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Bulgaria's small size may be an advantage for its EU integration, but Romania's political class has recently outscored Bulgaria's, the Economist commented the accession of the two countries in its first issue for the new year.
Bulgaria will take steps for increasing the amount of compensations from the European Union for the closure of units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy nuclear power plant, the energy minister told the national radio.
Bulgarian journalists, district governors, mayors, NGO representatives as well as EU Representative Michael Humphreys and UNDP resident representative Neil Buhne were recognised for contribution to Bulgaria's path to the EU.
In an event adding to the ser
The Hungarian government announced its decision to impose a six-month transition period for immigrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania.
It said the restrictive regime will be reviewed in six months.
European Commission vice-president Guenter Verheugen has questioned the need for small EU countries to have their own member of the European Commission, EUobserver reported.
Bulgaria's energy minister echoed Thursday hopes that the two decommissioned nuke units may be brought back to life.
The cost for taking the driving licence test in Bulgaria will increase twice.
Drivers-to-be will have to pay BGN 10 for the practical and another BGN 10 for the theoretical part.
Bulgarian doctors do not want to work in the Czech Republic because of the language barrier, daily Lidove Noviny said.
"On New Year's Day, the silent empire expanded again," the Guardian wrote in a commentary of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.
Bulgaria's former EU-Affairs minister and now EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva, Michael Humphreys, head of the European Commission Representation to Bulgaria and Germany's ambassador here Michael Geier joined hands at a commemorative cocktail.
Bulgaria's Ministry of Education and Science is preparing a conference to launch the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in Sofia.
The event will open on January 31 and will last until 1 February 2007.
Orthodox churches will live through a revival as Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union this year, said.
According to the online edition Christian Today, Orthodox voices will be louder because both nations have growing populations, which boost its
Bulgarian and Romanian officials gathered Wednesday at the border checkpoint near Silistra-Calarasi to officially remove the barriers on this land frontier.
Silistra's district governor Svetlana Velikova, deputy prefect of Calarasi Cornel Coman, accompan
Bulgarians have celebrated the New Year and the country's EU accession with fanfares, but nearly half of them are unaware of the benefits this alliance would bring them, according to a fresh study.
Some 44% of respondents claim this, while 15-16% still d
Bulgaria may approach the European Union council of energy ministers to consider putting back into operations its two decommissioned nuke units.
Bulgaria's health bodies will control food hygiene and safety in accordance with the EU regulations as of January 1, 2007.
The flags of Bulgaria and the EU were officially raised at the building of the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Wednesday.
Bulgarian nationals, living abroad, have lodged a petition with the European Parliament, in a bid to urge the government to cancel all health insurance taxes due by expatriates for the period since 2000.
"We hoped that Bulgarian accession to the EU would
Italy does not see the presence of Bulgarians, numbering about 80,000-90,000, as a problem, the country's ambassador here commented in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.
Taxpayers in Britain have been saddled with a GBP 2.5 B bill to pay benefits to Romanians and Bulgarians who do not migrate to the UK, the Daily Express reported.
Italy expects between 60,000 and 105,000 Bulgarian and Romanian migrants to "invade" the country now that the 30 million-strong population is given a way out of their nations.
Local media says Italians are most fearful of the Roma minority, which account
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