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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: 1913

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: 2053

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: 2670

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

14 Projects under Bulgaria’s Operational Program Environment 2007-2013 Considered 'At-Risk'

Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva has warned that the completion of some components of a number of projects under operational program Environment 2007-2013 could be delayed past the deadline.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 11:45 | Viewed: 1635

Budgets MEPs Approve Aid of EUR 1.98 M for Flood Repairs in Bulgaria

The European Parliament’s Committee on Budgets (BUDG) has approved financial aid of EUR 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 19:00 | Viewed: 4049

Bulgaria Fails to Win Extension of Deadline under Rural Development Program 2007-2013

Bulgaria has not been granted an extension of the deadline to use the money granted under the Rural Development Program 2007-2013, meaning that ongoing projects financed under the program should be wrapped up by end-September.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2015, Monday // 17:46 | Viewed: 2028

39 Bulgarian Municipalities Officially Awarded BGN 1.4 B under OP Regions in Growth 2014-2020

Bulgaria’s Regional Development Ministry has granted 39 municipalities a total of BGN 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2015, Monday // 16:59 | Viewed: 1718

EU Commission Allocates EUR 55 M to Roma Integration in Bulgaria

More than BGN 110 M, or EUR 55 M, of funding earmarked for Bulgaria under the 2014-2020 operational programs are to be set aside for Roma integration, a EU official has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 16:11 | Viewed: 2334

European Commission Takes Bulgaria, Belgium to Court over Poor Air Quality

The European Commission is referring Belgium and Bulgaria to EU Court of Justice over persistently high levels of the dust particles which pose a major risk to public health.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 2580

Bulgaria's Employment Rate Increased by 0.3 % in Q1, 2015 - Eurostat

According to the latest figures of Eurostat, which were released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's employment rate increased by 0.3 % in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the previous quarter and by 0.8 % compared to the same quarter in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 21:54 | Viewed: 2222

Regional Policy Commissioner Impressed with Bulgaria’s 75% EU Funds Absorption Rate

EU Regional Policy Commissioner Corina Cretu has expressed her appreciation for the work of Bulgarian authorities in view of the absorption rate of over 75% of EU funds for the 2007-2013 programming period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 14:50 | Viewed: 1945

Bulgaria Has Met All Technical Requirements to Join Schengen – Deputy Parliament Speaker

Bulgaria has fulfilled all technical requirements for accession to the Schengen Area and joining the border-free zone is a matter of a political decision, according to Yavor Haytov, Deputy Parliament Speaker.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 2656

Bulgaria Marks BGN 1,5 B Anual Losses in Agriculture

Bulgaria incurs an annual loss of about BGN 1,5 B and 500,000 employment opportunities on account of not producing enough agricultural products with added value, the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 15, 2015, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1916

Bulgaria Marks 10% Increase in EU Fund Absorption

Bulgaria has marked a 10% increase in EU funds absorption over the first 5 months of 2015, according to a statement made available through a specialized Directorate to the Bulgarian Council of Ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2015, Friday // 10:58 | Viewed: 1651

President Warns Bulgaria to be Most Affected by Eventual Greek Default

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev warned on Thursday that Bulgaria will be the most affected country in the event of a Greek default and deepening of the sovereign debt crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 21:53 | Viewed: 3034

Bulgaria’s New Public Procurement Law to Reach Parliament in mid-July – Deputy PM

A new Public Procurement Act is expected to reach Parliament in mid-July, according to Bulgaria’s Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2015, Thursday // 09:53 | Viewed: 3991

Bulgaria's GDP Growth Surpassed EU Average in First Quarter of 2015

According to the second estimate of Eurostat, which was released on Tuesday, Bulgaria's GDP growth surpassed the EU average in the first quarter of 2015.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2015, Wednesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 4960

Bulgaria’s President to Attend EU-CELAC Summit in Brussels

Over 60 heads of state and government meet Wednesday in Brussels for the June 10-11 bi-annual summit in Brussels between the European Union and the Community of Latin America and the Caribbean States (CELAC).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2015, Wednesday // 09:17 | Viewed: 1790