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Bulgaria Falls Into Bottom Group of EC's Competitiveness Ranking

Bulgaria has been estimated as an EU Member State with "modest and stagnating or declining competitiveness" in a report of the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 16:19 | Viewed: 1581

EU Payments May Restart In November

The European Commission expressed its willingness to restart payments on the European programmes as soon as possible, said the press office of Bulgaria's Government in a statement.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 10:40 | Viewed: 974

Bulgarian Mina Andreeva to Be Juncker's Spokeswoman

Mina Andreeva will be one of the three main spokespeople for EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 17:38 | Viewed: 1956

Kristalina Georgieva Becomes EC Vice President for Budget, Human Resources

Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva was appointed EC Vice President for Budget and Human Resources, reported the Bulgarian National Television public broadcaster.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 13:27 | Viewed: 2800

Kristalina Georgieva To Be Taxation, Anti-Fraud Commissioner

A draft line-up of the new European Commission, obtained by Reuters, shows that Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva would most likely be taxation and anti-fraud commissioner.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 07:45 | Viewed: 1141

Bulgarian Municipalities, National Parks to Receive BGN 89 M under Environment OP

A total of BGN 89 M under Operational Program "Environment" will be paid out by the end of the week and payment requests worth another BGN 50 M are being processed, according to Bulgaria's Environment Ministry.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 15:25 | Viewed: 1083

EC Clears State Aid to Bulgarian State Railways

The European Commission has authorized state aid for the restructuring of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) company, according to a letter of the Directorate-General for Competition to the caretaker Transport Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 967

EC Mission Arrives in Bulgaria Over Progress Report

A European Commission mission is on a visit to Bulgaria's Sofia this week on occasion of the mechanism for cooperation and verification report due to be released in January.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2014, Monday // 12:06 | Viewed: 999

Kristalina Georgieva 'to Be Budget Commissioner'

Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva is likely to get the budget portfolio at the EU Commission later this week, EU sources say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2014, Monday // 08:20 | Viewed: 977

EU Commission Tells Bulgaria to Scrap Woodland Swap Deals

The European Commission has insisted that Bulgaria either reverse some of its controversial land swap deals or demand back "state aid" given to some involved companies.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 5, 2014, Friday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1250

Funds Under Environment, Regional Development Programs to Remain Blocked

Deputy PM Ekaterina Zaharieva said it was "technically impossible" to unfreeze payments under the EU's Environment and Regional Development programs this month.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1062

Bulgaria 'Third-Biggest' Human Trafficker in EU

Human trafficking in Bulgaria intensified three times between 2005 and 2012, a human rights foundation estimates.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 19:17 | Viewed: 1871

Bulgaria's Trapezitsa Roll Included in EU Traditional Foods List

The EU Commission has decided to include the Trapezitsa roll in its list of protected food products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 18:52 | Viewed: 1034

Deputy PM Zaharieva to Meet EU Regional Commissioner Hahn

Ekaterina Zaharieva, interim Deputy Prime Minister on economic development, is due to hold talks with European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 16:32 | Viewed: 778

EurActiv: Kristalina Georgieva To Get Taxation, Anti-Fraud Portfolio

Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva will most likely get the taxation and anti-fraud portfolio in the new European Commission, according to an exclusive report of the EurActive website.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1266

Bulgaria Suffered Financial Corrections worth BGN 166M by end-2013

Bulgaria was imposed financial corrections worth BGN 166 M under operational programs under the EU Structural Funds and the Cohesion Funds by December 31, 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 2, 2014, Tuesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1094

Bulgaria's Georgieva to Be Appointed EU Budget Commissioner - Report

Kristalina Georgieva, outgoing EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is likely to be appointed Budget Commissioner in the next EC panel, according to sources close to the matter.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 1, 2014, Monday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1214

President Plevneliev: Bulgaria’s Georgieva Will Be Awarded ‘Strong Economic Portfolio’

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has suggested that Bulgaria will be assigned a strong portfolio and will enjoy a much more vocal and dignified representation in the next European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2014, Sunday // 10:48 | Viewed: 1218

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Calls for Common EU Energy Strategy

The EU urgently needs to develop a common energy strategy to cope with its dependence on Russian energy supplies, Bulgaria’s caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 30, 2014, Saturday // 14:41 | Viewed: 1179

Good Luck, Kristalina!

EU leaders meet in Brussels on Saturday afternoon to decide who will be the next President of the European Council and EU’s foreign policy chief.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 30, 2014, Saturday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1034

Bulgaria to Seek EC Aid for Damages worth BGN 5-10M Caused by Russian Embargo

Bulgaria will seek assistance from the European Commission for direct damages worth BGN 5-10M caused by the Russian food embargo.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 28, 2014, Thursday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1243