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OLAF Investigates 19 Cases of Abuse of EU Funds in Bulgaria

The EU unit for combating frauds OLAF is presently investigating 19 cases of alleged abuse of EU money in Bulgaria, and is considering the potential investigation of 56 cases.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 3, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1290

EC Refutes Statements Regarding Upcoming Release of SAPARD Funds for Bulgaria

A spokesperson of the European Commission has refuted statements made in Bulgaria regarding upcoming release of funds put on hold by the Commission for the SAPARD Program. "Last week our experts were in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1989

Bulgaria Work for SAPARD Receives Good Mark from EC

The representatives of the Main Directorate "Agriculture" at the EC have given a good mark for Bulgaria's work in the SAPARD program. This statement was made by Depute Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva in front of Cyril Vulchev, host of Darik radio's Sat

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1517

Bulgaria Businessmen Abusing EU Funds to Face 20 Years in Jail

The newest draft bill of the Bulgarian cabinet for changes in the Penal Code provides for up to 20-year sentences for company managers and businessmen abusing EU funding.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2981

Bulgaria, France to Cooperate in Social Policy Sphere

Bulgaria and France signed Friday an agreement to cooperate in the social policy field including regulations for the exchange of workers and the rules for creating labor contracts, and the social security of immigrants.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1702

Bulgaria Foreign Minister on Official Visit in Germany

Bulgarian Depute Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin begins Thursday a two-day long visit to the German Federal Province of Baden-W??rttemberg. The scheduled meetings and discussions during Kalfin's visit are expected to bring another push

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1408

EC Speaker: EU Report on Bulgaria Will Not Be Delayed

The Speaker of the European Commission Mark Gray disproved Wednesday the reports in the certain Bulgarian media that the report on Bulgaria's progress would be delayed, the Bulgarian National Radio reported. In Gray's words, the monitoring and control re

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1299

264 Bulgarian Projects Compete for EUR 21,5 M EEA Funding

Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has received 264 projects applying for funding from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the Ministry announced at a press conference Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1484

Sofia Municipality Receives EUR 185 M to Build Metro

The company "Metropolitan" is slated to receive EUR 185 M under the operational program "Transport" for the construction and the extension of Sofia's metro from the "Nadezhda" quarter to the "Lozenets" quarter and from the "Obelya" quarter to the"Mladost"

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2176

President Parvanov: Bulgaria Back on EU Track after Period of Laxity

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday that after a period of certain laxity the country was not mobilized again to achieve its goals as a EU member.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 27, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1786

Bulgaria Welcomes Former French President Val?©ry Giscard d'Estaing

The former President of France Val?©ry Giscard d'Estaing arrived Tuesday to Bulgaria on a two-day visit at the invitation of the French Embassy in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 27, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1401

Commissioner Kuneva: EU Money Is Means, Not Ends

The European Commissioner on Consumers' Protect Meglena Kuneva said Monday that the absorption of EU funds should be seen as the means for the achieving of better life in Bulgaria, not as the ends. Kuneva made the statement in Sofia during her meeting wi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1390

EU Auditors Inspect Work of SAPARD Program in Bulgaria

Eight experts of the European Commission arrived in Sofia Monday to start their audit of the Bulgarian institutions dealing with the distribution and control of EU funds under the SAPARD program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1264

Italy Foreign Minister: Bulgaria Needs Efficient Dialogue with EC

The newly appointed Italian Foreign Minister and former EU Commissioner on Justice Franco Frattini has recommended to his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin that Bulgaria should have a more efficient dialogue with the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2021

SAPARD Money Might Become Available Again After Audit

The money from the Special Accession Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (SAPARD) that has been placed on hold could be unblocked after the end of the forthcoming audit, announced Dimitar Tadurukov, Executive Director of the State Fund "Agricult

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

Bulgaria Deputy PM Promises Opposition Part in Monitoring EU Funds

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva promised Wednesday that the rightist opposition would be able to participate in the monitoring and control of the absorption of EU funds under the operative programs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1363

EU Parliament Approves Tobacco Growing Subsidies till 2013

The European Parliament approved Tuesday the so called Berlato Report, which proposed the extension of subsidies for the producers of raw tobacco by 2013, the press service of the EP announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3653

Bulgaria Sets Up Public Register of EU Funded Municipal Projects

Bulgaria's local and central authorities are to establish a public register of the municipal administrations' EU-funded projects by end of June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1516

Bulgaria to Negotiate with EC over Fuel Excise

Bulgaria's government is to start negotiations with the European Commission over the amount of the fuel excise in the country, Economy Minister Petar Dimitrov said Tuesday. Dimitrov made the announcement during a meeting with representatives of transport

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Bulgaria Deputy PM Holds Key Meetings on EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva held several meetings with key officials on Monday in order to speed up the measures for improving the absorption of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1341

Bulgaria Govt and Sofia Municipality Save ISPA Project for EUR 58,5 M

Representatives of the Bulgarian cabinet and of Sofia Municipality met Monday in order to save at the last minute an infrastructure project for Sofia's water supply system funded with EUR 58,5 M from the EU ISPA Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1537
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