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President P???µttering Welcomes Release of Bulgarian Nurses and Doctor

Hans-Gert P???µttering, the President of the European Parliament, welcomes the decision of the Libyan authorities to release the five Bulgarian nurses and the doctor.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Libya Trades Bulgarian Medics' Freedom for Stable Relations with EU

Libya demanded Monday stability in its relations with all EU member states in return for the freedom of the jailed Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor. The news emerged during the talks between officials from Libya's Foreign Ministry and the EU's

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

Number of Bulgarians Working in Czech Republic Grows Rapidly

The number of Bulgarians, who work legally in the Czech Republic, has increased by 65% since the beginning of the year, when Bulgaria joined the European Union, data of the Czech Labour Ministry showed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1174

Bulgarian Nurses' Case on Meeting of EU Foreign Mins' Agenda

The ministers of foreign affairs of the EU member states are due to discuss the issue with the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, jailed in Libya, on Monday and Tuesday, the Portugal news agency Lusa reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1302

Bulgarian Launches 1st Operating Program for Absorption of EU Funds

The first operating program in Bulgaria for the absorption of European Union funds was launched officially on Friday, Darik News reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1716

Sarkozy, Ferrero-Waldner Share Position on Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Nurses' Case

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and the EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said they share a common position on the case of the five Libya-jailed Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor. The two discussed the issue at a meet

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1134

Sarkozy, Ferrero-Waldner Discuss Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Nurses' Case

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy and the EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner are to discuss the case of the five Libya-jailed Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor at a meeting in Paris on Thursday, a spokesman for the Elysee

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

EC: We Follow Closely HIV Case in Libya

The head representative of the European Commission in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys said he is following closely the course of the case of the five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor on a death row in Libya. Humphreys said the institution is looking

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1454

Sarkozy Aide: There is Hope for Bulgarians in Libya

An aide of the French president has expressed hopes for clemency in the case of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting hundreds of children with the AIDS virus. Claude Gueant accompanied French

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1094

Cecilia Sarkozy Provides Plane for Bulgaria's HIV Convicts in Libya

The wife of the French president, who made a surprise visit to the jailed Bulgarian nurses in Libya, has vowed to secure a plane in case the convicts are released.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2291

Sarkozy's Wife Visits Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Medics, Qaddafi

The wife of the French president has met for the second time Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi after paying a surprise visit to the jailed Bulgarian medics, RFI reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7788

EP President Worried over Bulgarian Medics' Re-Confirmed Death Sentences

Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament, expressed Wednesday his concern of the re-confirmed death sentences of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, jailed in Libya.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Van Orden: I'm terrified but Not Surprised by Libya's Decision

The ex-EP rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey Van Orden said he is terrified but not surprised about the conformation of the death verdicts of Libya-jailed medics. "Now we hope that the five nurses and the doctor will be pardoned by Libyan leader Muammar Qa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

Ferrero-Waldner "Deeply Regrets" Libya's Verdict on Bulgarian Nurses

Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, expressed deep regrets over the confirmation of the death sentences for the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2335

Bulgaria EU Commish Proposes "Fire-safe" Cigarettes

Bulgarian EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has called for cigarettes to be made fire-safe, Darik News reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1388

EC Approached over Bulgaria's NATURA 2000

Six Bulgarian eco-organizations and the global environment conservation organization WWF have lodged a complaint against the Bulgarian government with the European Commission. The reason that triggered this action is that the cabinet did not introduce a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 9, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2244

EC: Resignations Not Enough in High-Level Corruption Combat

The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria cited the wave of resignations in the government as a good sign of tackling high-level corruption, but said it was not enough.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 6, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

Bulgaria to Catch up EU15 in 100 Years - Survey

Bulgaria will need at least 100 years to catch up with the living standards of the Western European members of EU, according to a new survey. Researchers from the University of California, LA (UCLA) believe Bulgaria will be the slowest of all Eastern Eur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 5, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2533

Bulgaria to Pay Remaining BGN 374,2 M of EU Affiliation Fee End-07

Bulgaria has to transfer BGN 374,2 M by the end of the year to the European Union as an instalment to the budget of the block. Until now the country has paid a total of BGN 252,2 M to the EU, which is a little above 40% of the total amount of Bulgaria's

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 4, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

Portugal Vows to Work on Bulgarian Medics Release

The release of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya is one of the priorities of the Portuguese presidency of the EU, Portugal's ambassador to Sofia, Mario Jesus dos Santos said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1522

Portugal Takes over EU Presidency from Germany

Portugal took over the European Union presidency from Germany with the pledge to work for the successful conclusion of negotiations over the new EU treaty. At the end of the EU summit on 21 and 22 June, Portuguese prime minister Jos?© S??crates announced

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1226