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Bulgaria Received Over BGN 1 B from EU in 2008

For the first seven months of the year 2008, Bulgaria has received BGN 1,297 B from the European Funds, according to statements coming from Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski. At the same time the country had made a deposit of BGN 392 M in those funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 29, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1504

Bulgaria Minister Denies Freezing of EUR 1,6 B from EU Transport Program

Bulgaria's Transport Minister Petar Mutafchiev denied Monday the recent publications in the Bulgarian press that the EC had frozen EUR 1,6 B for Bulgaria under the Transport Operative Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 28, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1604

Bulgaria Ranks Last in EU in Fight Against Corruption - Report

Bulgaria is still a corruption State and has not registered any progress in the fight against corruption since 2001, according to research data of "Transparency International Bulgaria."

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2463

Brussels' Blow Might Be Much Heavier than what Bulgaria Knows - Report

Brussels' blow on Bulgaria might be twice as heavier than what the public learned during the past week, according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian daily newspaper "Sega" ("Now").

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 26, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2050

Bulgaria PM Dines with EU Ambassadors in French Embassy

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev participated in a working lunch Friday with the Ambassadors of the EU member states to Sofia. The event took place in the French Embassy at the invitation of the French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins, and was

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1470

The Economist: Balkan Blushes

The European Union softened its criticisms of Bulgaria and Romania, according to the British magazine "The Economist". The publication makes further comments that even by Brussels' polite standards, the criticism has been quite tough.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1816

Bulgaria PM Meets EU Ambassadors

Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev is to meet Friday with ambassadors of EU member states as the working lunch is organized at the invitation of French ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins. The meeting is in the frame of the French presidency of the Eur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1271

Bulgaria Farmers Block Road over Stopped SAPARD Funding

Dozens of Bulgarian farmers blocked a road outside the southern city of Kurdzhali Thursday in protest against the decision of the European Commission to freeze EUR 121 M of SAPARD funds, which was confirmed with the monitoring report on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Bulgaria Deputy PM: We Could Unfreeze EU Money by Redirecting Projects

Bulgaria could use some of the money from the EU funds by redirecting projects from the agencies stripped off accreditation to allocate EU funds to similar bodies in other ministries, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva said Wednesday. "As the recen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2426

Bulgaria Interior Min: EC Evaluations Will Stimulate Govt's Work

The evaluations indicated in the current critical report of the European Commission on Bulgaria will stimulate the harder work of the country's government, Interior Minister Mihail Mikov said Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1564

Bulgaria President: EC Reports Should Not Create Negativism

The EC reports on Bulgaria, which were released on Wednesday should not lead to negativism and neglecting the work done by the country's institutions and society, said President Georgi Parvanov in a statement. "Bulgaria is going on its European way and t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1499

Bulgaria Supreme Judicial Council Slams OLAF Report

The members of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council criticized Wednesday the report of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF, which leaked to the press last week, and revealed scandalous violations in SAPARD funds absorption as well as political cover-ups.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2209

EC Freezes EUR 825 M of Bulgaria's Pre-Accession Funds over Corruption

The European Commission presented Wednesday its two expectedly highly critical monitoring reports on Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3324

Bulgaria Awaits Harsh EC Report

The European Commission is to present Wednesday two monitoring reports over the progress of Bulgaria in the judicial sphere and absorption of EU funding, expected to contain some of the harshest criticism towards the country since its accession into the b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1873

German Expert: Bulgaria Is Like African Country

The German expert Philip von Walderdorf said Tuesday the situation in Bulgaria was like in some African country, and that it could not be tolerated.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3313

Macedonia Press: Bulgaria Is Pushing Region away from EU

Bulgaria is pushing the whole region as well as Macedonia away from the EU, according to a leading article of the Macedonian newspaper Utrinski vesnik on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3131

EC to Continue to Monitor Bulgaria on Corruption and Crime - Report

The second part of the Monitoring Report on Bulgaria states that the European Commission was going to continue to watch the country closely regarding the six problematic areas dealing with the combating of corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2179

EC Strips Two Bulgarian Agencies of PHARE Accreditation - Report

In the first part of its monitoring report expected on Wednesday the European Commission is going to strip two of Bulgaria's government agencies of their accreditation for the PHARE Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1536

"Iron Megi": Bulgaria's EUR 7 B from EU Structure Funds Are Not at Risk

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, also known as the "Iron Megi", said Friday night in Brussels that the EUR 7 B the country was supposed to receive from the EU before 2013 were presently not threatened by sanctions, the Bulgarian Nation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1827

EU Affairs Minister: EC Reports Are like Traffic Police Inspections

Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs Gergana Grancharova compared Saturday the monitoring reports of the European Commission to an inspection of one's car by the traffic police.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2071

Bulgaria to Face Harshest Ever Monitoring Report on EU Member State - Report

The upcoming monitoring report of the European Commission on Bulgaria is going to be the most devastatingly critical such document that has ever been published.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2342
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