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Higher Prices to Make Bulgarians Reduce Alcohol Consumption - Survey

A total of 44% of the Bulgarians would reduce the consumption of alcohol if the price of spirits goes up by 25%, a survey of the European Commission on the attitudes of alcohol showed. Still, the survey indicated that higher prices would not reduce alcoh

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1206

EU Rules on Bulgaria, Romania CO2 Plans Friday

The European Commission announced it will decide on Friday whether to approve Bulgaria and Romania's allocation carbon dioxide plans, submitted under a directive that establishes the EU emissions trading scheme for greenhouse gases. The decisions will co

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 902

EU Military Committee's Chair Arrives in Bulgaria

The chairman of the EU Military Committee General Henri Bent?©geat arrived on a three-day official visit to Bulgaria on Thursday. The welcoming ceremony took place at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier in downtown Soifa.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgaria - EU Undeclared Work Haven

Bulgaria outstrips all European Union member states in the extent of undeclared work, which accounts for 35% of GDP, a survey has found.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1751

EU Blue Card Tempts Skilled Migrants

The European Commission unveiled on Tuesday its "blue card" plan, which aims to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the EU to get jobs in Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2001

Bulgaria Named EU's Top Scorer in Implementing SAPARD Projects

Bulgaria is the country, which is most successful in absorbing funds and implementing projects on the SAPARD program among all European Union member states, the country's State Agriculture Fund CEO announced on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

EU Unveils Blue Card Scheme for High-Skilled Migrants

The European Commission is set to unveil on Tuesday its plan for a "blue card" for skilled immigrants, which has been inspired by the US "green card" and aims to attract the workers needed to fill specific gaps. The "Blue EU Labour Card" takes its name f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2173

EU Heads Seal New Reform Treaty Agreement

European Union leaders have reached a deal on a treaty to reform the bloc early on Friday after seven hours of talks during a summit in Lisbon.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1446

Bulgaria Wins Battle over Euro Spelling

The "linguistic-technical problem", raised last week by Bulgaria regarding the name of the EU's common currency, has been solved early on Friday, the European Council's President Jose Socrates announced. Bulgaria demanded the currency to be spelt as it i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1700

EU Seeks to Clinch Deal on Reform Treaty

EU leaders are gathering in Lisbon on Thursday in an effort to bring to an end the 2005 political debacle, when French and Dutch voters said no to the draft European Constitution. If all goes as planned, the 27-nation bloc will by the end of tomorrow hav

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 18, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1281

EU Opens Six Infringement Proceedings against Bulgaria

The European Commission is opening six infringement proceedings against Bulgaria for failure to comply with EU rules.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2066

EC Delivers Its Verdict on Bulgaria Sanctions

The European Commission is to decide on the launch of punitive procedures against several member states, including Bulgaria, for their failure or delay to implement European legislation. "Bulgaria will be punished because of its delay in carrying out sev

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 17, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1256

EU Vows Quick Resolution to Currency Row with Bulgaria

The EU has vowed on Monday to reach a quick resolution to the "linguistic-technical problem" raised last week by Bulgaria regarding the name of the bloc's common currency. EU member states' ambassadors made the admission in an official declaration, which

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

Bulgaria Hails Montenegro's Association Accord with EU

The European Union signed an association accord on Monday with Montenegro after settling a dispute with Bulgaria over the spelling of the euro currency. The Stabilization and Association Agreement is the first step toward eventual EU membership for the t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1217

EU Commish Kuneva: European Commission to Punish Bulgaria

The European Commission will launch punitive procedures against Bulgaria because of the country's delay to carry out several recommendations, Bulgarian Commissioner Meglena Kuneva said on Monday at a debate on the new EU Reform Treaty.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1561

Bulgaria's Foreign Min Joins Discussion over EU Council's Reform Draft Treaty

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is to take part in a discussion over the EU Council's reform draft treaty, which will be held in Luxemburg. The debate is included in the agenda of the two-day sitting of EU Foreign Relations Council.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 941

UK Needs 95,000 New Homes for Migrants Each Year - Report

At least 95,000 houses will have to be built every year until 2020 to cope with the record influx of immigrants, an increase of 30% on the latest government estimate, the Daily Mail reported, citing an official research.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260

Bulgaria Set to Up Anew Fight for Euro Cyrillic Spelling

Bulgaria's European Union Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has made it clear her country will not give up the fight for the Cyrillic spelling of the single currency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3043

Austria Slams EU Immigrant "Blue Card"

The EU's plan for a "blue card" for immigrants faced vehement opposition in Austria, whose chancellor said it would undermine the country's labour market.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2713

Bulgaria Backs Down in Euro Spelling Spat with EU

Bulgaria has agreed to enable the European Union to sign an accord on closer ties with Montenegro by embracing a compromise in the dispute over the Bulgarian spelling of the euro currency. After six hours of negotiations late on Friday Bulgaria agreed to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 13, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1776

EU Multilingualism Commish Backs Bulgaria on Euro Spelling

EU Commissioner for Multilingualism Leonard Orban expressed Friday his support for Bulgaria's position in the dispute over the spelling of EU common currency euro. "Each and every EU official language should be respected," the commissioner said at a meet

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1480