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Interior Minister Rumen Petkov and senior prosecutor Boris Velchev pay Tuesday a crisis visit to Brussels to discuss the recent corruption scandal in Bulgaria that made the EU freeze subsidy payments for infrastructure.
The two are scheduled to meet Vice
The European Commission has asked Bulgaria's finance ministry to freeze EU subsidy payments for infrastructure following a corruption scandal, the transport minister said.
Bulgaria must take a total of 291 measures in 2008 to meet the requirements of the European Union as its member state, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova announced on Thursday.
Among the top priorities are the ratification of the Lisbo
Bulgaria welcomed the adopted landmark proposals by the European Commission to slash EU greenhouse gas emissions, which have stirred controversy among members, bothered by the high costs.
The new package aims to put into legislation the goals to cut emis
Zdravka Kalaydzhieva, a Sofia-based lawyer active in human rights cases, has been elected Bulgaria's representative in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly picked Kalaydzhieva, who was contending
The European Commission is expected to allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up.
The major energy and climate change plan will be unveiled on J
Just two days ahead of the presidential elections in Serbia, the European Union announced Friday it will be starting talks on the possible lifting of visa requirements for Serbian citizens.
The European Commission has no objections to the South Stream gas pipeline, but still rates the Nabucco project as a higher priority, a commission spokesman said on Friday, just hours after Bulgaria said it would join the Russian-Italian project.
European energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs has slammed Bulgaria's plans to restart two older reactors at its Kozloduy nuclear power plant, state news agency BTA said on Thursday.
A day earlier, Bulgarian prime minister Sergey Stanishev said the country
Bulgaria will tackle the red tape that hinders businesses in the country with a new law, whose draft will be ready in October, deputy finance minister Lyubomir Datsov said on Thursday.
Excessive red tape is one of the main criticisms levelled by the Euro
EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms will be issued on January 31.
Bulgaria will issue the first call for projects funded by the EU environment operational programme in March, the country's environment minister Dzhevdet Chakarov told reporters on Wednesday.
Chakarov and finance minister Plamen Oresharski are part of the
A report by a Brussels-based non-profit organisation has sought to assuage fears over the impact of Bulgarian and Romanian jobseekers on the common labour market.
The European Commission will allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 % by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up, EuroNews reported, citing EU sources.
The European Parliament adopted common principles for levying airport charges in a bid to prevent abuse of a dominant market position and increase transparency.
Italy is to keep the transitional regime for Bulgarian and Romania workers until the end of 2008, Bulgaria's news agency reported Saturday.
The prolonging of the regime is based on a letter of Italy's Interior and Social Solidarity Ministries, issued on
Nine member states, including newcomers Bulgaria and Romania, have sued the EU Commission regarding the allocated CO2 trading scheme, but Brussels is almost certain that it would win the case, EUexpands reported, citing insiders.
EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms is due this month but the date of its publication would be decided at mid January, sources from the EU Commission told EUexpands.
The report is mid-t
Cyprus and Malta adopted the common European currency at the turn of the year, taking the total number of countries in the euro-zone to 15.
The two islands in the Mediterranean are the smallest countries to join the bloc in the latest two waves of expans
The Spanish cabinet decided at its last meeting in 2007 to extend the labour restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers by one more year, daily Vanguardia reported on Saturday.
Despite efforts by the left-wing IU-ICV alliance in the Spanish parliamen
Bulgaria, Romania Join To Enlarge EU To 27
Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union on January 1, 2007 with all-night celebrations, bringing 30 million new citizens to the bloc, now with 27 members.
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