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Bulgarian President Reaffirms Country’s Pro-European Stance

President Rosen Plevneliev said that Bulgaria remains among the most pro-European countries, which is in no small part due to its active civil society.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 7, 2015, Saturday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1273

EU Commission Foresees Modest Growth for Bulgarian Economy in 2015

The European Commission foresees a modest growth of 0.8 % for the Bulgarian economy in 2015 and a further 1 % growth in 2016.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 18:55 | Viewed: 942

Rural Development Program 2014-2020 to Be Launched in March – Agriculture Minister

The Rural Development Program 2014-2020 will be launched in end-March 2015, according to Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 13:49 | Viewed: 940

Bulgarians, Romanians Cause 'Small Miracle' on Germany's Labor Market, Expert Says

The end of restrictions on free movement of Bulgarian and Romanian workers has led to a "small miracle" on the labor market in Germany, a scholar has argued.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 12:38 | Viewed: 2881

Bulgaria Shows Third Highest Retail Sales Growth in EU

Bulgaria’s retail sales increased by 6.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2015, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 2183

ECFR Ranks Bulgaria Leader in Energy Diversification Score  

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) has ranked Bulgaria as a leader on diversification of gas dependence away from Russia for its decision to freeze the South Stream project in July 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 3, 2015, Tuesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 1002

Bulgarian FM, EU Ambassadors Discuss Ukraine, Energy Union, Refugees

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov held a working meeting with ambassadors of EU member states to Bulgaria on Monday, at which topics such as Ukraine, the Energy Union and refugees were discussed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2015, Monday // 17:47 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgaria Recovered over BGN 438 M in Blocked EU Funding – Environment Minister

The European Commission has restored over BGN 438 M in blocked payments for November and December 2014 to Bulgaria, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2015, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1336

Bulgaria Registers 2 % Decrease in Unemployment in 2014 – Eurostat

Bulgaria registered a 2 % decrease in its unemployment rate in the past year, according to the latest data of Eurostat, which was released on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2015, Saturday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1347

Bulgaria Deputy PM Vows Govt Action to Address Issues in EU's CVM Report

Bulgaria will take measures to address all issues pointed in the EU Commission's latest report on the country's progress in judicial reform and fighting corruption and organized crime, Deputy PM Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 18:10 | Viewed: 1112

Bulgaria: EU Commission's 2015 CVM Report in Brief

The European Commission published on Wednesday, January 28, reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to summarize the two countries' progress in 2014 in various areas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 2574

EU CVM Report Urges Bulgaria To Speed Up Judicial Reform

The EU Commission on Wednesday urged Bulgaria to step up efforts to reform its judiciary.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1192

EU Blasts at Bulgaria’s High-Level Corruption in New CVM Report

High-level corruption, independence of the judiciary and low rates of criminal conviction have been identified as the main problem areas for Bulgaria in the upcoming monitoring report by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1420

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: 1151

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: 1496

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: 1415

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: 1119

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: 1613

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: 1272

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: 1282

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: 1366