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Cyprus and Malta adopted the common European currency at the turn of the year, taking the total number of countries in the euro-zone to 15.
The two islands in the Mediterranean are the smallest countries to join the bloc in the latest two waves of expans
The Spanish cabinet decided at its last meeting in 2007 to extend the labour restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers by one more year, daily Vanguardia reported on Saturday.
Despite efforts by the left-wing IU-ICV alliance in the Spanish parliamen
Bulgaria, Romania Join To Enlarge EU To 27
Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union on January 1, 2007 with all-night celebrations, bringing 30 million new citizens to the bloc, now with 27 members.
Bulgaria has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country.
This is the first time that Bulgaria launches legal proceedings against
EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kouneva joined a Christmas party, held within her Europe-wide initiative to raise awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys, in the busy holiday period.
The party, which took place at Cit
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva presented Friday her book, called "Europe of the Citizens", which is dedicated to the first year of the country's membership in the EU.
The event took place in the Central Military Club in Sofia and gathered poli
Bulgaria's legislature is expected to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, signed by the leaders of 27 EU member states, in the first months of next year, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova.
Grancharova, along with European Commissioner Meglena K
The European border and passport-free Schengen zone of the welcomed nine new member countries on Friday in its largest expansion ever.
The zone now includes 24 nations with 400 million people.
Bulgaria is due to receive EUR 2,61 B under the rural development programme between 2007 and 2013 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday.
The programme has three major goals - to
The most positive expectations the Bulgarians have are related to finding a job in another EU member-state, recent research shows.
The survey was conducted by Alpha Research agency at the request of EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova at the end of
Bulgaria is getting ready to appeal before the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country.
The environment ministry has already prepared the arguments in f
Bulgarians are the poorest in the 27-country European Union with purchasing power over seven times less than the top-ranked citizens of Luxembourg, data of the EU statistics office shows.
Luxembourg's gross domestic product per inhabitant, expressed in t
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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