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Bulgaria PM Meets EU Ambassadors

Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev is to meet Friday with ambassadors of EU member states as the working lunch is organized at the invitation of French ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins. The meeting is in the frame of the French presidency of the Eur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 25, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1276

Bulgaria Farmers Block Road over Stopped SAPARD Funding

Dozens of Bulgarian farmers blocked a road outside the southern city of Kurdzhali Thursday in protest against the decision of the European Commission to freeze EUR 121 M of SAPARD funds, which was confirmed with the monitoring report on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1544

Bulgaria Deputy PM: We Could Unfreeze EU Money by Redirecting Projects

Bulgaria could use some of the money from the EU funds by redirecting projects from the agencies stripped off accreditation to allocate EU funds to similar bodies in other ministries, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva said Wednesday. "As the recen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2442

Bulgaria Interior Min: EC Evaluations Will Stimulate Govt's Work

The evaluations indicated in the current critical report of the European Commission on Bulgaria will stimulate the harder work of the country's government, Interior Minister Mihail Mikov said Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1577

Bulgaria President: EC Reports Should Not Create Negativism

The EC reports on Bulgaria, which were released on Wednesday should not lead to negativism and neglecting the work done by the country's institutions and society, said President Georgi Parvanov in a statement. "Bulgaria is going on its European way and t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1505

Bulgaria Supreme Judicial Council Slams OLAF Report

The members of Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council criticized Wednesday the report of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF, which leaked to the press last week, and revealed scandalous violations in SAPARD funds absorption as well as political cover-ups.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2236

EC Freezes EUR 825 M of Bulgaria's Pre-Accession Funds over Corruption

The European Commission presented Wednesday its two expectedly highly critical monitoring reports on Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3342

Bulgaria Awaits Harsh EC Report

The European Commission is to present Wednesday two monitoring reports over the progress of Bulgaria in the judicial sphere and absorption of EU funding, expected to contain some of the harshest criticism towards the country since its accession into the b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1876

German Expert: Bulgaria Is Like African Country

The German expert Philip von Walderdorf said Tuesday the situation in Bulgaria was like in some African country, and that it could not be tolerated.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3341

Macedonia Press: Bulgaria Is Pushing Region away from EU

Bulgaria is pushing the whole region as well as Macedonia away from the EU, according to a leading article of the Macedonian newspaper Utrinski vesnik on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3149

EC to Continue to Monitor Bulgaria on Corruption and Crime - Report

The second part of the Monitoring Report on Bulgaria states that the European Commission was going to continue to watch the country closely regarding the six problematic areas dealing with the combating of corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2196

EC Strips Two Bulgarian Agencies of PHARE Accreditation - Report

In the first part of its monitoring report expected on Wednesday the European Commission is going to strip two of Bulgaria's government agencies of their accreditation for the PHARE Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1551

"Iron Megi": Bulgaria's EUR 7 B from EU Structure Funds Are Not at Risk

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, also known as the "Iron Megi", said Friday night in Brussels that the EUR 7 B the country was supposed to receive from the EU before 2013 were presently not threatened by sanctions, the Bulgarian Nation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1840

EU Affairs Minister: EC Reports Are like Traffic Police Inspections

Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs Gergana Grancharova compared Saturday the monitoring reports of the European Commission to an inspection of one's car by the traffic police.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2092

Bulgaria to Face Harshest Ever Monitoring Report on EU Member State - Report

The upcoming monitoring report of the European Commission on Bulgaria is going to be the most devastatingly critical such document that has ever been published.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2361

Finance Minister Admits: Bulgaria with Problems Absorbing EU Funds till 2013

Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski admitted Friday that the country was going to have problems with absorbing the EUR 12 B of EU funding until 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2443

EC to Take Away from Bulgaria PHARE Program Rights for Over EUR 600 M

The European Commission (EC) is going to take away the rights of two Bulgarian agencies to manage funds from the European PHARE program, according to the special correspondent of the Bulgaria National Television (BNT) in Brussels. BNT further states Thur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2780

Bulgaria PM: Media Overreacted with Their Hysteria over OLAF Report

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Stanishev commented Wednesday that the media had overreacted to the leaking of OLAF's devastatingly critical report, and that they had created a public hysteria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1776

OLAF Unhappy with Leaking of Its Report to Bulgarian Media

Representatives of EU's Anti-Fraud Office OLAF have expressed their discontent with the fact that their Letter and Report sent to the Bulgarian Deputy PM Plugchieva had leaked to the media, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

Bulgaria Deputy PM: Leaking of OLAF Report Is Unpleasant Surprise

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, who is in charge of monitoring the absorption of EU funds, said Wednesday she was unpleasantly surprised by the leaking of the OLAF Letter and Report to the media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1392

Germany Extends Restrictions on Eastern European Workers

Germany's cabinet decided Wednesday to extend restrictions on workers from new EU members of Eastern Europe. Restrictions for workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be lifted in the beginning of 2012, while lower qualified workers from Poland, the Czech

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1943
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