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Bulgaria's PM Joins European Council Sitting in Brussels

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is to participate Thursday in a sitting of the European Council to be held in Brussels. Stanishev is first scheduled to join a working lunch of the leaders of the European Socialist Party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

EU Institutions to Launch Negotiations with US over Visas

The European Commission recommended Tuesday to the European Council the opening of negotiations with the United States on the conditions for the updating of the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This became clear from an official press release of the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1681

SAPARD Payments for Bulgaria Stay Frozen until May

The payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Programme, Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products, will stay frozen at least until May 15. This was announced by EC representative from DG Agriculture, Kai Mortensen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2580

Bulgaria Risks to Pay Money Back to Brussels - EC Spokesman

A European Commission spokesman has warned that Bulgaria will have to pay money back to Brussels should suspicions for fraud in aid payment absorption prove right.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1579

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Wants More Info over Frozen SAPARD Payments

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund head Dimitar Tadarakov said he is going to ask for additional information over the suspended payments under SAPARD pre-accession program. "The letter of Jean-Luc Demarty, Director of the EC Agriculture and Rural Developm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3143

Frattini Quits EC to Join Italy Snap Polls

The European Commission Vice-President Franco Frattini, who hails from Italy, has decided to take a break from his job in Brussels to join his country's pre-election campaign on the side of centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi. The EU Commissioner for J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1646

EC Terminates SAPARD Program Payments for Bulgaria - Official

The European Commission has terminated the payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Program, which were meant for Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1609

Sofia Mayor: Brussels Froze SAPARD Funds As Well

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov said before the Bulgarian National Television Friday morning that the European Commission had frozen the funds for Bulgaria under the SAPARD program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1503

Brussels Freezes EUR 50 M of Bulgaria's PHARE Funds

The European Commission has frozen EUR 50 M of PHARE program funds because of irregularities in the executive agencies, managing their absorption.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1467

EP Stands in Silence in Memory of Bulgarian Torch Train Victims

The European Parliament has stood in silence for a minute in memory of the nine Bulgarians, who lost their lives in the hellish train fire a week ago. The news was announced in a letter sent from Bulgaria's MEP Dushana Zdravkova to Detelina Nikolova - ma

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 6, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1303

EC Starts Procedure against Bulgaria over Kremikovtzi

The European Commission has decided to start a punitive procedure against Bulgaria over Kremikovtzi's missing complex permit for operation, Bulgarian eco activists from Ekoglasnost reported. The deadline for issuing the permit was October 30, 2007 but th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1929

Bulgaria's Culture Min Meets EEA Project Competitors

Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov met potential project competitors applying for financing under a program for cooperation with Norway and a program of the European Economic Area (EEA). Bulgaria is to receive EUR 21,5 M under the financial mech

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 4, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1257

Brussels Freezes Bulgaria PHARE Payments

The European Commission has notified Bulgarian authorities that it is freezing payments under PHARE pre-accession fund, the finance ministry announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 29, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3100

EC May Stop EUR 58 M for Bulgaria under ISPA - Report

The European Commission may stop financing modernization of Sofia's sewerage system under the ISPA programme, if Bulgaria's utilities regulator DKEVR fails to accept the investment plan of the capital's water utility, EC Regional Policy DG officer Carsten

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 27, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1608

UK Granted 30,000 Work Permits to Bulgarians, Romanians in 07

More than 30,000 Bulgarians and Romanians have been granted their applications to work in the United Kingdom after the countries' accession to the European Union on January 1, 2007, according to official figures.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 26, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2507

The Netherlands Give EUR 350,000 to Bulgaria to Prevent Disasters

Bulgaria is to receive EUR 350,000 from the Kingdom of the Netherlands for prevention of disasters, Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski announced. The agreement on bilateral support in the framework of the Beautiful Bulgaria programme was signed Tuesday b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 26, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1485

Bulgaria Inspection Report with Positive Assessment of Road Agency Work

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Oresharski announced Monday that the report on the inspection of Bulgaria's road agency made positive conclusions. After the meeting of the Infrastructure Projects Council, Oresharski said the inspection report gave a rather "

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 25, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1541

Bulgaria, Slovenia: Serbia Not to Give up on EU

Bulgaria and Slovenia called upon the Serbian authorities not to put off the European integration of the country. The urge was voiced on Thursday after the meeting of Bulgaria's PM Stanishev with the Slovenian PM Jansa in Slovenia's capital Ljubljana.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 21, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1765

Bulgaria Absorbed Only 20% of EU Infrastructure Funds

Bulgaria has absorbed about one fifth of the funds for infrastructure from EU's pre-accession ISPA program. According to data published on Tuesday by the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance the total sum for ISPA projects is EUR 1,5 B but so far only EUR 347 M

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 20, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1973

Bulgaria to Reach EU Innovation Level in 20 Years - Report

Bulgaria is expected to reach the level of innovation performance of the developed EU member states within 20 years, a new report on innovations claims. The seventh edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS), an instrument developed at the initi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 14, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2168

Bulgaria FM Discusses "Black Sea Synergy" in Ukraine

Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivailo Kalfin participates at the first joint meeting of foreign ministers from the European Union and the Black Sea Region states in Kiev, Ukraine.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 14, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1340
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