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Bulgarian Rightist Party Goes on MEP Elections Alone

Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party will participate on the MEPs elections independently, its leader Petar Stoyanov announced on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 812

Health Commissioner to Call for EU-Wide Smoking Ban

EU's Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou will call for a ban on smoking in public places throughout the Union. Kyprianou will table a paper for discussion on Tuesday, suggesting that such a ban be introduced in all EU country members.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1130

Bulgaria to Catch up with Europe's Pays in 2230

Bulgarians could get European salaries in 2230 at the earliest, Institute for Market Economics survey shows. The results show that if the pays rise by 5% or 8% annually they will be the same as the European ones respectively in 2080 and in 2043.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1118

Bulgaria Joins "Save the EU Constitution" Talks in Madrid

Ministers from 17 European Union countries, including Bulgaria, are due to meet in the Spanish capital, Madrid, to raise their voices in support of the idea of an EU constitution. The countries sending ministers to the meeting are: Austria, Belgium, Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 901

Piebalgs Waters Down Bulgaria's Kozloduy Hopes

The European Commissioner for Energy recommended that Bulgaria bury hopes for reopening two decommissioned units of its only nuclear power plant at Kozloduy. At a press conference in Brussels Andris Piebalgs said a reopening of Kozloduy's units 3&4 could

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 945

Turks Travel Free across Bulgaria with Schengen Visa

Turkish nationals will be allowed to travel free across Bulgaria with a Schengen visa under changes to the visa agreement between the two countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1723

EC Discloses EUR 120 M Raised in Int'l Benghazi Health Fund

The European Commission quoted for the first time Thursday figures from the funds collected in the international health fund raised for HIV-infected children from Benghazi. A total of EUR 120 M are collected in the fund, European Commissioner for Externa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885

Bulgaria Plans One Event per Month to Save Nukes

Bulgaria's "action plan" for saving Units 3&4 of the Nuclear Power Plant in Kozloduy includes one big event per month, Economy and Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov said Wednesday. The fact that Bulgaria is dwelling hard on into the issue doesn't mean that

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889

African Union Warns EU against Threatening Libya

The African Union called on the European Union not to put under pressure Libya in its bid to free the six medics sentenced to death there.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 886

Bulgaria, Romania Throw EU Party in Los Angeles

An official reception on the occasion of Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession took place in the residence of the German consul in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The reception was organized on the initiative of Bulgaria and Romania's consuls and gathered repres

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 915

Bulgaria Introduces Action Plan for Kozloduy NPP

Bulgaria's energy minister is expected to introduce an action plan for the saving of Kozloduy NPP's units 3 and 4 on Thursday. Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov is supposed to bring in the plan on Wednesday's meeting of the council of ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 531

EC Oks Regional Aid Maps for Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus

The European Commission announced it has approved the regional aid maps covering the period 2007-2013 for Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus. A regional aid map defines the regions of a Member State eligible for national regional investment aid for large enter

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 987

Romania Plans to Adopt Euro in 2014

The Romanian government approved its first ever program for adopting the EU single currency as of 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2738

Bulgarian Nationalists Want Obligatory MEP Voting

Moderate nationalists from VMRO put forward a proposal suggesting that the coming MEP elections, the first to held in Bulgaria, should be obligatory for all eligible voters. According to the tiny rightist faction the move would remove the threat of "dec

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

Bulgarian Leaders "Agree" on Kuneva's EU-Affairs Successor

The three-way coalition has reached an agreement over the successor of Meglena Kuneva on the post of EU-Affairs minister, Bulgarian media informed. Simeon II National Movement has remained resolute on its candidature, Deputy Foreign Minister Gergana Gran

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Bulgaria's President, UK Deputy PM Discuss EU Membership

Bulgarian president welcomed Tuesday UK's deputy prime minister to discuss their views on Bulgaria's EU membership.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 816

Bulgarian Splits EU Far-Right Bloc - Report

The bloc of Europe's extreme right parties is suffering internal rifts over a Bulgarian member's anti-Semitic views, reports say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 833

Bulgarians Abroad Rally against Health Insurance Taxes

Bulgarian nationals, living abroad, will protest in Brussels against "the health insurance taxes blackmail" in their home country. The logo of the protest, due on January 28, features a black owl against the background of a red cross.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1658

EU Still Not Giving up on Bulgaria's Nurses in Libya

The European Union will continue the dialogue with Libya until the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor are released, European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner said. Waldner explained that the EU has engaged political

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 812

Bulgarian, Romanian EU Commissioner Swear in

Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva swore in as a European Union Commissioner for Consumers Protection on Monday, as commanded by a practice first introduced in 1999. The festive ceremony took place in the Court of Justice the European Communities on Luxembourg.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035

Darik Radio Wishes Every Bulgarian's EU Dream Come True

On the eve of its 14-th birthday Bulgaria's private Darik Radio wished every Bulgarian that their European dreams come true. "The freedom to make my dreams come true" emerged to be the winning topic of a contest launched by the radio under the motto "Wha

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 21, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950