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Bulgaria Finmin Heads for ECOFIN Meeting in Brussels

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski will take part in the ECOFIN meeting of EU finance ministers on Tuesday, the ministry's press service said. The council will review measures taken by Poland, in response to its latest recommendation under the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1164

EU Transport Commish Barrot To Visit Bulgaria December 6-7

The European Union's transport commissioner Jacques Barrot will visit Bulgaria on December 6 and 7, the European Commission's representation in Bulgaria said on Monday. During the two-day visit, Barrot will meet with Bulgarian prime minister Sergey Stani

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1052

EU Pushes Forward with Galileo Satellite System

EU transport ministers have agreed on Friday to continue developing the Galileo satellite navigation project, which it envisions as an alternative to the US-developed GPS system. The system will comprise 30 satellites in mid-Earth orbit at an altitude of

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1060

Bulgaria Gets New Brussels Warning over Seafarers

Bulgaria is set to receive a new warning from Brussels after failing to transpose the European Union regulations on seafarers mobility and crew skills into its national legislation. The European Commission announced on Thursday it will send letters of fo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1498

Bulgaria in EU Bad Books over Telecoms Regulator Lack of Independence

The European Commission said on Wednesday it opened infringement proceeding against Bulgaria over its telecommunications regulator lacking independence and effectiveness. The news comes on the heels of the bloc's executive recent announcements that it pl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1163

Bulgaria Signs EUR 3,1 B EU Transport, Environment Programmes

Bulgaria signed on Tuesday two operational programmes with the EU, under which the country will receive EUR 3,1 B in funding for the 2007-2013 period. The European Commission approved the transport and environment operational programmes for Bulgaria earl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1526

EU Resumes Safety Inspections in Bulgaria's Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) launches Tuesday new inspections of Bulgaria's civil aviation. The experts will check the capacity of aviation authorities and inspect the way certificates are issued to local airlines.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1782

Romanians Elect 35 EP Representatives

More than 18 million Romanians are eligible to head to the polls on Sunday to elect 35 representatives to the European Parliament. This will be the first European vote for Romania since it joined the European Union together with Bulgaria on January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 25, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1551

EC Awards Best Bulgarian Youngsters' Projects in "Creating Europe" Contest

EC Representation in Bulgaria awarded Thursday the young winners in the national "Creating Europe" contest, giving them the opportunity to realize their European dreams. "You represent no only modern Europe but also the future of Europe," said Michael Hu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1222

EC Congratulates Ukraine on Dropping Visas for Bulgaria, Romania

European Commission congratulated Ukraine on its decision to drop the visa regime for Bulgaria and Romania on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1677

Bulgaria Defends Greenhouse Emissions Quota in Brussels

Bulgaria environment minister Dzhevdet Chakarov visits Brussels on Thursday in a bid to protect Bulgaria's greenhouse emissions quota. Chakarov is to meet with the EU Commissioner for the Environment Stavros Dimas.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1972

UK Admits to Fall in Work Permissions for Bulgarians, Romanians

The number of Bulgarians and Romanians who were given permission to work in the United Kingdom fell in the third quarter, according to the latest figures. The Home Office's quarterly statistics show that the permissions went down from 9,335 between April

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2375

EU "Sexual Behaviour" Quiz Triggers a Storm

The EU has denied claims it plans to question women about their sexual history as part of a drive to improve census statistics, BBC reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1449

EC Presents Single Market Review

The European Commission presented Tuesday the outcome of its review of the single European market in each of its 27 member states, as well as unveiling a package of initiatives to modernize it to meet the challenges of the globalisation era. "We have ach

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

EC Slams Ice Tea over Cannabis

The European Commission expressed concern about the presence of the word cannabis in the name of a product, legally sold in several EU member states. The statement was made in an official answer to Bulgarian MEP Marusya Lubcheva's inquiry letter about th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4838

Bulgaria Granted EUR 41.5 M under 2 European Programs

Bulgaria is to receive EUR 41.5 M by 2011 under a program for cooperation with Norway and another financing program of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1747

MEPs Approve Schengen Area Eastward Expansion

The European Parliament approved on Thursday the expansion of the Schengen agreement borderless area to nine new member states. The motion passed with 459 votes in favour, 13 against and 42 abstentions.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2820

Bulgaria Launches EU Funds Control Mechanism

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski chaired on Wednesday the first meeting of the committee overseeing the utilisation of funds allocated by the EU under the National Strategic Reference Framework. "We will make every effort to improve the comp

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1764

EU Moves to Crack Down on Misleading Airline Ticket Websites

The EU moved to crack down on websites selling airline tickets that mislead potential customers, carrying out an investigation in 15 member states and Norway to identify offenders. "The clampdown covers Europe's leading airlines, low cost carriers as wel

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3309

Bulgaria Launches EU Regional Development Operational Program

Bulgaria is to launch Wednesday the EU Regional Development operational program, focused mainly on the improvement of the education, social and culture infrastructure in the country. The conference will be opened by the Regional Development Minister Asse

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1462

Bulgaria Launches EU Technical Support Operational Program

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski opened Monday the technical support operational program after the European Commission has officially approved its financing on November 7. The program, along with six others, is to be financed by the EU struc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1217
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