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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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

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: 1559

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: 1392

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: 1194

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: 1016

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: 1209

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: 2386

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: 1851

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

EU Cuts Bulgaria's Greenhouse Emissions Quota

The European Commission cut on Friday Bulgaria's greenhouse emissions quota for 2008-2012 by 37%, saying that the country's environment ministry did not offer compelling arguments in defence of its demand for a bigger quota. Bulgaria will have the right

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1632

Bulgarian Students Join Phare Project on Corruption Prevention

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova is to confer Friday with students from the town of Shumen, who have worked on a project for corruption prevention, developed on Phare program. The youngsters took part in civil monitoring, concerning pub

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

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: 2002

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: 1159