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Bulgaria to Attend White House Anti-Terror Summit

Nine states including Bulgaria will represent the EU at a summit on countering terrorism, to be held in Washington, D.C.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 17, 2015, Tuesday // 13:36 | Viewed: 1295

EU Commission Approves EUR 216 M Program On Romania and Bulgaria's Border Regions

EU Commissioner on Regional Policy Corina Crețu has approved the new Interreg trans border program, aimed at assisting 15 border regions across Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2015, Friday // 16:21 | Viewed: 1536

EU Leaders Agree to Boost External Borders’ Control

EU leaders have agreed to amend and improve the Schengen Borders Code by boosting checks of people crossing the external borders of the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2015, Friday // 08:15 | Viewed: 2134

Incumbent, Former PM Shake Hands on Bulgaria's Schengen Accession

Bulgarian PM Boiko Borisov and Party of European Socialists (PES) leader Sergei Stanishev have both agreed on the issue of the accession of Bulgaria in the Shengen Area.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2015, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 1348

Bulgaria’s Govt Approved Revised 2014-2020 Rural Development Program worth EUR 2.9 B

The Bulgarian government has approved a revised version of the Rural Development Program 2014-2020 envisaging a total budget of over EUR 2.9 B.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2015, Wednesday // 16:59 | Viewed: 873

Bulgaria’s Deputy PM: Schengen Accession Must Not Be Used for Arms-Twisting

Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has insisted that using Schengen accession to pressure Bulgaria into fulfilling its EU obligations in the spheres of justice and home affairs is counterproductive.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 10, 2015, Tuesday // 21:16 | Viewed: 1394

Bulgarian President Reaffirms Country’s Pro-European Stance

President Rosen Plevneliev said that Bulgaria remains among the most pro-European countries, which is in no small part due to its active civil society.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 7, 2015, Saturday // 14:46 | Viewed: 1303

EU Commission Foresees Modest Growth for Bulgarian Economy in 2015

The European Commission foresees a modest growth of 0.8 % for the Bulgarian economy in 2015 and a further 1 % growth in 2016.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 18:55 | Viewed: 1030

Rural Development Program 2014-2020 to Be Launched in March – Agriculture Minister

The Rural Development Program 2014-2020 will be launched in end-March 2015, according to Bulgaria’s Agriculture Minister Desislava Taneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 13:49 | Viewed: 985

Bulgarians, Romanians Cause 'Small Miracle' on Germany's Labor Market, Expert Says

The end of restrictions on free movement of Bulgarian and Romanian workers has led to a "small miracle" on the labor market in Germany, a scholar has argued.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2015, Thursday // 12:38 | Viewed: 3058

Bulgaria Shows Third Highest Retail Sales Growth in EU

Bulgaria’s retail sales increased by 6.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2015, Wednesday // 13:22 | Viewed: 2228

ECFR Ranks Bulgaria Leader in Energy Diversification Score  

The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) has ranked Bulgaria as a leader on diversification of gas dependence away from Russia for its decision to freeze the South Stream project in July 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 3, 2015, Tuesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 1040

Bulgarian FM, EU Ambassadors Discuss Ukraine, Energy Union, Refugees

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov held a working meeting with ambassadors of EU member states to Bulgaria on Monday, at which topics such as Ukraine, the Energy Union and refugees were discussed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2015, Monday // 17:47 | Viewed: 1298

Bulgaria Recovered over BGN 438 M in Blocked EU Funding – Environment Minister

The European Commission has restored over BGN 438 M in blocked payments for November and December 2014 to Bulgaria, according to Environment Minister Ivelina Vasileva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2015, Sunday // 16:35 | Viewed: 1393

Bulgaria Registers 2 % Decrease in Unemployment in 2014 – Eurostat

Bulgaria registered a 2 % decrease in its unemployment rate in the past year, according to the latest data of Eurostat, which was released on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2015, Saturday // 13:40 | Viewed: 1398

Bulgaria Deputy PM Vows Govt Action to Address Issues in EU's CVM Report

Bulgaria will take measures to address all issues pointed in the EU Commission's latest report on the country's progress in judicial reform and fighting corruption and organized crime, Deputy PM Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 18:10 | Viewed: 1139

Bulgaria: EU Commission's 2015 CVM Report in Brief

The European Commission published on Wednesday, January 28, reports on Bulgaria and Romania under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) to summarize the two countries' progress in 2014 in various areas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 17:39 | Viewed: 2831

EU CVM Report Urges Bulgaria To Speed Up Judicial Reform

The EU Commission on Wednesday urged Bulgaria to step up efforts to reform its judiciary.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1225

EU Blasts at Bulgaria’s High-Level Corruption in New CVM Report

High-level corruption, independence of the judiciary and low rates of criminal conviction have been identified as the main problem areas for Bulgaria in the upcoming monitoring report by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1445

Yonko Grozev Elected as Bulgaria's Judge to ECHR

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) elected Yonko Grozev as a judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in respect of Bulgaria on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2015, Wednesday // 07:41 | Viewed: 1188

Bulgaria's Overall Progress 'Not Enough' - CVM Report Fascimile

Bulgaria has achieved limited progress in the judiciary, the forthcoming EU Commission report on the country says according to media reports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 13:55 | Viewed: 1513