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Yonko Grozev Elected as Bulgaria's Judge to ECHR

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Yonko Grozev as a judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in respect of Bulgaria on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 07:41 | Viewed: 1256

Bulgaria's Overall Progress 'Not Enough' - CVM Report Fascimile

Bulgaria has achieved limited progress in the judiciary, the forthcoming EU Commission report on the country says according to media reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1537

Most Bulgarians Believe EU Should Continue Monitoring Progress

The biggest portion of Bulgarians perceive corruption, shortcomings in the judicial system and organized crime as very important issues that need to be resolved.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1450

EU Commission Foresees No Compensation for Bulgarian Dairy Farmers

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva announced that the European Commission is not going to compensate dairy producers, who have been affected by the sanctions imposed on Russia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 1176

Bulgaria Loses Most Revenues From Illicit Cigarettes Sales in EU

Bulgaria is the country that loses most revenues from illicit cigarettes in the European Union (EU) in relative terms, shows a study of Industry Watch, which was released on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 1741

Bulgaria Considering Anti-Arms Trafficking Centre to Boost EU Security

Bulgaria plans to propose to set up a centre for prevention of illegal arms trafficking through the Western Balkans as part of the European Union’s anti-terrorism effort, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 15:47 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgarian Village Protests against Landfill Project near Historic Monument

Protesters from the Southwest Bulgarian village of Banya came to the streets on Friday to express their disagreement with a government project to build a landfill close to a historic monument.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1315

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Visits Romania to Discuss Anti-Graft Policies  

Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov will discuss anti-corruption policies with his Romanian counterpart  Robert-Marius Cazanciuc and other key officials tasked with fighting graft on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1454

EU Funds Act to Ensure Sustainability, Accountability - Bulgaria’s Deputy PM

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev has suggested that 2015 is expected to be the strongest year in terms of EU funds absorption since Bulgaria’s EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2015, Friday // 10:33 | Viewed: 1196

Bulgaria Has Absorbed EU Funding for Transport Infrastructure of EUR 1.5 B

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has announced that the funding paid out under operational program Transport so far, at EUR 1.5 B, amounts to 71% of the total budget of the program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 15:01 | Viewed: 1252

Bulgaria 3rd from Last by Share of Innovative Enterprises in EU

The share of innovative enterprises in the EU shrank to 48.9% in the period 2010-2012, according to Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2015, Thursday // 10:25 | Viewed: 997

Bulgarian President Reaffirms His Stance Against Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev devoted considerable time of his speech on the completion of his third year in office on Wednesday to the country's foreign policy.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 21, 2015, Wednesday // 15:19 | Viewed: 1082

New Subsidies for Bulgarian Farmers in 2015

The budget for direct payments for farmers in 2015 is estimated to be BGN 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 935

Protecting EU’s External Border Boosts Bulgaria’s Chances of Joining Schengen - Minister

The need for enhanced protection of the EU’s external borders increases Bulgaria’s chances of joining the Schengen Agreement, according to Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2015, Monday // 19:45 | Viewed: 1265

Expected Losses under EU Environment Program 'Ten Times Less' Under Current Gov't

Bulgaria runs the risk of having just EUR 22 M under Operational Program Environment locked for 2014, compared to EUR 205 M in the previous year, the country's Environment Minister has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2015, Monday // 13:13 | Viewed: 788

Next EU Report on Romania 'Better than on Bulgaria'

The forthcoming EU Commission report under the Mechanism for Cooperation and Verification (CVM), will be more positive for Romania than for Bulgaria, European sources say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:54 | Viewed: 2595

Bulgaria to Follow Romanian Example in Fighting Corruption – Deputy PM

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva announced that the country should follow Romania's example if it wants to tackle corruption successfully.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2015, Friday // 19:47 | Viewed: 2235

New Car Sales in Bulgaria Grow 5.2% in 2014

New car sales in Bulgaria increased by 5.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2015, Friday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1072

Bulgarian Farmers to Receive EUR 7 B in EU Direct Payments by 2020

Bulgarian farmers will get EUR 7 B in EU direct payments by 2020, according to Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2015, Friday // 10:27 | Viewed: 830

Bulgaria, Romania Launch Talks on Joint Projects under ‘Juncker Plan’

Bulgaria and Romania are starting talks on joint projects under the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe known as “the Juncker Plan”.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 17:50 | Viewed: 3422

PES President Stanishev: Danube Transport Corridor Is EC Priority

The Danube Transport Corridor is crucial but its capacity is not sufficiently utilized, according to Sergei Stanishev, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 15:51 | Viewed: 926