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Cecilia Sarkozy Provides Plane for Bulgaria's HIV Convicts in Libya

The wife of the French president, who made a surprise visit to the jailed Bulgarian nurses in Libya, has vowed to secure a plane in case the convicts are released.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2291

Sarkozy's Wife Visits Libya-Jailed Bulgarian Medics, Qaddafi

The wife of the French president has met for the second time Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi after paying a surprise visit to the jailed Bulgarian medics, RFI reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7788

EP President Worried over Bulgarian Medics' Re-Confirmed Death Sentences

Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament, expressed Wednesday his concern of the re-confirmed death sentences of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, jailed in Libya.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1122

Van Orden: I'm terrified but Not Surprised by Libya's Decision

The ex-EP rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey Van Orden said he is terrified but not surprised about the conformation of the death verdicts of Libya-jailed medics. "Now we hope that the five nurses and the doctor will be pardoned by Libyan leader Muammar Qa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

Ferrero-Waldner "Deeply Regrets" Libya's Verdict on Bulgarian Nurses

Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, expressed deep regrets over the confirmation of the death sentences for the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2335

Bulgaria EU Commish Proposes "Fire-safe" Cigarettes

Bulgarian EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has called for cigarettes to be made fire-safe, Darik News reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1388

EC Approached over Bulgaria's NATURA 2000

Six Bulgarian eco-organizations and the global environment conservation organization WWF have lodged a complaint against the Bulgarian government with the European Commission. The reason that triggered this action is that the cabinet did not introduce a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 9, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2244

EC: Resignations Not Enough in High-Level Corruption Combat

The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria cited the wave of resignations in the government as a good sign of tackling high-level corruption, but said it was not enough.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 6, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1515

Bulgaria to Catch up EU15 in 100 Years - Survey

Bulgaria will need at least 100 years to catch up with the living standards of the Western European members of EU, according to a new survey. Researchers from the University of California, LA (UCLA) believe Bulgaria will be the slowest of all Eastern Eur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 5, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2533

Bulgaria to Pay Remaining BGN 374,2 M of EU Affiliation Fee End-07

Bulgaria has to transfer BGN 374,2 M by the end of the year to the European Union as an instalment to the budget of the block. Until now the country has paid a total of BGN 252,2 M to the EU, which is a little above 40% of the total amount of Bulgaria's

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 4, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1148

Portugal Vows to Work on Bulgarian Medics Release

The release of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya is one of the priorities of the Portuguese presidency of the EU, Portugal's ambassador to Sofia, Mario Jesus dos Santos said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1532

Portugal Takes over EU Presidency from Germany

Portugal took over the European Union presidency from Germany with the pledge to work for the successful conclusion of negotiations over the new EU treaty. At the end of the EU summit on 21 and 22 June, Portuguese prime minister Jos?© S??crates announced

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1226

EC Representation Head: Progress Report on Bulgaria Objective

The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria has described the first progress report on the country since joining the EU as an objective assessment.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgarian MEPs' Monthly Wage Equal to Country's MPs'

The Bulgarian MEPs will get a monthly wage equal to their MP colleagues in Bulgaria, the country's parliament decided on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgaria's FM: EC's Report is Objective

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin defined the European Commission first report on the country since its joining the EU as an objective assessment to the current situation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

Bulgarian Politicians React Positively to EC Report

Bulgaria's three-way ruling coalition called the first progress report of the European Commission since the country's joining the EU in January "objective" and "positive". The parliamentary majority defined the critical remarks in it as being "in the tol

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1206

EC Report on Bulgaria Sets Six Benchmarks for Judiciary Reform

The European Commission approved on Wednesday its reform progress report on Bulgaria, outlining six concrete benchmarks in the area of judiciary reform and fight against corruption. If the country fails to meet them, it could trigger safeguard clauses ne

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2084

Bulgaria Made Progress in Aviation, Food Safety, Agriculture Funding - EC Report

Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday stated that the country has made some progress in the area of agricultural funds, aviation and food safety and animal health. No safeguard clauses were applied in th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1284

Bulgaria Gets EU "Reality Check"

Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, did not invoke the safeguard clauses, but demanded more political commitment to implementing judiciary reforms. "These reports are a real

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1960

EU Presents Assessment Report on Bulgaria, Romania

The Head Representative of the European Commission in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys is to present Wednesday the progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in the country. It is expected that the commission will criticize the two

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1181

3 EU Commissioners Object to Tough Talk in Bulgaria, Romania Report

Three EU commissioners have asked for a milder wording of a report assessing the progress of reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, but met the opposition of the rest of the bloc's executive, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Justice and home affairs commissioner F

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1551