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PM Borisov Calls for Immediately Closing EU's External Borders

Bulgarian Prime Minister called on Friday for an immediate closure of the external borders of the EU in view of the ongoing migrant crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2016, Friday // 12:33 | Viewed: 5891

“We Want to Enter Schengen,”  Bulgarian President Tells Corriere della Sera

Bulgaria wants to enter the Schengen Area which is one of the best achievements of the European Union, the country’s President Rosen Plevneliev has said in an interview with Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2016, Thursday // 20:18 | Viewed: 4710

Judicial Reform: EU Commission VP Hails Bulgaria's Call for 'Help on the Ground'

EU Commission Vice President Frans Timmermans has said Bulgaria has proved its commitment to judicial reform with the PM Boyko Borisov's call for assistance "on the ground" from EU experts.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1680

EU's 2016 Report on Bulgaria: Key Findings

The European Commission published on Wednesday, January 27, reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to summarize the two countries' progress in 2014 in areas such as judicial reform, fighting corruption and (

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 5998

CVM Report Calls on Bulgaria to Continue Reform of Supreme Judicial Council

In its latest report assessing the progress made under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM), which was officially released on Wednesday, the European Commission called on Bulgaria to continue reform of the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1536

EU Urges Bulgaria to Show 'Real Results' in Fighting High-Level Corruption, Organised Crime

The European Commission issued on Wednesday its latest report on steps taken by Bulgaria on judicial reform and the fight against corruption and organised crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 13:18 | Viewed: 4605

Bulgaria Allocates Additional BGN 34 M to Bilding Fence along Border with Turkey  

Bulgaria’s government has approved an additional funding of up to BGN 34.1 M (EUR 17 M) for the continued construction of sections of a wire fence along the country’s border with Turkey designed to curb uncontrolled migrant inflow.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 3749

European Commission to Present Bulgaria CVM Report

The European Commission is expected to officially present and adopt on Wednesday the annual reports assessing the progress made by Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2016, Wednesday // 08:13 | Viewed: 4053

Bulgaria's CVM Report to be Most Critical of Supreme Judicial Council, Prosecution

According to a draft of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report, the document will be most criticial towards the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) and the prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2016, Tuesday // 11:51 | Viewed: 1699

Forum on Combating Human Trafficking Takes Place in Sofia on Tuesday

A forum on combating human trafficking is taking place in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2016, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 1427

Draft CVM Report Suggests Mostly Positive Assessment of Bulgarian Reforms

According to the draft Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) report, the European Commission will be mostly positive in its assessment of Bulgarian reforms in justice and internal affairs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2016, Monday // 23:44 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgaria Absorbed 85 % of EU Funds Available During 2007-2013 Period

Bulgaria absorbed 85 % of the EU funds available under the 2007-2013 programme period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2016, Monday // 15:49 | Viewed: 3678

Bulgarian Red Cross: 3-4 Million Refugees Expected to Reach Europe in Spring

The refugee crisis has not ended and a wave of 3-4 million people is expected to reach Europe in the spring.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2016, Saturday // 17:04 | Viewed: 13973

Deputy PM: Romania to Receive More Positive EU CVM Report than Bulgaria

Romania will be assessed more positively than Bulgaria in a EU Commission report on justice and internal affairs, Bulgarian Deputy PM Ekaterina Zaharieva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2016, Saturday // 15:44 | Viewed: 6245

Macedonians Holding Bulgarian Passports Face Fines for Voting in 2014 EU Elections

Many Macedonians in possession of Bulgarian passports are facing fines for having voted in the 2014 European Parliament elections.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2016, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 2333

Bulgarian PM: Closing of Borders Is Necessary for Halting Refugee Influx

During a parliamentary question and answer session on Wednesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov stated that the closing of borders is necessary in order to halt the refugee influx.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 13, 2016, Wednesday // 13:10 | Viewed: 2617

EU Commission to Unveil Next CVM Report on Bulgaria on January 27

The European Commission's report on reform in justice and internal affairs undertaken by Bulgaria is to be unveiled on the last Wednesday of January, a Commission spokesperson has announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2016, Friday // 19:36 | Viewed: 3344

Bulgarian Red Cross Begins Distribution of EU Food Packages to Most Deprived

The Bulgarian Red Cross started on Wednesday the annual distribution of food products to the most deprived citizens.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2016, Friday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1837

In Hypothetical Referendum 82 % of Bulgarians Would Vote for Staying in EU

In a hypothetical referendum on EU membership, every third EU citizen would vote in favour of one's country to leave the Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 13:47 | Viewed: 2041

MEP: Successful Guarding of Borders to Accelerate Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

The accession of Bulgaria to the Schengen Area will be accelerated if the country continues to fulfill successfully its obligations of guarding its borders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2016, Thursday // 12:18 | Viewed: 3808

Forum Promoting Investment Opportunities of Juncker Plan to be Held in Sofia

A forum revealing the investment opportunities of the Juncker Plan will take place in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2016, Monday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1724