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The European Commission announced plans to hire an indicative overall recruitment target of 1058 posts from Bulgaria and Romania in 2007.
In order to ensure a smooth integration of officials and temporary agents from the new member states, the Commission
Bulgaria's Labour Ministry have released two specialised leaflets to provide information on the regulations concerning the right to work within the European Union.
The editions, in the form of "20 Questions, 20 Answers for EU", represent also the social
If a person has been deprived of a driving licence in a EU state he/she will not be allowed to drive a car anywhere else within the Union.
Bulgaria's parliament voted hurriedly the dismissal of Meglena Kuneva, who served as EU Affairs Minister and was approved in Strasbourg as the country's first EU commissioner.
Kuneva will come into her Brussels office on the first day of the new year.
European Union countries have endorsed a plan to introduce next year a single bloc-wide hotline number to signal for missing children.
Representatives of the 25 member states backed Wednesday the initiative to reserve a series of free phone numbers for "
The head of the European Commission Delegation to Bulgaria joined the wave of international voices decrying the death sentences on five Bulgarian medics in Libya.
In a statement Michael Humphreys expressed he is "deeply concerned with the decision of the
Germany will place restrictions on the number of Romanians and Bulgarians allowed to work in the country after joining the EU on January 1.
The restrictions will remain in place until 2009, the German labour ministry said.
State-run Agriculture Fund will be Bulgaria's control agency, which will be responsible for implementing the EU Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies.
Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has signed a decree dismissing EU-Affairs Minister Meglena Kuneva, who will step in as the country's first EU commissioner on January 1.
The European Commission decided to invoke a safeguard clause against Bulgaria's aviation over "grave deficiencies" in safety procedures.
The safeguard clause will exclude Bulgarian air carriers from the benefit of being considered a "Community carrier".
Sweden opened its labour market fully to the ten new member countries in 2004 and it was logical to do the same for Bulgaria and Romania, Sweden's ambassador here said in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.
Nationalist Dimitar Stoyanov, who insulted a Hungarian MEP sparking an international scandal, will be back in the European Parliament, to represent Bulgaria.
Stoyanov was elected by Bulgaria's Parliament for a temporary MEP together with 17 more people,
Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession as of January 1, 2007 will bring about changes in the three major institutions of the union - the European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission.
Italy has chosen an interesting way to mark Bulgaria's upcoming EU Accession by printing a luxurious book of photographs depicting the Balkan country's rich cultural heritage.
Italy's Vice-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Famiano Crucianelli bestow
A Bulgarian observer to the European Parliament called "a farce" the Libyan court decision to send five Bulgarian medics on death row.
Evgeni Kirilov, one of 18 Bulgarian observers to the EU's legislature, said "It's the justice of a dictator's regime".
EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini was quick to expressed his shock at the death verdict of five Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor reiterated Tuesday.
"It's a great disappointment," said Frattini outside the European parliament, "I'm shocked
Sweden and Finland are to date the only members of EU15 to confirm they will not introduce restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania when the two countries join the bloc January 1.
"We will not introduce any restrictions for workers from
Support for EU enlargement tends to be considerably higher in the ten new member states than in the former EU15 countries, according to a latest study by Eurobarometer.
Support for expansion is strongest in Poland, with an increase of 4% from the spring
Bulgarian citizens will be allowed to travel in EU member states only with their ID cards and in line with the Schengen agreement as of 2007, when the country will join the European block.
In economic and commercial terms Greece could not take advantage of its close neighbourhood with Bulgaria in view of the country's EU membership as of January 1, 2007, Athens' daily Vima has said.
In an article titled "Greece Missed the Train to Bulgaria
A combined maximum total of 20,000 low skilled workers from Bulgaria will be permitted to work in seasonal agricultural work and food processing, The Daily Telegraph says.
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