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European Delegation Sends Mixed Message about Bulgaria Progress

Bulgaria has made good progress in the development of its macroeconomics and in the fight against corruption, according to Members of the European Parliament from the Budget Control Commission. The delegation is visiting Bulgaria on the initiative of Bul

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 1, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2147

EP Delegation to Supervise EU Funds' Absorption in Bulgaria

A delegation from the European Parliament, led by the Regional Development Committee's head Gerardo Galeote, is to supervise the way the EU funds are absorbed in Bulgaria. The aim of the officials, who arrived in Sofia on Tuesday, is to check whether the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 30, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2562

EC to Impose Sanctions on Bulgaria over Unreal Electricity and Heating Bills

The EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva announced Monday the European Commission was going to start a penal procedure against the country if it was discovered that the electricity and heating bills were larger than the actual consumptio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 29, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2464

EC Representatives Inspect Construction of Danube Bridge II

Representatives of the European Commission are visiting the northwest Bulgarian city of Vidin on Friday and Saturday in order to inspect the construction of the so called Danube Bridge II, which will connect Bulgaria to the Romanian town of Calafat across

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1867

Sofia Mayor Meets EU Commissioners in Brussels

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov met Wednesday in Brussels with the European Commissioner for Environment Stavros Dimas, and the European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Jacques Barrot.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2285

Sofia Hosts Conference Focused on Misuse of EU Funds

Bulgaria must prove that it deserves its European membership, according to the statement of Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva at the official opening Wednesday of a conference focused on the misuse of European funds. The conference is held in Sofi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 24, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1688

Bulgaria Under EU Pressure Over Corruption and Organized Crime - Report

The European Union (EU) continues their watch over the Bulgarian authorities, who are dragging their feet when putting alleged gangsters on trial, according to an article published in the British daily "Guardian" on Friday. The publication talks about Bu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 19, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2633

EC Speeds up Procedures for Construction of Nabucco Pipeline

The European Commission is taking measures to accelerate the start of the construction of the Nabucco gas transit pipeline, the Greek TV station EPT 3 announced Thursday citing Ferran Tarantella, the speaker of the EU energy commissioner.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 18, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7614

EC Postpones Trial Against Bulgaria Over Emergency Hot Line

The European Commission (EC) has decided Thursday to postpone by three months the initiation of legal proceedings against Bulgaria before the Court of Justice of the European Communities in Luxembourg, over the 112 emergency hot line. The EC has also pos

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 18, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1572

EU Agriculture Commissioner Meets with Bulgarian Milk Producers

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fishel Boel is going to meet with representatives of the Bulgarian milk producers in Brussels on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3502

Bulgaria Expected to Block EU Sanctions against Russia - Report

Russia's Ambassador to the EU Vladimir Chizhov stated Wednesday that he expected that Bulgaria would veto any potential EU sanctions against Russia, mediapool.bg reported citing Chizhov's interview with the Brussels correspondent of the Bulgarian National

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2627

Bulgaria Ranked Third in EU in Tax Evasion

Bulgaria ranks third in the European Union in tax evasion, according to a report prepared by Associazione Contribuenti Italiani and the Klrs Network of Business Ethics.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2980

EU Foreign Ministers Ask Bulgaria, Romania to Speed up Combating Corruption

The Foreign Ministers of the 27 EU member states asked Monday Bulgaria and Romania to accelerate the pace of their fight against corruption.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2663

Bulgaria Ranks Fifth in EU by Compliance with European Legislature

Bulgaria ranks fifth among the 27 countries members of the European Union (EU) by the percentage of the EU directives included in the national legislature, according to Gergana Grancharova, Bulgarian Minister for the EU Affairs. Grancharova spoke Saturda

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 13, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2656

Bulgaria Aviation Acquires Equal Rights with All EU Airlines

The Official Journal of the European Union published Tuesday the European Commission's (EC) regulation 875/2008 dated September 8, 2008, which revokes the EC Regulation 1962/2006 imposing a safeguard clause to Bulgaria in the aviation area. The revocatio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 9, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1931

French Justice Minister: Our President Supports Bulgaria PM

The French Justice Minister, Rashida Dati has assured Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev that he had the full support of the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as announced Monday by the Cabinet's press center. Dati is on an official visit in Bulga

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2264

Bulgaria Aviation Safeguard Clause Lifted by EC

The European Commission (EC) has lifted the safeguard clause for the Bulgarian aviation, as confirmed Monday before Darik radio by the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport. The information was previously confirmed by the EC permanent representation in Bulgari

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1736

EC, NATO Failed to React to Appeals for Help Over Rila Fires

Bulgaria's partners from the European Union (EC) and NATO have not responded to the country's first appeal for help in the extinguishing of the fires in the Rila Mountain, according to Emel Etem, Bulgarian Minister of Emergency Situations. After the Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1702

EU Threatens to Block Additional Agro Funding for Bulgaria over Violations

Bulgaria might lose additional EU funds destined for the agricultural sector because of discrepancies between the control systems of the Ministry of Agriculture and Foods and of the respective Executive Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1784

Bulgaria Requests EU Help with Blazing Forest Fire

Bulgaria has requested urgent help from the EU and NATO for battling with the forest fire that rages in the national park of Rila, the Ministry of Emergency Situations and Disasters reported. From the ministry said they expect to receive an official lett

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 6, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2065

Netherlands Puts off Requesting EU Sanctions against Bulgaria

The Netherlands has decided that next week it would not insist on EU sanctions against Bulgaria over its failure to crack down on corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2920
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