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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
The citizens of Ireland are voting Thursday in referendum, whose results are unpredictable, to decide on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The Bulgarians and the Germans occupy the first place in Europe in the consumption of hard liquor.
The news was announced Monday by Dr.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
50% more Chinese Tourists in Bulgaria
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