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Bulgaria PM: I Hope EC Report Will Reflect Our Successes

Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev hopes that the upcoming EC monitoring report will reflect Bulgaria's successes, not just its problems. Stanishev made this statement Monday during his visit to the Black Sea capital Varna.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1422

EC Begins Writing Report About Bulgaria

The European Commission (EC) began writing Monday its Monitoring Report about Bulgaria. The report is dedicated to the mechanism for collaboration and control in the area of internal affairs and the justice system, according to sources from the EC cited b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgaria Deputy PM Meets Bulgarian Members of European Parliament

Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament met Monday with Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva to discuss joint actions regarding the issues important for Bulgaria before the upcoming EC monitoring report. The two-hour meeting was held at the Council of Minis

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1387

Bulgaria, Germany Rank First in Europe in Alcohol Consumption

The Bulgarians and the Germans occupy the first place in Europe in the consumption of hard liquor. The news was announced Monday by Dr.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6489

Bulgaria Social Policy Min Joins EU Employment Session

Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova is to participate Monday in a meeting with her EU counterparts in Luxemburg, where employment, healthcare and consumer issues will be discussed. Directives, related to the labour conditions a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1367

Toll Fees on Danube Bridge Contradict European Regulation

Over BGN 25 M have been collected as toll fees for the crossing of "Dunav Most" (Danube Bridge). The bridge is located on the Danube River near Rousee and is a major connector between Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 8, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2011

EC Warns Bulgaria Over Failure to Protect Wild Birds

The European Commission is sending Bulgaria a first written warning for failing to designate the most suitable areas, in both number and size, as Special Protection Areas according to the provisions of the Wild Birds Directive.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1894

EC to Spare Bulgaria over Risk of Political Destabilization - Report

The European Commission will not criticize Bulgaria too harshly in its next report expected in July because it is fears it might cause political destabilization, stalling of reforms, and reeling towards Russia on part of the Bulgarian elites. The news wa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1400

Watson: Freezing Bulgaria's EU Membership Means Pushing Nuclear Button

The Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the European Parliament Graham Watson has stated that applying Article 7 of the Nice Treaty to Bulgaria, i.e.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2132

14 Bulgarian Municipalities to Repair Roads with EU Money

Fourteen Bulgarian municipalities are to receive up to BGN 500,000 each for road repairments under the EU regional development operative programme. On Wednesday, the mayors of the municipalities that had their projects approved signed agreements for the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3122

EU Threatens to Sue Bulgaria over Failure to Launch Emergency Phone

The EU Commissioner on Media and Information Society Vivian Reding said Tuesday the Commission was going to sue Bulgaria if the emergency phone 112 did not start to function on the country's whole territory by the end of June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 3, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1461

OLAF Investigates 19 Cases of Abuse of EU Funds in Bulgaria

The EU unit for combating frauds OLAF is presently investigating 19 cases of alleged abuse of EU money in Bulgaria, and is considering the potential investigation of 56 cases.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 3, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1287

EC Refutes Statements Regarding Upcoming Release of SAPARD Funds for Bulgaria

A spokesperson of the European Commission has refuted statements made in Bulgaria regarding upcoming release of funds put on hold by the Commission for the SAPARD Program. "Last week our experts were in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1989

Bulgaria Work for SAPARD Receives Good Mark from EC

The representatives of the Main Directorate "Agriculture" at the EC have given a good mark for Bulgaria's work in the SAPARD program. This statement was made by Depute Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva in front of Cyril Vulchev, host of Darik radio's Sat

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria Businessmen Abusing EU Funds to Face 20 Years in Jail

The newest draft bill of the Bulgarian cabinet for changes in the Penal Code provides for up to 20-year sentences for company managers and businessmen abusing EU funding.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2980

Bulgaria, France to Cooperate in Social Policy Sphere

Bulgaria and France signed Friday an agreement to cooperate in the social policy field including regulations for the exchange of workers and the rules for creating labor contracts, and the social security of immigrants.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1702

Bulgaria Foreign Minister on Official Visit in Germany

Bulgarian Depute Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin begins Thursday a two-day long visit to the German Federal Province of Baden-W??rttemberg. The scheduled meetings and discussions during Kalfin's visit are expected to bring another push

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406

EC Speaker: EU Report on Bulgaria Will Not Be Delayed

The Speaker of the European Commission Mark Gray disproved Wednesday the reports in the certain Bulgarian media that the report on Bulgaria's progress would be delayed, the Bulgarian National Radio reported. In Gray's words, the monitoring and control re

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1298

264 Bulgarian Projects Compete for EUR 21,5 M EEA Funding

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has received 264 projects applying for funding from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the Ministry announced at a press conference Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

Sofia Municipality Receives EUR 185 M to Build Metro

The company "Metropolitan" is slated to receive EUR 185 M under the operational program "Transport" for the construction and the extension of Sofia's metro from the "Nadezhda" quarter to the "Lozenets" quarter and from the "Obelya" quarter to the"Mladost"

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2175

President Parvanov: Bulgaria Back on EU Track after Period of Laxity

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday that after a period of certain laxity the country was not mobilized again to achieve its goals as a EU member.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 27, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1783
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