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An aide of the French president has expressed hopes for clemency in the case of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor sentenced to death in Libya for allegedly infecting hundreds of children with the AIDS virus.
Claude Gueant accompanied French
The wife of the French president, who made a surprise visit to the jailed Bulgarian nurses in Libya, has vowed to secure a plane in case the convicts are released.
The wife of the French president has met for the second time Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi after paying a surprise visit to the jailed Bulgarian medics, RFI reported.
Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament, expressed Wednesday his concern of the re-confirmed death sentences of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, jailed in Libya.
The ex-EP rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey Van Orden said he is terrified but not surprised about the conformation of the death verdicts of Libya-jailed medics.
"Now we hope that the five nurses and the doctor will be pardoned by Libyan leader Muammar Qa
Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, expressed deep regrets over the confirmation of the death sentences for the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor.
Bulgarian EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has called for cigarettes to be made fire-safe, Darik News reported.
Six Bulgarian eco-organizations and the global environment conservation organization WWF have lodged a complaint against the Bulgarian government with the European Commission.
The reason that triggered this action is that the cabinet did not introduce a
The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria cited the wave of resignations in the government as a good sign of tackling high-level corruption, but said it was not enough.
Bulgaria will need at least 100 years to catch up with the living standards of the Western European members of EU, according to a new survey.
Researchers from the University of California, LA (UCLA) believe Bulgaria will be the slowest of all Eastern Eur
Bulgaria has to transfer BGN 374,2 M by the end of the year to the European Union as an instalment to the budget of the block.
Until now the country has paid a total of BGN 252,2 M to the EU, which is a little above 40% of the total amount of Bulgaria's
The release of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya is one of the priorities of the Portuguese presidency of the EU, Portugal's ambassador to Sofia, Mario Jesus dos Santos said.
Portugal took over the European Union presidency from Germany with the pledge to work for the successful conclusion of negotiations over the new EU treaty.
At the end of the EU summit on 21 and 22 June, Portuguese prime minister Jos?© S??crates announced
The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria has described the first progress report on the country since joining the EU as an objective assessment.
The Bulgarian MEPs will get a monthly wage equal to their MP colleagues in Bulgaria, the country's parliament decided on Thursday.
Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin defined the European Commission first report on the country since its joining the EU as an objective assessment to the current situation.
Bulgaria's three-way ruling coalition called the first progress report of the European Commission since the country's joining the EU in January "objective" and "positive".
The parliamentary majority defined the critical remarks in it as being "in the tol
The European Commission approved on Wednesday its reform progress report on Bulgaria, outlining six concrete benchmarks in the area of judiciary reform and fight against corruption.
If the country fails to meet them, it could trigger safeguard clauses ne
Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday stated that the country has made some progress in the area of agricultural funds, aviation and food safety and animal health.
No safeguard clauses were applied in th
Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, did not invoke the safeguard clauses, but demanded more political commitment to implementing judiciary reforms.
"These reports are a real
The Head Representative of the European Commission in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys is to present Wednesday the progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in the country.
It is expected that the commission will criticize the two
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