Joining the European Union will be tougher for those in the waiting room of the block, EU leaders made it clear at their regular summit. "We cannot lower our standards.
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The EU Foreign Ministers' decision to freeze the accession talks with Turkey is fair and objective, Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev told Darik News. The process is not stopped but a clear indication is given that if Turkey wants to be a full-fledged membe
EC President Jose Manuel Barroso and Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn welcomed to the EU Bulgarians and Romanians in their native languages.
The European Union warned Russia against plans to ban meat imports from the entire 25-nation bloc as of January 1, 2007, when Bulgaria and Romania will join, dpa reported.
The UK government will review the labour access restrictions imposed on Bulgarians and Romanians in a year time, a British interior official said in Sofia. Under British legislation, local employers are allowed to hire highly qualified foreign workers on
Weeks before Bulgaria's EU accession, moving verses by Irish poet Mairtin O' Direain adorned one of the walls of the biggest shopping and entertainment mall in the capital.
Dimitar Stoyanov and his girlfriend are reportedly on top of the ticket Ataka (Attack) nationalistic party with which it will run for Bulgaria's first elections to the European Parliament. The polls are set for May 2007, but the date is still unknown.
The European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels for a summit to open with a warm welcome to newcomers Bulgaria and Romania. To celebrate this important occasion, the European Commission is organizing a major open-doors event in the center of Brussel
Finnish MEP Ari Vatanen demanded that the European Commission stand for decommissioning Kozloduy nuke units 3 and 4 at the end of this year is reconsidered.
Belgian police have raided an EU building under construction in Brussels in connection with an investigation into illegal workers. Dozens of black market workers were arrested, according to local press reports as quoted by EUbserver.
The EC has drawn up the monitoring mechanism on newcomers Bulgaria and Romania to ensure they sustain the pace of reforms. The decision to approve the documents was adopted Wednesday, on the eve of a key summit to put the final welcoming touches to the t
The International Migration Organization and the UK Embassy in Romania opened a free of charge number for Romanians interested in the labor conditions in the UK as of next year.
The Members of the European Parliament have backed a deal, reached with EU governments, on wide-ranging legislation to control the use of toxic chemicals in industry, so-called REACH. The wide-scope directive is designed to make firms prove the thousands
The European Union leaders are preparing a warm welcome for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania during the summit December 14-15. To celebrate this important occasion, the European Commission is organizing a major open-doors event in the centre of Brus
A Bulgarian delegation led by Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has left for Brussels to partake in a summit in Helsinki in the end of this week. EU leaders are expected to put the brakes on further enlargement, amid general consensus that the bloc must fi
The central Romanian newspapers say their EU Commissioner Leonard Orban (multilingualism) should be proud he got 12 votes more than Bulgaria's candidate Meglena Kuneva (consumer protection).
The European Parliament awarded Tuesday Belarussian opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich the 2006 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The announcement was accompanied by an appeal for tougher sanctions against the country's regime.
The European Commission harshly criticized Moscow's decision to conduct bilateral talks with each EU nation, which is willing to export its animal products to Russia. As of January 1, Russia will only import meat from those EU nations willing to sign bil
Hungarian government has moved towards only partial opening of its labour market to job seekers from Romania and Bulgaria. The motion comes about three weeks before the two countries join the European Union on January 1.
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