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UK Firm Loses License over Exploitation of Bulgaria Guest Workers - Report

A UK firm that hired laborers from Eastern Europe including Bulgarians for some of Britain's largest food producers had its license revoked over numerous violations of the rights of the guest workers, the Guardian reported on Saturday. The families of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1757

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria's Ratification of Lisbon Treaty

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed on Friday Bulgarian parliament's approval of the Lisbon Treaty. "I would like to congratulate Bulgaria on the successful approval of the Treaty of Lisbon by the Parliament today," Barroso said in a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1651

Europe Direct Info Center Opens in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The first Europe Direct information center is to be open Thursday by Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva in the country's second largest Plovdiv.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2029

Commissioner Kuneva Invites Bulgarians to Apply for EU Jobs

The EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva called on Bulgarian authorities to introduce better policy to ease the country's citizens, who want to work in the bloc's institutions. "All people, who apply for such a job must pass a series of exams and it turns out

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2100

BBC: Alleged Corruption in Bulgaria Makes Europe Wary

Brussels needs to prove taxpayers' money is not going down the drain as European public opinion is getting increasingly sceptical about the merits of bringing in poor countries like Bulgaria, BBC commented on Tuesday. The article, entitled "Bulgaria's th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2022

Artistic Bulgaria Joins European Consumer Day

EU commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva inaugurated in Sofia an unconventional exhibition as part of the initiatives that marked the European Consumer Day, March 15. The exhibition, located along the bridge near the National Palace of Cult

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

Bulgaria Aviation Fate Clear within Month

Bulgaria will welcome within a month a delegation of the European Aviation Safety Agency, whose report is hoped to clear the way for lifting the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2046

EP Backtracks on Diesel Tax Rise for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Parliament decided on a slower pace of increase for the minimum rate of tax on diesel and backtracked on the deadline set for several new member states, including Bulgaria and Romania. The MEPs decided that the minimum taxes on diesel should

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1359

EU and US Strike Deal on Visa Waiver Negotiations

The European Commission and the US Department of Homeland Security agreed that America was to negotiate simultaneously with the EU and its respective member states on the issue of including more countries in its Visa Waiver Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1480

Bulgaria Expects Brussels to Lift Aviation Safeguard Clause

Bulgarian officials said they are expecting Brussels to announce on Thursday the lifting of the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation, which was introduced shortly before its EU accession on January 1, 2007 over "grave deficiencies" in safe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1557

Bulgaria's PM Joins European Council Sitting in Brussels

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is to participate Thursday in a sitting of the European Council to be held in Brussels. Stanishev is first scheduled to join a working lunch of the leaders of the European Socialist Party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1105

EU Institutions to Launch Negotiations with US over Visas

The European Commission recommended Tuesday to the European Council the opening of negotiations with the United States on the conditions for the updating of the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This became clear from an official press release of the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

SAPARD Payments for Bulgaria Stay Frozen until May

The payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Programme, Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products, will stay frozen at least until May 15. This was announced by EC representative from DG Agriculture, Kai Mortensen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2560

Bulgaria Risks to Pay Money Back to Brussels - EC Spokesman

A European Commission spokesman has warned that Bulgaria will have to pay money back to Brussels should suspicions for fraud in aid payment absorption prove right.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1563

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Wants More Info over Frozen SAPARD Payments

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund head Dimitar Tadarakov said he is going to ask for additional information over the suspended payments under SAPARD pre-accession program. "The letter of Jean-Luc Demarty, Director of the EC Agriculture and Rural Developm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3135

Frattini Quits EC to Join Italy Snap Polls

The European Commission Vice-President Franco Frattini, who hails from Italy, has decided to take a break from his job in Brussels to join his country's pre-election campaign on the side of centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi. The EU Commissioner for J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

EC Terminates SAPARD Program Payments for Bulgaria - Official

The European Commission has terminated the payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Program, which were meant for Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1589

Sofia Mayor: Brussels Froze SAPARD Funds As Well

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov said before the Bulgarian National Television Friday morning that the European Commission had frozen the funds for Bulgaria under the SAPARD program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1492

Brussels Freezes EUR 50 M of Bulgaria's PHARE Funds

The European Commission has frozen EUR 50 M of PHARE program funds because of irregularities in the executive agencies, managing their absorption.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

EP Stands in Silence in Memory of Bulgarian Torch Train Victims

The European Parliament has stood in silence for a minute in memory of the nine Bulgarians, who lost their lives in the hellish train fire a week ago. The news was announced in a letter sent from Bulgaria's MEP Dushana Zdravkova to Detelina Nikolova - ma

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1283

EC Starts Procedure against Bulgaria over Kremikovtzi

The European Commission has decided to start a punitive procedure against Bulgaria over Kremikovtzi's missing complex permit for operation, Bulgarian eco activists from Ekoglasnost reported. The deadline for issuing the permit was October 30, 2007 but th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1910
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