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EU Hosts Bulgaria-Ireland Schools Video Link

In the beginning of December, the European Commission Representation in Ireland, in cooperation with the Representation in Bulgaria, organised a video link-up between a school class in Ireland and one in Bulgaria. The event was reported on the official E

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

EC: Contaminated Irish Meat Has Not Been Imported to Bulgaria

Dioxin contaminated meat from Ireland has not been imported to Bulgaria, the European Commission reported on Monday. The information was announced before the Darik radio by the EC Health Commissioner spokesperson Nina Popodoulaki.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1611

European Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgaria-EC Dialogue Is Ongoing

"The dialogue between Bulgarian and the European Commission (EC) is ongoing," Bulgaria's European Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva stated on Monday. Kuneva spoke at a special press conference held at the European Union (EU) info center

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1368

Enlargement Head Assesses Positively Bulgaria's Efforts on EU Funds Absorption

EU's Director-General for Enlargement Michael Leigh assessed positively Monday the efforts of the Bulgarian government to tackle the country's problems with the absorption of EU money.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1340

ERRIN Head: EU Funds Should Be Redesigned over Bulgaria's Issues

The Director of the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) Claus Schultz has stated in the Euractiv blog that EU funds were ending up in the hands of the Bulgarian mafia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1244

Dutch Ambassador to Sofia to Address National Meeting of Roma Organizations

Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bulgaria, Willem van Ee, is to address Tuesday a national meeting of Roma organisations entitled "Strategies for a Common Future."

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1222

Bulgaria FM Discusses EU Economic Stimulus Plan in Brussels

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is to pay a visit to Brussels to participate in the discussion of the EUR 200 B economic stimulus plan proposed last week by the EC. Finance ministers from the 15 nations sharing the euro were to discuss their con

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2132

EC Director for Enlargement Arrives in Sofia to Meet Inquiring Plugchieva

EC Director for Enlargement Michael Lee arrives Monday in Sofia to give Bulgarian Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva detailed explanation about the blocking of EUR 220M of EU funding. The meeting was initiated by Mr Lee after Plugchieva nearly accused the EC

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1412

EC Warns Bulgaria against Unilateral Moves to Adopt EUR

The European Commission cannot support any unilateral decisions related to the introduction of the common European currency in any EU member state.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2827

EC Espresso Machines Make Poisonous Coffee

State-of-the-art espresso machines installed in January in the European Commission headquarters have been withdrawn after tests proved they brew contaminated coffee. After archivist Alexander Just found that the coffee tasted odd and sent a sample to a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2936

Bulgaria Foreign Ministry: Schengen Funds Absorption Is Our One Weak Link

The only weak link in the work of the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry for the preparation of the country's joining of the Schengen zone is the absorption of the Schengen funds, the Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Milen Keremedchiev reported on Thursday. Ker

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2110

EU Offers Closer Ties to Ex-Soviet Nations

The EC have unveiled an ambitious plan to spend 350 million euros on aid to Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, and Belarus, strengthening ties with its former Soviet neighbors. The "Eastern Partnership" plan also foresees free trade, easier

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1880

Rehn: PHARE Accreditation Could be Restored If Requirements Are Met

Accreditation of PHARE agencies could be restored if Bulgarian authorities propose corrective measures for implementation of the program by the end of December 2009, European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn said, as cited by the press service of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1914

EC President Barroso: We Are Lucky to Have Kuneva

The President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso declared that Bulgaria's Commissioner Kuneva totally deserved the "European of the Year" Award given to her by the readers of European Voice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2091

EC Pressures Airlines to Make Online Ticket Sales Comply with EU Laws

On the eve of a meeting of 27 national enforcement agencies and stakeholder groups in Brussels, the European Commission has stepped up pressure on airline companies selling tickets on the web to meet all the requirements of EU law.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2365

European Voice Readers Pick Kuneva as "European of the Year"

The European Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva has been voted "European of the Year" by the readers of European Voice.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4131

Bulgaria's Kuneva Selected Commissioner of the Year

Bulgarian European Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has been selected as European Commissioner of the Year by the "European Agenda" magazine. The official award ceremony will be held on December 3rd in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8264

European Commission Extends SAPARD Funds Deadline for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission adopted a decision Tuesday giving EU's newest members Bulgaria and Romania an extension of the deadline for the payment of SAPARD funds by one year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2372

Bulgaria Finance Minister Attends ECOFIN Meeting in Brussels

The Bulgarian Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski is in Brussels to participate in the regularly scheduled meeting of ECOFIN, the Ministry's press center announced on Tuesday. The ECOFIN meeting is going to work on preparing for the European Council forum

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1839

BG Anti-Corruption Commission Request List of Top 100 Companies Using EU Funds

The Bulgarian Parliamentary Commission for the Fight against Corruption has requested from the Ministries' Council to submit information about the 100 beneficiaries, who have absorbed the most funds from European Union (EU) programs. The news about the r

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2198

Bulgaria Agriculture Minister Restores Paying Agency Accreditation

The Bulgarian Agriculture Minister Valery Tsvetanov has issued an order for the full reinstatement of the accreditation of the Paying Agency at the State "Agriculture" Fund, the Ministry's press center announced on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1882
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