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For the first seven months of the year 2008, Bulgaria has received BGN 1,297 B from the European Funds, according to statements coming from Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski.
At the same time the country had made a deposit of BGN 392 M in those funds.
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Petar Mutafchiev denied Monday the recent publications in the Bulgarian press that the EC had frozen EUR 1,6 B for Bulgaria under the Transport Operative Program.
Bulgaria is still a corruption State and has not registered any progress in the fight against corruption since 2001, according to research data of "Transparency International Bulgaria."
Brussels' blow on Bulgaria might be twice as heavier than what the public learned during the past week, according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian daily newspaper "Sega" ("Now").
The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev participated in a working lunch Friday with the Ambassadors of the EU member states to Sofia.
The event took place in the French Embassy at the invitation of the French Ambassador Etienne de Poncins, and was
The European Union softened its criticisms of Bulgaria and Romania, according to the British magazine "The Economist". The publication makes further comments that even by Brussels' polite standards, the criticism has been quite tough.
Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev is to meet Friday with ambassadors of EU member states as the working lunch is organized at the invitation of French ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins.
The meeting is in the frame of the French presidency of the Eur
Dozens of Bulgarian farmers blocked a road outside the southern city of Kurdzhali Thursday in protest against the decision of the European Commission to freeze EUR 121 M of SAPARD funds, which was confirmed with the monitoring report on Wednesday.
Bulgaria could use some of the money from the EU funds by redirecting projects from the agencies stripped off accreditation to allocate EU funds to similar bodies in other ministries, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva said Wednesday.
"As the recen
The evaluations indicated in the current critical report of the European Commission on Bulgaria will stimulate the harder work of the country's government, Interior Minister Mihail Mikov said Wednesday.
The EC reports on Bulgaria, which were released on Wednesday should not lead to negativism and neglecting the work done by the country's institutions and society, said President Georgi Parvanov in a statement.
"Bulgaria is going on its European way and t
The members of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council criticized Wednesday the report of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF, which leaked to the press last week, and revealed scandalous violations in SAPARD funds absorption as well as political cover-ups.
The European Commission presented Wednesday its two expectedly highly critical monitoring reports on Bulgaria.
The European Commission is to present Wednesday two monitoring reports over the progress of Bulgaria in the judicial sphere and absorption of EU funding, expected to contain some of the harshest criticism towards the country since its accession into the b
The German expert Philip von Walderdorf said Tuesday the situation in Bulgaria was like in some African country, and that it could not be tolerated.
Bulgaria is pushing the whole region as well as Macedonia away from the EU, according to a leading article of the Macedonian newspaper Utrinski vesnik on Tuesday.
The second part of the Monitoring Report on Bulgaria states that the European Commission was going to continue to watch the country closely regarding the six problematic areas dealing with the combating of corruption and organized crime.
In the first part of its monitoring report expected on Wednesday the European Commission is going to strip two of Bulgaria's government agencies of their accreditation for the PHARE Program.
Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, also known as the "Iron Megi", said Friday night in Brussels that the EUR 7 B the country was supposed to receive from the EU before 2013 were presently not threatened by sanctions, the Bulgarian Nation
Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs Gergana Grancharova compared Saturday the monitoring reports of the European Commission to an inspection of one's car by the traffic police.
The upcoming monitoring report of the European Commission on Bulgaria is going to be the most devastatingly critical such document that has ever been published.
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