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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: 1201

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: 1480

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: 1826

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: 1829

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: 1421

Bulgaria Opens European Intercultural Dialogue Year

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov opened Wednesday the year of the intercultural dialogue in the country. "The priorities of the EU member states will be orientated to the young people, who are going to develop the initiative in the future," th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

Bulgaria MEP Tables Petition to EU Parliament against Oil Pipeline Project

The member of the European Parliament Dushana Zdravkova is to refer the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project to the EP Petitions Committee. The petition will be tabled on behalf of the residents of the Black Sea city of Burgas because of the lack

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1341

EU Opens New Infringement Proceeding against Bulgaria over Kremikovtzi

The European Commission has decided to open yet another infringement proceeding against Bulgaria for failing to bring its biggest steel plant Kremikovtzi up to EU environmental standards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1582

Bulgaria's Interior Min, Top Prosecutor in Brussels for Crisis Talks

Interior Minister Rumen Petkov and senior prosecutor Boris Velchev pay Tuesday a crisis visit to Brussels to discuss the recent corruption scandal in Bulgaria that made the EU freeze subsidy payments for infrastructure. The two are scheduled to meet Vice

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1077

EU Freezes Bulgaria Road Infrastructure Funds over Corruption Scandal

The European Commission has asked Bulgaria's finance ministry to freeze EU subsidy payments for infrastructure following a corruption scandal, the transport minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2080

Bulgaria Takes 291 Measures over EU Requirements in 2008 - Min

Bulgaria must take a total of 291 measures in 2008 to meet the requirements of the European Union as its member state, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova announced on Thursday. Among the top priorities are the ratification of the Lisbo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria Welcomes EU Costly Climate Change Plan

Bulgaria welcomed the adopted landmark proposals by the European Commission to slash EU greenhouse gas emissions, which have stirred controversy among members, bothered by the high costs. The new package aims to put into legislation the goals to cut emis

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria Representative in Strasbourg Court Elected

Zdravka Kalaydzhieva, a Sofia-based lawyer active in human rights cases, has been elected Bulgaria's representative in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly picked Kalaydzhieva, who was contending

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1320

EU Rules on Bulgaria, Romania CO2 Emissions

The European Commission is expected to allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up. The major energy and climate change plan will be unveiled on J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1763