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Bulgaria PM Praises Progress on EU Funds

Bulgaria's prime minister Sergey Stanishev praised on Monday the progress made by the country in securing EU funding under operational programmes. All of Bulgaria's seven programmes have received the European Commission's approval, with three of them alr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1082

Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgaria's EU Entry Secured Nurses Release

Bulgaria's accession to the European Union made the release of the nurses jailed in Libya a mission possible, said EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva. The Bulgarian, who in charge of consumer affairs in the European Commission, talked to Darik radio on the p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1409

EC Approves Fishery Operational Program for Bulgaria

Bulgaria is to seal in few days the contract on the fishery and aquaculture program with the EU after the bloc approved Thursday its financing for the period 2007-2013. The decision has already been signed by Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

EC Tells Bulgaria to Tighten Administration, Improve Labour Force

The European Commission told Bulgaria to tighten up its administration and improve the quality of its labour force in order to achieve the goals set out in the Lisbon Strategy for economic and social sustainability. Bulgaria should "urgently strengthen a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1405

The Netherlands Want Bulgaria, Romania to Stay out of Labour Market

The ruling coalition in the Netherlands announced they want to postpone the opening of the Dutch borders to Bulgarian and Romanian workers. Christian Democrats CDA and Labour PvdA party said they do not consider lifting the work permit requirements for w

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2254

Bulgaria Closes European Year of Equal Opportunities

Bulgaria's Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova officially closed the series of events held as part of the European Year of Equal Opportunities in the country at a final conference in Sofia. There have been presented the results of all the activities

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 998

Kuneva, Barrot Vow To Push Airlines for Better Services

European commissioners Meglena Kuneva and Jacques Barrot have reiterated their readiness to push airlines for improved services for consumers after an air passenger complaints report was published this week. Luggage problems, cancellations and delays rem

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1683

Barrot: Brussels May Lift Safeguard on Bulgaria Aviation Next Year

European Commission Vice President and Transport Commissioner Jacques Barrot, who is on a visit to Bulgaria, said the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation is likely to be scrapped in the first half of next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1361

EU Approves Biggest Schengen Enlargement

The border and passport-free Schengen zone of the European Union is to see its largest expansion in two weeks time, as EU interior ministers approved the move on Thursday. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, and the Cz

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2230

EU Consumer Protection Commish Launches "Safe Christmas" Campaign in Bulgaria

EU consumer affairs commissioner Meglena Kuneva launched the "Safe Christmas" campaign in her native Bulgaria, aiming to raise consumer awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys, in the busy pre-Christmas period. The campaign will focu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1290

EU Transport Commish Barrot Pays 2-Day Visit to Bulgaria

The European Union's transport commissioner Jacques Barrot is to arrive in Bulgaria on Thursday to pay a two-day visit to the country. During the visit, Barrot will meet with Bulgarian prime minister Sergey Stanishev, transport minister Petar Mutafchiev

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 6, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1084

Bulgaria Launches EU Environment Operational Program

Bulgaria's Environment and Waters Ministry has officially opened Wednesday the environment operational program for the period 2007-2013 after its financing was sealed with the EC on November 27. The program, which is one of the seven to be financed by th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1638

Bulgarians Least Interested in Science News across EU

Bulgarians ranked at the bottom of a survey, exploring attitudes to science news in European Union member states.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2446

EC Appoints New Representation Chiefs for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission said on Tuesday it has picked Zinaida Zlatanova and Niculae Idu as the new heads of representation in Bulgaria and Romania, respectively. The appointments will be finalised after the acceptance of the offer by the candidates and t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1600

Bulgarian Commish Kuneva Launches Web-chat

Bulgaria's EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva, in charge of consumer affairs, will launch her first web-chat on Wednesday, the EC press service said on Tuesday. The two-hour event will start at 6 pm Bulgarian time and will have a festive theme - "Have a safe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

Bulgaria Finmin Heads for ECOFIN Meeting in Brussels

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski will take part in the ECOFIN meeting of EU finance ministers on Tuesday, the ministry's press service said. The council will review measures taken by Poland, in response to its latest recommendation under the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1161

EU Transport Commish Barrot To Visit Bulgaria December 6-7

The European Union's transport commissioner Jacques Barrot will visit Bulgaria on December 6 and 7, the European Commission's representation in Bulgaria said on Monday. During the two-day visit, Barrot will meet with Bulgarian prime minister Sergey Stani

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1049

EU Pushes Forward with Galileo Satellite System

EU transport ministers have agreed on Friday to continue developing the Galileo satellite navigation project, which it envisions as an alternative to the US-developed GPS system. The system will comprise 30 satellites in mid-Earth orbit at an altitude of

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1059

Bulgaria Gets New Brussels Warning over Seafarers

Bulgaria is set to receive a new warning from Brussels after failing to transpose the European Union regulations on seafarers mobility and crew skills into its national legislation. The European Commission announced on Thursday it will send letters of fo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1492

Bulgaria in EU Bad Books over Telecoms Regulator Lack of Independence

The European Commission said on Wednesday it opened infringement proceeding against Bulgaria over its telecommunications regulator lacking independence and effectiveness. The news comes on the heels of the bloc's executive recent announcements that it pl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1163

Bulgaria Signs EUR 3,1 B EU Transport, Environment Programmes

Bulgaria signed on Tuesday two operational programmes with the EU, under which the country will receive EUR 3,1 B in funding for the 2007-2013 period. The European Commission approved the transport and environment operational programmes for Bulgaria earl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526