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EU Multilingualism Commish Backs Bulgaria on Euro Spelling

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1480

Bulgaria Blocks EU, Montenegro Progress Agreement over Euro Spelling

Bulgaria has refused to sign the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between Montenegro and the European Union because of the spelling of the single currency in the Bulgarian translation of the document. The announcement was made by Bulgaria's EU Aff

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1641

Bulgaria MEP Seats Allocation Remains Unchanged

The European Parliament voted on Thursday on the number of seats EU member states would have after the new European treaty is passed, which is scheduled to reduce the size of the European legislative body to 750 seats from the current 785. Bulgaria was i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Bulgaria' EU Affairs Min Off to Brussels to Discuss Laws Implementation

Bulgaria's European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova will meet Thursday the EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini to discuss EU legislation implementation in Bulgaria. Minister Grancharova will also meet Bulgarian MEPs, EP Liberal Democrat Member G

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgaria's Agriculture Escapes EC Safeguard Clause

The European Commission has decided not to enforce a safeguard clause on Bulgaria for agriculture, state radio BNR reported on Wednesday. Bulgaria will get all the EUR 200,300,000 allocated in the EU budget for direct payments to farmers, because the las

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 10, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

Bulgaria to Ask EU for Co-financing of Brucellosis Surveillance

Bulgaria would ask the EU to co-finance its program for surveillance and eradication of brucellosis, the Bulgarian National Radio reported Tuesday. The Director General of the Bulgarian National Veterinary Service Zheko Baychev announced Bulgaria's plans

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 9, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1336

Bulgaria's Thracian Gold Heads for Brussels

Bulgaria's State Tourism Agency will exhibit one of the country's world-famous gold treasures dating back to Thracian times in Brussels on Monday next week. The tourism agency will use the awarding ceremony of MEPs for their contribution to the outgoing

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 5, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1794

EU: Roaming Caps Cut Consumer Prices by 60%

The European Commission said consumers in the bloc have been paying up to 60% less for using their mobile phone abroad since this summer.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1359

Bulgaria Hosts European Tourist Commission's Meeting

A two-day sitting of the members of the European Tourist Commission is to be held in Bulgaria's capital, starting on Tuesday. There will be discussed the candidatures of the new potential members as well as the results of implementing the corporative bus

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1212

UK Expects Rate of Immigration to Rise

The number of people migrating to the UK each year will be 45,000 more than previously predicted, according to official estimates, cited by BBC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1961

Bulgaria's EU Commish Kuneva Seeks EU-US Product-safety Alliance

Bulgaria's European Commissioner for Consumer protection Meglena Kuneva is to go to Washington next week for meetings with the US president's office of information and regulatory affairs. She will also meet officials from the Federal Trade Commission, th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

Bulgaria's EU Commish Kuneva Nominated for Commissioner of 2007

Bulgaria's European Union Commissioner on Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has been nominated for EU commissioner of the year by the European Voice newspaper.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1182

The European Commission Approves 3 Bulgarian Operative Programs

The European Commission has approved three of the seven operative programs of Bulgaria, the parliamentary info service reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

Turkey Wiped off New Euro Coin Map

Brussels has been accused of "political geography" after EU member states left Turkey out of the map aimed at representing larger Europe on a new euro coin design.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1749

Daily Express: Bulgarians Threaten to Flood UK's Jobs Market

The Bulgarians are threatening to flood Britain's jobs market, thus further increasing the unemployment in the country, which is at a seven-year high thanks to migrants from Eastern Europe taking jobs in the UK, the Daily Express newspaper reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 27, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2191

EU Moves to Liberalise Railways Transport

The European Union moved to expand the travellers rights and liberalise the railways sector with a newly-voted European railways directive. The directive will go into force before the end of 2009 and will liberalise the international routes starting from

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 954

Bulgarian Joins Celebrations of European Day of Languages

Bulgaria joined Wednesday the celebrations of the European Day of Languages with a one-day conference on Multilingualism that took part in the Cervantes Centre in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 26, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 997

Bulgaria Downplays UK Fears of Jobseekers Impact

As the United Kingdom is preparing its first official analysis of the impact of migration, Bulgaria renewed calls for lifting the restrictive measures imposed on its jobseekers. "There are only four Bulgarian nationals, who were forcefully brought back f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 25, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1657

Bulgaria Introduces Structural Eurocodes in 2011

Bulgaria will be obliged to implement the Eurocodes in construction from 2011, European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said Tuesday at a forum on the steady development of the real estate sector.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 25, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

EC Calls on Ukraine to Drop Visas for Bulgaria, Romania

European Union External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner called on Ukraine Thursday to drop the visa regime for Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1824

Bulgaria's Commissioner Kuneva Presses for Mattel Safety Review

EU Consumer Affairs Commissioner Meglena Kuneva has pledged to seek broad support for a review of the safety measures of US toymaker Mattel Inc in the wake of its huge recalls. Commissioner Kuneva met Thursday with the Vice President of Mattel Internatio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2115