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MEPs Elect New President, Vice Presidents

MEPs will be electing a new President at their sitting on Tuesday to replace Spanish Socialist Josep Borrell, who has been in office since 2004. The internal elections will also pick 14 vice presidents and 6 quaestors, who deal with administrative affair

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Attend 1st Plenary Session

The European Parliament welcomed the Bulgarian and Romanian MEPs at an official ceremony on its Monday session. Outgoing President Josep Borrell welcomed the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania in an unusual way.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

EU Far-Right Bloc Strengthens Positions in EP

Members of Europe's extreme right parties were set to take their seats in the European Parliament on Monday as a formal grouping for the first time in more than decade. French National Front MEP Bruno Gollnisch handed in a formal letter constituting the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 961

EU Wants Separate Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested the construction of a European gas pipeline network to help guarantee the union's energy security. In an interview with the Polish centre-right daily Rzeczpospolita, she was admant the bloc needs to ensure th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Sofia Summons Int'l Discussion on Kozloduy Salvage

Sofia organises an international round table, probably on February 1, to discuss the options for reopening units 3 and 4 of Bulgaria's only operating nuclear powr plant at Kozloduy. The mayor of Sofia Boyko Borissov has lined up his counterpart from Kozl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1098

Slovenia Prepares Celebrations on Euro Changeover

Authorities are preparing one of the largest political ceremonies in Slovenian history on Monday to herald the country's successful changeover to the euro. The adoption of the single European currency has been underway over the last two weeks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

5 Bulgarian Parties Likely to Enter EP after Sluggish Vote

Five Bulgarian parties are expected to make their way to the European Parliament later this year following a vote that will hardly quicken the pulse of the electorate, pollsters say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766

BBC: It is Ironic that Bulgaria, Romania Boost EU's Far-Right

Most parties of the extreme right opposed EU enlargement, but ironically it is the accession on 1 January 2007 of Romania and Bulgaria that gave their the new group its critical mass, BBC commented.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1037

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Take up Their Seats

At the start of the European Parliament's first plenary session of 2007, outgoing President Josep Borrell will formally welcome the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania. With the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU at the start of thi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Bulgaria Joins Informal EU Justice Meeting

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Georgi Petkanov has joined an informal meeting with his counterparts from the rest of the EU countries. The meeting also gathered the countries' Interior Ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 671

Bulgaria Increases Pressure to Reopen 2 Nuke Reactors

Bulgaria will try to push the European Commission to let it reopen two nuclear units closed due to safety concerns, Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov said on Friday. In an interview for Reuters, he was adamant that if not, the country will seek to raise the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1189

ECB: Number of Euro Forgeries on Decrease

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes in circulation has decreased in the second half of 2006, according to data published by the European Central Bank. The level of counterfeiting has fluctuated only slightly over the last three years, the ECB said i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 901

Romania's EU Commissioner "Threatens" English Language

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism, presented his team in Brussels, who are suspected to want to get the upper hand over the English language, EUexpands reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2976

Bulgaria's President: Nuke Units Closure - Biggest Compromise to EU

Bulgaria's National Assembly opened Thursday its fifth plenary session to officially mark the country's accession to the European Union. "The closure of units 3 and 4 of the Kozloduy NPP was the most huge compromise Bulgaria made during its accession neg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084

Influx of Migrants Forces UK to Build New Schools

Pressure from an influx of children from East European immigrants has forced a British council to draw up plans to build four new primary schools, the Daily Mail reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 939

Bulgaria's Parliament Marks EU Accession Officially

Bulgaria's National Assembly opened Thursday its fifth plenary session with which it officially marks the country's accession to the European Union. Parliament Spokesman Georgi Pirinski opened the session.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

EU Far-Right Leaders Unite "Thanks to Bulgaria, Romania"

The accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union made possible the unification of far-right leaders from across the block, The British Telegraph reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1425

Bulgaria's Parliament Officially Marks EU Accession

Bulgaria's parliament will officially mark the country's accession to the European Union at its fifth plenary session. President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will attend the meeting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 629

EU Plans "Industrial Revolution"

The European Commission has urged its members to sign up to an unprecedented common energy policy, unveiling a plan to diversify the bloc's energy sources, BBC reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

Bulgaria's MEPs Introduce First Resolution to Europarliament

Bulgaria's rightwing MEPs put forward Wednesday their first resolution in defence of the jailed Bulgarian medics in Libya.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 696

New EU Commissioners Join Their First EC Meeting

New EU Commissioners - Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva and Romania's Leonard Orban - joined Wednesday their first EU Commission meeting. "The two would certainly contribute to enrich and improve the work of the college," the team president Jose Manuel Barroso

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 790
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