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Economist: Bulgaria, Romania Economies Worst Off in Eastern Europe

The economies of Bulgaria and Romania are the worst off in Eastern Europe, according to an article published on Thursday in the authoritative "Economist" magazine.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2733

Bulgaria Receives Official EC Warnings over Poor Environmental Performance

The European Commission has sent warning letters to Bulgaria in two separate cases over its failure to properly implement EC environmental laws, the Commission press center reported on Thursday. The first case concerns the waste framework directive, and

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1816

EC Launches Recovery Plan for Growth and Jobs

The European Commission presented Wednesday a comprehensive plan to drive Europe's recovery from the current economic crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1334

Bulgaria PM: Sometimes Brussels Is Unfair to Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev commented on the decision of the European Commission to deprive Bulgaria of EUR 520 M of PHARE funds by saying that sometimes the institutions in Brussels were unfair to his country. The Prime Minister alluded t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1983

Netherlands Labor Market to Remain Closed for Bulgarians over Financial Crisis

Most of the Members of Netherlands' Parliament want to extend the limited access of Bulgarians and Romanians to the country's labor market for three more years, Radio Netherlands reported Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1699

IHT: EU Effectively Declares Bulgaria Too Corrupt

By depriving Bulgaria of millions of euros in pre-accession aid on Tuesday, the EU effectively declared the country too corrupt to be trusted with the European subsidies, the International Herald Tribune writes Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 26, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1478

Bulgaria EP Member to Request Check-up of EC Enlargement Directorate's Activity

The Bulgarian member of the European Parliament (EP) from the European socialists' quota, Evgeny Kirilov is going to notify the European Audit Office regarding the way the European Commission's (EC) General Enlargement Directorate had approved projects at

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

Bulgaria Deputy PM: I Am Deeply Saddened by EC Decision

The Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister in charge of the European funds' absorption, Meglena Plugchieva expressed on Tuesday her deep disappointment of the European Commission's (EC) negative assessment and its refusal to restore the accreditation of two of B

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2121

Olli Rehn: This Is Not the Happiest Day of My Life

"This is not the happiest day of my life", was the European Commissioner for Enlargement Olli Rehn's comment regarding the Tuesday decision of the European Commission (EC) to irrevocably take away from Bulgaria EUR 520 M of EU PHARE Program funds. The EC

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2420

Bulgaria Loses EUR 520 M of EU PHARE Program Funds for Good

Bulgaria lost irrevocably EUR 520 M of EU PHARE Program funds on Tuesday as the European Commission refused to restore the accreditation of two of Bulgaria's PHARE executive agencies over fraud concerns. In the first place, Bulgaria loses EUR 220 M of pr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2802

EC Decision about Bulgaria PHARE Agencies Accreditation Expected in Days

The decision of the European Commission (EC) regarding the reinstitution of the Bulgaria PHARE program Agencies' accreditations is expected by the end of the week, the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva announced on Monday. Plugchieva fur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1485

Bulgaria Positive Changes Remain Hidden Behind Bad Publicity - Report

There are irreversible and positive changes in Bulgaria, which often remain hidden behind the boring reports of the European Union (EU), affirms the author of an extensive article published on Friday in the German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3091

Moneyval, FATF Experts Discuss Money Laundering

The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) are holding 24-26 November in Monte Carlo a joint meeting to discuss typologies

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3207

European Parliament President to Meet Hindu Statesman Zed

President of European Parliament Hans-Gert Pottering has invited Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, for a meeting to discuss Hindu issues and promote interfaith dialogue. The meeting would take place on December 10

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

Sweden Becomes 24th EU Member State to Ratify Lisbon Treaty

The Swedish Parliament ratified late Thursday night the Lisbon making Sweden the twenty-fourth member state of the EU to do so.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1572

OLAF Head: Frauds in Bulgaria Cost EU Budget up to EUR 100 M

The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF Franz-Hermann Bruener said Thursday in Sofia the EU budget had incurred losses of between EUR 10 M and EUR 100 M from the frauds with European funds in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1653

OLAF Director Pays Visit to Bulgaria

The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office Franz-Hermann Bruner arrives Thursday in Bulgaria at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister responsible for the management of the EU funds, Meglena Plugchieva. Mr Bruner is to discuss with PM Sergey Stanish

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

Times: Britain Urged to Open Door to Newest Europeans

Following the Tuesday report of European Commission (EC), showing that migration of workers had a positive impact on Member States' economies, the UK Times has published an article addressing issues of opening the country's labor markets to individuals fr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1747

Free Movement of Workers Good for Europe's Economy - Report

The European Commission (EC) published on Tuesday a report showing that migration workers from countries that joined the European Union in 2004 and 2007 have had a positive impact on Member States' economies and have not led to serious disturbances on the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Lobbyist: Bulgaria's Image as EU's Scarecrow Is Unfair

Bulgaria is doing at least as well as Romania in the fields of justice and home affairs but it has unfairly been portrayed in a more negative light.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1872

EU Agriculture Commissioner Against Extending Tobacco Producers Subsidies

The European Commission (EC) Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mariann Fischer-Boel refused on Tuesday to comply with requests to extend the term for subsidies for tobacco producers, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported. Fische

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1967
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