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Rightists Warn against Further EU Restrictions on Bulgaria

Right-wingers from the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) warned that the European Commission might further restrict Bulgaria in its membership rights. At a press conference on Friday, leader Petar Stoyanov pointed at the ineffective market control and con

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Take Seats Jan 15

The MEPs from Bulgaria and Romania will take their full-fledged seats in Strasbourg on January 15, when the Parliament opens its first 2007 session. Sofia sends 18 and Romania - 35 lawmakers, who unlike previously, will enjoy full voting rights in both p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 754

The Economist: Romania's Political Class Outscored Bulgaria

Bulgaria's small size may be an advantage for its EU integration, but Romania's political class has recently outscored Bulgaria's, the Economist commented the accession of the two countries in its first issue for the new year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1510

Bulgaria Wants EU to Pay EUR 1 B for Nuke Units Closure

Bulgaria will take steps for increasing the amount of compensations from the European Union for the closure of units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy nuclear power plant, the energy minister told the national radio.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 989

Bulgarians Add "Let Them Free" T-Shirts to Medics' Campaign

Bulgarian journalists, district governors, mayors, NGO representatives as well as EU Representative Michael Humphreys and UNDP resident representative Neil Buhne were recognised for contribution to Bulgaria's path to the EU. In an event adding to the ser

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2407

Hungary Closes Labour Market for Bulgarians for 6 Months

The Hungarian government announced its decision to impose a six-month transition period for immigrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania. It said the restrictive regime will be reviewed in six months.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1263

Verheugen: Small EU States Do Not Need Full Commissioners

European Commission vice-president Guenter Verheugen has questioned the need for small EU countries to have their own member of the European Commission, EUobserver reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 655

Voices for Reviving Kozloduy Gain Momentum

Bulgaria's energy minister echoed Thursday hopes that the two decommissioned nuke units may be brought back to life.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Bulgaria's Drivers-To-Be to Pay Double for Tests

The cost for taking the driving licence test in Bulgaria will increase twice. Drivers-to-be will have to pay BGN 10 for the practical and another BGN 10 for the theoretical part.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

Lidove Noviny: Bulgarian Doctors Refuse to Work in Czech Republic

Bulgarian doctors do not want to work in the Czech Republic because of the language barrier, daily Lidove Noviny said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1252

Bulgaria, Romania Celebrate "EU Entry as Liberation"

"On New Year's Day, the silent empire expanded again," the Guardian wrote in a commentary of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 985

EC Representation, Germany Welcome Bulgaria

Bulgaria's former EU-Affairs minister and now EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva, Michael Humphreys, head of the European Commission Representation to Bulgaria and Germany's ambassador here Michael Geier joined hands at a commemorative cocktail. Earlier in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 851

Bulgaria Prepares to Launch FP7

Bulgaria's Ministry of Education and Science is preparing a conference to launch the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in Sofia. The event will open on January 31 and will last until 1 February 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 750

Orthodox Churches Gain Strength with EU Newcomers

Orthodox churches will live through a revival as Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union this year, said. According to the online edition Christian Today, Orthodox voices will be louder because both nations have growing populations, which boost its

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 936

Bulgaria, Romania Scrap Border Barriers

Bulgarian and Romanian officials gathered Wednesday at the border checkpoint near Silistra-Calarasi to officially remove the barriers on this land frontier. Silistra's district governor Svetlana Velikova, deputy prefect of Calarasi Cornel Coman, accompan

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1326

Bulgarians Step in EU Unaware of Benefits - Study

Bulgarians have celebrated the New Year and the country's EU accession with fanfares, but nearly half of them are unaware of the benefits this alliance would bring them, according to a fresh study. Some 44% of respondents claim this, while 15-16% still d

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Revives Kozloduy Hopes

Bulgaria may approach the European Union council of energy ministers to consider putting back into operations its two decommissioned nuke units.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1005

Bulgaria's Health Bodies Control Food Safety

Bulgaria's health bodies will control food hygiene and safety in accordance with the EU regulations as of January 1, 2007.

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Armed Forces Raise EU, Bulgaria's Flags

The flags of Bulgaria and the EU were officially raised at the building of the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Wednesday.

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Bulgarians Abroad Approach EP over Health Insurance Tax

Bulgarian nationals, living abroad, have lodged a petition with the European Parliament, in a bid to urge the government to cancel all health insurance taxes due by expatriates for the period since 2000. "We hoped that Bulgarian accession to the EU would

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Italy's Ambassador: Bulgarians are Good, Hard-Working Migrants

Italy does not see the presence of Bulgarians, numbering about 80,000-90,000, as a problem, the country's ambassador here commented in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885
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