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14 Parties, 3 Independent Runners to Vie for MEPs in Bulgaria

Fourteen political parties and coalition and three independent candidates have been registered to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians in May. The deadline for registration at the Central Electoral Committee expired at 7 pm on Apr

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Bulgaria Rejects Libya-Jailed Nurses MEP Nominations

Bulgaria's central electoral body refused to register the nominations of the five nurses and one doctor, held in Libya in a travesty HIV trial, for running in the upcoming MEP elections.

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EP Assures Bulgaria Pressure on Libya Grows

The European Parliament will not ease its pressure on Libya until the six Bulgarian medics are set free and return home.

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Bulgaria's Nationalist Leader: We Should Have Arrested 5 Libyans!

The leader of the biggest nationalist party slammed the state for clumsily fumbling with the case of the five jailed nurses in Libya. "I believe Bulgaria should have boycotted Libya as a trade partner.

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Bulgaria Busts 16,000 Fake Euros on Flight to London

Customs officers at Sofia airport foiled the smuggling of 16,000 undeclared euros, which turned out to be counterfeit. The man, who attempted to take the money on a flight to London, is 44-year-old from the town of Haskovo.

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Archenemies Unite in Bulgaria to Condemn Medics-for-MEPs Campaign

Fierce political opponents unanimously slammed the campaign for nominating the death-sentenced medics in Libya for MEPs, as they registered their tickets for the upcoming vote.

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Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria Sure of Huge Success in MEPs Vote

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms is confident it will gain at least four seats in Bulgaria's upcoming first MEPs elections.

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Deadline for MEPs Registration in Bulgaria Expires

Parties, coalition and initiative committees, which are willing to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians in May, have a few hours left to submit documents for registration at the electoral body.

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New Precedent Adds Fuel to Libya-Held Medics for MEPs Controversy

Bulgaria's central electoral body faced with a new precedent on Friday after doctor Zdravko Georgiev, who was the only one acquitted in a HIV trial in Libya yet never allowed to return to his homeland, turned out to be featuring in two MEPs tickets. The

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Bulgaria's Rightist Ex-FM No Longer MEP Hopeful

Nadezhda Mihaylova, Bulgaria's former foreign minister and former leader of the biggest right-wing party the Union of Democratic Forces, has abandoned plans to run for MEP, it emerged on Friday.

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Libya-Jailed Nurses' MEP Bid Reaches Election Commission

Bulgaria's centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" officially presented its MEP runners' list to the central election body on Friday. The five nurses jailed in Libya on HIV-spreading charges and Doctor Zdravko Georgiev, who spent time in jail

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EU Eases Visa Requirements on 3 Balkan Countries

The European Union signed on Friday an agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro on visa facilitation, making it easier for the citizens of the three western Balkan countries to acquire EU visas. European Commission vice-president Fra

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Another GERB Candidate Drops from Bulgaria's MEP Lists

Another one of Sofia Mayor's GERB party MEP hopefuls have dropped off the list, the party's head Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced. Tsvetanov broke the news after he took the party's papers to the Central Election Committee.

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Bulgaria's FM: MEP Nominations Make a Fool of Libya-Jailed Nurses

Bulgaria's foreign minister added fuel to the criticism at the campaign for nominating the death-sentenced medics in Libya for MEPs, saying it is toying with their plight.

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Bulgaria's Largest Rightists Envision 2 MEPs

Bulgaria's Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) hopes to land at least 2 of its MEP candidates in the European Parliament, the party's head Petar Stoyanov said. Stoyanov shared his prediction for the May 20 elections outcome after his party registered its ca

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10,000 Bulgarians Support Libya-Held Doctor's MEP Nomination

An initiative committee, formed in Bulgaria's seaside of Varna gathered 10,000 signatures in support of the MEP nomination of the Libya-held doctor Zdravko Georgiev. The committee's leader Rosen Markov announced Friday that he has deposited the bank guar

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MEPs Ok Cut in EU Roaming Charges

The European Parliament's industry committee has voted with an overwhelming majority for cutting roaming charges across the union. The move opens the way for EU citizens to benefit from lower roaming charges for mobile phones as early as this summer.

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Bulgaria's Centre-Right Party Submits MEP Ticket, Topped by Jailed Nurses

Bulgaria's centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" is to officially take its MEP runners' list to the central election body on Friday. The candidates as well as the new priorities of the political formation will be presented at a conference i

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Bulgaria Discusses Its Competitiveness on EU Market

A seminar on Bulgaria's competitiveness on the internal European market will be opened Friday in Sofia. The appropriate allocation of the European structural funds is also to be discussed during the forum.

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Bulgarian MEP Candidate Quits Vote Ticket over Car Accident

The second MEP candidate in the list of Sofia Mayor's GERB party has retracted from the MEP ticket on Thursday.

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Greece Desperate for EU Help to Keep Tabs on Illegal Migrants

The Greek minister of public order has complained that the European Union is slow in helping the country deal with the flows of illegal migrants pouring into the country.

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