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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: 1714

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: 1815

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: 1829

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: 4843

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: 2571

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: 1945

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: 1929

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: 4334

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: 2267

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: 4761

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: 2039

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: 2025

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: 2015

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: 2429

Bulgaria to Contribute EUR 100 M to Juncker Investment Plan

Bulgaria will contribute EUR 100 M towards projects financed by the European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI), the Finance Ministry in Sofia has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 13:11 | Viewed: 2013

Bulgaria’s Agriculture Fund Pays BGN 703 000 to Farmers Affected by Russian Embargo

Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture (SFA) has paid nearly BGN 703 000 to a total of 66 farmers affected by the Russian import ban on certain agricultural and food products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1915

EU Reaches Preliminary Deal to Scrap Mobile Roaming Fees by mid-2017

Following 12 hours of talks, the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union reached a provisional deal with the European Parliament on net neutrality rules envisaging the abolition of mobile phone roaming fees as of June 2017.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2015, Tuesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1719

Bulgaria Drops One Place to #24 by EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria’s EU funds absorption has decelerated over the past two weeks, sending the country one place down in the ranking, from 23 to 24, out of the EU-28.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 29, 2015, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 2055

Bulgaria, Hungary Granted Exemption from Migrants' Relocation

Hungary and "to a certain extent Bulgaria" will be treated as "special cases" when it comes to migrant relocation, European Council Donald Tusk has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2015, Friday // 08:10 | Viewed: 2671

Opposing Concessions to Greece, Bulgaria PM Urges Help for NW Region

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has warned EU leaders against paying too much attention on problems in Greece and neglecting other EU regions such as Northwestern Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2015, Friday // 07:50 | Viewed: 4527

Bulgarian PM Calls for European Support in Dealing with Migratory Pressure

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov called on Thursday for European support in order for the country to be able to deal with the migratory pressure it has been faced with.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 17:41 | Viewed: 4464