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EC Oks Regional Aid Maps for Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus

The European Commission announced it has approved the regional aid maps covering the period 2007-2013 for Bulgaria, Romania and Cyprus. A regional aid map defines the regions of a Member State eligible for national regional investment aid for large enter

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 987

Romania Plans to Adopt Euro in 2014

The Romanian government approved its first ever program for adopting the EU single currency as of 2014.

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Bulgarian Nationalists Want Obligatory MEP Voting

Moderate nationalists from VMRO put forward a proposal suggesting that the coming MEP elections, the first to held in Bulgaria, should be obligatory for all eligible voters. According to the tiny rightist faction the move would remove the threat of "dec

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Bulgarian Leaders "Agree" on Kuneva's EU-Affairs Successor

The three-way coalition has reached an agreement over the successor of Meglena Kuneva on the post of EU-Affairs minister, Bulgarian media informed. Simeon II National Movement has remained resolute on its candidature, Deputy Foreign Minister Gergana Gran

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Bulgaria's President, UK Deputy PM Discuss EU Membership

Bulgarian president welcomed Tuesday UK's deputy prime minister to discuss their views on Bulgaria's EU membership.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 816

Bulgarian Splits EU Far-Right Bloc - Report

The bloc of Europe's extreme right parties is suffering internal rifts over a Bulgarian member's anti-Semitic views, reports say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 833

Bulgarians Abroad Rally against Health Insurance Taxes

Bulgarian nationals, living abroad, will protest in Brussels against "the health insurance taxes blackmail" in their home country. The logo of the protest, due on January 28, features a black owl against the background of a red cross.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1658

EU Still Not Giving up on Bulgaria's Nurses in Libya

The European Union will continue the dialogue with Libya until the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor are released, European Commissioner for External Relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner said. Waldner explained that the EU has engaged political

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 812

Bulgarian, Romanian EU Commissioner Swear in

Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva swore in as a European Union Commissioner for Consumers Protection on Monday, as commanded by a practice first introduced in 1999. The festive ceremony took place in the Court of Justice the European Communities on Luxembourg.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035

Darik Radio Wishes Every Bulgarian's EU Dream Come True

On the eve of its 14-th birthday Bulgaria's private Darik Radio wished every Bulgarian that their European dreams come true. "The freedom to make my dreams come true" emerged to be the winning topic of a contest launched by the radio under the motto "Wha

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 21, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

EU-Russia Agreement Lifts Meat Import Ban

Russia and the European Commission have signed an agreement ending the threats from Moscow to ban all EU meat products following Romania and Bulgaria's accession on January 1. The deal, which was reached in December, gives guarantees that Romania and Bul

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 20, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 791

Kuneva: Online Trade to Meet Consumers' Growing Demand

Online trading is gaining more and more speed and it is expected to see a real boom in services of this kind, according to EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva. She opened Saturday a round table discussing the issues of consumer protection.

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EU's Pressure on Libya "Could be Bad for Nurses"

Qaddafi Foundation has issued a statement claiming that EU's pressure on Libya may prove detrimental to the fate of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor. Any calls for pressure on Libya or any other measures the EU tries to impose on Liby

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Bulgaria "Needs More Info on EU Requirements"

People in Bulgaria need more information on the EU requirements that the country has to adhere to, Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has announced. Stanishev presided over this year's first meeting of the council for coordination and monitoring of Bulgaria

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Belgium's Envoy: No Discrimination against Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

Belgium took a very positive decision for Bulgarian and Romanian jobseekers by adopting the same approach as to the eight Central European countries that joined in 2004, the ambassador of the country here commented in an exclusive interview for novinite.c

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

EU's Future, Enlargement Discussed in Sofia

Bulgarian and Romanian Members of Parliament as well as British Representatives "gathered" in a videoconference discussion on Thursday to talk about the European Union's future and enlargement. The Cafe Politique, organized by the British Council, also f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 980

Bulgaria Thanks Italy for EU Accession Support

Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov shook hands with visiting Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi thanking Italy and its institutions for the support and partnership along the country's route to EU accession. Prodi's one-day agenda in Sofia included also

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1001

EC: "Improvised Moves" Can Only Hurt Nurses' Case

The European Commission has called upon all MEPs not to obstruct the talks between the EU and Libya with "improvised moves."

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 886

MEPs Debate Resolution on Bulgarian Nurses in Libya

MEPs will discuss with the European Commission and Council the case of the Bulgarian and Palestinian medical staff facing a death sentence in Libya, before adopting a resolution on the issue.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 724

Irishman Heads EU Commissioner Kuneva's Cabinet

An Irishman, health strategic analyst was appointed the closest aid of new EU Commissioner for Consumers Protection Meglena Kuneva. Dr John Bell will head Kuneva's cabinet and act as her deputy during meetings of the commissioners' body.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1461

Romania Opens More Consulates to Tackle Visa Flux

Moldova's President Vladimir Voronin has agreed to let Romania open two temporary consulates to deal with a huge backlog of visa applications, BBC reported. The new Danube-perched EU member introduced a visa regime for Moldovans on January 1 when it join

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 787