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Bulgarian National Television refused to air the two MEP pre-elections videos of country's ultra-nationalist party Ataka, it became clear on Friday.
The state TV channel refused their airing because the videos show the personalities of Ex-FM Solomon Pass
Bulgarian Socialists retained their leading position in public opinion polls ahead of next month's MEP vote in the country, but the gap to second-placed GERB party has shrunk drastically, according to a survey by pollsters Alfa Research.
The MEP pre-election campaign of Bulgaria's socialist formation is to be officially opened Friday evening in the seaside city of Varna.
The Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will take part in the event.
The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering called for the release of the five nurses sentenced to death in Libya from the Parliament tribune in Sofia.
Thirteen political parties, one coalition and two independent candidates, who were registered to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians, started to roll out their pre-election campaigns on April 20.
The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering opened the new Information Center of the European Parliament in Sofia on Thursday, but was left displeased with its location.
"The parliament's goal is to promote an image of Europe as an open
All members of the European Parliament received Thursday extraordinary gifts as the Bulgarian world-fusion ethno crossover music band Lot Lorien sent them their latest album on CD.
This was done as part of the "You are Not Alone" initiative as the band
The finance ministers from the 27 EU member states will meet for their monthly meeting on Friday, with measures to prevent value-added tax (VAT) fraud topping the agenda.
The focus of the meeting will be the optional general reverse charge system as an e
The European Union's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) has voted to allow a total of 14 Bulgarian milk and meat producing companies distribute their products in the Union.
These companies will be able to start offering their
The UK government has decided to introduce a new point-based system that would only allow migrants whose skills are on demand in the country to enter.
Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court rejected the appeal of the centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" for the refusal of the Electoral Committee to register the Libya-jailed nurses as MEP candidates.
Representatives of all political forces in the European Parliament are to take part in the representation ceremony of a new initiative in support of the five Bulgarian nurses on death row in Libya.
The campaign, which will be going under the motto "Bring
The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering arrives on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria on Thursday.
The visit coincides with the beginning of the MEP election campaign.
Hoping to woo younger voters to the polling stations on May 20, Bulgaria's centrist Simeon II National Movement (SIINM) showed their pre-election bag of tricks.
A special energy drink titled VOTE and flashing badges produced in China are among the freebi
The European People's Party (EPP) will not suspend Bulgaria's Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) from their ranks, UDF's leader Petar Stoyanov said Wednesday.
Stoyanov met Tuesday in Brussels with the party's President, Wilfred Martens and the two decided
Bulgaria is to be included in the EU electronic system for collecting state receipts from the beginning of May.
The system will enable all EU member-states to cooperate in this process.
A week of cultural events, dedicated to Bulgaria as a new EU member state started on Tuesday in Luxemburg, the state radio reported.
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry prepared some documents proving that the five Libya-jailed nurses and doctor Zdravko Georgiev are eligible to run for MEPs.
The papers were submitted before the Supreme Administrative Court by the lawyers of the centre-right
A total of five parties and two political clubs joined Tuesday the agreement for the support of the MEP list of candidates of Bulgaria's European Socialists Platform.
The signing of the agreement took place in Sofia's Sheraton Hotel.
The initiative committee, formed in support of the MEP nominations of the six Libya-held medics, has pressed for granting them British citizenship.
"We saw how the United Kingdom managed to release the British sailors, held in Iran in just a few days.
The United Kingdom will grant Bulgaria GBP 129,800 for a project aimed at improving the quality of services offered by public administration institutions in the EU-newcomer country.
The project, launched on Monday, will focus on teaching Bulgarian public
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