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Bulgaria's Justice Minister Expects "Realistic" EC Report

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1597

Agriculture Minister Vows to Fire Officials Responsible for Frozen SAPARD Funds

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1629

Deputy Finance Minister: Less than 10% of Bulgaria's EU Money Are Blocked

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1978

EC to Receive Report about Resolved PHARE Issues

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

EC Blocks More SAPARD Program Funding for Bulgaria over Violations

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1776

Bulgaria MEPs Protest against UK Petition on Michael Shields Case

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1002

Bulgaria Poorest in EU, Luxembourg Richest

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3070

Regional Forum on Consumer Protection Takes Place in Sofia

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".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1047

Bulgaria Opens Telephone Hotline on EU Funds

Starting Monday Bulgarians can ask questions and alert the authorities with respect to the spending of EU funds at a special telephone line.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

French Ambassador Presents Priorities of France EU Presidency in Sofia

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1312

Spain May Lift Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1696

Sofia Mayor: EU Is Highly Critical towards Bulgaria

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1456

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov Meets with Merkel and Berlusconi at EPP Forum

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4154

EU Adopts Tougher Rules on Illegal Immigrants

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2949

EP Tightens Road Safety Management Measures

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

EU Financed Bulgaria Farming Projects for Over BGN 100 M in 2007

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1387

Bulgaria Road Fund to Be Restructured into Cabinet Agency

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1080

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Explains How to Utilize EU Funds

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. Minister

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1442

EU Allocates EUR 4 M for Bulgaria's Fishery Development

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1468

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Published July 23

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1346

Bulgaria Debates National Symbol for Euro Coin Design

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5403
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