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“Together with theHigh Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, we discussed the migrant crisis, the implementation of the agreement between the EU and Turkey, as well as issues on the agenda of the
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said the agreements on the allocation of EUR 108 M to Bulgaria for border protection will be finalized this week.
Bulgarian and Romanian seasonal workers in the UK may be good at picking strawberries even though they can't use mobile phones, a UK Tory lawmaker has said.
Bulgaria compares to most other EU member states which have not accepted a big enough share of the 160 000 migrants from Italy and Greece, EU data released on Wednesday shows.
The government approved the additional expenses on the budget of the Ministry of Foreign affairs for 2016 for the purpose of paying the first Bulgarian installment to the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, reported the press centre of the Council of Ministe
The European Commission has pointed out that the financial assistance of EUR 160 M for Bulgaria, an obligation undertaken by its Chairman Jean-Claude Junker in Bratislava, is “a matter of days and not weeks,” reported NewEurope.
The deputy chairwoman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Mariya Gabriel has been recognised as one of the 25 most influential European deputies.
Representatives of EU member states that are not part of the Schengen borderless area are set to meet in Polish capital Warsaw on Monday, local media report, citing the Polish Press Agency (PAP).
The migrant deal with Turkey is “by far the lesser of two evils”, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister has said, giving indications he has called on European leaders to give Turkey a visa-free regime.
Bulgarian MEP Andrey Kovatchev has reiterated that Sofia and Bucharest will refuse to sign a the free-trade deal between EU and Canada unless an indication is given about the removal of Canadian visa requirements for the two respective countries.
Bulgaria will receive the amount of EUR 106 M promised by the European Commission for dealing with the migrant crisis within a few weeks, announced the EC.
The EUR 108 M that EU leaders decided to grant to Bulgaria last week are not allocated to the construction of new border fences or work on existing ones, a EU Commission official has said.
Bulgaria will be the first country to host the European Border and Coasr Guard in October, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on Saturday.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the deployment of some 200 FRONTEX officers and 50 additional vehicles by the end of October.
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has sent a letter to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov saying he is taking on the commitment to bolstering the security of Bulgaria's external border, the Commission representation in Sofia has said.
Bilateral agreements won’t lead to a comprehensive solution to the migration crisis in Europe, the prime ministers of Bulgaria and Turkey have agreed at a meeting in Istanbul on Friday.
The refugee centre in Harmanli, in southeastern Bulgaria, will be expanded to accommodate a further 400 people amidst an increase in the number of migrants entering the country, public radio BNR reported on Friday.
The security environment in the Balkans in the context of the migration crisis in Europe has been in the focus of a meeting of Bulgaria’s Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova and her German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere in Berlin.
Applications for passports and inquiries about residency have both increased at embassies and high commissions in London in the two months since the UK voters decided in a referendum to leave the bloc, Bloomberg reported on Monday
The director of the center for the preparation of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the European Union has said that the cost of the presidency will be about EUR 75 M, public radio broadcaster BNR reported on Friday.
European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva has dismissed media speculation that she is the possible candidate of governing GERBparty for President of Bulgaria.
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