The gender pay gap varies significantly across EU Member States, the bloc’s statistical office said on Thursday.
The national holiday of Bulgaria – Liberation Day, which is celebrated on March 3, will be marked in the European Commission.
Bulgaria registered an unemployment rate of 10.8 % in January, but still remains above the EU average of 9.8 %.
EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Crețu has insisted that poverty betrays a systematic error of society that can only be remedied through a holistic approach.
Bulgaria’s operations with EU funds have improved substantially over the past few years, according to President Rosen Plevneliev.
At least thirty politicians and administration officials involved in corruption affairs should be sent to prison, under a new anti-corruption strategy cited by Bulgarian media outlets.
The European Commission made three demands towards Bulgaria in terms of complying with the legislative norms of the Union Thursday.
The European Commission will step up its procedure against Bulgaria due to the excessive macroeconomic imbalances the country has experienced.
The European Commission is to present Wednesday a blueprint for the future Energy Union.
The European Commission has notified Bulgaria that payments under operational program Regional Development 2007-2013 can now restart.
Bulgaria ranks 23rd by EU funds absorption in the 28-nation bloc, according to statistics published by the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional Policy on the 2007-2013 programming period.
Bulgaria has outpaced Italy and the Czech Republic in the rate of EU fund absorption, EU statistics show.
The European Commission has approved operational programs Good Governance and Science and Education for Smart Growth for the 2014-2020 programming period, according to the press office of the Bulgarian government.
The EC approved on Thursday the Operational Programme Good Governance, which foresees the allocation of EUR 336 M for improving the public administration and transparency of the judiciary in Bulgaria.
EU Commissioner on Regional Policy Corina Crețu has approved the new Interreg trans border program, aimed at assisting 15 border regions across Bulgaria and Romania.
EU leaders have agreed to amend and improve the Schengen Borders Code by boosting checks of people crossing the external borders of the EU.
Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov and Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergei Stanishev have both agreed on the issue of the accession of Bulgaria in the Shengen Area.
The Bulgarian government has approved a revised version of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 envisaging a total budget of over EUR 2.9 B.
Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has insisted that using Schengen accession to pressure Bulgaria into fulfilling its EU obligations in the spheres of justice and home affairs is counterproductive.
President Rosen Plevneliev said that Bulgaria remains among the most pro-European countries, which is in no small part due to its active civil society.
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