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Bulgaria’s Caretaker Govt Approves Cooperation Schemes under EU Programs

Bulgaria’s caretaker government has adopted a decision on cross-border cooperation under three programs in the 2014-2020 programming period.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 15:38 | Viewed: 1126

Bulgaria Reaffirms Willingness to Help Kiev Build Closer Ties with EU

Bulgaria on Wednesday welcomed the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement which it expects will help Kiev build strong political and economic ties with the bloc.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 14:36 | Viewed: 2498

Bulgaria's Georgieva to Be Questioned by 3 EP Committees

Three committees at the European Parliament are to take part in the interrogation of Kristalina Georgieva in end-September.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 15:59 | Viewed: 782

Bulgarian Socialist MEP Demands Compensation for Bulgarian Agricultural Producers

Bulgarian socialist MEP Momchil Nekov has called on the European Commission to pay more attention to the situation in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1543

MEPs to Discuss Russian Embargo on EU Food Imports

Russia's ban on foods and agricultural products from the EU will be put forward for discussion at the European Parliament's Strasbourg session kicking off Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 15, 2014, Monday // 09:20 | Viewed: 1889

Bulgaria 'EU's Biggest Recipient' in 2014-2020 Programs

Bulgaria will be the biggest net recipient of EU funding in the next seven years, incoming EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 15, 2014, Monday // 07:43 | Viewed: 1642

EU To Cover 6% Of Flood Damages In Bulgaria

Bulgaria will receive EU aid, covering 6% of the value of flood damages, said caretaker PM for EU funds management Iliana Tsanova for the Darik national radio.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 13, 2014, Saturday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1123

Bulgaria Faces Loss of Up To EUR 97 M in EU Funding for Agriculture

Bulgaria may lose EU funding for agriculture of EUR 53-97 M by end-2014, according to caretaker Agriculture Minister Vasil Grudev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1141

EU Unlikely to Welcome New Member States in Foreseeable Future – Johannes Hahn

Quality and not speed will be decisive for EU enlargement, according to Johannes Hahn, the new EU Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 18:02 | Viewed: 2221

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: 1595

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: 977

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: 2031

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: 2854

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: 1148

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: 1090

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: 975

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: 1015

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: 986

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: 1258

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: 1073

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: 1914