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Bulgarian MEPs Bring Closer Far-Right Formation

Europe's far-right parties hope to soon have their form political group in the European Parliament, which would make them eligible for EU funds, a French deputy said Monday. "For the moment, it's on the right track.

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Bulgarian Dairy, Meat Firms Reluctant to Sell to EU

Only four Bulgarian companies - two dairies and two meat producers - have filed applications to be granted a certificate for selling on the common European market. The Agriculture Ministry announced that all applicants will be subject to strict inspectio

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Spanish Town "Overflows" with Bulgarians, Romanians

Authorities in the Spanish town Coslada admitted the City Hall "overflows" with Bulgarian and Romanian immigrants, who are trying to get legal documents for their stay in the country, El Mundo newspaper reported. The number of immigrants increased in the

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Bulgarian Students Learn EU History, Geography, Culture

Bulgaria's Education Ministry launched Tuesday a weeklong information campaign on country's EU accession in schools. The campaign is meant to introduce to students the history, geography and cultural heritage of the EU member states.

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Bulgarian Opera Legend Home Reveals EU Culture Contribution

The musical center after the name of Bulgarian opera legend Boris Hristov has opened doors for free visits to add to EU-dedicated celebrations. The initiative is organized by the Culture Ministry as part of a series of events marking the accession of the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 8, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

Brussels Dresses Manneken-Pis in Bulgarian Folk Costume

Brussels' famous landmark, the Manneken-Pis will put on a traditional Bulgarian folk costume for a day. Marking Bulgaria's EU accession, the little peeing bronze boy will spend Saturday in the unusual attire, the Bulgarian embassy in Brussels has told Da

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Half of Bulgarians Expect Better Life in EU

More than half of Bulgaria's citizens expect that their job security will increase now that the country is a member of the EU, with many hoping to become wealthier. Ironically, the biggest fear of the nation is that they may lose their job or become poor

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Bulgaria's Nationalists: Nuke Units Closure Legally Void

Bulgaria's government should revoke the EU treaty that obliged it to close another two units at its sole nuclear power station, the nationalists said. "Many a EU commissioners have been cheating Bulgaria over the years," the leader of Ataka party Volen S

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1069

UK "Should Welcome" Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

The Scottish"Sunday Herald" provided a refreshing analysis of the fears over another wave of migrants landing on the doorstep of Britain after the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

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Germans Swallow Bitter Pill with Bulgaria, Romania EU Accession

The enlargement of the European Union by two new members did not bring smiles on Germans' faces, Die Welt newspaper reported.

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Greeks Happy with Bulgaria, Romania EU Entry

The majority of Greeks support the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, shows a survey, published days after the two countries joined the block.

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Chirac Welcomes Bulgaria, Romania to EU

French President Jacques Chirac welcomed Bulgaria and Romania to the European block in what is believed to be one of his last major foreign policy addresses before April presidential elections. Chirac declared support for the efforts of German Chancellor

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Romania Finally Lifts Transit Fees at Gyurgevo

Bucharest has decided to temporarily remove the fee for passing through the border checkpoint of Gyurgevo under the pressure of drivers. Drivers, travelling through Gyurgevo to the Bulgaria's Danube town of Russe, say the fee of EUR 60 is illegal.

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Bulgarian Bus Companies Fume at The Sun Reports

Bulgarian bus companies have denied British media reports that the number of trips to the UK has considerably increased, following the country's accession to the European Union.

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FT: Bulgaria's Kuneva Lucky Not Only Because of EUR 228,000 Salary

"Meglena Kuneva is the new face of Bulgaria. Fresh from celebrating her country's accession to the European Union on January 1, the sleek, US-trained minister will this week take up a job in Brussels as the first Bulgarian member of the European Commissio

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UK Launches Ads War on Illegal Bulgarian, Romanian Workers

The British government will launch a GBP 1 M advertising blitz next week to try to stop dodgy bosses hiring illegal workers, The Sun reported.

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Bulgarian, Romanian Members Join EU Auditors

Bulgaria's Nadezhda Sandolova and Romania's Ispir Ovidiu took their seats in the European Court of Auditors along with the accession of the two Balkan states. They were appointed Members of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) as from 1 January 2007, for

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Rightists Warn against Further EU Restrictions on Bulgaria

Right-wingers from the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) warned that the European Commission might further restrict Bulgaria in its membership rights. At a press conference on Friday, leader Petar Stoyanov pointed at the ineffective market control and con

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Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Take Seats Jan 15

The MEPs from Bulgaria and Romania will take their full-fledged seats in Strasbourg on January 15, when the Parliament opens its first 2007 session. Sofia sends 18 and Romania - 35 lawmakers, who unlike previously, will enjoy full voting rights in both p

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The Economist: Romania's Political Class Outscored Bulgaria

Bulgaria's small size may be an advantage for its EU integration, but Romania's political class has recently outscored Bulgaria's, the Economist commented the accession of the two countries in its first issue for the new year.

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Bulgaria Wants EU to Pay EUR 1 B for Nuke Units Closure

Bulgaria will take steps for increasing the amount of compensations from the European Union for the closure of units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy nuclear power plant, the energy minister told the national radio.

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