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France Opens Another 88 Professions for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

France will open another 88 professions on its labour market for Bulgarians and Romanians, adding to a list of 62 that were approved at the end of last year, said Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins on Friday. The permission is to come into force, sta

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2180

European Emergency Number Stumbles in Bulgaria over BGN 62 M

Bulgaria needs BGN 62 M in order to complete the introduction of a network of top-notch emergency centres for monitoring all distress calls, the disaster management minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1406

Students, Chefs Join Cooking Show on Europe's Healthy Food Day in Bulgaria

More than 300 Bulgarian children took part in a cooking show, held on the occasion of the first European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking in Sofia. The initiative has been organized by the European Commission and Euro-Toques Community of Chefs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2151

EU Approves Bulgaria's Major Operative Programs

Bulgaria is to seal the contracts on the transport and environment programs with EU November 27 after the bloc approved their financing on Wednesday. The announcement was made by Bulgaria's Transport and Environment Ministries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2084

Bulgaria Impact on EU Labour Market Discussed in Skeptic UK

Amidst British fears of the impact of jobseekers from newly acceded countries, the Bulgarian embassy is organizing in London a conference on the integration in EU labour market. "EU Labour Market Trends After The Fifth Enlargement" will take place on Nov

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526

EC Praises Bulgaria's Economic Stability

European Commission head representative in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys stressed the country's success in maintaining macroeconomic stability in the first year after joining the EU. At a round-table organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1320

US Ambassador: Bulgaria Can Cope with Corruption, Organized Crime

US Ambassador to Sofia John Beyrle expressed his firm belief that Bulgaria can cope with the high-level corruption and organized crime at a round table, dedicated to the first year of Bulgaria's membership in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1271

EC Report Spares Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission surprisingly left out its expected criticism against Bulgaria and Romania for making insufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1237

Brussels: No More EU Enlargement in Short-Term

The EU is only likely to accede new members in the medium to long term as Turkey and Balkan countries still have to meet key targets, according to a European Commission report to be published on Tuesday.

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EC: Bulgaria, Romania Fail to Make Sufficient Inroads against Corruption, Crime

Bulgaria and Romania have failed to make sufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union in January, 2007, according to a European Commission report, due to be published Tuesday. Both countries "have

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1809

Fin Min: Bulgaria Gets Full Access to EU Funds "Within Week"

Bulgaria will have full access to all European Union funds within a week, the country's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski said Saturday for the media after experts from his ministry presented the law amendments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1561

German Bundestag President: Bulgaria Lacks Political Reforms

There is a considerable deficit of political reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, the two newest European Union members, the German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert said Friday in an interview for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Lammert, who recently

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1393

Brown Seeks to Calm Migration Row, Stresses on Limits for Bulgarians, Romanians

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made an attempt to calm tensions over the number of migrants, employed in the country, pledging more jobs for British workers. "If you look at the jobs situation as a whole, there are 600,000 vacancies in the econo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195

Migrants Fill Half of New Jobs in UK

More than half of new jobs created in the United Kingdom since 1997 have gone to foreign workers, latest figures show, as cited by BBC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1018

Eurozone Sees Record Low Unemployment in September

The lowest ever level of unemployment in the Eurozone has been reported in September according to data of Eurostat Statistical Office. The figures show that the unemployment during the last month has reached only 7,3%.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1324

British Union Warns Bulgarians, Romanians at Risk of Exploitation

Britain's Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians has warned the government decision to prevent direct employment will lead to exploitation. The British government closed on Tuesday the door on most Romanian and Bulgarian workers for at leas

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

UK Officially Closes Labour Market Door for Bulgarians, Romanians

UK Ministers closed the door to Bulgarians and Romanians hoping to live and work in Britain on Tuesday as the British government tries to deflect criticism that it has lost control of the immigration system, The Guardian reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1717

Austria Opens Labour Market for Bulgarians, Romanians in 2008

Austria will lift the restrictions on its labour market for Bulgarian and Romanian job-seekers as of the beginning of next year, according to reports. Austria's government will provide unfettered access for citizens from the new EU member states, includi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2233

Brussels Officially Stamps Bulgaria's Evro Victory

The row between the European Union and Bulgaria over how to spell the word euro officially ended on Monday with a document of its executive body legal service.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2391

EU Urges Ukraine to Drop Visas for Bulgaria, Romania

European Union called on Ukraine Saturday to drop the visa regime for Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1853

Britain Keeps Restrictions for Low-skilled Bulgarian, Romanian Workers

British government decided to keep the restrictions on the number of low-skilled Bulgarian and Romanian employees, allowed to enter the country, Times Online reported on Saturday. The Home Office has conducted a review of the policy imposed after the two

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306