Politics » Bulgaria in EU

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 879

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: 1454

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

Yet Another Case Adjourned over Sofia Mayor's MEP Agenda

The court has adjourned yet another case over charges of malfeasance in office of former Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofianski. A day after the court admitted as grounded his lawyer's claims for adjournment of the Gurko business center case over the European Parl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 697

Ex-President of Bulgaria Tipped for MEP Seat

The chairman of right-wing Union of Democratic Forces was nominated to lead the ticket of the party at the first MEP elections this spring. Former President Petar Stoyanov will be offered to UDF's executive body to seal the reports that he has been eyein

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Germany's Hans-Gert Poettering Elected EP President

Hans-Gert Poettering, former chairman of the European People's Party and European Democrats, was expectedly elected new President of the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 733

Bulgaria's Nationalist MEP Gloats over "Guardian" Mistake

The Guardian has apologized for mistaking Bulgarian nationalist MEP Dimitar Stoyanov with older and more leftwing politician, Dimitar Stoyanov Dabov. The youngest member of the new far-right formation Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty, however, was furious

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1662

Bulgaria, Romania Helped Unite Xenophobes, Homophobes - The Independent

"Gypsy-haters, holocaust-deniers, xenophobes, homophobes, anti-semites" - this is the title of an article in the British Independent newspaper on EU's new political force, formed thanks to Bulgarian nationalists.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1802

MEPs Elect New President, Vice Presidents

MEPs will be electing a new President at their sitting on Tuesday to replace Spanish Socialist Josep Borrell, who has been in office since 2004. The internal elections will also pick 14 vice presidents and 6 quaestors, who deal with administrative affair

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Attend 1st Plenary Session

The European Parliament welcomed the Bulgarian and Romanian MEPs at an official ceremony on its Monday session. Outgoing President Josep Borrell welcomed the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania in an unusual way.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

EU Far-Right Bloc Strengthens Positions in EP

Members of Europe's extreme right parties were set to take their seats in the European Parliament on Monday as a formal grouping for the first time in more than decade. French National Front MEP Bruno Gollnisch handed in a formal letter constituting the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 961

EU Wants Separate Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested the construction of a European gas pipeline network to help guarantee the union's energy security. In an interview with the Polish centre-right daily Rzeczpospolita, she was admant the bloc needs to ensure th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 820

Sofia Summons Int'l Discussion on Kozloduy Salvage

Sofia organises an international round table, probably on February 1, to discuss the options for reopening units 3 and 4 of Bulgaria's only operating nuclear powr plant at Kozloduy. The mayor of Sofia Boyko Borissov has lined up his counterpart from Kozl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1098

Slovenia Prepares Celebrations on Euro Changeover

Authorities are preparing one of the largest political ceremonies in Slovenian history on Monday to herald the country's successful changeover to the euro. The adoption of the single European currency has been underway over the last two weeks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 867

5 Bulgarian Parties Likely to Enter EP after Sluggish Vote

Five Bulgarian parties are expected to make their way to the European Parliament later this year following a vote that will hardly quicken the pulse of the electorate, pollsters say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766