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CoE Warns of ‘Dwindling Trust’ in Institutions

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, has said that human rights, democracy and security are threatened across Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 27, 2016, Wednesday // 17:53 | Viewed: 1831

Bulgaria's Employment Rate Increased by 2 % Y/Y in 2015 - Eurostat

The employment rate of Bulgarians aged 20 to 64 increased by 2 % in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 15:10 | Viewed: 4343

Bulgaria Allowed to Finish 3rd Metro Line, Sofia Ring Road with EU Money

EU Commissioner for Development Corina Cretu has approved the vast part of the EUR 368 M in EU funding earmarked for the third metro line of Sofia, the Commission says.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 14:31 | Viewed: 4615

Bulgaria Calls for Equal Access to EU’s Entry-Exit System for All Member States

Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova has called for equal access of all member states to the proposed Entry-Exit System of the EU to boost the efficiency of the fight against organized crime and terrorism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2016, Friday // 09:19 | Viewed: 4810

Bulgaria Signs Istanbul Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women

Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva has signed on behalf of Bulgaria the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 16:38 | Viewed: 4864

Bulgaria's Evropa TV Presents Van Rompuy with Pro-European Policy Award

Former European Council President Herman Van Rompuy is this year's holder of the annual award for pro-European policy of Bulgarian TV station Evropa (Europe).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 10:24 | Viewed: 4222

Being EU Member Guarantees Prosperity, Security - Bulgarian President

According to Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, being a member of the EU is the only only way forward for achieving prosperity, safety and security.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2016, Friday // 20:04 | Viewed: 5155

Sofia Gets BGN 0.28 B in EU Funding to Improve Urban Environment

The local administration in Bulgaria's capital Sofia is to be allocated BGN 0.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2016, Friday // 12:16 | Viewed: 4664

Bulgaria to Sign Istanbul Convention on Preventing Violence against Women

Bulgaria will sign the Convention of the Council of Europe on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, the government has decided.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 18:31 | Viewed: 5048

Bulgaria to Take in 110 Asylum Seekers Starting in 2016

A total of 110 foreign nationals needing international protection will be resettled in Bulgaria starting this year under the country’s EU commitments, the government decided on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 17:12 | Viewed: 4511

EU Commission's Georgieva Defends Monitoring on Bulgaria, Romania

Bulgaria and Romania should not aspire to have the EU monitoring dropped, but should rather remove the reasons leading to its introduction, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 5474

EU Calls for Sustainable Results from Bulgaria’s Justice Reform  

The monitoring of Bulgaria under the EU's Cooperation and Verification Cechanism (CVM) could only be dropped after the country showed sustainable results of judicial reform and increased public trust in the judiciary, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 18:54 | Viewed: 5123

PM Borisov: Bulgaria Backs Establishment of European Prosecutor's Office

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov expressed Bulgaria's support for the establishment of European public prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2016, Friday // 15:37 | Viewed: 5301

EU Justice Commissioner to Discuss Reform of the Judiciary on Bulgaria Visit

EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, will visit Bulgaria on Friday to discuss priorities in the area of justice reform, consumer policy, gender equality and Roma inclusion.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 22:08 | Viewed: 4358

New EU Funding Earmarked for Loans to Bulgaria's Businesses

The Bulgarian government is launching new loan options for businesses as of April, expecting to allocate up to EUR 600 M to small and medium enterprises, the country's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2016, Saturday // 12:22 | Viewed: 4877

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 5.9 M to EU's Refugee Facility for Turkey

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 5.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 08:56 | Viewed: 4756

Bulgaria’s PM to Discuss Challenges to Security with Europol Chief

The director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, will discuss measures to tackle the present challenges to security and law enforcement with Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in Sofia on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2016, Wednesday // 16:29 | Viewed: 4221

Sofia 'Most Dangerous City in EU'

The Bulgarian capital Sofia is the fifth most dangerous city in Europe and the most dangerous in the European Union, a study shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2016, Wednesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 13380

Austria Ready to Help Prevent Opening of New Migrant Route, Bulgaria Says

Austria is ready to support Bulgaria’sefforts to improve border security in view of potential increase in migration pressure, including by secondment of police officers, a senior Austrian official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2016, Saturday // 15:40 | Viewed: 6229

Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia 'Most Corrupt EU Countries'

A report has called for the establishment in a number of EU member states of a monitoring mechanism similar to the one used on Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 23, 2016, Wednesday // 11:20 | Viewed: 6826

Bulgaria PM: Integration of Terrorists 'Impossible', 'Unfair'

"There is no way for us to integrate terrorists, it is not fair," Bulgarian Prime Minister has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2016, Tuesday // 12:20 | Viewed: 5572