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UK Extends Ban on Bulgarian and Romanian Migrant Workers

The UK cabinet has accepted the recommendation of the Migration Advisory Committee to extend the ban on Bulgarian and Romanian citizens from working in the country, the BBC reported Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2553

EP Adopts New EU rules for Safe Toys

The European Commission welcomed Thursday's adoption by the European Parliament of its proposal to substantially strengthen EU-rules on toy safety.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1228

Slovakia Becomes 16th EU Country to Adopt Euro

In less than a fortnight, the number of European Union countries that share the same currency will grow to 16 with Slovakia joining the euro area. Slovakia will adopt the euro on January 1, which will also be the 10th anniversary of the currency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3411

PM Stanishev Presents Proposals over Improving Bulgaria - EC Relations

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is to present Thursday some proposals for improving the mechanisms of interaction between the country and the European Commission. The presentation will be made during a meeting with the body's President Jose Ma

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

FT: Bulgaria Loses EU Money over Corruption

The Financial Times published Tuesday a recapitulation of Bulgaria's troubles with EU funds over the failure of its authorities to tackle corruption.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1882

PM Stanishev Seeks to Persuade Brussels of Bulgaria's Progress

Bulgaria PM Sergey Stanishev is to meet Thursday EC President Barroso in order to inform him about the achievements of the country after the last critical EU report on Bulgaria's progress. Stanishev told media that the concrete reason for the meeting is

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 17, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1626

EP Support New EURO VI Emission Standards

The European Commission welcomed Tuesday's support of the EP for its proposal to reduce in 2012 emissions from trucks and buses of nitrogen oxides by 80% and particulate matter by 66% compared to the Euro V stage. "Today's agreement of the European Parli

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

EC Promote Patient Safety in Europe

Each year in the EU, between 8% and 12% of patients admitted to hospitals suffer harm from the healthcare they receive, which has made the EC to adopt a proposal with specific actions that Member States could take to improve the safety of patients.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 16, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1146

Bulgaria with First Contracts under EU's Environment Operational Program

Bulgaria's Environment Minister Dzhevdet Chakurov and the mayors of several Bulgarian cities and towns signed Monday the first contracts under EU's Environment Operational Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2461

European Emergency Number 112 Already Works in All EU Member States

People can now reach emergency services from anywhere in the EU, simply by dialling 112, the single European emergency number.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2083

EC to Hold Conference on School Fruit Scheme

The European Commission is holding a conference on the EU-wide School Fruit Scheme on the 15-16 December to discuss issues related to providing healthy food to school children. "The people taking part in the conference have a wealth of ideas about how to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2274

MEP Van Orden: Bulgaria Should Not Be Surprised at EU Sanctions

Bulgaria's government should not be surprised by the blocking of EU funds as they had been warned before about violations. This statement was made Friday by the Conservative Member of the European Parliament Geoffrey Van Orden, who used to report on Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1871

22% of Bulgarians Feel They Belong to Europe

22% of Bulgarians feel that they are Europeans, according to a sociology poll conducted by the ACCAM Agency for sociological research. The data from the poll titled "Society Trends at the End of Bulgaria's Second Year as an EU Member," was presented on T

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1784

EC: Member States Violate Movement Rights

The European Commission declared that Member States fail to fully apply Directive 2004/38/EC on the right of EU citizens to move and reside freely within the territory of the bloc, and thus greatly impair citizens' rights. Expressing disappointment, the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1576

EC to Recover EUR 528.5 M of Farm Spending

A total of EUR 528.5 million of EU farm money unduly spent by Member States will be claimed back as a result of a decision adopted by the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1372

Bulgaria PM Participates in European Council Session

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev left for Brussels on Thursday to participate in the regularly scheduled session of the European Council. Measures to increase stability and control over financial markets and revisions of the international fi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

EC Proposes EUR 5 B Funding for Energy, Broadband Projects

The European Commission proposed Wednesday to revise the EU financial framework to source the EUR 5 billion required by the Economic Recovery Plan for trans-European energy interconnections and broadband infrastructure investment.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1600

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister: We Need Convictions in Significant Cases

Bulgarian Minister for the EU Affairs, Gergana Grancharova, have said the insufficient number of convictions in high-profile cases is a major obstacle for the legal system to meet the requirements of the European Commission. Grancharova also said the EC

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1543

President Klaus Predicts Stalled EU Reforms during 2009 Czech Presidency

The President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus said Wednesday he did not think the cumbersome procedures in the EU would be changed during his country's Presidency of the Council in January-June of 2009.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 10, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

Producers, Consumers in Bulgaria Open 2nd "Safe Christmas!" Campaign

Goods' producers, importers and representatives of consumer organizations in Bulgaria signed Tuesday a pact within the initiative "Safe Christmas! Be careful what you buy," launched under the patronage of the EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. The campaign

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

EC to Probe Bulgaria's PHARE Projects in January

A technical mission with the European Commission is to probe the projects developed under PHARE program in Bulgaria in January 2009, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva announced Monday. "The check aims at releasing the EU funds payment on all of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406
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