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Bulgaria's Rural Areas Development Program Ready by April

Bulgaria will be ready with its rural areas development program by the end of March, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Another Party Joins Sofia Mayor's for MEP Elections

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and his party GERB announced a new partner for the upcoming MEP elections - nationalists VMRO - BND. The two parties signed an agreement in Sofia, while GERB's main MEP candidate Dushana Zdravkova signed a cooperation agreement

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 997

Bulgaria Appoints Election Committee for MEPs Vote

Bulgaria's president signed a decree for appointing the election body for the first vote for European parliamentarians, due on May 20. Svetla Dimitrova, a judge at the Supreme Cassation Court and non-party member, put forward by the socialists, will chai

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 913

Bulgaria Gets EUR 42 M for Cross-Border Cooperation under Phare

Bulgaria will receive a total of EUR 42 M for cross-border cooperation under Phare for 2006, the last year for funds allotment under the European Commission programme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

BBC: EU Rejects Balkans Nuclear Plea

The European Union has rejected an appeal by five countries from south-eastern Europe to allow Bulgaria to restart two of the units at its Kozloduy nuclear power plant to reduce power shortages, the BBC reported on Wednesday. "We are concerned about the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Bulgaria Names Grancharova New EU-Affairs Minister

Gergana Grancharova, member of the ex-king party, who is currently serving as deputy foreign minister, will be Bulgaria's new EU-Affairs minister. Plamen Panayotov, deputy chair of centrist Simeon II National Movement, broke the news in the town of Perni

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Bulgaria, EC Sign Agreements for Transborder Coop

Bulgaria will sign Wednesday the financial agreements with the European Commission for transborder cooperation on the PHARE programme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 880

Kuneva Backs Collective Redress in New Consumer Strategy

EU consumer affairs commissioner, Bulgarian Meglena Kuneva, set out more than 20 legislative and non legislative initiatives to boost the retail side of the Single Market by 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1275

Bulgaria Boosts Election Body for MEPs Vote

Bulgaria's Central Election Committee will boost its numbers to 25 members for the upcoming elections for MEPs, it emerged on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

Bulgaria's Parties Choose Election Committee for MEP Vote

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov starts Tuesday the talks with parliament's parties for the appointment of a Central Election Committee for the MEP vote. The Committee will include 25 members and its mandate coincides with the one of the European Com

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

EC Rep Rules out Bulgaria's Nuke Units Re-Opening

European Commission Representative in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys vigorously ruled out the re-opening of units 3&4 of the country's only nuclear power plant. Humphreys emphasized the re-opening is completely out of the question and the units' closure is p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

Pollsters: Bulgaria's Socialist, Sofia Mayor Parties Gain Most EP Seats

Bulgaria's first elected representatives at the European Parliament will be members of the socialist party, the recently minted right-wing GERB party, the nationalist Attack and their arch enemies the ethnic Turkish party, a survey shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1203

Romania Postpones European Parliament Elections

Romania's cabinet decided on Monday to postpone its elections for the European Parliament, initially scheduled for May 13, despite the objections raised by two of the parties in the ruling coalition. The decision was passed as a government ordinance subj

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2744

Bulgaria's EU Commish Fights iTunes for Unfair Competition

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, who is in charge of consumer protection, has accused Apple Co. of unfair competition.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6582

EPP Decide Whether to Suspend Bulgarian Party May 15

The European People's Party (EPP) will gather May 15 to decide whether to suspend Bulgaria's Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) from their ranks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 962

Europe Remembers Terrorism Victims

Members of the European Parliament decided Saturday to proclaim March 11 the European Day in Memory of the Victims of Terrorism. This is the date that markjs three years since the bloody attacks on commuter trains in Madrid's Atocha station.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

Bulgarians Twice As Inefficient in Energy Consumption As Rest of EU

Bulgarian households waste twice as much energy as the families who live in the EU, the head of the Energy Efficiency Agency announced Saturday. Snezhana Todorova said that about 75% of the electricity consumption in Bulgaria is for electrical appliances

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1153

Sofia Mayor's Party Eyes 5 MEP Seats

GERB will earn at least four or five MEP seats in the May 20 elections, the party's informal leader and Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov said at a press conference.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1176

Bulgaria to Get EUR 7 B from EU by 2014

During the next seven years, Bulgaria will receive close to EUR 7 B from the European Union, Finance Ministry officials have announced. The country had to prepare a certain set of papers for the cash and the Council of Ministers approved those papers las

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 10, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria Elects First MEPs on May 20

Bulgarian voters will head to the ballot boxes on May 20 to elect for the first time their representatives in the European Parliament. This is envisaged by a presidential decree that was published in Friday's issue of the State Gazette.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1371

Bulgaria's PM Keeps Low Profile in Brussels over Closed Nuke Units

Bulgaria's prime minister has refused to put the closed nuke units issue on the table of the EU summit, which he is attending in Brussels. "There is no point in raising the issue in a way, which will provoke negative reactions only," Sergey Stanishev sai

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1606