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Kuneva Backs Collective Redress in New Consumer Strategy

EU consumer affairs commissioner, Bulgarian Meglena Kuneva, set out more than 20 legislative and non legislative initiatives to boost the retail side of the Single Market by 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

Bulgaria Boosts Election Body for MEPs Vote

Bulgaria's Central Election Committee will boost its numbers to 25 members for the upcoming elections for MEPs, it emerged on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 814

Bulgaria's Parties Choose Election Committee for MEP Vote

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov starts Tuesday the talks with parliament's parties for the appointment of a Central Election Committee for the MEP vote. The Committee will include 25 members and its mandate coincides with the one of the European Com

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 929

EC Rep Rules out Bulgaria's Nuke Units Re-Opening

European Commission Representative in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys vigorously ruled out the re-opening of units 3&4 of the country's only nuclear power plant. Humphreys emphasized the re-opening is completely out of the question and the units' closure is p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

Pollsters: Bulgaria's Socialist, Sofia Mayor Parties Gain Most EP Seats

Bulgaria's first elected representatives at the European Parliament will be members of the socialist party, the recently minted right-wing GERB party, the nationalist Attack and their arch enemies the ethnic Turkish party, a survey shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1184

Romania Postpones European Parliament Elections

Romania's cabinet decided on Monday to postpone its elections for the European Parliament, initially scheduled for May 13, despite the objections raised by two of the parties in the ruling coalition. The decision was passed as a government ordinance subj

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2740

Bulgaria's EU Commish Fights iTunes for Unfair Competition

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, who is in charge of consumer protection, has accused Apple Co. of unfair competition.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6566

EPP Decide Whether to Suspend Bulgarian Party May 15

The European People's Party (EPP) will gather May 15 to decide whether to suspend Bulgaria's Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) from their ranks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 962

Europe Remembers Terrorism Victims

Members of the European Parliament decided Saturday to proclaim March 11 the European Day in Memory of the Victims of Terrorism. This is the date that markjs three years since the bloody attacks on commuter trains in Madrid's Atocha station.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 960

Bulgarians Twice As Inefficient in Energy Consumption As Rest of EU

Bulgarian households waste twice as much energy as the families who live in the EU, the head of the Energy Efficiency Agency announced Saturday. Snezhana Todorova said that about 75% of the electricity consumption in Bulgaria is for electrical appliances

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1150

Sofia Mayor's Party Eyes 5 MEP Seats

GERB will earn at least four or five MEP seats in the May 20 elections, the party's informal leader and Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov said at a press conference.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1176

Bulgaria to Get EUR 7 B from EU by 2014

During the next seven years, Bulgaria will receive close to EUR 7 B from the European Union, Finance Ministry officials have announced. The country had to prepare a certain set of papers for the cash and the Council of Ministers approved those papers las

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria Elects First MEPs on May 20

Bulgarian voters will head to the ballot boxes on May 20 to elect for the first time their representatives in the European Parliament. This is envisaged by a presidential decree that was published in Friday's issue of the State Gazette.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1369

Bulgaria's PM Keeps Low Profile in Brussels over Closed Nuke Units

Bulgaria's prime minister has refused to put the closed nuke units issue on the table of the EU summit, which he is attending in Brussels. "There is no point in raising the issue in a way, which will provoke negative reactions only," Sergey Stanishev sai

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1605

EC Grants Garbage Money to Bulgarian Municipalities

The European Commission will grant EUR 16 M to seven Bulgarian municipalities for managing with the waste products. Another EUR 2 M will be allocated from the national budget.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 913

Bulgaria Needs Bigger Budget Surplus - EC

Bulgaria needs to reach a bigger budget surplus than what the cabinet has planned for 2007, European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said Wednesday. Alumnia's commission took a look at Bulgaria, Romania and Latvia's convergence

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1187

Italian Uni to Teach Immigrant Management after Bulgaria, Romania Accession

Italy's Sacro Cuore catholic university in Milan will reach a course on managing the flow of new immigrants following the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union earlier this year, news portal Pronto Sofia reported on Tuesday. The topics

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1181

EC Blacklists 5 Bulgarian, 9 Russian Air Carriers

The European Commission has added five Bulgarian companies to the blacklisted air carriers that cannot service flights within the EU. The newly-published list of banned companies reflects the restrictions that Bulgaria and Russia have both placed on thei

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1666

Bulgaria's President Oks Controversial MEP Bill with Pinch of Salt

Bulgaria's president approved, albeit tentatively, the bill for the election of the country's first members in the European Parliament. Georgi Parvanov signed the decree for promulgation of the law in the State Gazette, even though expressing fears that

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1067

Bulgaria's Economic Initiative Union Names MEP Picks

Bulgaria's Union for Economic Initiative handed a list of nine persons, candidates for MEPs, to the Bulgarian parties on Monday. Chairman of the Union, Theodore Dechev, announced the news, but did not give the names of the nine candidates.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

Renegotiating Bulgaria's Nuke Opening Highly Unlikely

It is highly improbable that the EU reopens the energy chapter for Bulgaria's only nuke Kozloduy, MEP Vittorio Prodi said Monday in an interview for Darik News. From a technical point of view, the now closed units 3 and 4 of the power plant may be reopen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903