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Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva announced she expects the coming report of the European Commission over the progress of the country in fighting crime to be objective and point out the weaknesses in the judicial system as well as the achievemen
Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Valeri Tzvetanov said Monday he was going to fire any officials of the SAPARD Executive Agency who were responsible for the violations leading to the freezing of BGN 183 M last week.
The Deputy Minister of Finance Dimitar Ivanovski said Saturday in an interview for the Bulgarian private Darik Radio that less than 10% of Bulgaria's total EU funding by the three pre-accession programs PHARE, SAPARD, and ISPA had been blocked with the re
The European Commission is going to receive the Cabinet's report about resolved problems related to the European PHARE program in just days, according to a statement made by Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva Friday.
Due to those problems some paym
The European Commission has recommended that the Bulgarian government abstain from providing SAPARD funding for projects applying for money under two more measures of the program.
The 18 Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament issued Wednesday a declaration protesting the debate on a petition by their UK colleagues on the Michael Shields case.
Luxembourg is the richest country in the European Union and Ireland is second despite having much less gross domestic product per capita, while Bulgaria is the poorest, the EU statistics office said.
According to Eurostat, in terms of purchasing power pa
The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev opened in Sofia Monday a regional conference on "Safe Markets and Consumers Exercising Their Rights in the Globalized World".
Starting Monday Bulgarians can ask questions and alert the authorities with respect to the spending of EU funds at a special telephone line.
The French Ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins took part in a special conference in the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia, where he presented France's priorities for its upcoming Presidency of the European Union.
It is possible that Spain lifts labour restrictions on Bulgarians in the autumn, Spanish Labour and Immigration Minister Celestino Corbacho said during the day of Bulgaria at the Expo 2008 in Saragosa.
Mr Corbacho added that the decision for eventual abo
The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party said Friday that the EU was highly critical towards Bulgaria and that the upcoming report of the European Commission would be censorious.
He made the statement after the end of his participation at th
The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party Boyko Borisov took part in Thursday in the European People's Party in Brussels, where he held meetings with leading right-wing EU politicians.
The European Parliament has passed a controversial set of EU rules for dealing with illegal immigrants.
The guidelines allow the 27 EU members to hold illegal immigrants for up to 18 months in special detention centres before deporting them.
The European Parliament adopted Thursday at first reading the proposal of a new directive for management of road infrastructures safety.
The directive is aimed at establishing common standards for all EU member-states so that the number of the road accid
The European Union SAPARD program had financed 676 farming and other agricultural projects in Bulgaria in 2007 for a total subsidy amount of BGN 127,5 M, according to the report of the State Fund "Agriculture" for the last year.
The report has already be
By the end of June the "Republican Road Infrastructure" Fund is going to be restructured and will become an Agency associated with the Ministries Council, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva.
Plugchieva made the announcement Wednesd
Bulgaria's Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva, who is also in charge of monitoring EU funds absorption, participates Wednesday in a work meeting organized by centrist NMSP party to explain to enterprising Bulgarians how to best utilize European funds.
A total of EUR 4 M will be allocated for the development of fishery at the southern part of Bulgaria's Black Sea coast by the EU, the EC representative Antonio Gutierrez announced Monday.
The statement was made during a meeting between Gutierrez and Bulg
The European Commission's report in connection with mechanisms for collaboration and control of internal affairs and justice system will be published on July 23, according to Mark Gray, the EC spokesman.
The statement was made at a regular briefing for t
Debates about the design of the future Bulgarian Euro coins continue in the country with people choosing between the rose, the Rila monastery, the Madarski Konnik (Madara Horseman) rock relief, and the Cyrillic alphabet.
The national television organized
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