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European Parliament Awards Sakharov Prize to Chinese Political Activist

The European Parliament's awarded Thursday its 2008 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Chinese political activist, prominent human rights activist and dissident Hu Jia. Hu Jia has embraced a wide range of causes, including environmental issues,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2545

European Parliament Declares 1930s Ukrainian Famine Crime Against Humanity

The Members of the European Parlaiment (MEP) issued a resolution Thursday describing the artificial famine in Ukraine in 1932-1933 as "an appalling crime against the Ukrainian people, and against humanity". According to the resolution, the Holodomor fami

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Bulgaria Govt Hires Belgian Lobbyists over Post-EU-Accession Troubles

Bulgaria's government has hired the Brussels law firm Alber & Geiger as consultants as it lobbies the European Commission over its decision to freeze significant amounts of its EU funding, the UK publication Legal Week reported Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1982

PM Reports on Bulgaria's Role in EU Decision-making Process

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev presented Wednesday the first official report on the country's role in the decision-making process in the EU under the Slovenian and French Presidency. "During the past two years since Bulgaria became a member o

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 22, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1769

EU to Give EUR 4.5 B to Western Balkans, Turkey - Report

The EU is to provide EUR 4.5 B in financial aid coming under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) programme for eight southeastern European countries until 2010.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 21, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1429

Annual Meeting of Chief Auditors of EU Structural Funds Held in Cardiff

The annual meeting of the "Homologues' Group" of European auditors opened Monday in Cardiff and is hosted this year by the Welsh Assembly Government as announced in apr??s release of the European commission. Danuta H??bner, Commissioner for Regional Poli

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 20, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2095

European Council Sets up Mechanism to Deal with Financial Crisis

The European Council declared Thursday that the European Union (EU) leaders had agreed on the need for coordinated economic policies to deal with current and future financial crises. At the two-day summit in Brussels, the 27 EU member states agreed to ba

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 16, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1867

Bulgaria's Sliven to Develop Drainage Infrastructure with ISPA Funds

Bulgaria's Sliven municipality is to develop its water infrastructure with the money allocated through ISPA fund as provides an agreement signed Wednesday by the town's Mayor Yordan Lechkov and Environment Minister Dzhevdet Chakarov. All the money on the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1785

Bulgaria PM Takes Part in Regular European Council Meeting in Brussels

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is participating Wednesday and Thursday in the regular European Council meeting in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

SAPARD Payments in Bulgaria Renewed from State Budget

Bulgaria's National Agriculture Fund has renewed payments for approved SAPARD projects, using money from the national budget, officials reported Tuesday. About BGN 200 M will be paid from the budget to compensate the blocked funds under the program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 14, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1782

Interior Minister Kicks off Issuing of Bulgarian EU License Plates

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Mihail Mikov visited Monday the northwest city of Vidin where he placed the first Bulgarian EU license plate during a special ceremony.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1732

Eurozone Leaders Agree on Joint Plan to Tackle Financial Crisis

The leaders of the Eurozone states agreed late Sunday night in Paris on a joint package to deal with the consequences of the raging global financial crisis.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1405

Bulgaria Famous Rose to Be Planted in France

Oleaginous roses from the Bulgarian region of Kazanlak are going to be planted in front of the City Hall in the French suburb of Saint Herblain on October 12. Saint Herblain is the largest suburb of the city of Nantes, and lies adjacent to its west side.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 9, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1640

Bulgaria Road Fund Has Abused EU Funds in 21 Projects

The former Bulgarian "Road Fund," which has been transformed into an Agency under the management of the Bulgarian Prime Minister has illegally approved 21 projects form the European Union "Regional Development" program. The information was announced Tues

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 7, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3334

Over Hundred Bulgarians Work for EC

A total of 143 Bulgarians currently hold administrative jobs at the European Commission (EC) in Brussels with a hiring goal of 227 by 2011, according to the EC. 102 Bulgarians have assistant positions with a quote of 133, which must be filled by 2011.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 7, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1562

Bulgaria Deputy PM Defines Work of New Road Agency as Unsatisfactory

The Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva has ordered weekly monitoring of the work of the National "Road Infrastructure" Agency due to serious delays in projects from the European Union PHARE and ISPA programs. The Deputy Prime Minister def

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 6, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1718

Bulgaria PM Inaugurates Informational Campaign for Rural Areas Development

Bulgarian farmers are going to receive EUR 5 B for the seven year period between 2007 and 2013, as announced Friday by the Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev. Stanishev spoke at the official ceremony to inaugurate the start of the informational ca

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 3, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2282

Bulgaria Establishes Special Unit to Deal with Misuse of European Funds

A special unit composed of five prosecutors is going to deal with the misuse of European funds from the SAPARD, ISPA, PHARE and "Leonardo da Vinci" programs, according to the spokesperson of the Chief Prosecutor. The order of the Chief Prosecutor establi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 3, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1638

European Delegation Sends Mixed Message about Bulgaria Progress

Bulgaria has made good progress in the development of its macroeconomics and in the fight against corruption, according to Members of the European Parliament from the Budget Control Commission. The delegation is visiting Bulgaria on the initiative of Bul

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 1, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2154

EP Delegation to Supervise EU Funds' Absorption in Bulgaria

A delegation from the European Parliament, led by the Regional Development Committee's head Gerardo Galeote, is to supervise the way the EU funds are absorbed in Bulgaria. The aim of the officials, who arrived in Sofia on Tuesday, is to check whether the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 30, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2570

EC to Impose Sanctions on Bulgaria over Unreal Electricity and Heating Bills

The EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva announced Monday the European Commission was going to start a penal procedure against the country if it was discovered that the electricity and heating bills were larger than the actual consumptio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 29, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2487
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