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Bulgaria Gets New Brussels Warning over Seafarers

Bulgaria is set to receive a new warning from Brussels after failing to transpose the European Union regulations on seafarers mobility and crew skills into its national legislation. The European Commission announced on Thursday it will send letters of fo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgaria in EU Bad Books over Telecoms Regulator Lack of Independence

The European Commission said on Wednesday it opened infringement proceeding against Bulgaria over its telecommunications regulator lacking independence and effectiveness. The news comes on the heels of the bloc's executive recent announcements that it pl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

Bulgaria Signs EUR 3,1 B EU Transport, Environment Programmes

Bulgaria signed on Tuesday two operational programmes with the EU, under which the country will receive EUR 3,1 B in funding for the 2007-2013 period. The European Commission approved the transport and environment operational programmes for Bulgaria earl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526

EU Resumes Safety Inspections in Bulgaria's Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) launches Tuesday new inspections of Bulgaria's civil aviation. The experts will check the capacity of aviation authorities and inspect the way certificates are issued to local airlines.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1782

Romanians Elect 35 EP Representatives

More than 18 million Romanians are eligible to head to the polls on Sunday to elect 35 representatives to the European Parliament. This will be the first European vote for Romania since it joined the European Union together with Bulgaria on January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1541

EC Awards Best Bulgarian Youngsters' Projects in "Creating Europe" Contest

EC Representation in Bulgaria awarded Thursday the young winners in the national "Creating Europe" contest, giving them the opportunity to realize their European dreams. "You represent no only modern Europe but also the future of Europe," said Michael Hu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1219

EC Congratulates Ukraine on Dropping Visas for Bulgaria, Romania

European Commission congratulated Ukraine on its decision to drop the visa regime for Bulgaria and Romania on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1675

Bulgaria Defends Greenhouse Emissions Quota in Brussels

Bulgaria environment minister Dzhevdet Chakarov visits Brussels on Thursday in a bid to protect Bulgaria's greenhouse emissions quota. Chakarov is to meet with the EU Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1972

UK Admits to Fall in Work Permissions for Bulgarians, Romanians

The number of Bulgarians and Romanians who were given permission to work in the United Kingdom fell in the third quarter, according to the latest figures. The Home Office's quarterly statistics show that the permissions went down from 9,335 between April

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2374

EU "Sexual Behaviour" Quiz Triggers a Storm

The EU has denied claims it plans to question women about their sexual history as part of a drive to improve census statistics, BBC reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

EC Presents Single Market Review

The European Commission presented Tuesday the outcome of its review of the single European market in each of its 27 member states, as well as unveiling a package of initiatives to modernize it to meet the challenges of the globalisation era. "We have ach

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1275

EC Slams Ice Tea over Cannabis

The European Commission expressed concern about the presence of the word cannabis in the name of a product, legally sold in several EU member states. The statement was made in an official answer to Bulgarian MEP Marusya Lubcheva's inquiry letter about th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4813

Bulgaria Granted EUR 41.5 M under 2 European Programs

Bulgaria is to receive EUR 41.5 M by 2011 under a program for cooperation with Norway and another financing program of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1745

MEPs Approve Schengen Area Eastward Expansion

The European Parliament approved on Thursday the expansion of the Schengen agreement borderless area to nine new member states. The motion passed with 459 votes in favour, 13 against and 42 abstentions.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2817

Bulgaria Launches EU Funds Control Mechanism

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski chaired on Wednesday the first meeting of the committee overseeing the utilisation of funds allocated by the EU under the National Strategic Reference Framework. "We will make every effort to improve the comp

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1762

EU Moves to Crack Down on Misleading Airline Ticket Websites

The EU moved to crack down on websites selling airline tickets that mislead potential customers, carrying out an investigation in 15 member states and Norway to identify offenders. "The clampdown covers Europe's leading airlines, low cost carriers as wel

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3306

Bulgaria Launches EU Regional Development Operational Program

Bulgaria is to launch Wednesday the EU Regional Development operational program, focused mainly on the improvement of the education, social and culture infrastructure in the country. The conference will be opened by the Regional Development Minister Asse

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1461

Bulgaria Launches EU Technical Support Operational Program

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski opened Monday the technical support operational program after the European Commission has officially approved its financing on November 7. The program, along with six others, is to be financed by the EU struc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1216

UK Restrictions on Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers "Not Practical"

Romania's acting ambassador to the UK has greeted the British government's decision to continue restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania with disappointment, saying the move was symbolic not practical, the Guardian Unlimited reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1739

France Opens Another 88 Professions for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

France will open another 88 professions on its labour market for Bulgarians and Romanians, adding to a list of 62 that were approved at the end of last year, said Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins on Friday. The permission is to come into force, sta

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2177

European Emergency Number Stumbles in Bulgaria over BGN 62 M

Bulgaria needs BGN 62 M in order to complete the introduction of a network of top-notch emergency centres for monitoring all distress calls, the disaster management minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406