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Bulgaria's Socialists, Sofia Mayor's Party Top MEP Race - Poll

A survey has showed that Bulgaria's socialists would garner some 23% of the votes in the upcoming MEP elections, followed by Sofia Mayor's party GERB with 16%. This would have been the situation if the elections have been held last week, the National Cen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1303

EU May Sanction Bulgaria for Slacking

European Commission experts have warned that Bulgaria is one of the 24 country members that still haven't implemented the directive for markets of financial instruments in its laws and this may lead to sanctions. This is one of the most important EU dire

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1524

Bulgaria, Romania Join EU-Russia Partnership Agreement

The names of Bulgaria and Romania, which joined the European Union at the beginning of the year, have been added to the current EU-Russia partnership agreement. A joint statement to this effect was signed in Luxembourg by Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1547

17 Foreigners to Vote in Bulgaria's MEP Elections

Seventeen foreign nationals, citizens of the European Union and permanent residents in Bulgaria, have applied for joining the country's first vote for European parliamentarians, the central election body announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1499

Bulgarian UFD Party Kicks-off Low-key MEP Campaign

Bulgarian centre-right Union of Free Democrats (UFD) vowed to keep its campaign for the European Parliament elections low-key, focusing on issues rather than attention-seeking events. "Our goal is not to have loud concerts, but to give the voters a clear

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1023

Bulgaria Centre-Right GERB Party Kicks-Off MEP Campaign

Bulgarian centre-right GERB party, whose unofficial leader is popular Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov, kicked off its campaign for the European Parliament on Sunday with a rally and a concert in the capital. The party, which was officially registered last yea

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1116

Bulgaria's Centrists Launch MEP Pre-Election Campaign

Bulgaria's centrist party Simeon II National Movement officially launched their MEP pre-election campaign on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1838

Bulgaria's Democrats Launch MEP Campaign with Volley Game

Bulgaria's Union of the Democratic Forces party officially launched its MEP pre-election campaign with a volleyball game on Saturday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 21, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1354

MEP Election Campaign Videos of Bulgaria's Ultra-Nationalists Rejected

Bulgarian National Television refused to air the two MEP pre-elections videos of country's ultra-nationalist party Ataka, it became clear on Friday. The state TV channel refused their airing because the videos show the personalities of Ex-FM Solomon Pass

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1234

Bulgarian Socialists Lose Ground Ahead of MEP Vote

Bulgarian Socialists retained their leading position in public opinion polls ahead of next month's MEP vote in the country, but the gap to second-placed GERB party has shrunk drastically, according to a survey by pollsters Alfa Research. Socialist suppor

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Gay Idol Joins Bulgaria's Socialists MEP Campaign

The MEP pre-election campaign of Bulgaria's socialist formation is to be officially opened Friday evening in the seaside city of Varna. The Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will take part in the event.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1707

Poettering Calls for Nurses Freedom From Bulgaria's Parliament

The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering called for the release of the five nurses sentenced to death in Libya from the Parliament tribune in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Go-Ahead for MEP Pre-Election Campaign in Bulgaria

Thirteen political parties, one coalition and two independent candidates, who were registered to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians, started to roll out their pre-election campaigns on April 20.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1053

Euro-Parliament President Unhappy with Sofia Information Center

The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering opened the new Information Center of the European Parliament in Sofia on Thursday, but was left displeased with its location. "The parliament's goal is to promote an image of Europe as an open

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Bulgarian Band Sends CDs to MEPs as Support of Libya-Jailed Nurses

All members of the European Parliament received Thursday extraordinary gifts as the Bulgarian world-fusion ethno crossover music band Lot Lorien sent them their latest album on CD. This was done as part of the "You are Not Alone" initiative as the band

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1285

EcoFin Meeting To Discuss VAT Fraud

The finance ministers from the 27 EU member states will meet for their monthly meeting on Friday, with measures to prevent value-added tax (VAT) fraud topping the agenda. The focus of the meeting will be the optional general reverse charge system as an e

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 989

EU Market Opened for 14 Bulgarian Milk, Meat Producers

The European Union's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) has voted to allow a total of 14 Bulgarian milk and meat producing companies distribute their products in the Union. These companies will be able to start offering their

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

UK To Launch Point-Based Immigration System

The UK government has decided to introduce a new point-based system that would only allow migrants whose skills are on demand in the country to enter.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1398

Court Rejects Appeal on Bulgarian Nurses' MEP Nominations

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court rejected the appeal of the centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" for the refusal of the Electoral Committee to register the Libya-jailed nurses as MEP candidates.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 990

New EP Initiative in Support of Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Nurses

Representatives of all political forces in the European Parliament are to take part in the representation ceremony of a new initiative in support of the five Bulgarian nurses on death row in Libya. The campaign, which will be going under the motto "Bring

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1553

European Parliament's President on Official Visit to Bulgaria

The president of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Poettering arrives on a two-day official visit to Bulgaria on Thursday. The visit coincides with the beginning of the MEP election campaign.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952