warns about Loss of EU Subsidies of EUR 1B

Bulgaria's State Fund Agriculture (SFA) has warned that EU subsidies of EUR 1 B are at risk.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 10:37 | Viewed: 1059

Bulgaria Assures EC South Stream Is Compatible with EU Law

Bulgaria argues in a letter to the European Commission that the structuring of the South Stream gas pipeline project envisages no breaches of EU law.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 10:01 | Viewed: 1131

EC Gives EUR 239M in 2014 for Environmental Projects Proposals

The European Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the LIFE funding program for projects dedicated to environment.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2014, Wednesday // 17:37 | Viewed: 948

EC Approves Regional Aid Map 2014-2020 for Bulgaria

The European Commission has approved Bulgaria's map for granting state aid between 2014 and 2020 within the framework of the new regional aid guidelines adopted in June 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2014, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1245

EC Vows Assistance for Flood-Affected Areas in Bulgaria

The European Commission is ready to mobilize all available instruments in the EU to support the people affected by the floods in Bulgaria, according to EC President Jose Barroso.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2014, Friday // 15:40 | Viewed: 3966

Bulgaria Failed to Introduce EU Consumer Rights Directive On Time

Bulgaria and Poland have still not applied the EU Consumer Rights Directive taking effect on June 13, according to the Spokesperson for EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2014, Friday // 16:43 | Viewed: 1549

EC Adopts 2015 EU Draft Budget Focusing on Economic Growth

The European Commission has introduced the 2015 draft budget, Wednesday, which foresees EUR 142.1B for payments or nearly EUR 6B more compared to 2014 EU budget.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2014, Wednesday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1536

EC To Stop Transport and Competitiveness Funds for Bulgaria?

The European Commission is en route to stopping two more programme funds for Bulgaria – for transport and competitiveness, said Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2014, Tuesday // 16:34 | Viewed: 1504

Bulgarian President, Newly Elected MEPs Agree on National Priorities

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev and the newly elected MEPs have agreed that the country should present its EU Commissioner bid as fast as possible.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2014, Monday // 16:55 | Viewed: 1140

EU Commissioner Mimica: South Stream Is a Negative Priority for EU

The South Stream diversifies only the route, but not the source of natural gas  and this is a negative priority for EU, European Commissioner Neven Mimica told BNT.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2014, Monday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgarian and Romanian Migrants Prefer Southern Europe

The Bulgarians and Romanians who leave their home country to live in another EU state, prefer the South, shows a survey of the Center for European Studies “Wilfried Martens”.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2014, Thursday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1505

EC Grants EUR 120 M for Sofia Northern Bypass

The European Commission has approved a grant of EUR 120 M for the Sofia Northern Bypass project.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2014, Thursday // 13:32 | Viewed: 4611

GERB MP: Bulgaria May Face EU Funds Freeze worth EUR 1.5 – 3 B

Bulgaria may face an EU finds freeze worth EUR 1.5-3 B, according to Lilyana Pavlova, MP of center-right party GERB and former Regional Development Minister.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2014, Thursday // 10:39 | Viewed: 1284

MEP Mariya Gabriel Becomes EPP Group Deputy Chair

Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel, who won in May a second term in the European Parliament, has been elected Deputy Chair of the European People's Party (EPP) group.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2014, Wednesday // 18:34 | Viewed: 1094

EC Suspends Payments on Regional Development Programme for Bulgaria

The European Commission temporarily suspended payments to Bulgaria on the Operational Programme for Regional Development, report the Bulgarian-language media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2014, Wednesday // 09:43 | Viewed: 1694

Bulgarian Municipalities Struggling with EU Environment Funds Freeze

The suspension of funding under operational program "Environment" is a serious challenge to municipalities according to Spiridon Alexandrov, head of its Managing Authority.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2014, Friday // 14:14 | Viewed: 1063

Relatives of Russians Blacklisted by EU Run Business in Bulgaria

The sons of two Russian politicians sanctioned by the EU over the Ukraine crisis are carrying out their business activity in Bulgaria, according to the daily Trud.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2014, Friday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1470