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EP Tightens Road Safety Management Measures

The European Parliament adopted Thursday at first reading the proposal of a new directive for management of road infrastructures safety. The directive is aimed at establishing common standards for all EU member-states so that the number of the road accid

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1304

EU Financed Bulgaria Farming Projects for Over BGN 100 M in 2007

The European Union SAPARD program had financed 676 farming and other agricultural projects in Bulgaria in 2007 for a total subsidy amount of BGN 127,5 M, according to the report of the State Fund "Agriculture" for the last year. The report has already be

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1432

Bulgaria Road Fund to Be Restructured into Cabinet Agency

By the end of June the "Republican Road Infrastructure" Fund is going to be restructured and will become an Agency associated with the Ministries Council, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva. Plugchieva made the announcement Wednesd

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Explains How to Utilize EU Funds

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva, who is also in charge of monitoring EU funds absorption, participates Wednesday in a work meeting organized by centrist NMSP party to explain to enterprising Bulgarians how to best utilize European funds. Minister

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1459

EU Allocates EUR 4 M for Bulgaria's Fishery Development

A total of EUR 4 M will be allocated for the development of fishery at the southern part of Bulgaria's Black Sea coast by the EU, the EC representative Antonio Gutierrez announced Monday. The statement was made during a meeting between Gutierrez and Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1503

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Published July 23

The European Commission's report in connection with mechanisms for collaboration and control of internal affairs and justice system will be published on July 23, according to Mark Gray, the EC spokesman. The statement was made at a regular briefing for t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1369

Bulgaria Debates National Symbol for Euro Coin Design

Debates about the design of the future Bulgarian Euro coins continue in the country with people choosing between the rose, the Rila monastery, the Madarski Konnik (Madara Horseman) rock relief, and the Cyrillic alphabet. The national television organized

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5614

Bulgaria's EU Commish Visits Quake-struck China Province

Bulgaria's European Commissioner on Consumers' Protection Meglena Kuneva visited Saturday one of the worst quake-hit China's provinces, Sichuan. "European businessmen have granted a total of EUR 100 M to help China's recovery after the strong tremors and

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 14, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1559

Ireland Voters Decide Fate of EU Lisbon Treaty in Referendum

The citizens of Ireland are voting Thursday in referendum, whose results are unpredictable, to decide on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2803

EC to Introduce Unprecedented Euro Funds Monitoring System in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is to become June the first EU member where specially prepared software for control of the absorption of EU funds will be introduced. The monitoring is also to include the level of completion of projects financed by the EU, according to the EC s

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2408

EU Commissioner: Bulgaria Might Lose ISPA Funding

The EU Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Huebner said Tuesday in Brussels that Bulgaria might lose all funding under the pre-accession ISPA program unless urgent measures were taken to fix the country's funds absorption system.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2080

Bulgaria Foreign Minister: EC Report Will Not Activate Safeguard Clause

The upcoming monitoring report of the EC is not going to activate the safeguard clause for Bulgaria, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, who was on a visit to the city of Pleven Monday. Kalfin believes that Bulgaria is

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1838

Bulgaria PM: I Hope EC Report Will Reflect Our Successes

Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev hopes that the upcoming EC monitoring report will reflect Bulgaria's successes, not just its problems. Stanishev made this statement Monday during his visit to the Black Sea capital Varna.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1465

EC Begins Writing Report About Bulgaria

The European Commission (EC) began writing Monday its Monitoring Report about Bulgaria. The report is dedicated to the mechanism for collaboration and control in the area of internal affairs and the justice system, according to sources from the EC cited b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1293

Bulgaria Deputy PM Meets Bulgarian Members of European Parliament

Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament met Monday with Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva to discuss joint actions regarding the issues important for Bulgaria before the upcoming EC monitoring report. The two-hour meeting was held at the Council of Minis

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1405

Bulgaria, Germany Rank First in Europe in Alcohol Consumption

The Bulgarians and the Germans occupy the first place in Europe in the consumption of hard liquor. The news was announced Monday by Dr.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6596

Bulgaria Social Policy Min Joins EU Employment Session

Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova is to participate Monday in a meeting with her EU counterparts in Luxemburg, where employment, healthcare and consumer issues will be discussed. Directives, related to the labour conditions a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1463

Toll Fees on Danube Bridge Contradict European Regulation

Over BGN 25 M have been collected as toll fees for the crossing of "Dunav Most" (Danube Bridge). The bridge is located on the Danube River near Rousee and is a major connector between Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 8, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2091

EC Warns Bulgaria Over Failure to Protect Wild Birds

The European Commission is sending Bulgaria a first written warning for failing to designate the most suitable areas, in both number and size, as Special Protection Areas according to the provisions of the Wild Birds Directive.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1939

EC to Spare Bulgaria over Risk of Political Destabilization - Report

The European Commission will not criticize Bulgaria too harshly in its next report expected in July because it is fears it might cause political destabilization, stalling of reforms, and reeling towards Russia on part of the Bulgarian elites. The news wa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1450

Watson: Freezing Bulgaria's EU Membership Means Pushing Nuclear Button

The Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the European Parliament Graham Watson has stated that applying Article 7 of the Nice Treaty to Bulgaria, i.e.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2173
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