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Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, also known as the "Iron Megi", said Friday night in Brussels that the EUR 7 B the country was supposed to receive from the EU before 2013 were presently not threatened by sanctions, the Bulgarian Nation
Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs Gergana Grancharova compared Saturday the monitoring reports of the European Commission to an inspection of one's car by the traffic police.
The upcoming monitoring report of the European Commission on Bulgaria is going to be the most devastatingly critical such document that has ever been published.
Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski admitted Friday that the country was going to have problems with absorbing the EUR 12 B of EU funding until 2013.
The European Commission (EC) is going to take away the rights of two Bulgarian agencies to manage funds from the European PHARE program, according to the special correspondent of the Bulgaria National Television (BNT) in Brussels.
BNT further states Thur
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Stanishev commented Wednesday that the media had overreacted to the leaking of OLAF's devastatingly critical report, and that they had created a public hysteria.
Representatives of EU's Anti-Fraud Office OLAF have expressed their discontent with the fact that their Letter and Report sent to the Bulgarian Deputy PM Plugchieva had leaked to the media, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported.
Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, who is in charge of monitoring the absorption of EU funds, said Wednesday she was unpleasantly surprised by the leaking of the OLAF Letter and Report to the media.
Germany's cabinet decided Wednesday to extend restrictions on workers from new EU members of Eastern Europe.
Restrictions for workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be lifted in the beginning of 2012, while lower qualified workers from Poland, the Czech
Over 2000 complaints for human rights violations against Bulgaria have been filed with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, according to European Judge Zdravka Kalaydzhieva.
Kalaydzhieva revealed the data during a lecture on the topic of "Me
The anti-fraud office of the European Union OLAF has discovered abuses of EUR 32 M of SAPARD Program funds in Bulgaria as well as political cover-up of certain persons involved in these frauds.
This becomes clear from an official letter by the OLAF Direc
The upper house of the Spanish parliament ratified the Lisbon Treaty on Tuesday after the Deputy Congress gave its approval with a large majority.
There is a strong possibility that Bulgaria might need to return nearly EUR 7 M for two projects from the European Union (EU) PHARE program, according to the Deputy Regional Minister Savin Kovachev
One of the projects involves construction of the second
In May 2008 compared with April 2008, industrial production fell by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.
The European Commission's (EC) reports about Bulgaria and Romania should be ready by next Friday according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).
Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva admitted Friday that the country had made no tangible progress in the combating corruption and organized crime.
Tacheva made this statement after her meeting with the Bulgarian Members of the European Parliamen
The French Ambassador to Sofia presented Thursday at a joint sitting of the Parliamentary Committees on European Affairs and Economic Policy the priorities of France's EU Presidency.
Bulgaria ranks first in the EU in the implementation of the Internal Market laws as it has incorporated all of them in its legislation.
Duty-free shops in Bulgaria are to close Wednesday, as the measure was initiated after the European Commission criticized Bulgaria for failing to achieve progress in the fight against corruption and organized crime.
The EC had pointed explicitly to the d
The newly appointed Director of Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Atanas Kanchev announced that his staff was going to inspect 1028 SAPARD-funded projects in order to check for potential violations.
The ECOFIN, the Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU states, approved formally on Tuesday Slovakia's accession to the Eurozone on January 1, 2009.
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