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French Ambassador Presents Priorities of France EU Presidency in Sofia

The French Ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins took part in a special conference in the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia, where he presented France's priorities for its upcoming Presidency of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1309

Spain May Lift Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians

It is possible that Spain lifts labour restrictions on Bulgarians in the autumn, Spanish Labour and Immigration Minister Celestino Corbacho said during the day of Bulgaria at the Expo 2008 in Saragosa. Mr Corbacho added that the decision for eventual abo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1690

Sofia Mayor: EU Is Highly Critical towards Bulgaria

The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party said Friday that the EU was highly critical towards Bulgaria and that the upcoming report of the European Commission would be censorious. He made the statement after the end of his participation at th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1451

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov Meets with Merkel and Berlusconi at EPP Forum

The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party Boyko Borisov took part in Thursday in the European People's Party in Brussels, where he held meetings with leading right-wing EU politicians.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4122

EU Adopts Tougher Rules on Illegal Immigrants

The European Parliament has passed a controversial set of EU rules for dealing with illegal immigrants. The guidelines allow the 27 EU members to hold illegal immigrants for up to 18 months in special detention centres before deporting them.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2947

EP Tightens Road Safety Management Measures

The European Parliament adopted Thursday at first reading the proposal of a new directive for management of road infrastructures safety. The directive is aimed at establishing common standards for all EU member-states so that the number of the road accid

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

EU Financed Bulgaria Farming Projects for Over BGN 100 M in 2007

The European Union SAPARD program had financed 676 farming and other agricultural projects in Bulgaria in 2007 for a total subsidy amount of BGN 127,5 M, according to the report of the State Fund "Agriculture" for the last year. The report has already be

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1375

Bulgaria Road Fund to Be Restructured into Cabinet Agency

By the end of June the "Republican Road Infrastructure" Fund is going to be restructured and will become an Agency associated with the Ministries Council, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva. Plugchieva made the announcement Wednesd

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Explains How to Utilize EU Funds

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva, who is also in charge of monitoring EU funds absorption, participates Wednesday in a work meeting organized by centrist NMSP party to explain to enterprising Bulgarians how to best utilize European funds. Minister

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1440

EU Allocates EUR 4 M for Bulgaria's Fishery Development

A total of EUR 4 M will be allocated for the development of fishery at the southern part of Bulgaria's Black Sea coast by the EU, the EC representative Antonio Gutierrez announced Monday. The statement was made during a meeting between Gutierrez and Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1461

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Published July 23

The European Commission's report in connection with mechanisms for collaboration and control of internal affairs and justice system will be published on July 23, according to Mark Gray, the EC spokesman. The statement was made at a regular briefing for t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1343

Bulgaria Debates National Symbol for Euro Coin Design

Debates about the design of the future Bulgarian Euro coins continue in the country with people choosing between the rose, the Rila monastery, the Madarski Konnik (Madara Horseman) rock relief, and the Cyrillic alphabet. The national television organized

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5370

Bulgaria's EU Commish Visits Quake-struck China Province

Bulgaria's European Commissioner on Consumers' Protection Meglena Kuneva visited Saturday one of the worst quake-hit China's provinces, Sichuan. "European businessmen have granted a total of EUR 100 M to help China's recovery after the strong tremors and

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 14, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1539

Ireland Voters Decide Fate of EU Lisbon Treaty in Referendum

The citizens of Ireland are voting Thursday in referendum, whose results are unpredictable, to decide on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2747

EC to Introduce Unprecedented Euro Funds Monitoring System in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is to become June the first EU member where specially prepared software for control of the absorption of EU funds will be introduced. The monitoring is also to include the level of completion of projects financed by the EU, according to the EC s

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2361

EU Commissioner: Bulgaria Might Lose ISPA Funding

The EU Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Huebner said Tuesday in Brussels that Bulgaria might lose all funding under the pre-accession ISPA program unless urgent measures were taken to fix the country's funds absorption system.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2036

Bulgaria Foreign Minister: EC Report Will Not Activate Safeguard Clause

The upcoming monitoring report of the EC is not going to activate the safeguard clause for Bulgaria, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, who was on a visit to the city of Pleven Monday. Kalfin believes that Bulgaria is

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1748

Bulgaria PM: I Hope EC Report Will Reflect Our Successes

Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev hopes that the upcoming EC monitoring report will reflect Bulgaria's successes, not just its problems. Stanishev made this statement Monday during his visit to the Black Sea capital Varna.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1424

EC Begins Writing Report About Bulgaria

The European Commission (EC) began writing Monday its Monitoring Report about Bulgaria. The report is dedicated to the mechanism for collaboration and control in the area of internal affairs and the justice system, according to sources from the EC cited b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgaria Deputy PM Meets Bulgarian Members of European Parliament

Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament met Monday with Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva to discuss joint actions regarding the issues important for Bulgaria before the upcoming EC monitoring report. The two-hour meeting was held at the Council of Minis

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1388

Bulgaria, Germany Rank First in Europe in Alcohol Consumption

The Bulgarians and the Germans occupy the first place in Europe in the consumption of hard liquor. The news was announced Monday by Dr.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6491
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