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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: 1770

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

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: 2675

Bulgaria Sues Brussels over CO2 Quota

Bulgaria has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country. This is the first time that Bulgaria launches legal proceedings against

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1618

Commissioner Kuneva Wraps up Bulgaria Visit

EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kouneva joined a Christmas party, held within her Europe-wide initiative to raise awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys, in the busy holiday period. The party, which took place at Cit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1318

Bulgaria's Commish Kuneva Presents EU Anniversary Book

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva presented Friday her book, called "Europe of the Citizens", which is dedicated to the first year of the country's membership in the EU. The event took place in the Central Military Club in Sofia and gathered poli

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306

Bulgaria Set to Ratify Lisbon Treaty in Early-2008 - Min

Bulgaria's legislature is expected to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, signed by the leaders of 27 EU member states, in the first months of next year, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova. Grancharova, along with European Commissioner Meglena K

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

Border Barriers Come Down for New Schengen Members

The European border and passport-free Schengen zone of the welcomed nine new member countries on Friday in its largest expansion ever. The zone now includes 24 nations with 400 million people.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6307

Bulgaria To Receive EUR 2,61 B under Rural Development Programme in 2007-2013

Bulgaria is due to receive EUR 2,61 B under the rural development programme between 2007 and 2013 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. The programme has three major goals - to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124