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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: 1318

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: 1896

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: 1964

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: 1765

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: 1611

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: 1714

EU Adopts New Charges System for 67 Airports, Including 3 Bulgarian

The European Parliament adopted common principles for levying airport charges in a bid to prevent abuse of a dominant market position and increase transparency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1235

Italy Keeps Restrictions for Bulgarian, Romanian Workers till End 2008

Italy is to keep the transitional regime for Bulgarian and Romania workers until the end of 2008, Bulgaria's news agency reported Saturday. The prolonging of the regime is based on a letter of Italy's Interior and Social Solidarity Ministries, issued on

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1917

Brussels Certain to Win CO2 Dispute with Bulgaria, Romania - Report

Nine member states, including newcomers Bulgaria and Romania, have sued the EU Commission regarding the allocated CO2 trading scheme, but Brussels is almost certain that it would win the case, EUexpands reported, citing insiders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3370

Brussels Picks Date of Bulgaria, Romania Justice Reform Report "Mid-Jan"

EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms is due this month but the date of its publication would be decided at mid January, sources from the EU Commission told EUexpands. The report is mid-t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1679

Cyprus, Malta Join Euro-zone

Cyprus and Malta adopted the common European currency at the turn of the year, taking the total number of countries in the euro-zone to 15. The two islands in the Mediterranean are the smallest countries to join the bloc in the latest two waves of expans

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2290

Spanish Cabinet Extends Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians, Romanians

The Spanish cabinet decided at its last meeting in 2007 to extend the labour restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers by one more year, daily Vanguardia reported on Saturday. Despite efforts by the left-wing IU-ICV alliance in the Spanish parliamen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1545

The News as It Was: Bulgaria in EU

Bulgaria, Romania Join To Enlarge EU To 27 Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union on January 1, 2007 with all-night celebrations, bringing 30 million new citizens to the bloc, now with 27 members.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2674