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EU Vows Support for Bulgaria's Second N-Plant

The European Union supports the construction of Burgas - Alexandroupolis pipeline and Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1449

EU Commissioner: No Turning Back for Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuke Units

There is not turning back for Bulgaria's Kozloduy power plant and its units 3&4 that were closed in January, EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Friday at the international conference on energy in Sofia. The fate of Kozloduy was decided way back

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1174

Romania's EU Commish Engaged to Promote Bulgarian Language in EU

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism has taken a serious engagement to promote the Bulgarian language and the Cyrillic alphabet in the EU, he himself announced Thursday. Five months after Bulgaria joined the EU, the Bulga

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1362

Bulgaria's Varna Tech University Awards Geoffrey Van Orden

Bulgaria's Varna Technical University awarded Thursday the MEP Geoffrey Van Orden and former rapporteur for Bulgaria Doctorate Honoris Causa. Van Orden was handed the honourable plaque and diploma for his exceptional contribution to Bulgaria's accession

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1014

Romania's EU Commish Greets Bulgarians on Cyrillic Alphabet Day

Bulgaria has taken a historical step by adding the Cyrillic alphabet to the family of the EU languages, Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism said on Thursday. He was invited as a honourable guest to the celebrations of Ma

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1251

Romania's Commissioner Orban in Bulgaria on Slav Letters Day

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism, is arriving on a one-day visit to Bulgaria on May 24, the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters. Commissioner Orban will join the solemn festivities in Sofia and

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1072

Eight Bulgarian MPs Turn MEPs

Bulgaria announced on Wednesday the final results of last week's MEP vote, confirming that five parties will send their representatives to Brussels. Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov's GERB party, appearing at its first ever election, won five seats, the same n

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2143

European Lawmakers Approve Plan to Slash Roaming Charges

European legislators approved on Wednesday a proposal that would force cellphone operators to slash roaming charges on the territory of the bloc. The parliament's decision sets a ceiling price of 49 eurocents per minute for outgoing calls and 24 eurocent

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 922

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission Announces Final MEP Vote Results

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission is expected to announce the final results for the first-ever EMP vote in the country on Wednesday afternoon. The names of the 18 newly elected members of the EP will be announced on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1192

Bulgarian University Awards Geoffrey Van Orden

Bulgaria's Burgas Free University awarded Wednesday the MEP Geoffrey Van Orden Doctorate Honoris Causa. Van Orden was handed the honourable plaque and diploma for his exceptional contribution to Bulgaria's accession to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 901

8,000 Bulgarians, Romanians Entered UK to Work in Q1

Almost 8,000 Bulgarian and Romanian workers registered to work in the UK in the three months after their countries joined the EU, BBC reported, citing official figures.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1426

Bulgarian Politicians' Post-MEP Vote Curse is Choking with Stardust - Minister

The worst curse for some of Bulgaria's politicians is to get choked with stardust after the MEP vote, the country's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said. Her sharp words came as a comment of the extremely low turnout in the first-ever in the coun

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria's President: MEP Vote Gave Socialists Good Lesson

The results of Bulgaria's MEP vote and the extremely low turnout gave a good lesson to most of the parties but above all to the socialists, President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday. "The European messages were very well understood by the voters but the deb

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1236

700 Hacker Attacks in Day of MEP Vote - Official

Hacker attacks at the web page of Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission on the day of the MEP vote were only 700, head of the Information Services Company announced Tuesday. The number is surprisingly small as compared to the 5000 attacks on the presid

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2614

40 Bulgarians, Romanians Fined for Working Illegally in UK

More than 40 Bulgarians and Romanians have been fined in Britain for working illegally in the country since joining the EU, the online edition of the Daily Mail reported, citing information of the UK Home Office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1404

Bulgaria MEP Vote Turnout Meets EC Expectations

The low voter turnout in Bulgaria's first ever elections for the European Parliament came as no surprise the European Commission. "The turnout met our expectations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1187

Sofia Mayor Party Wins Bulgaria's MEP Vote Battle - Final Results

The GERB party of Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov won the day in Bulgaria's first ever MEP elections, getting 21.69%, the results after the final counting of the votes show.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2190

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turks: This is Our Night of Glory!

The leader of the ethnic Turkish party, whose top-notch showing stirred the biggest sensation in Bulgaria's MEP vote, was not shy of admitting this to be their night of glory. "This is a night of glory for the Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1869

Sofia Mayor Dumps Press to Roll up Sleeves

Boyko Borissov, Sofia mayor and informal leader of centrist GERB, a likely winner in the first MEP vote, was quick to turn his back on journalists Sunday night, saying he had too much to do after heavy rains hit the capital. "I have nothing to do here.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

Bulgaria PM: No Cabinet Changes after MEP Vote

The outcome of Bulgaria's first European Parliament election will not trigger a cabinet shake-up or snap polls, Socialist leader and Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev. Stanishev's comments came amid confusion which party won the most votes, with pollsters

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1144

Voter Turnout in Bulgaria's MEP Elections Averaged 28,69 %

Voter turnout in Bulgaria's first European elections stood at 28,69 % on average, data from the Central Electoral Commission shows. Voter turnout hit the highest levels in the towns of Silistra (48.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1297