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Deadline to Reach Deal on Resettlement of 40 000 Refugees from Italy, Greece Expires

The deadline to reach a deal on the resettlement of 40 000 refugees from Italy and Greece expires on July 20.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2015, Monday // 10:22 | Viewed: 2202

CEZ Bulgaria Denies Safety Measure Constitutes Discrimination

The Bulgarian subsidiary of Czech power distributor CEZ has said it hopes that a Bulgarian court will take into account the importance of protecting human life and security of the grid when it rules on a customer complaint.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2015, Saturday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2534

EU Commission Ends Infringement Procedure Against Bulgaria on Air Pollution

The European Commission (EC) took a decision to end the infringement procedure against Bulgaria, which had been launched after the country failed to fulfill its commitments on limiting air pollution.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 19:08 | Viewed: 2092

Bulgaria Will Not Hinder EUR 7 B Bridge Loan to Greece – Finance Minister

Bulgaria will not obstruct the allocation of a bridge loan of EUR 7,160 B to Greece provided that there are firm guarantees enshrined in law that EU countries outside the euro zone will not be directly affected financially by potential unfavorable develop

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 12:38 | Viewed: 2074

EU Court Condemns Discriminatory Practice of Bulgarian Unit of Power Distributor CEZ

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg has ruled that the practice of the Bulgarian subsidiary of power distributor CEZ of placing electricity meters in districts inhabited predominantly by Roma higher than in other areas constitu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2015, Friday // 11:29 | Viewed: 2314

Luxembourg Minister Deeply Skeptical about Bulgaria’s Partial Accession to Schengen

Jean Asselborn, Minister of Immigration and Asylum of Luxembourg, has expressed deep skepticism about the possibility of even a partial accession to Schengen of Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2760

MEPs Back Airline Passenger Data Collection System

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (LIBE) approved Wednesday draft EU rules on sharing and protecting the Passenger Name Record (PNR) data of people flying to or from the EU, and its use by member states and Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:59 | Viewed: 1375

EU Commission Assesses Bulgarian Efforts on Judicial Reform as Satisfactory

Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov revealed on Wednesday that the European Commission (EC) had assessed the efforts of the Bulgarian government on the judicial reform as satisfactory.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2015, Thursday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1688

Bulgaria Receives BGN 60 M under Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

Bulgaria has received BGN 60 M in advance payment from the European Commission to launch operational program Environment 2014-2020, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 14:51 | Viewed: 1787

Bulgarian NGOs Approach EC over Lack of Oversight of Small Hydropower Plants

The European Commission may open an infringement procedure against Bulgaria due to the lack of oversight of small hydropower plants, according to WWF-Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 1809

Bulgaria Seeks to Join Schengen Area with Air, Sea Borders by October

Bulgaria seeks to secure partial Schengen membership by October, according to Meglena Kuneva, Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2015, Monday // 16:48 | Viewed: 4369

EU to Step Up Efforts to Back Dairy Producers amid Russian Food Ban

Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, has admitted that dairy farmers in the EU, including Bulgaria-based ones, are going through a rough patch not only due to the Russian ban on imports of agricultural production from W

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2015, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 2542

EU Agriculture Commissioner Pays Visit to Bulgaria

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan will pay a visit to Bulgaria on Friday at the invitation of Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2015, Friday // 09:54 | Viewed: 1917

Oettinger Vows Oversight of Mobile Operators over End of Roaming Fees in EU in 2017

The European Commission will monitor the behavior of mobile operators in view of the planned abolition of roaming charges within the EU as of mid-2017, according to Gunther Oettinger, Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2015, Wednesday // 08:37 | Viewed: 1909

EU Grants EUR 1.9 M to Bulgaria for Flood Recovery

The European Parliament on Tuesday approved the allocation of EUR 1.9 M in flood relief under the European Union Solidarity Fund.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 20:18 | Viewed: 4228

Greece’s Stability Important for Bulgaria, Borisov Tells Tusk

The stability of the EU and the eurozone is a matter of paramount importance for Bulgaria, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said after Greeks rejected the creditors’ terms of a cash-for-reforms deal.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 14:10 | Viewed: 2240

Bulgaria's Agriculture to Be Granted EUR 7.5 B EU in Next Years

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said Bulgaria's agriculture sector will see EU investment worth around EUR 7.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 6, 2015, Monday // 15:11 | Viewed: 4683

New Operational Program in Bulgaria to Improve SME’s Access to External Financing

Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be able to access EUR 102 M from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under a new operational program, “SME Initiative.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 14:06 | Viewed: 2019

Bulgaria Granted Citizenship to 808 Foreign Nationals in 2013 - Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat, which were released on Wednesday, Bulgaria granted citizenship to 808 foreign nationals in 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 09:47 | Viewed: 1983

EU Commission President Thanks for Bulgarian Contribution to Investment Plan

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker expressed his gratitude to Bulgaria and its Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for the country’s announced contribution to the Investment Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 20:03 | Viewed: 1977

Bulgaria Ranked at Bottom of Migrant Integration Index

Bulgaria is ranked at the bottom of the ranking on policies of migrant integration, taking the 31st spot out of all 38.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 15:55 | Viewed: 2398