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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
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
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.
Bulgaria outstrips all European Union member states in the extent of undeclared work, which accounts for 35% of GDP, a survey has found.
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.
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.
The European Commission is set to unveil on Tuesday its plan for a "blue card" for skilled immigrants, which has been inspired by the US "green card" and aims to attract the workers needed to fill specific gaps.
The "Blue EU Labour Card" takes its name f
European Union leaders have reached a deal on a treaty to reform the bloc early on Friday after seven hours of talks during a summit in Lisbon.
The "linguistic-technical problem", raised last week by Bulgaria regarding the name of the EU's common currency, has been solved early on Friday, the European Council's President Jose Socrates announced.
Bulgaria demanded the currency to be spelt as it i
EU leaders are gathering in Lisbon on Thursday in an effort to bring to an end the 2005 political debacle, when French and Dutch voters said no to the draft European Constitution.
If all goes as planned, the 27-nation bloc will by the end of tomorrow hav
The European Commission is opening six infringement proceedings against Bulgaria for failure to comply with EU rules.
The European Commission is to decide on the launch of punitive procedures against several member states, including Bulgaria, for their failure or delay to implement European legislation.
"Bulgaria will be punished because of its delay in carrying out sev
The EU has vowed on Monday to reach a quick resolution to the "linguistic-technical problem" raised last week by Bulgaria regarding the name of the bloc's common currency.
EU member states' ambassadors made the admission in an official declaration, which
The European Union signed an association accord on Monday with Montenegro after settling a dispute with Bulgaria over the spelling of the euro currency.
The Stabilization and Association Agreement is the first step toward eventual EU membership for the t
The European Commission will launch punitive procedures against Bulgaria because of the country's delay to carry out several recommendations, Bulgarian Commissioner Meglena Kuneva said on Monday at a debate on the new EU Reform Treaty.
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin is to take part in a discussion over the EU Council's reform draft treaty, which will be held in Luxemburg.
The debate is included in the agenda of the two-day sitting of EU Foreign Relations Council.
At least 95,000 houses will have to be built every year until 2020 to cope with the record influx of immigrants, an increase of 30% on the latest government estimate, the Daily Mail reported, citing an official research.
Bulgaria's European Union Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has made it clear her country will not give up the fight for the Cyrillic spelling of the single currency.
The EU's plan for a "blue card" for immigrants faced vehement opposition in Austria, whose chancellor said it would undermine the country's labour market.
Bulgaria has agreed to enable the European Union to sign an accord on closer ties with Montenegro by embracing a compromise in the dispute over the Bulgarian spelling of the euro currency.
After six hours of negotiations late on Friday Bulgaria agreed to
EU Commissioner for Multilingualism Leonard Orban expressed Friday his support for Bulgaria's position in the dispute over the spelling of EU common currency euro.
"Each and every EU official language should be respected," the commissioner said at a meet
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