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President Parvanov: Bulgaria Back on EU Track after Period of Laxity

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday that after a period of certain laxity the country was not mobilized again to achieve its goals as a EU member.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 27, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1820

Bulgaria Welcomes Former French President Val?©ry Giscard d'Estaing

The former President of France Val?©ry Giscard d'Estaing arrived Tuesday to Bulgaria on a two-day visit at the invitation of the French Embassy in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 27, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1436

Commissioner Kuneva: EU Money Is Means, Not Ends

The European Commissioner on Consumers' Protect Meglena Kuneva said Monday that the absorption of EU funds should be seen as the means for the achieving of better life in Bulgaria, not as the ends. Kuneva made the statement in Sofia during her meeting wi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1404

EU Auditors Inspect Work of SAPARD Program in Bulgaria

Eight experts of the European Commission arrived in Sofia Monday to start their audit of the Bulgarian institutions dealing with the distribution and control of EU funds under the SAPARD program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Italy Foreign Minister: Bulgaria Needs Efficient Dialogue with EC

The newly appointed Italian Foreign Minister and former EU Commissioner on Justice Franco Frattini has recommended to his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin that Bulgaria should have a more efficient dialogue with the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2043

SAPARD Money Might Become Available Again After Audit

The money from the Special Accession Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (SAPARD) that has been placed on hold could be unblocked after the end of the forthcoming audit, announced Dimitar Tadurukov, Executive Director of the State Fund "Agricult

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgaria Deputy PM Promises Opposition Part in Monitoring EU Funds

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva promised Wednesday that the rightist opposition would be able to participate in the monitoring and control of the absorption of EU funds under the operative programs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1393

EU Parliament Approves Tobacco Growing Subsidies till 2013

The European Parliament approved Tuesday the so called Berlato Report, which proposed the extension of subsidies for the producers of raw tobacco by 2013, the press service of the EP announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3692

Bulgaria Sets Up Public Register of EU Funded Municipal Projects

Bulgaria's local and central authorities are to establish a public register of the municipal administrations' EU-funded projects by end of June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1519

Bulgaria to Negotiate with EC over Fuel Excise

Bulgaria's government is to start negotiations with the European Commission over the amount of the fuel excise in the country, Economy Minister Petar Dimitrov said Tuesday. Dimitrov made the announcement during a meeting with representatives of transport

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgaria Deputy PM Holds Key Meetings on EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva held several meetings with key officials on Monday in order to speed up the measures for improving the absorption of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

Bulgaria Govt and Sofia Municipality Save ISPA Project for EUR 58,5 M

Representatives of the Bulgarian cabinet and of Sofia Municipality met Monday in order to save at the last minute an infrastructure project for Sofia's water supply system funded with EUR 58,5 M from the EU ISPA Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1553

EU Medics Officially Back Bulgarian Colleagues' Pay Rise Demands

The European Federation of Salaried Doctors adopted a resolution in support of Bulgarian medics' pay rise demands at a regular sitting in Prague, Bulgaria's Medical Association said Sunday. The document emphasizes on the European experts' concern over th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgaria Deputy PM on EU Funds Announces Action Plan

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy Minister on absorption of EU funds Meglena Plugchieva gave Friday her first conference presenting her action plan for measures to be carried out by June 16.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1792

Germany Interior Minister Wolfgang Scheuble Visits Bulgaria

The German Interior Minister Wolfgang Scheuble arrived on an official visit to Bulgaria on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3006

Bulgaria State Employees to Become Fluent in English

Bulgaria Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform Nikolay Vassilev, gave Friday in the city of Varna the official start of the biggest so far English language education initiative for state employees. The European Social Fund of the Ope

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1383

Bulgaria Parliament Speaker Opens Conference on Lisbon EU Treaty

Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Georgi Pirinski opened Thursday a conference entitled "The Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Advantages and Benefits for EU Citizens".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1501

Bulgaria's Deputy PM on EU Funds Put in Charge of 2000 People

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva is in charge of all state agencies dealing with absorption of EU funds comprised of over 2000 civil servants. This was announced by the Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev on Thursday aft

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1341

Opposition Leader Yurukov: Bulgaria Is Already Problematic EU Member

Plamen Yurukov, the leader of the Union of Democratic Forces, the party emblematic for Bulgaria's post-socialist transition in the 1990s, stated Thursday the country was a passive and already problematic member of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1446

EC Letter Criticizing Bulgaria Cabinet Released with Five-Day Delay

A letter of the European Commission Director for Enlargement Michael Leigh to Bulgaria's Deputy Finance Minister Dimitar Ivanovski was released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Finance.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2167

Half EU Goes to Court Because of Bulgaria and Romania Diplomas

Almost half of the EU states will have to go to Court because those countries' legislatures are yet to recognize the secondary diplomas issued by colleges and universities in Bulgaria and Romania. The news came from the Romanian Information Agency NewsIn

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3340
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