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MEP Election Campaign Videos of Bulgaria's Ultra-Nationalists Rejected

Bulgarian National Television refused to air the two MEP pre-elections videos of country's ultra-nationalist party Ataka, it became clear on Friday. The state TV channel refused their airing because the videos show the personalities of Ex-FM Solomon Pass

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1233

Bulgarian Socialists Lose Ground Ahead of MEP Vote

Bulgarian Socialists retained their leading position in public opinion polls ahead of next month's MEP vote in the country, but the gap to second-placed GERB party has shrunk drastically, according to a survey by pollsters Alfa Research. Socialist suppor

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Gay Idol Joins Bulgaria's Socialists MEP Campaign

The MEP pre-election campaign of Bulgaria's socialist formation is to be officially opened Friday evening in the seaside city of Varna. The Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will take part in the event.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1705

Poettering Calls for Nurses Freedom From Bulgaria's Parliament

The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering called for the release of the five nurses sentenced to death in Libya from the Parliament tribune in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

Go-Ahead for MEP Pre-Election Campaign in Bulgaria

Thirteen political parties, one coalition and two independent candidates, who were registered to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians, started to roll out their pre-election campaigns on April 20.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1053

Euro-Parliament President Unhappy with Sofia Information Center

The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering opened the new Information Center of the European Parliament in Sofia on Thursday, but was left displeased with its location. "The parliament's goal is to promote an image of Europe as an open

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Bulgarian Band Sends CDs to MEPs as Support of Libya-Jailed Nurses

All members of the European Parliament received Thursday extraordinary gifts as the Bulgarian world-fusion ethno crossover music band Lot Lorien sent them their latest album on CD. This was done as part of the "You are Not Alone" initiative as the band

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1274

EcoFin Meeting To Discuss VAT Fraud

The finance ministers from the 27 EU member states will meet for their monthly meeting on Friday, with measures to prevent value-added tax (VAT) fraud topping the agenda. The focus of the meeting will be the optional general reverse charge system as an e

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 989

EU Market Opened for 14 Bulgarian Milk, Meat Producers

The European Union's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) has voted to allow a total of 14 Bulgarian milk and meat producing companies distribute their products in the Union. These companies will be able to start offering their

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

UK To Launch Point-Based Immigration System

The UK government has decided to introduce a new point-based system that would only allow migrants whose skills are on demand in the country to enter.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1398

Court Rejects Appeal on Bulgarian Nurses' MEP Nominations

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court rejected the appeal of the centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" for the refusal of the Electoral Committee to register the Libya-jailed nurses as MEP candidates.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 990

New EP Initiative in Support of Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Nurses

Representatives of all political forces in the European Parliament are to take part in the representation ceremony of a new initiative in support of the five Bulgarian nurses on death row in Libya. The campaign, which will be going under the motto "Bring

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1553

European Parliament's President on Official Visit to Bulgaria

The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering arrives on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria on Thursday. The visit coincides with the beginning of the MEP election campaign.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Bulgaria's Centrists Woo MEP Votes with Energy Drink, Flashing Badge

Hoping to woo younger voters to the polling stations on May 20, Bulgaria's centrist Simeon II National Movement (SIINM) showed their pre-election bag of tricks. A special energy drink titled VOTE and flashing badges produced in China are among the freebi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1002

Bulgaria's Democrats Will Remain in EPP

The European People's Party (EPP) will not suspend Bulgaria's Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) from their ranks, UDF's leader Petar Stoyanov said Wednesday. Stoyanov met Tuesday in Brussels with the party's President, Wilfred Martens and the two decided

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881

Bulgaria Included in EU Collecting Receivables E-System

Bulgaria is to be included in the EU electronic system for collecting state receipts from the beginning of May. The system will enable all EU member-states to cooperate in this process.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1149

Luxemburg Opens Week of Bulgaria

A week of cultural events, dedicated to Bulgaria as a new EU member state started on Tuesday in Luxemburg, the state radio reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1103

Documents Prove Bulgarian Libya-Jailed Nurses' MEP Eligibility

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry prepared some documents proving that the five Libya-jailed nurses and doctor Zdravko Georgiev are eligible to run for MEPs. The papers were submitted before the Supreme Administrative Court by the lawyers of the centre-right

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1002

5 Parties Join Bulgaria's European Socialists Platform for MEP Elections

A total of five parties and two political clubs joined Tuesday the agreement for the support of the MEP list of candidates of Bulgaria's European Socialists Platform. The signing of the agreement took place in Sofia's Sheraton Hotel.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1039

Bulgaria Hears Calls for UK Citizenship for Libya-Jailed Medics

The initiative committee, formed in support of the MEP nominations of the six Libya-held medics, has pressed for granting them British citizenship. "We saw how the United Kingdom managed to release the British sailors, held in Iran in just a few days.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Britain To Aid Bulgarian Administrative Reform

The United Kingdom will grant Bulgaria GBP 129,800 for a project aimed at improving the quality of services offered by public administration institutions in the EU-newcomer country. The project, launched on Monday, will focus on teaching Bulgarian public

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 915