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EC to Criticize Bulgaria over Growth of Salaries in 2007

The European Commission is expected to criticize Bulgaria Wednesday for economy "overheating" with respect to the growth in salary rates in 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1610

Inner London is EU Richest, Poorest Live in Romania, Bulgaria

People in inner London are the richest in the European Union, while the poorest live in regions in Bulgaria, Poland and Romania, according to figures published on Tuesday by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3248

Bulgaria Finance Minister Visits Brussels for ECOFIN Meeting

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski will take part in the Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers on Tuesday, the ministry's press service said. The Council is to discuss implementation of the measures under the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP)

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1249

48 Bulgarian HR Projects Granted EU Money

A total of 48 Bulgarian human resource projects have been granted financing under the Administrative Capacity Operational Programme of the European Union. Bulgaria's State Administration Minister Nikolay Vassilev announced the beneficiaries and presented

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1409

EU Starts Procedure against Bulgaria over Emergency Phone

The European Commission initiated a punitive measure against Bulgaria because of the delay of the putting into operation of the unified emergency phone 112.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1651

Parents Petition EU Parliament over Bulgaria Drug Boss's Sentence

The National Parents Association "Anti-Drugs" (NORA) tabled a protest petition to the European Parliament expressing its deep resentment with the recently pronounced sentence of the drug boss Dimitar Zhelyazkov, aka Mityo Ochite. This was announced by Ve

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 10, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1525

Bulgaria MEPs Deprived of Privileges

Bulgarian Parliament voted legislation on Friday, which deprives Bulgarian members of the European Parliament of the right to use parliamentary cars, state-owned apartments, government holiday houses as well as the VIP service at Sofia Airport. These cha

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1541

Bulgaria Magistrates Play Down Brussels Warnings

The body, which is in charge of the self-administration and organisation of Bulgaria's judiciary, has shrugged off Brussels criticism over the lack of reforms to fight corruption and crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 7, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1672

Bulgaria Receives EUR 18 M for Vineyard Restructuring

Bulgaria is to receive about EUR 18 M in 2008 under the EU programme for restructuring and conversion of vineyards, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil announced Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1369

Frattini Mulls Quitting the European Commission - Reports

The European Commission Vice-President Franco Frattini, who hails from Italy, is reportedly considering participation in his country's pre-election campaign on the side of centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi. Frattini - also in charge of justice, secur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1203

UK Warned of Bulgarian Roma Influx - Report

Britain has been warned to brace itself for an influx of Bulgarian gypsies planning to plunder the country's benefits system, the Daily Express wrote in its latest issue.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1921

Bulgaria Minister Tables EU Reform Treaty for Ratification

The European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova and Parliament Chair Georgi Pirinski held a special meeting on Tuesday at which the recently signed Treaty of Lisbon was presented for ratification. Earlier the same day, Minister Grancharova opened a con

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1731

Possibility for Sanctions against Bulgaria Exists - EC Spokesman

Bulgaria will not escape sanctions if it fails to improve its record to meet EU standards, EU spokesman Mark Gray said shortly after the release of Brussels interim report that criticised the country over lack of reforms to fight corruption and crime. Th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1482

EC Warns Bulgaria on Corruption, Organized Crime

Bulgaria has not demonstrated convincing results in key areas such as the fight against high-level corruption and organized crime. This is the conclusion of the European Commission interim report on the progress Bulgaria made in implementing justice refor

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3252

Bulgaria Interior Blames Bad EU Report on Miscommunication

The interior minister assumed responsibility for the inefficient communication between his directorate and EU institutions in the wake of Brussels critical report over lack of reforms to fight corruption and crime. "It is my fault that the Interior Minis

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1474

EC Interim Justice Report Slams Bulgaria, Romania over Corruption

The EC interim report on the progress of Bulgaria and Romania in implementing justice reforms, which is to be issued on Monday, is expected to criticize both countries over insufficient results in corruption fight.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 4, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1827

EC Interim Justice Report to Criticize Bulgaria, Romania over Corruption

The EC interim report on the progress of Bulgaria and Romania in implementing justice reforms is expected to criticize them over insufficient results in corruption fight.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1831

Brussels Issues Bulgaria, Romania Justice Reform Report Febr 4

EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms will be issued on February 4.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1423

Bulgaria Invests EUR 240 M to Meet Schengen Requirements

A total of EUR 240 M are available for the measures that Bulgaria needs to take in order to join the Schengen Agreement.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2062

European Parliament Displeased with Anti-Roma Sentiments in the EU

A resolution of the European Parliament (EP) approved with 510 votes calls for more efforts for the integration of the Roma in residential housing, health care, education, and job opportunities. It also reminds that about ten million Roma live in the EU m

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1862

EC Firmly Snubs Bulgaria over Nuke Units Reopening

Bulgaria's hopes to reopen two of the units at its sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy that were decommissioned upon its EU accession, have been dealt a new blow at the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1424