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Ireland Encrusts Wall-to-Wall Poetry in Sofia with "Honesty"

Weeks before Bulgaria's EU accession, moving verses by Irish poet Mairtin O' Direain adorned one of the walls of the biggest shopping and entertainment mall in the capital.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

Bulgarian Scandalous Nationalist "Leads" MEP Polls Ticket

Dimitar Stoyanov and his girlfriend are reportedly on top of the ticket Ataka (Attack) nationalistic party with which it will run for Bulgaria's first elections to the European Parliament. The polls are set for May 2007, but the date is still unknown.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 874

EU Welcomes Newcomers Bulgaria, Romania

The European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels for a summit to open with a warm welcome to newcomers Bulgaria and Romania. To celebrate this important occasion, the European Commission is organizing a major open-doors event in the center of Brussel

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1572

MEPs Urge Last-Minute Review of Bulgaria's Nuke Closure

Finnish MEP Ari Vatanen demanded that the European Commission stand for decommissioning Kozloduy nuke units 3 and 4 at the end of this year is reconsidered.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1794

Illegal Workers Arrested at EU Building Site

Belgian police have raided an EU building under construction in Brussels in connection with an investigation into illegal workers. Dozens of black market workers were arrested, according to local press reports as quoted by EUbserver.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 901

EU Reveals Bulgaria, Romania Monitoring Gears

The EC has drawn up the monitoring mechanism on newcomers Bulgaria and Romania to ensure they sustain the pace of reforms. The decision to approve the documents was adopted Wednesday, on the eve of a key summit to put the final welcoming touches to the t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 873

Romania Opens Hotline for Jobseekers in UK

The International Migration Organization and the UK Embassy in Romania opened a free of charge number for Romanians interested in the labor conditions in the UK as of next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 810

MEPs Clear Path for Key Chemical Law

The Members of the European Parliament have backed a deal, reached with EU governments, on wide-ranging legislation to control the use of toxic chemicals in industry, so-called REACH. The wide-scope directive is designed to make firms prove the thousands

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 683

Brussels Prepares Festive Welcome for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Union leaders are preparing a warm welcome for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania during the summit December 14-15. To celebrate this important occasion, the European Commission is organizing a major open-doors event in the centre of Brus

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 884

Bulgaria Joins EU Summit Table in Brussels

A Bulgarian delegation led by Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has left for Brussels to partake in a summit in Helsinki in the end of this week. EU leaders are expected to put the brakes on further enlargement, amid general consensus that the bloc must fi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 711

Romanian Press: Orban should be Proud He Got 12 More Votes than Kuneva

The central Romanian newspapers say their EU Commissioner Leonard Orban (multilingualism) should be proud he got 12 votes more than Bulgaria's candidate Meglena Kuneva (consumer protection).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 939

Belarussian Opposition Leader Grabs EU Award

The European Parliament awarded Tuesday Belarussian opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich the 2006 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The announcement was accompanied by an appeal for tougher sanctions against the country's regime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1346

Moscow Wants Bilateral Meat Talks, Brussels Furious

The European Commission harshly criticized Moscow's decision to conduct bilateral talks with each EU nation, which is willing to export its animal products to Russia. As of January 1, Russia will only import meat from those EU nations willing to sign bil

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858

Hungary Trims Down Labour Access for Bulgarians, Romanians

Hungarian government has moved towards only partial opening of its labour market to job seekers from Romania and Bulgaria. The motion comes about three weeks before the two countries join the European Union on January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

Bulgaria, Romania's Members in European Court of Auditors Nodded

The European Parliament approved Tuesday in Strasbourg Bulgaria's nominee for member of the European Court of Auditors, Nadezhda Sandolova. In a roll call vote, 561 MEPs voted for Sandolova, 32 voted against and another 28 abstained.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Bulgaria, Romania Throw Huge EU Accession Festivities in Brussels

Bulgaria and Romania are throwing a big celebration in Brussels on December 14 to mark their EU accession. The European Commission announced they will contribute to the event with their own party in honour of the two countries, fixed for the same day.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1372

EP Votes Yes to Bulgaria, Romania's Commissioners

The European parliament approved Tuesday Bulgaria's and Romania's EU Commissioner designates - Meglena Kuneva and Leonard Orban. Both new EU Commissioners were praised for their efforts in bringing Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 878

Erdogan: EU Treats Turkey Unfairly

Turkey's prime minister accused the European Union of treating Turkey unfairly a day after EU ministers agreed on a partial freeze of Ankara's membership. "The decision of the EU (ministers) is an injustice against Turkey," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

EP Postpones Voting Resolution on Bulgarian Medics in Libya

The European Parliament postponed the voting of a resolution for the Bulgarian medics in Libya, which had to be voted last week.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Bulgaria's Development Ministry to Discuss EU Funds

Bulgaria's Regional Development Ministry organizes Tuesday a seminar to discuss the absorption and management of funds on structural funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 556

EP to Vote Bulgaria, Romania's Commissioner Designates

The European parliament will vote Tuesday Bulgaria's and Romania's EU Commissioner designates - Meglena Kuneva and Leonard Orban. The vote of the December session of the parliament will start at 11:30 a.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2000
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