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The European Parliament's awarded Thursday its 2008 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Chinese political activist, prominent human rights activist and dissident Hu Jia.
Hu Jia has embraced a wide range of causes, including environmental issues,
The Members of the European Parlaiment (MEP) issued a resolution Thursday describing the artificial famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as "an appalling crime against the Ukrainian people, and against humanity".
According to the resolution, the Holodomor fami
Bulgaria's government has hired the Brussels law firm Alber & Geiger as consultants as it lobbies the European Commission over its decision to freeze significant amounts of its EU funding, the UK publication Legal Week reported Thursday.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev presented Wednesday the first official report on the country's role in the decision-making process in the EU under the Slovenian and French Presidency.
"During the past two years since Bulgaria became a member o
The EU is to provide EUR 4.5 B in financial aid coming under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) programme for eight southeastern European countries until 2010.
The annual meeting of the "Homologues' Group" of European auditors opened Monday in Cardiff and is hosted this year by the Welsh Assembly Government as announced in apr??s release of the European commission.
Danuta H??bner, Commissioner for Regional Poli
The European Council declared Thursday that the European Union (EU) leaders had agreed on the need for coordinated economic policies to deal with current and future financial crises.
At the two-day summit in Brussels, the 27 EU member states agreed to ba
Bulgaria's Sliven municipality is to develop its water infrastructure with the money allocated through ISPA fund as provides an agreement signed Wednesday by the town's Mayor Yordan Lechkov and Environment Minister Dzhevdet Chakarov.
All the money on the
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is participating Wednesday and Thursday in the regular European Council meeting in Brussels.
Bulgaria's National Agriculture Fund has renewed payments for approved SAPARD projects, using money from the national budget, officials reported Tuesday.
About BGN 200 M will be paid from the budget to compensate the blocked funds under the program.
Bulgaria's Interior Minister Mihail Mikov visited Monday the northwest city of Vidin where he placed the first Bulgarian EU license plate during a special ceremony.
The leaders of the Eurozone states agreed late Sunday night in Paris on a joint package to deal with the consequences of the raging global financial crisis.
Oleaginous roses from the Bulgarian region of Kazanlak are going to be planted in front of the City Hall in the French suburb of Saint Herblain on October 12.
Saint Herblain is the largest suburb of the city of Nantes, and lies adjacent to its west side.
The former Bulgarian "Road Fund," which has been transformed into an Agency under the management of the Bulgarian Prime Minister has illegally approved 21 projects form the European Union "Regional Development" program.
The information was announced Tues
A total of 143 Bulgarians currently hold administrative jobs at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels with a hiring goal of 227 by 2011, according to the EC.
102 Bulgarians have assistant positions with a quote of 133, which must be filled by 2011.
The Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva has ordered weekly monitoring of the work of the National "Road Infrastructure" Agency due to serious delays in projects from the European Union PHARE and ISPA programs.
The Deputy Prime Minister def
Bulgarian farmers are going to receive EUR 5 B for the seven year period between 2007 and 2013, as announced Friday by the Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev.
Stanishev spoke at the official ceremony to inaugurate the start of the informational ca
A special unit composed of five prosecutors is going to deal with the misuse of European funds from the SAPARD, ISPA, PHARE and "Leonardo da Vinci" programs, according to the spokesperson of the Chief Prosecutor.
The order of the Chief Prosecutor establi
Bulgaria has made good progress in the development of its macroeconomics and in the fight against corruption, according to Members of the European Parliament from the Budget Control Commission.
The delegation is visiting Bulgaria on the initiative of Bul
A delegation from the European Parliament, led by the Regional Development Committee's head Gerardo Galeote, is to supervise the way the EU funds are absorbed in Bulgaria.
The aim of the officials, who arrived in Sofia on Tuesday, is to check whether the
The EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva announced Monday the European Commission was going to start a penal procedure against the country if it was discovered that the electricity and heating bills were larger than the actual consumptio
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