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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: 977

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

Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria Sure of Huge Success in MEPs Vote

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms is confident it will rank second or third in the number of MEP seats gained in Bulgaria's upcoming first MEPs elections.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1212

Bulgaria's Right MEP Picks Make First Appearance at Concert

The right-wing hard-liners from Democrats for Strong Bulgaria presented their nominees for European parliamentarians at a special concert Saturday night.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 854

Bulgaria's PM Lectures London Students

Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev held a lecture Thursday on the Benefits and shortcomings of and from the two new EU members in the London School of Economics and Political Science. Bulgaria's national interests will be fulfilled only in a stron

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1821

Bulgaria's EU Commish to Revolutionize Consumer Rights

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, who is in charge of consumer protection, is planning to overhaul the whole system of consumer rights. In a direct video conference with Sofia, Kuneva announced her plans explaining that there was an urgent need

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 891

Bulgaria's Kuneva Presents Consumers' Green Paper

Bulgaria's European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva will present Thursday large-scale proposals on consumer protection in front of the EC. The proposals are part of the Green Paper on future consumer protection policy by Kuneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 844

MTV Says Hello to New EU Members Bulgaria, Romania

World-famous MTV channel said "Hi" to EU's freshest member states Bulgaria and Romania as part of the EU-Humanchain campaign. To celebrate the accession to Bulgaria and Romania to the EU on January 1, 2007, the channel decided to "give a big welcome to t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1282

Bulgaria's GERB Party Announces MEP Candidates in Febr

Bulgaria's newly minted party GERB will announce the list of its candidates for MEPs before February 20, Darik News reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Bulgaria to Get EUR 450 M for Wild Life Preservation

In the next seven years Bulgaria will receive over EUR 450 M from the European Union for the preservation of country's wild life. The financing comes from the fund for development of rural regions in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

EU to Lighten Visa Requirements for Balkan Countries

The European Union may introduce a lighter visa regime for the citizens of some Balkan countries, reports say. At the end of 2007 the Union is expected to loosen the restrictions on people from Bosna and Herzegovina, Albania, Serbia and Macedonia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Romania's President Upset About Labour Restrictions

Romanian President Traian Basescu has rebelled against the labour market barriers that some of the EU members have placed before Bulgarian and Romanian workers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 856

Bulgaria Strips 160 Aircrafts of Flight Certificates

Bulgaria's national aviation administration announced it took away the flight certificates of 160 planes and helicopters on Monday. The aircrafts will not be allowed to fly, as they do not meet the European Commission's safety standards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1176

EC Opens Aviation Checks in Bulgaria Next Week

Three Bulgarian aviation operators will face the scrutiny of European Commission's first check into the progress of introducing safety standards. Days before the country entered the European Union, the Commission decided to invoke a safeguard clause agai

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1039

EU Backs More Talks on Kosovo Status

The European Union has urged Serbia and ethnic Albanian leaders in Kosovo to take up a UN special envoy's proposal of more talks to forge a compromise over the status of the disputed province. The call came as Martti Ahtisaari was unveiling his draft pla

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1751