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Bulgaria Obligated to Guard EU External Border - Martin Schulz

EU Parliament President Martin Schulz warned Bulgarian authorities must protect the EU's external borders regardless of the fact that the country is not part of the Schengen borderless area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 16, 2015, Friday // 08:54 | Viewed: 2366

Bulgarian Becomes Deputy Managing Director of EU Strategic Investment Fund

Bulgaria's former caretaker Deputy Prime Minister, Iliyana Tsanova, was elected as the Deputy Managing Director of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2015, Thursday // 11:05 | Viewed: 2749

Bulgaria Has Fifth Highest EU Funds Absorption Rate – EU Commission Vice-President

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva announced on Wednesday that Bulgaria ranks fifth in the absorption of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2015, Thursday // 09:06 | Viewed: 2570

Regional Minister: Bulgaria to be Allocated EUR 1.2 B on Cross-border Cooperation

Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova said on Tuesday that the EU will allocate more than EUR 1.2 on cross-border cooperation to Bulgaria in the next programme period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 14, 2015, Wednesday // 11:55 | Viewed: 2975

Bulgaria to Invest EUR 102 M in Boosting Competitiveness of SMEs

The European Commission adopted on Monday an Operational Programme worth EUR 102 M to boost the competitiveness of Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through increased access to finance.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 13:43 | Viewed: 2152

Bulgaria's FM: Prejudice against TTIP Should Be Overcome

There are "many lies and mythology" about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov warned on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2015, Monday // 16:13 | Viewed: 2372

Bulgaria Ranks Eighth in Absorption of EU Funds – EU Commission Vice-President

Bulgaria has the eighth highest EU funds absorption rate and for the first time the country ranks among the top ten in this respect.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2015, Monday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2156

MEP Ska Keller: Bulgaria Has Important Role in EU's Plans on Refugees

Being an external border of the EU, Bulgaria has an important role in the plans of the Union on addressing the refugee crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2015, Monday // 08:52 | Viewed: 2110

EU Research Chief to Inspect Construction of Sofia Tech Park

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, arrives Thursday in Sofia to meet with President Rosen Plevneliev, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, and Education Minister Todor Tanev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 09:39 | Viewed: 1827

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Calls on EU to Reform Policies on Refugees

Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin called on the EU to bring changes to its policies on the refugees.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 7, 2015, Wednesday // 11:05 | Viewed: 1977

EU Parliament Approves EUR 6.4 M in Flood Aid to Bulgaria

The European Parliament approved on Tuesday the allocation of EUR 6.4 M to Bulgaria for dealing with consequences of the harsh winter conditions in the beginning of the year, which caused floods in parts of the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 6, 2015, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1884

Decision on Schengen Bids of Bulgaria, Romania, Postponed Yet Again

The decision on Bulgaria and Romania’s Schengen bids will be postponed yet again and will not be part of the agenda of the meeting of EU foreign ministers this week, according to sources close to the matter, as cited by the Bulgarian National Radio.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 6, 2015, Tuesday // 10:23 | Viewed: 3121

Bulgaria to Receive EUR 6.4 M in Flood Damage Aid from EU Solidarity Fund

Bulgaria will receive EUR 6.4 M from the EU Solidarity Fund to cope with damage caused by the snowfall, floods, and landslides which hit the country in the period January – February 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 4, 2015, Sunday // 16:29 | Viewed: 3476

Bulgaria Moves to Align Its Refugee Legislation with EU Law  

Foreign nationals seeking international protection in Bulgaria will have the right to work in the country if a decision to grant protection is delayed for more than three months for reasons beyond their control, the country’s parliament has decided.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 2, 2015, Friday // 20:35 | Viewed: 4391

Bulgaria’s CIBANK, EIF Sign Deal to Provide EUR 100 M to SMEs

Bulgaria’s CIBANK will be able to provide BGN 200 M (around EUR 100 M) in loans to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) over the next three years under a deal with the European Investment Fund (EIF), the EU Commission has announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 2, 2015, Friday // 17:09 | Viewed: 1650

1000 Bulgarian SMEs to Receive EUR 100 M in Loans Under EU Investment Plan

Following the conclusion of an agreement between the European Investment Fund (EIF) and Cibank on Friday, 1000 Bulgarian SMEs will be eligible to receive EUR 100 M in loand under the programme for Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 2, 2015, Friday // 12:03 | Viewed: 1953

EUR 471 M to Be Spent on Cross-Border Cooperation Programs with Bulgaria’s Neighbors

A total of EUR 471 M will be spent on cross-border cooperation programs with Bulgaria’s neighboring countries by 2020, according to Deputy Regional Development Minister Denitsa Nikolova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 1, 2015, Thursday // 17:46 | Viewed: 1466

Bulgaria Cannot Be Forced into Building Migrant Hotspot - Deputy PM

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said no member state could be imposed to set up a migrant hotspot.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 25, 2015, Friday // 23:20 | Viewed: 3027

EU’s Annual Tax Losses at EUR 454 B - FT

The EU suffers annual tax losses amounting to EUR 454 B, or 8.6% of tax revenues overall, from the shadow economy, according to research published by Austria’s Linz University.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 25, 2015, Friday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1422

PM: Bulgaria Provides Reliable Border Guard Against Refugee Wave

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov assured on Friday that both the incumbent and the previous governments have guarded the country's borders reliably against the refugee influx.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 25, 2015, Friday // 10:20 | Viewed: 2204

Bulgaria Advises Motorists to Avoid Serbia-Croatia Border Crossings

Bulgaria on Thursday recommended to its motorists to avoid crossing the border between Serbia and Croatia due to tit-for-tat traffic bans imposed by Belgrade and Zagreb in relation to the migrant crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2015, Thursday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1814