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Sub-Commission Controls EU Funds Absorption in Bulgaria

A sub-commission, which is to observe the absorption of the European Funds is to be instituted, Bulgaria's Parliament decided on a Friday session.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 23, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 839

EU Members to Drop Labour Restrictions for Bulgaria Earlier

Some of the older EU member states may lift their labour market restrictions for Bulgarians in the beginning of 2008, Bulgarian Social Minister Emilia Maslarova said. Maslarova said these are her expectations and she believes they are real.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Bulgarian Ministers Discuss CEI Presidency Priorities

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers approved the priorities of the country's presidency of the Central European Initiative (CEI) for 2007 at a meeting on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 832

Bulgarians to Vote for MEPs with Separate Ballots

Bulgarians will vote with separate white ballots with just one option on them on the MEP elections in 2007, the National Assembly decided Thursday. MPs from the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms did not keep their last week's promise

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 786

Sofia Hosts Round Table on New EU Economic Perspectives

Bulgaria's deputy energy ministers opened Wednesday a round table, which goes under the title "Bulgaria in the European Union - new opportunities and perspectives" in the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

EU Youth Orchestra Invites Bulgarian Talents

The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), which unites the most talented young musicians of the community member states, will invite artists from Bulgaria to join, its co-founder announced on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881

Bulgaria's Former President Heads Rightists' MEP List

Bulgaria's former President Petar Stoyanov is at the top of the list of the rightists' MEP candidates. That was announced by Stoyanov himself after the meeting of the National council of Union of Democratic Forces on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

Alarmingly Few Bulgarians Ready to Vote for MEPs

The number of Bulgarians who would vote for the country's representatives in the European Parliament is alarmingly low, a survey has showed. Held by Barometer Info, the survey stated that the number Bulgarians ready to vote in those elections is lower th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

Bulgaria Opens "EU Year of Equal Opportunities"

Bulgaria launched the EU Year of Equal Opportunities 2007 on Tuesday. At a special ceremony at Sofia's Sheraton Hotel, Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova gave the start of the initiative.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 935

Bulgaria with Largest Number of Poorest Regions in EU

Bulgaria is among the countries with poorest regions in the European Union, a research of Eurostat showed Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1377

Bulgaria's President: EU Membership is not Single Act

Bulgaria's EU membership is an integral process, rooted in the past, which will continue for a long time in the future, President Georgi Parvanov said at a meeting At the Monday meeting, President Parvanov conferred with the Vice President of the Europe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1011

EU Uninterested in Applying Safeguard Measures to Bulgaria's Justice

The European Union is not interested in applying safeguard measures to Bulgaria's justice system, Vice President of the European Commission Franco Frattini said on Friday. Monitoring and safeguard clauses are not the best way to encourage a country's ach

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 987

Bulgarian Emigrants in Turkey Complain Against MEP Voting Law

Bulgarian emigrants in Turkey are to lodge an official complaint to the European Court against the newly adopted law, allowing MEP votes only by people, who have lived in a EU country member in the three months prior to the vote. The initiative has been

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgaria to Elect MEPs by Largest Remainder Method

Bulgaria's government decided Thursday to apply the Hare-Niemeyer method for allocating MEP mandates between the different parties, coalitions and initiative committees.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

Bulgarian Minister Proposes Corruption Measuring Standard to EU

Bulgaria's interior minister proposed a unified standard for measuring corruption in the EU to be developed on Wednesday. Minister Rumen Petkov gave his proposal at a working conference in Brussels

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 976

22 Frauds on SAPARD Program in Bulgaria - Minister

Bulgaria's Agriculture Ministry has received 22 signals for misappropriation with funds of the SAPARD program since its start, Minister Nihat Kabil announced Wednesday. The last signal for misappropriation came from Germany and it is about an internation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 978

Scandal in Bulgaria's Parliament Over MEP Voting Law

Bulgaria's Parliament became the arena of a fierce argument over the law for voting for MEPs that ended with a party stepping out of the institution altogether. Offended by the fact that the newly-hatched law literally leaves Bulgarians in Turkey without

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1606

Hamburg Ready for Strict Measures Against Bulgarian Beggars

Hamburg is launching raids against beggars from Eastern Europe by the end of the week, municipal administration head Markus Schreiber has announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1040

Sofia Mayor's Party Names Nuke MEP Candidate

Sofia Mayor's GERB party has named one of their MEP candidates - an engineer from the Nuclear Power Plant in Kozloduy.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 856

Clear Support for Bulgaria's Nuke "Hard to Get"

Bulgaria will find it quite hard to receive clear and concrete support for the revival of Units 3&4 of the Nuclear Power Plant in Kozloduy, the Economy and Energy Minister commented. Rumen Ovcharov spoke before a gathering of the socialist party in Vrats

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1411

Bulgaria's Right-Wing Hard-Liners Offer 13 MEPs

The right-wing hard-liners from Democrats for Strong Bulgaria will enter the race for European parliamentarians with 13 nominees, the party said. Assen Agov, Svetoslav Malinov, Konstantin Dimitrov and Ivan Ivanov are among the names to appear on the tick

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 968