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Bulgaria is set to receive a new warning from Brussels after failing to transpose the European Union regulations on seafarers mobility and crew skills into its national legislation.
The European Commission announced on Thursday it will send letters of fo
The European Commission said on Wednesday it opened infringement proceeding against Bulgaria over its telecommunications regulator lacking independence and effectiveness.
The news comes on the heels of the bloc's executive recent announcements that it pl
Bulgaria signed on Tuesday two operational programmes with the EU, under which the country will receive EUR 3,1 B in funding for the 2007-2013 period.
The European Commission approved the transport and environment operational programmes for Bulgaria earl
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) launches Tuesday new inspections of Bulgaria's civil aviation.
The experts will check the capacity of aviation authorities and inspect the way certificates are issued to local airlines.
More than 18 million Romanians are eligible to head to the polls on Sunday to elect 35 representatives to the European Parliament.
This will be the first European vote for Romania since it joined the European Union together with Bulgaria on January 1.
EC Representation in Bulgaria awarded Thursday the young winners in the national "Creating Europe" contest, giving them the opportunity to realize their European dreams.
"You represent no only modern Europe but also the future of Europe," said Michael Hu
European Commission congratulated Ukraine on its decision to drop the visa regime for Bulgaria and Romania on Thursday.
Bulgaria environment minister Dzhevdet Chakarov visits Brussels on Thursday in a bid to protect Bulgaria's greenhouse emissions quota.
Chakarov is to meet with the EU Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas.
The number of Bulgarians and Romanians who were given permission to work in the United Kingdom fell in the third quarter, according to the latest figures.
The Home Office's quarterly statistics show that the permissions went down from 9,335 between April
The EU has denied claims it plans to question women about their sexual history as part of a drive to improve census statistics, BBC reported.
The European Commission presented Tuesday the outcome of its review of the single European market in each of its 27 member states, as well as unveiling a package of initiatives to modernize it to meet the challenges of the globalisation era.
"We have ach
The European Commission expressed concern about the presence of the word cannabis in the name of a product, legally sold in several EU member states.
The statement was made in an official answer to Bulgarian MEP Marusya Lubcheva's inquiry letter about th
Bulgaria is to receive EUR 41.5 M by 2011 under a program for cooperation with Norway and another financing program of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The European Parliament approved on Thursday the expansion of the Schengen agreement borderless area to nine new member states.
The motion passed with 459 votes in favour, 13 against and 42 abstentions.
Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski chaired on Wednesday the first meeting of the committee overseeing the utilisation of funds allocated by the EU under the National Strategic Reference Framework.
"We will make every effort to improve the comp
The EU moved to crack down on websites selling airline tickets that mislead potential customers, carrying out an investigation in 15 member states and Norway to identify offenders.
"The clampdown covers Europe's leading airlines, low cost carriers as wel
Bulgaria is to launch Wednesday the EU Regional Development operational program, focused mainly on the improvement of the education, social and culture infrastructure in the country.
The conference will be opened by the Regional Development Minister Asse
Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski opened Monday the technical support operational program after the European Commission has officially approved its financing on November 7.
The program, along with six others, is to be financed by the EU struc
Romania's acting ambassador to the UK has greeted the British government's decision to continue restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania with disappointment, saying the move was symbolic not practical, the Guardian Unlimited reported.
France will open another 88 professions on its labour market for Bulgarians and Romanians, adding to a list of 62 that were approved at the end of last year, said Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins on Friday.
The permission is to come into force, sta
Bulgaria needs BGN 62 M in order to complete the introduction of a network of top-notch emergency centres for monitoring all distress calls, the disaster management minister said.
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