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European Commission Vice President to Promote Juncker Plan in Sofia

European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen arrives in Sofia to present the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe (EC IPE) known as the “Juncker Plan.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1407

Frontex Ready to Help Bulgaria If Migratory Pressures Increase

Frontex Executive Director Fabrice Leggeri has assured Interior Minister Rumyana Bachvarova that the European border agency is ready to help Bulgaria if migratory pressures via the Black Sea increase.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 07:37 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria’s Kuneva Discussing Schengen, Graft, Investment in Sweden

Bulgaria relies on Sweden’s support for its effort to join the EU’s Schengen borderless area, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 18:35 | Viewed: 1412

Constitutional Changes Must Not Slow Down Judicial Reform in Bulgaria – EC Secretary-General

Catherine Day, Secretary-General of the European Commission (EC), has argued that potential changes to Bulgaria’s Constitution should not come at the expense of the speed of judicial reform.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1455

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM to Discuss Schengen Accession during Visit to Sweden

Meglena Kuneva, Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister in charge of coordinating EU policies and institutional affairs, will pay a working visit to Sweden.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 07:34 | Viewed: 1418

Bulgaria among Top 10 in EU by Transparency in Public Procurement - Minister

Bulgaria is among the top 10 in the EU by transparency in public procurement and among the top 5 by electronization of the process, according to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2015, Sunday // 15:19 | Viewed: 2167

EU Grants Nearly EUR 2 M in Recovery Aid to Bulgaria

The European Commission granted on Thursday EUR 1.98 M to Bulgaria for addressing the consequences of the 2014 floods.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1423

EU Analyzing Bulgaria's Objection to Greek Withholding Tax

The European Commission will take the necessary measures to ensure compliance of Greece's tax legislation amendments with EU law, a spokesman for the EU Commission has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 2201

FAZ: Bulgarian, Romanian Benefit Receivers in Germany Up 83% in 2014

Germany has registered a surge in receivers of the Hartz-IV unemployment benefits among immigrants coming from Bulgaria and Romania in 2014, according to media reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1696

Bulgaria’s State Fund Agriculture Transfers BGN 5 M to Pomorie for Upgrade of Fishing Port

The State Fund Agriculture – Paying Agency has made an advance subsidy payment of nearly BGN 5 M to the Pomorie Municipality for the reconstruction and modernization of the local fishing port.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 21:17 | Viewed: 1302

MEP Outlines Benefits, Challenges Facing EU Agriculture in TTIP Talks

Bulgarian MEP Momchil Nekov (S&D) presented the opportunities and challenges facing EU agriculture in the framework of the TTIP negotiations at a conference, which was held in the House of Europe in Sofia on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 18:36 | Viewed: 3186

Bulgaria Will Outpace Romania in Combating Corruption, Organized Crime – PM Borisov

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has pledged a swift adoption of substantial changes to the judicial system that will result in Bulgaria outpacing Romania in terms of progress in combating corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 2603

Bulgaria to Seek EU Aid for Abolished Milk Quotas

Bulgaria and ten other member states will seek EU aid to compensate for the abolition of the milk quotas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2015, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1399

Bulgaria Records Sizeable Y/Y Drop in Jobless Rate in February 2015

Bulgaria marked one of biggest year-on-year falls in unemployment rate in the EU in February 2015, official statistics showed on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 3161

Bulgaria Had Lowest Hourly Labor Costs in EU in 2014, at EUR 3.8

Bulgaria remained the EU Member State with the lowest hourly labor costs in 2014, according to Eurostat data.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2015, Monday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1455

EU Launches Proceeding on Agricultural Land Ownership Laws in Bulgaria

The European Commission took a decision Thursday on demanding a clarification on the laws regarding the acquisition of agricultural lands passed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovakia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1349

Bulgaria Fails to Address Shortcomings in Treatment of Prisoners, Conditions of Detention - CoE

The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) has leveled serious criticism at Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 12:24 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgaria to Get EUR 10 M EU Funding to Tackle Asylum, Migration, Integration

Bulgaria will be allocated EUR 10 M in EU funding on asylum, migration and integration over the period 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1438

EU Commission VP Jyrki Katainen to Visit Bulgaria on April 16

Jyrki Katainen, the European Commission's Vice President for Jobs, Growth and Investment, is due to visit Bulgaria on April 16.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 801

Bulgarian Minister Complains of Shortage of Funding under OP Transport 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has argued that the funds under the 2014-2020 operational program Transport will be insufficient for the projects.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 11:16 | Viewed: 3346

Bulgaria, Romania to Launch Pilot Project on Intelligent Use of Black Sea

Bulgaria and Romania are to launch a pilot project on the intelligent use of the Black Sea in the marine border between the two countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2015, Tuesday // 19:56 | Viewed: 1746