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Spanish Cabinet Extends Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians, Romanians

The Spanish cabinet decided at its last meeting in 2007 to extend the labour restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers by one more year, daily Vanguardia reported on Saturday. Despite efforts by the left-wing IU-ICV alliance in the Spanish parliamen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1544

The News as It Was: Bulgaria in EU

Bulgaria, Romania Join To Enlarge EU To 27 Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union on January 1, 2007 with all-night celebrations, bringing 30 million new citizens to the bloc, now with 27 members.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2671

Bulgaria Sues Brussels over CO2 Quota

Bulgaria has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country. This is the first time that Bulgaria launches legal proceedings against

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1616

Commissioner Kuneva Wraps up Bulgaria Visit

EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kouneva joined a Christmas party, held within her Europe-wide initiative to raise awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys, in the busy holiday period. The party, which took place at Cit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgaria's Commish Kuneva Presents EU Anniversary Book

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva presented Friday her book, called "Europe of the Citizens", which is dedicated to the first year of the country's membership in the EU. The event took place in the Central Military Club in Sofia and gathered poli

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299

Bulgaria Set to Ratify Lisbon Treaty in Early-2008 - Min

Bulgaria's legislature is expected to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, signed by the leaders of 27 EU member states, in the first months of next year, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova. Grancharova, along with European Commissioner Meglena K

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1606

Border Barriers Come Down for New Schengen Members

The European border and passport-free Schengen zone of the welcomed nine new member countries on Friday in its largest expansion ever. The zone now includes 24 nations with 400 million people.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6296

Bulgaria To Receive EUR 2,61 B under Rural Development Programme in 2007-2013

Bulgaria is due to receive EUR 2,61 B under the rural development programme between 2007 and 2013 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. The programme has three major goals - to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1120

Bulgarians Dream of Working in Other EU Member-states

The most positive expectations the Bulgarians have are related to finding a job in another EU member-state, recent research shows. The survey was conducted by Alpha Research agency at the request of EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova at the end of

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

Bulgaria Warms up to Take on Brussels over CO2 Quota

Bulgaria is getting ready to appeal before the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country. The environment ministry has already prepared the arguments in f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1664

Bulgaria Poorest in EU, Luxembourg Richest

Bulgarians are the poorest in the 27-country European Union with purchasing power over seven times less than the top-ranked citizens of Luxembourg, data of the EU statistics office shows. Luxembourg's gross domestic product per inhabitant, expressed in t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2047

Bulgaria PM Praises Progress on EU Funds

Bulgaria's prime minister Sergey Stanishev praised on Monday the progress made by the country in securing EU funding under operational programmes. All of Bulgaria's seven programmes have received the European Commission's approval, with three of them alr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgaria's EU Entry Secured Nurses Release

Bulgaria's accession to the European Union made the release of the nurses jailed in Libya a mission possible, said EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva. The Bulgarian, who in charge of consumer affairs in the European Commission, talked to Darik radio on the p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1407

EC Approves Fishery Operational Program for Bulgaria

Bulgaria is to seal in few days the contract on the fishery and aquaculture program with the EU after the bloc approved Thursday its financing for the period 2007-2013. The decision has already been signed by Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1137

EC Tells Bulgaria to Tighten Administration, Improve Labour Force

The European Commission told Bulgaria to tighten up its administration and improve the quality of its labour force in order to achieve the goals set out in the Lisbon Strategy for economic and social sustainability. Bulgaria should "urgently strengthen a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1402

The Netherlands Want Bulgaria, Romania to Stay out of Labour Market

The ruling coalition in the Netherlands announced they want to postpone the opening of the Dutch borders to Bulgarian and Romanian workers. Christian Democrats CDA and Labour PvdA party said they do not consider lifting the work permit requirements for w

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2253

Bulgaria Closes European Year of Equal Opportunities

Bulgaria's Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova officially closed the series of events held as part of the European Year of Equal Opportunities in the country at a final conference in Sofia. There have been presented the results of all the activities

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 997

Kuneva, Barrot Vow To Push Airlines for Better Services

European commissioners Meglena Kuneva and Jacques Barrot have reiterated their readiness to push airlines for improved services for consumers after an air passenger complaints report was published this week. Luggage problems, cancellations and delays rem

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1682

Barrot: Brussels May Lift Safeguard on Bulgaria Aviation Next Year

European Commission Vice President and Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot, who is on a visit to Bulgaria, said the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation is likely to be scrapped in the first half of next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1357

EU Approves Biggest Schengen Enlargement

The border and passport-free Schengen zone of the European Union is to see its largest expansion in two weeks time, as EU interior ministers approved the move on Thursday. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the Cz

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2229

EU Consumer Protection Commish Launches "Safe Christmas" Campaign in Bulgaria

EU consumer affairs commissioner Meglena Kuneva launched the "Safe Christmas" campaign in her native Bulgaria, aiming to raise consumer awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys, in the busy pre-Christmas period. The campaign will focu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1290