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EC to Continue to Monitor Bulgaria on Corruption and Crime - Report

The second part of the Monitoring Report on Bulgaria states that the European Commission was going to continue to watch the country closely regarding the six problematic areas dealing with the combating of corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2175

EC Strips Two Bulgarian Agencies of PHARE Accreditation - Report

In the first part of its monitoring report expected on Wednesday the European Commission is going to strip two of Bulgaria's government agencies of their accreditation for the PHARE Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1536

"Iron Megi": Bulgaria's EUR 7 B from EU Structure Funds Are Not at Risk

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, also known as the "Iron Megi", said Friday night in Brussels that the EUR 7 B the country was supposed to receive from the EU before 2013 were presently not threatened by sanctions, the Bulgarian Nation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1827

EU Affairs Minister: EC Reports Are like Traffic Police Inspections

Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs Gergana Grancharova compared Saturday the monitoring reports of the European Commission to an inspection of one's car by the traffic police.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2069

Bulgaria to Face Harshest Ever Monitoring Report on EU Member State - Report

The upcoming monitoring report of the European Commission on Bulgaria is going to be the most devastatingly critical such document that has ever been published.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2342

Finance Minister Admits: Bulgaria with Problems Absorbing EU Funds till 2013

Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski admitted Friday that the country was going to have problems with absorbing the EUR 12 B of EU funding until 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2415

EC to Take Away from Bulgaria PHARE Program Rights for Over EUR 600 M

The European Commission (EC) is going to take away the rights of two Bulgarian agencies to manage funds from the European PHARE program, according to the special correspondent of the Bulgaria National Television (BNT) in Brussels. BNT further states Thur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2756

Bulgaria PM: Media Overreacted with Their Hysteria over OLAF Report

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Stanishev commented Wednesday that the media had overreacted to the leaking of OLAF's devastatingly critical report, and that they had created a public hysteria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1760

OLAF Unhappy with Leaking of Its Report to Bulgarian Media

Representatives of EU's Anti-Fraud Office OLAF have expressed their discontent with the fact that their Letter and Report sent to the Bulgarian Deputy PM Plugchieva had leaked to the media, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

Bulgaria Deputy PM: Leaking of OLAF Report Is Unpleasant Surprise

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, who is in charge of monitoring the absorption of EU funds, said Wednesday she was unpleasantly surprised by the leaking of the OLAF Letter and Report to the media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1386

Germany Extends Restrictions on Eastern European Workers

Germany's cabinet decided Wednesday to extend restrictions on workers from new EU members of Eastern Europe. Restrictions for workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be lifted in the beginning of 2012, while lower qualified workers from Poland, the Czech

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1936

Over 2000 Complaints Against Bulgaria Filed with European Court of Human Rights

Over 2000 complaints for human rights violations against Bulgaria have been filed with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, according to European Judge Zdravka Kalaydzhieva. Kalaydzhieva revealed the data during a lecture on the topic of "Me

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1864

OLAF Reveals Political Cover-ups and Scandalous Abuses of EU Funds in Bulgaria

The anti-fraud office of the European Union OLAF has discovered abuses of EUR 32 M of SAPARD Program funds in Bulgaria as well as political cover-up of certain persons involved in these frauds. This becomes clear from an official letter by the OLAF Direc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3611

Spain Ratifies Lisbon Treaty

The upper house of the Spanish parliament ratified the Lisbon Treaty on Tuesday after the Deputy Congress gave its approval with a large majority.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2577

Bulgaria Most Likely to Return PHARE Funds to the EU

There is a strong possibility that Bulgaria might need to return nearly EUR 7 M for two projects from the European Union (EU) PHARE program, according to the Deputy Regional Minister Savin Kovachev One of the projects involves construction of the second

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1893

Bulgaria Among Top Three EU Countries by Industrial Growth

In May 2008 compared with April 2008, industrial production fell by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2118

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Ready by Friday

The European Commission's (EC) reports about Bulgaria and Romania should be ready by next Friday according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1830

Justice Minister: Bulgaria Has Made No Progress Fighting Corruption

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva admitted Friday that the country had made no tangible progress in the combating corruption and organized crime. Tacheva made this statement after her meeting with the Bulgarian Members of the European Parliamen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2425

France Ambassador Presents Priorities of EU Presidency in Bulgaria Parliament

The French Ambassador to Sofia presented Thursday at a joint sitting of the Parliamentary Committees on European Affairs and Economic Policy the priorities of France's EU Presidency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2025

Bulgaria Best in EU in Implementation of Internal Market Laws

Bulgaria ranks first in the EU in the implementation of the Internal Market laws as it has incorporated all of them in its legislation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2058

Last Working Day for Bulgaria's Duty-Free Shops

Duty-free shops in Bulgaria are to close Wednesday, as the measure was initiated after the European Commission criticized Bulgaria for failing to achieve progress in the fight against corruption and organized crime. The EC had pointed explicitly to the d

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4078
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