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Following the practice not to comment on interior problems of the member countries, the European Commission avoided to make any statements, concerning the resignation of Bulgaria's Interior Minister, spokesman Marc Gray said Sunday.
"EC accepts the news
The Bulgarian European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said Saturday that the main thing Bulgaria must do was to reform the Interior Ministry.
The Bulgarian Member of European Parliament from the Party of European Socialists Evgeni Kirilov said Macedonia's attitude towards Bulgaria was just as arrogant as it is towards its other neighbor Greece.
The UK newspaper the Times published Thursday an article about Bulgaria's organized problems suggesting it might be a good idea for the EU to freeze all funding for the country if it fails again to deal with the situation.
The Chair of the European People's Party and European Democrats (EPP-ED) group in the EU Parliament Joseph Daul warned Wednesday the Bulgarian government that it might face EU sanctions because of its failure to combat corruption and organized crime.
The European Union warned Bulgaria that it must take immediate measures in order end the gangster violence in Sofia after the recent murders of important public figures, the British newspaper the Independent reported on Wednesday.
The Independent reminds
The European Commission announced Monday it allows the air transport passengers to use their mobile phones when the machines rise to 3,000 meters above the ground.
All 27 member-states should meet the requirements within six months so that their carriers
Bulgaria's regional development minister has confirmed that Brussels is expected to unfreeze payments under the PHARE and ISPA programmes until the end of April.
Talking to Darik radio on Saturday Minister Assen Gagauzov said that the flaws that the Euro
The German Member of the European Parliament Gisela Kallenbach was shown dozens of files from the archives of Bulgaria's Border Police about the targeted killings of the East Germans trying to escape to the West before 1989.
Bulgaria and Romania received Thursday last warnings over the delayed launch of the 112 emergency phone. Unless the newest EU member states take the respective measures to provide for the proper coverage and functioning of 112, the cases will be referred
The EU is expected to unfreeze payments for Bulgaria under the Phare and ISPA programmes until the end of April, regional development minister Assen Gagauzov said on Wednesday.
Gagauzov added that after an EC audit is concluded Bulgaria will most likely
Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil rejected claims that the European Commission have threatened to freeze payments for the country under the Rural Development Programme.
In a letter to the ministry the EC assured that it is to pay nearly EUR104
More than 20,000 Bulgarian professionals will be trained in the framework of project, launched as part of Human Resources Development Operative Program.
A total of BGN 23 M will be allocated to the projects' development, as the bigger part of the sum wil
Organized crime and corruption have no place in the European Union, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso warned at a press conference after meeting Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev on Friday.
Barroso declared that he sees progress in the reform of the judicial
EC President Jose Manuel Barroso arrived for an official visit in Bulgaria on Friday to receive the country's highest state order "Stara Planina" - first degree.
President Georgi Parvanov awarded Barroso over his contribution to the cause of releasing th
Bulgaria will be able to receive additional funds from the EU before 2013 outside the already approved operational programs, the Bulgarian National Radio reported.
Europe Direct information center was opened Monday by Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and the European Commission head Representative Zinaida Zlatanova in Bulgaria's capital city.
A UK firm that hired laborers from Eastern Europe including Bulgarians for some of Britain's largest food producers had its license revoked over numerous violations of the rights of the guest workers, the Guardian reported on Saturday.
The families of th
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed on Friday Bulgarian parliament's approval of the Lisbon Treaty.
"I would like to congratulate Bulgaria on the successful approval of the Treaty of Lisbon by the Parliament today," Barroso said in a
The first Europe Direct information center is to be open Thursday by Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva in the country's second largest Plovdiv.
The EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva called on Bulgarian authorities to introduce better policy to ease the country's citizens, who want to work in the bloc's institutions.
"All people, who apply for such a job must pass a series of exams and it turns out
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