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The Bulgarian Cabinet is insisting on the revocation of the transitional periods limiting the free migration of Bulgarian citizens in countries members of the European Union (EU), the Bulgarian Social Minister Emilya Maslarova reported on Monday.
The government of Ireland is expected to extend the work restrictions on Bulgaria and Romanian citizens for at least three more years because of the rising unemployment in the country.
The labor market of the Netherlands will remain closed for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens, the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad reported on Sunday.
Bulgarian mafia are proving quick to spot that as with any generous subsidies administered from afar, the Sapard programme of the EU is ripe for fraud, an article in the Telegraph states.
The plundering of the scheme, which handed over more than GBP 2 bi
French President Nicolas Sarkozy expressed Friday concerns about Russia's plans to install short-range missiles close to EU borders in response to the US missile deployment plan.
"I told President Medvedev how much we are concerned about his declaration
The euro area is officially in recession after Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities released flash estimates showing that in the second quarter of 2008 growth rates were -0,2% in the Euro Area and 0,0% in the EU.
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The special unit at the Bulgarian National Investigation Services has initiated 17 preliminary legal proceedings over the abuse of European funds, Prosecutor Bozhidar Dzhambazov reported on Thursday.
Dzhambazov, along with the Bulgarian Prime Minister Se
Bulgaria still has one of the worst health care systems in Europe, according the 2008 Euro Health Consumer Index (EHCI) report prepared by the Health Consumer Power House.
Te report ranks Bulgaria 28th among the 31 countries where data has been collected
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev presented Wednesday his new advisory board aiming to improve Bulgaria's development as an EU member, which is chaired by the former French PM Dominique de Villepin.
The National Movement for Stability and Progress (NDSV) party began a campaign to support the nomination of the European Union (EU) Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva as the Commissioner and European of the Year, the party press center an
International lawyers have submitted to Brussels a complaint against Bulgaria over alleged restrictions on them doing business in the country, Financial Times reported Tuesday.
The assault on rules imposed by Sofia is led by British and Austrian law firm
The European Union adopted its first ever operation to combat the pirates' actions in Somalia and the Gulf of Aden, the block's presidency announced Monday.
The operation, which will be held under the code name of Eunavfor Atalanta, was officially accept
The European Commissioner for Energy Andris Piebalgs declared Friday in Baku that Azerbaijan was a strategic energy partner of the EU, and emphasized the importance of the EU-Azerbaijan relations.
The employment ministers of the 27 European Union countries and 16 Mediterranean partner states will meet for the first time on 9-10 November in Marrakech to discuss employment issues.
According to Vladimir Spidla, the Member of the Commission responsibl
The Directorate for Agriculture and Rural Development at the European Commission (EC) had proposed a one year extension of the period allowing Bulgaria to use funds from the EC SAPARD program.
The news was announced by the Executive Director of the State
The foreign ministers of the EU member-states adopted Monday the text of a message to be sent to the newly elected US president, Darik News reported.
The message of the six-page address concerns mainly the great desire of the block to play a more importa
The Committee on Budgetary Control at the European Parliament (EP) is preparing a report about Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Information Agency (BTA) reported.
The report is a follow-up of the official visit of the EP delegation in the country between Septembe
Buoyant growth to slow down, large external imbalances and high inflation are in the forecast for Bulgaria, according to the business prognosis of the European Commission released on Monday.
Economic activity has so far remained robust and resilient to
The Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament is preparing a report on Bulgaria, which accounts for the country's macroeconomic stability, the Darik Radio reported Sunday.
The confidence of Bulgarians in their country's economy is the highest in the EU, according an index of the European Commission reflecting the economic confidence levels in the Union member states.
The euro area unemployment rate remains stable and stood at 7.5% in September 2008,according to data published by Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.
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