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Bulgaria to Get Extra EUR 6 M for Border Protection from EU

Bulgaria will receive additional assistance of EUR 6 M from the European Commission to pay for increased cost of ensuring border protection from migration pressure, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 30, 2016, Saturday // 14:42 | Viewed: 7847

Bulgaria Says Angela Merkel Pledges Support for Its Bid for Additional Help from Frontex    

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has asked European border management agency Frontex to provide equipment, ships and helicopters to help the country protect the EU’s external border against irregular migration.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 19:54 | Viewed: 2928

EC Appoints Bulgaria’s Charlina Vitcheva Deputy Director-General at Joint Research Centre

Bulgarian national Charlina Vitcheva has been apponted as deputy director-general of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre as of the start of September.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 16:29 | Viewed: 2115

Bulgaria to Assume EU Presidency 6 Months Earlier

Bulgaria will take over the rotating residency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2018 and not in the second one as planned earlier, officials say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2016, Wednesday // 10:20 | Viewed: 2218

EC Takes Bulgaria to Court over Insufficient Protection of Endangered Birds

The European Commission is taking Bulgaria to the Court of Justice of the EU over the country’s failure to protect unique habitats and important bird species in the Rila Mountains.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2016, Sunday // 10:06 | Viewed: 8313

Bulgarian Army Ready to Boost Assistance to Police in Border Protection, Def Min Says

The Bulgarian Army has deployed enough personnel and equipment to assist police forces in protecting the country’s border with Turkey against a potential increase in migration pressure, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2016, Sunday // 09:17 | Viewed: 2261

EU Asks Bulgaria to Comply with Rules for Energy Consumption of Buildings

The European Commission has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive into national legislation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2016, Saturday // 10:49 | Viewed: 2404

EC Requests Bulgaria to Ensure Level Playing Field for Groundhandling Service Providers at Sofia Airport  

The European Commission has requested Bulgaria to ensure the separation of accounts of Sofia Airport's managing body to comply with a directive on groundhandling services at EU airports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2016, Friday // 14:42 | Viewed: 2101

Bulgaria Detains 56 Migrants Trying to Illegally Cross Into Serbia

Bulgarian border police have detained 56 foreign nationals who attempted to illegally cross into Serbia over the past 24 hours.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 21, 2016, Thursday // 14:52 | Viewed: 2229

Bulgarians 'Would Vote Remain' If Asked - Poll

A referendum on Bulgaria's membership in the EU would have resulted in a majority voting to stay, a recent poll suggests.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2016, Thursday // 16:27 | Viewed: 2825

Canada to Announce Visa Waiver Schedule for Bulgaria, Romania in Autumn

Canada is expected to announce in the autumn a schedule for the lifting of visas for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2016, Monday // 20:11 | Viewed: 4969

Bulgarian Exports to EU Increased by 3.3 % Y/Y in Jan-April

Between January and April 2016, Bulgarian exports to the EU exceeded BGN 9.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2016, Monday // 14:50 | Viewed: 5962

EU to Host Meeting on Visa Reciprocity Between Bulgaria, Romania, Canada

European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship, Dimitris Avramopoulos, will host a meeting between government representatives of Bulgaria, Romania and Canada on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2016, Sunday // 13:56 | Viewed: 4105

Bulgaria Likely to Assume Council of EU Presidency Six Months Earlier

Bulgaria will likely assume the rotating Presidency of the Council of the EU half a year earlier than initially scheduled.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 9, 2016, Saturday // 11:01 | Viewed: 5995

Bulgarian PM, Europol Head Note Successful Cooperation in Fight Against Contraband

In a telephone conversation held on Friday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and Director of Europol Rob Wainwright discussed the latest operations on countering contraband.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2016, Friday // 18:56 | Viewed: 2069

Bulgaria Had Fourth Largest Population Decrease in EU in 2015

Bulgaria had the fourth largest decrease in its population in the EU last year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2016, Friday // 18:06 | Viewed: 6024

Findings from EU Analysis of Bulgarian Prosecution Will be Made Public

The conclusions and recommendations from the ongoing independent EU analysis of the work of the Bulgarian prosecutor's office will be published in view of the great public interest.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 15:43 | Viewed: 4853

EU Postpones Decision on 2018 Rotational Chairmanships

The EU will not decide on reshuffles to the schedule of rotational presidencies for 2018 before September, member states' leaders have agreed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 29, 2016, Wednesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 4262

Brexit to Have Only Negative Consequences – Former Bulgarian PM

Commenting the outcome of last week's referendum on the UK's membership to the EU in which 51.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 11:23 | Viewed: 2134

EU Analysis of Bulgarian Prosecution Officially Begins on Monday

The European mission for independent analysis and assessment of the work of the Bulgarian prosecutor's office is expected to officially begin on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2016, Monday // 08:39 | Viewed: 5004

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Predicts No Good Scenarios for EU after Brexit

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has downplayed suggestions that her country's nationals will lose their rights after Britain voted to leave the European Union on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 14:08 | Viewed: 2301