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EU Foresees Allocation of BGM 680 M to Sofia Underground Railway

European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva announced that the EU funds under the new programme period foresaw the allocation of BGN 680 M to the Sofia underground railway.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2015, Friday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1687

Bulgaria Receives BGN 25 M under OP Environment 2007-2013

The European Commission has transferred BGN 24 773 166 to Bulgaria in reimbursement for certified expenses under operational program Environment 2007-2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2015, Friday // 11:25 | Viewed: 1100

Employment Rate of Bulgarians Increased to 65 % in 2014 – Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat, the employment rate of Bulgarians, aged between 20 and 64, increased from 63.5 % in 2013 to 65.1 % in 2014, but remained below the EU average of 69.2 %.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 15:59 | Viewed: 1156

Bulgaria’s GDP to Grow 1.0% in 2015, 1.3% in 2016 - EU Commission

Bulgaria’s real GDP growth is expected to accelerate to 1.0% this year, according to the European Commission’s Spring 2015 Economic Forecast released on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 14:14 | Viewed: 1394

5 CEE Countries, incl. Bulgaria, Demand More Power from EU to Fight VAT Fraud

The finance ministers of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic have demanded more power from the European Union to curb VAT fraud.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 1411

EU Commission Transfers BGN 557 M to Bulgaria under Environment OP

The European Commission transferred BGN 557 M to Bulgaria for reimbursing certified expenses under the Environment Operational Programme for the 2007-2013 programme period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 4, 2015, Monday // 17:50 | Viewed: 1151

Mayors of Small Municipalities Object to Distribution of Funding under Regions in Growth OP

Mayors of small Bulgarian municipalities have complained that the funding granted under operational program Regions in Growth 2014-2020 will go to urban development activities in 39 big cities which are still using resources from the 2007-2013 programming

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 4, 2015, Monday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1318

Expert: Bulgaria Lags Behind Romania on Road to Eurozone Accession

Professor Tatyana Hubenova from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAN) said that the country is considerably lagging behind Romania on the road of accession to the Eurozone.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 2, 2015, Saturday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4710

3 Municipalities in SW Bulgaria to Receive BGN 80 M for Integrated Urban Development

The southwestern Bulgarian municipalities of Blagoevgrad, Gotse Delchev, and Petrich will receive nearly BGN 80 M for the implementation of integrated plans for urban development under operational program Regions in Growth 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 1, 2015, Friday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1452

Bulgaria Has to Step Up Efforts in Exchange of Security Information

The European Commission issued a reasoned opinion on Wednesday asking four member states, including Bulgaria, to ensure the mandatory exchange of information, which is required under the EU document security legislation and the integration of biometric fe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1325

EU Commission Calls on Bulgaria to Upgrade Mining Waste Legislation

The European Commission called on Bulgaria to bring its legislation in compliance with the EU rules on waste management from extractive industries by issuing a reasoned opinion on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1111

Germany, France 'Fear Social Dumping by Bulgarian Workers'

France and Germany have demanded that Bulgaria's General Labor Inspectorate apply tighter control on Bulgarian employees sent on business trips by their companies, a minister has warned.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 10:08 | Viewed: 1538

Deputy PM Calls for Dissociating Bulgaria's Schengen Accession, CVM

Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva called for dissociating Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen Area and the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 20:04 | Viewed: 1813

39 Bulgarian Municipalities to Be Granted BGN 1.7 B under Regions in Growth OP

The 2014-2020 Regions in Growth operational program, which is expected to be approved next week, envisages BGN 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 13:30 | Viewed: 1223

Bulgaria Has Third Largest Potential Additional Labour Force in EU

Almost 10 million part-time workers in the European Union, of whom two-thirds were women, would have preferred to work more in 2014, according to a labour force survey conducted by Eurostat.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 27, 2015, Monday // 21:48 | Viewed: 1290

Bulgaria Improves Ranking in EU Funds Implementation

Bulgaria ranked 22nd among the 28 member states of the EU in terms of fund assimilation from the older program period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 26, 2015, Sunday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1771

EU Court: Bulgaria Breached Antitrust Law during Digital Transition

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) convicted Bulgaria of having breached antitrust rules during its transition to digital broadcasting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2015, Friday // 09:13 | Viewed: 2451

Bulgaria’s PM to Propose System of Combating Human Trafficking at EU Summit

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has vowed to draw attention to the fight against human traffickers during Thursday’s European Council meeting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2015, Thursday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1166

Statistics Shows No Restart of Payments to Bulgaria under OP Environment 2007-2013

Statistics published by the Bulgarian government shows no indications about transfers from the EU budget to the Bulgarian state budget under operational program Environment 2007-2013 despite the claims of Prime Minister Boyko Borisov about the unfreezing

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2015, Thursday // 07:44 | Viewed: 1325

Bulgaria's Public Financial Inspection Establishes 19 Violations in 20 EU-Funded Projects

After inspecting twenty contracts on EU-funded projects in 2014, the Public Financial Inspection Agency has established violations in nineteen of them, BGNES reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2015, Wednesday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1297

Bulgarian Border Police Records Triple Increase in Illegal Migrant Crossings

Bulgarian Border Police registered a triple increase in the number of illegal migrant crossings of the border with Turkey in the first three months of 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2015, Tuesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 1681