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EU Parliament Approves Tobacco Growing Subsidies till 2013

The European Parliament approved Tuesday the so called Berlato Report, which proposed the extension of subsidies for the producers of raw tobacco by 2013, the press service of the EP announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3652

Bulgaria Sets Up Public Register of EU Funded Municipal Projects

Bulgaria's local and central authorities are to establish a public register of the municipal administrations' EU-funded projects by end of June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1516

Bulgaria to Negotiate with EC over Fuel Excise

Bulgaria's government is to start negotiations with the European Commission over the amount of the fuel excise in the country, Economy Minister Petar Dimitrov said Tuesday. Dimitrov made the announcement during a meeting with representatives of transport

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Bulgaria Deputy PM Holds Key Meetings on EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva held several meetings with key officials on Monday in order to speed up the measures for improving the absorption of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1341

Bulgaria Govt and Sofia Municipality Save ISPA Project for EUR 58,5 M

Representatives of the Bulgarian cabinet and of Sofia Municipality met Monday in order to save at the last minute an infrastructure project for Sofia's water supply system funded with EUR 58,5 M from the EU ISPA Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1537

EU Medics Officially Back Bulgarian Colleagues' Pay Rise Demands

The European Federation of Salaried Doctors adopted a resolution in support of Bulgarian medics' pay rise demands at a regular sitting in Prague, Bulgaria's Medical Association said Sunday. The document emphasizes on the European experts' concern over th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1238

Bulgaria Deputy PM on EU Funds Announces Action Plan

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy Minister on absorption of EU funds Meglena Plugchieva gave Friday her first conference presenting her action plan for measures to be carried out by June 16.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1748

Germany Interior Minister Wolfgang Scheuble Visits Bulgaria

The German Interior Minister Wolfgang Scheuble arrived on an official visit to Bulgaria on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2924

Bulgaria State Employees to Become Fluent in English

Bulgaria Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform Nikolay Vassilev, gave Friday in the city of Varna the official start of the biggest so far English language education initiative for state employees. The European Social Fund of the Ope

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1350

Bulgaria Parliament Speaker Opens Conference on Lisbon EU Treaty

Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Georgi Pirinski opened Thursday a conference entitled "The Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Advantages and Benefits for EU Citizens".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1468

Bulgaria's Deputy PM on EU Funds Put in Charge of 2000 People

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva is in charge of all state agencies dealing with absorption of EU funds comprised of over 2000 civil servants. This was announced by the Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev on Thursday aft

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1301

Opposition Leader Yurukov: Bulgaria Is Already Problematic EU Member

Plamen Yurukov, the leader of the Union of Democratic Forces, the party emblematic for Bulgaria's post-socialist transition in the 1990s, stated Thursday the country was a passive and already problematic member of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1439

EC Letter Criticizing Bulgaria Cabinet Released with Five-Day Delay

A letter of the European Commission Director for Enlargement Michael Leigh to Bulgaria's Deputy Finance Minister Dimitar Ivanovski was released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Finance.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2154

Half EU Goes to Court Because of Bulgaria and Romania Diplomas

Almost half of the EU states will have to go to Court because those countries' legislatures are yet to recognize the secondary diplomas issued by colleges and universities in Bulgaria and Romania. The news came from the Romanian Information Agency NewsIn

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3278

Bulgaria PM Discusses Cabinet Changes with EU Ambassadors

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is scheduled to have a work meeting with ambassadors of EU member states in the country, in order to discuss the structural and staff changes in the Cabinet. According to the press service of the government, the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1096

Bulgaria Eco-Activists Protest in Brussels against Illegal Construction in Rila

Bulgarian eco-activists supported by international NGOs staged Thursday a demonstration in Brussels against the illegal resort construction under way in the Bulgarian Rila Mountain.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1853

European Central Bank Warns of Rising Inflation in Bulgaria

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published its Convergence Report 2008 that states there is considerable risk of inflation in Bulgaria to continue rising. Over the reference period from April 2007 to March 2008, Bulgaria recorded a 12-month average in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1556

EC and ECB Give Slovakia Green Light to Join the Eurozone in 2009

The European Commission and the European Central Bank approved Slovakia's joining of the Eurozone on January 1, 2009.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

France Ambassador to Bulgaria: We Hope for Action against Organized Crime

France's Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins said Wednesday that the EU was hoping Bulgaria would soon take action to combat organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 7, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

Environment Ministry: No Risks of EU Suits against Bulgaria

The Ministry of Environment and Waters announced Tuesday there were no risks of legal suits against Bulgaria in the European Court despite the initiation of a new punitive procedure by the European Commission over the government's failure to issue industr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 6, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1687

EU Commission Initiates New Punitive Procedure against Bulgaria

The European Commission is starting a new punitive procedure against Bulgaria (and eight other EU member states) over the failure to issue on time permits for a number of industrial installations already in operations, the Commission press service announc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 6, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1648
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