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Brussels Issues Bulgaria, Romania Justice Reform Report Febr 4

EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms will be issued on February 4.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1423

Bulgaria Invests EUR 240 M to Meet Schengen Requirements

A total of EUR 240 M are available for the measures that Bulgaria needs to take in order to join the Schengen Agreement.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2062

European Parliament Displeased with Anti-Roma Sentiments in the EU

A resolution of the European Parliament (EP) approved with 510 votes calls for more efforts for the integration of the Roma in residential housing, health care, education, and job opportunities. It also reminds that about ten million Roma live in the EU m

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1862

EC Firmly Snubs Bulgaria over Nuke Units Reopening

Bulgaria's hopes to reopen two of the units at its sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy that were decommissioned upon its EU accession, have been dealt a new blow at the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1424

Bulgaria Opens European Intercultural Dialogue Year

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov opened Wednesday the year of the intercultural dialogue in the country. "The priorities of the EU member states will be orientated to the young people, who are going to develop the initiative in the future," th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

Bulgaria MEP Tables Petition to EU Parliament against Oil Pipeline Project

The member of the European Parliament Dushana Zdravkova is to refer the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project to the EP Petitions Committee. The petition will be tabled on behalf of the residents of the Black Sea city of Burgas because of the lack

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

EU Opens New Infringement Proceeding against Bulgaria over Kremikovtzi

The European Commission has decided to open yet another infringement proceeding against Bulgaria for failing to bring its biggest steel plant Kremikovtzi up to EU environmental standards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1582

Bulgaria's Interior Min, Top Prosecutor in Brussels for Crisis Talks

Interior Minister Rumen Petkov and senior prosecutor Boris Velchev pay Tuesday a crisis visit to Brussels to discuss the recent corruption scandal in Bulgaria that made the EU freeze subsidy payments for infrastructure. The two are scheduled to meet Vice

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1077

EU Freezes Bulgaria Road Infrastructure Funds over Corruption Scandal

The European Commission has asked Bulgaria's finance ministry to freeze EU subsidy payments for infrastructure following a corruption scandal, the transport minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2080

Bulgaria Takes 291 Measures over EU Requirements in 2008 - Min

Bulgaria must take a total of 291 measures in 2008 to meet the requirements of the European Union as its member state, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova announced on Thursday. Among the top priorities are the ratification of the Lisbo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria Welcomes EU Costly Climate Change Plan

Bulgaria welcomed the adopted landmark proposals by the European Commission to slash EU greenhouse gas emissions, which have stirred controversy among members, bothered by the high costs. The new package aims to put into legislation the goals to cut emis

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

Bulgaria Representative in Strasbourg Court Elected

Zdravka Kalaydzhieva, a Sofia-based lawyer active in human rights cases, has been elected Bulgaria's representative in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly picked Kalaydzhieva, who was contending

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1323

EU Rules on Bulgaria, Romania CO2 Emissions

The European Commission is expected to allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up. The major energy and climate change plan will be unveiled on J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1763

EU Starts Talks on Visa-Free Regime for Serbs

Just two days ahead of the presidential elections in Serbia, the European Union announced Friday it will be starting talks on the possible lifting of visa requirements for Serbian citizens.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1898

EU Still Prefers Nabucco to South Stream - Official

The European Commission has no objections to the South Stream gas pipeline, but still rates the Nabucco project as a higher priority, a commission spokesman said on Friday, just hours after Bulgaria said it would join the Russian-Italian project. The EC

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2143

EU: Kozloduy Units to Stay Shut Down

European energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs has slammed Bulgaria's plans to restart two older reactors at its Kozloduy nuclear power plant, state news agency BTA said on Thursday. A day earlier, Bulgarian prime minister Sergey Stanishev said the country

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1966

Bulgaria To Tackle Red Tape with New Law

Bulgaria will tackle the red tape that hinders businesses in the country with a new law, whose draft will be ready in October, deputy finance minister Lyubomir Datsov said on Thursday. Excessive red tape is one of the main criticisms levelled by the Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1768

Brussels Issues Bulgaria, Romania Justice Reform Report Jan 31

EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms will be issued on January 31.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1794

Bulgaria To Call for Projects under Environment EU Programme in March

Bulgaria will issue the first call for projects funded by the EU environment operational programme in March, the country's environment minister Dzhevdet Chakarov told reporters on Wednesday. Chakarov and finance minister Plamen Oresharski are part of the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1744

No Danger of Influx of Bulgarian, Romanian Job-Seekers - Report

A report by a Brussels-based non-profit organisation has sought to assuage fears over the impact of Bulgarian and Romanian jobseekers on the common labour market.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1613

EU to Allow Bulgaria, Romania 20% Increase in CO2 Emissions - Report

The European Commission will allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 % by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up, EuroNews reported, citing EU sources.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1716