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Sofia Appelate Court Chair to be Tried over EU Funds

Veselin Pengezov, Chair of the Sofia Appelate Court, has been summoned by Sofia Military District Prosecutor's Office to de indicted over misuse of European funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2014, Thursday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1109

Environment Ministry to Fine 87 Municipalities over EU Program

Eighty-seven Bulgarian municipalities are to be fined over infringements related to the Environment Operational Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2014, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1500

15 Parties, 6 Coalitions, 6 Independent Candidates Run in EU Elections

15 political parties, 6 coalitions and 6 independent candidates submitted documents for participating in the European Parliament elections in Bulgaria on May 25.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2014, Wednesday // 09:19 | Viewed: 1476

50 Bulgarian Municipalities Face Bankruptcy over Financial Corrections

The managing authority of operational program Environment has imposed financial corrections worth BGN 129M on 50 municipalities due to newly discovered public procurement flaws.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1654

MEPs Oppose South Stream, Seek Sanctions against Russian Energy Firms

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution opposing the South Stream gas pipeline and recommending a search for alternative sources of gas supplies for the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2014, Thursday // 16:46 | Viewed: 3368

EC Rejects Suspending Rural Development Payments to Bulgaria

The European Commission has not suspended rural development payments to Bulgaria, according to Roger Waite, EC Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Development.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 15:56 | Viewed: 1504

Bulgaria "Could Remain EU's Poorest Country Even after 2020"

Bulgaria could still have to catch up with average European levels of economic and social development after 2020, a report by the National Audit Office argues.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2012

MEPs Seek Mandatory "Made-in" Labeling to Boost Product Safety

The European Parliament voted Tuesday to make "Made-in" labelling mandatory for non-food products sold on the single market.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1083

EP Approves Right to Basic Bank Account for All EU Residents

Anyone legally residing in the EU would have the right to open a basic payment account, under a new law passed by European Parliament on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2014, Tuesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 1194

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Urges EU to Guarantee Russian Gas Supplies

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin has called on the EU to guarantee gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine and gas transit to the remaining part of Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2014, Monday // 21:07 | Viewed: 1404

Supreme Court Chair: Time to Set End Date for EC Reports on Bulgaria

The Chair of Bulgaria's Supreme Court of Cassation has called for a discussion on the end date for the co-operation and verification mechanism (CVM) of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2014, Sunday // 15:11 | Viewed: 1217

EC Approves Application Form for Western Arc of Sofia Ringroad

The European Commission officially approved the application form for the project for the western arc of the Sofia ringroad, according to Deputy Transport Minister Petar Kirov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2014, Friday // 15:12 | Viewed: 1332

Bulgaria Hits Bottom in EC Transport Scoreboard

The European Commission has published Thursday for the first time a scoreboard on transport in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2014, Thursday // 18:00 | Viewed: 1296

New Regional Aid Map Caps State Funding in Southwest Bulgaria

State aid to companies in Southwest Bulgaria will be limited to 25% of eligible investment costs, and in all other regions - to 50 %.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2014, Wednesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 893

Bulgaria to Receive EUR 1.8B EU Funds by End-2014 – Deputy PM

European Union will allocate about EUR 1.8B to Bulgaria by the end of 2014, according to Deputy Prime Minister Zinaida Zlatanova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2014, Wednesday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1087

EC President Advises Caution about Bulgaria's Gas Links with Russia

EC President Jose Barroso has told Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Deputy Chair of Bulgarian party GERB, that the South Stream gas pipeline has not been given priority treatment in Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2014, Monday // 15:56 | Viewed: 2012

EC Worried about License Suspension Procedure for Bulgarian Power COs

The European Commission has expressed concern over the ongoing License suspension procedure for three power distributors in Bulgaria, hinting at possible penalty measures.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2014, Friday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1766

Bulgaria Among Positive Examples for Roma Inclusion – EC President

Bulgarian town of Kavarna is a positive example in the EU for Roma inclusion, President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso said, Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2014, Friday // 17:39 | Viewed: 1691

EU Commissioner: EC Will Not Impose Funding Freeze on Bulgaria

The EC cannot take steps to stop payments to Bulgaria on the basis of the cooperation and verification mechanism (CVM), according to Algirdas Semeta.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2014, Friday // 15:49 | Viewed: 1453

No Risk of Funding Suspension – Bulgarian EU Funds Committee Chair

There is no risk of EU funds suspension, Bulgaria's government is making every effort to prevent it, Denitsa Karadzhova, EU Affairs and EU Funds Oversight Committee chair assured.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2014, Friday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1537

Parliament Reveals Stunning Bulgarian 'Innovation' Projects

Bulgaria has allocated more BGN 176 M to 223 companies for projects involving "innovative napkins", creative furniture" or "innovative focus groups".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2014, Friday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1539