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EU Restarts Payments To Bulgaria Under Environment Programme

By the end of this month Bulgaria will get EUR 240 M in restored payments under the EU Operational Programme Environment for the programming period 2007-2013, said the European Commission (EC).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2014, Friday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1282

Key Auditor of EU Funds Leaves Office

The head of the Executive Agency on Audit of European Union Funds Dobrinka Mihaylova has left her position two weeks ago.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2014, Friday // 10:43 | Viewed: 1073

Bulgaria To Get BGN 700 M From EU Environment Programme By End 2014

The European Commission has approved the measures for improved management and control of the Environment Programme, proposed by Bulgaria, reports the BNR public broadcaster, quoting Brussels sources.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 20:21 | Viewed: 1492

ECAS: Migrants Are Salvation, Not Threat To Old Europe

A recent study of ECAS shows that EU migrants in Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom contribute more than they benefit from their host countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 16:24 | Viewed: 1209

Ministry Denies 'Financial Correction' over Bulgaria’s Controversial Tourism Logo

The Ministry of Tourism has rejected allegations about a fine of BGN 160 000 by the European Commission over the project for the creation of a new brand for Bulgaria as a tourist destination.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 08:44 | Viewed: 1201

Europe Liberals Criticize Bulgaria for Including Nationalists in Gov't

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE) has lashed at the new Bulgarian government over the "inclusion" of a nationalist coalition called Patriotic Front (PF).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 915

Ivaylo Kalfin Criticises TTIP Agreement

At this stage of negotiations, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is not useful neither for Europe, nor for Bulgaria, said Ivaylo Kalfin, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Demographic and Social Policy and Mini

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 10, 2014, Monday // 17:03 | Viewed: 1130

9 Countries Get Deadline Extension by Sept 2015 for Extra Payments to EU Budget

The nine EU countries which were supposed to make extra contributions to the EU budget by December 1, 2014, were granted a postponement by September 1, 2015 on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2014, Friday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1458

Bulgaria Govt Coaltion Targets Unfreezing of Blocked EU Funding

Recovering the European Commission’s trust and resumption of blocked EU payments are key elements of the governance programme of the GERB-led coalition government that is going to take office on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 21:32 | Viewed: 1007

EU Bank Watchdog Head Says Bulgaria Has Not Yet Applied to Join

The Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) has not received a notice from Bulgaria saying it would like to be part of it, its head Danièle Nouy told MEPs on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1313

EU Commission Forecasts “Subdued Growth Amid Rising Uncertainty” for Bulgaria  

Bulgaria will experience with “subdued growth amid rising uncertainty” over the next two years, the European Commission said in its autumn economic forecasts on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 4, 2014, Tuesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 4146

Bulgaria Presents Transport Policy Priorities to New EU Commissioner

The recent agreement to build two new bridges across the Danube is a major step in improving connections between Bulgaria and Romania, Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu said on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2014, Monday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgaria to Discuss EU Funding Options for Hemus Motorway

Bulgaria’s caretaker Transport Minister Nikolina Angelkova will discuss opportunities for using EU funding for the Hemus motorway at a meeting in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2014, Monday // 10:25 | Viewed: 946

Bulgaria Expects BGN 700M in EU Funding Under OP Environment by end-2014

Bulgaria expects to receive BGN 700M in funding under the EU’s Operational Programme Environment by the end of the year, caretaker Environment Minister Svetlana Zhekova has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2014, Saturday // 14:04 | Viewed: 1232

Financial Supervision Commission Chair, ECB Vice-President Discuss Troubled Bulgarian Bank KTB

Stoyan Mavrodiev, Chair of Bulgaria’s Financial Supervision Commission (FSC), met with Vitor Constancio, Vice-President of the European Central Bank (ECB) during a working visit to Frankfurt.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 31, 2014, Friday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1335

EU to Unfreeze Payments Under Environment OP in Two Weeks

The European Commission will resume payments to Bulgaria under Operational Programme (OP) Environment within two weeks, a senior government official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 17:18 | Viewed: 1153

Public Transport In Sofia Cheapest In EU Capitals

The public transport in Sofia is the cheapest, compared to the other EU capitals, shows a Belgian survey, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2014, Thursday // 10:54 | Viewed: 1005

New EU Food Label Requirements Come Into Effect In December

As of December 13 the new EU Regulation 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers comes into effect, reports the BGNES wire service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 17:07 | Viewed: 1255

Bulgaria Increasingly Likely to Lose EUR 1.6B in EU Agriculture Funding

The risk of Bulgaria losing EUR 1.6 B in EU funding for agriculture has increased substantially due to the failure of the Agriculture Ministry to select an auditing authority for the payments made in the period October 16, 2013 – October 15, 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 1033

Bulgaria Should Brace for ‘Not Quite Positive’ EC Progress Report – Caretaker Minister

Caretaker Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov has cautioned that Bulgaria needs to prepare for a “not quite positive” progress report of the European Commission under the Co-operation and Verification Mechanism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2014, Wednesday // 07:43 | Viewed: 743

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov Pays Working Visit to Brussels

Bulgaria's caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice Hristo Ivanov will present in Brussels the updated judicial reform strategy, Tuesday, announced by the Ministry's press office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 28, 2014, Tuesday // 16:13 | Viewed: 723