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EU Auditors Inspect Work of SAPARD Program in Bulgaria

Eight experts of the European Commission arrived in Sofia Monday to start their audit of the Bulgarian institutions dealing with the distribution and control of EU funds under the SAPARD program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 26, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1275

Italy Foreign Minister: Bulgaria Needs Efficient Dialogue with EC

The newly appointed Italian Foreign Minister and former EU Commissioner on Justice Franco Frattini has recommended to his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin that Bulgaria should have a more efficient dialogue with the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2045

SAPARD Money Might Become Available Again After Audit

The money from the Special Accession Program for Agriculture and Rural Development (SAPARD) that has been placed on hold could be unblocked after the end of the forthcoming audit, announced Dimitar Tadurukov, Executive Director of the State Fund "Agricult

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1337

Bulgaria Deputy PM Promises Opposition Part in Monitoring EU Funds

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva promised Wednesday that the rightist opposition would be able to participate in the monitoring and control of the absorption of EU funds under the operative programs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1399

EU Parliament Approves Tobacco Growing Subsidies till 2013

The European Parliament approved Tuesday the so called Berlato Report, which proposed the extension of subsidies for the producers of raw tobacco by 2013, the press service of the EP announced.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3703

Bulgaria Sets Up Public Register of EU Funded Municipal Projects

Bulgaria's local and central authorities are to establish a public register of the municipal administrations' EU-funded projects by end of June.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1520

Bulgaria to Negotiate with EC over Fuel Excise

Bulgaria's government is to start negotiations with the European Commission over the amount of the fuel excise in the country, Economy Minister Petar Dimitrov said Tuesday. Dimitrov made the announcement during a meeting with representatives of transport

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1090

Bulgaria Deputy PM Holds Key Meetings on EU Funds Absorption

Bulgaria's newly appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva held several meetings with key officials on Monday in order to speed up the measures for improving the absorption of EU funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

Bulgaria Govt and Sofia Municipality Save ISPA Project for EUR 58,5 M

Representatives of the Bulgarian cabinet and of Sofia Municipality met Monday in order to save at the last minute an infrastructure project for Sofia's water supply system funded with EUR 58,5 M from the EU ISPA Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1562

EU Medics Officially Back Bulgarian Colleagues' Pay Rise Demands

The European Federation of Salaried Doctors adopted a resolution in support of Bulgarian medics' pay rise demands at a regular sitting in Prague, Bulgaria's Medical Association said Sunday. The document emphasizes on the European experts' concern over th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Bulgaria Deputy PM on EU Funds Announces Action Plan

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy Minister on absorption of EU funds Meglena Plugchieva gave Friday her first conference presenting her action plan for measures to be carried out by June 16.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1801

Germany Interior Minister Wolfgang Scheuble Visits Bulgaria

The German Interior Minister Wolfgang Scheuble arrived on an official visit to Bulgaria on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3024

Bulgaria State Employees to Become Fluent in English

Bulgaria Minister of State Administration and Administrative Reform Nikolay Vassilev, gave Friday in the city of Varna the official start of the biggest so far English language education initiative for state employees. The European Social Fund of the Ope

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1396

Bulgaria Parliament Speaker Opens Conference on Lisbon EU Treaty

Bulgaria's Parliament Speaker Georgi Pirinski opened Thursday a conference entitled "The Lisbon Treaty and the Charter of Fundamental Rights - Advantages and Benefits for EU Citizens".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1506

Bulgaria's Deputy PM on EU Funds Put in Charge of 2000 People

Bulgaria's recently appointed Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva is in charge of all state agencies dealing with absorption of EU funds comprised of over 2000 civil servants. This was announced by the Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev on Thursday aft

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1348

Opposition Leader Yurukov: Bulgaria Is Already Problematic EU Member

Plamen Yurukov, the leader of the Union of Democratic Forces, the party emblematic for Bulgaria's post-socialist transition in the 1990s, stated Thursday the country was a passive and already problematic member of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1446

EC Letter Criticizing Bulgaria Cabinet Released with Five-Day Delay

A letter of the European Commission Director for Enlargement Michael Leigh to Bulgaria's Deputy Finance Minister Dimitar Ivanovski was released on Tuesday by the Ministry of Finance.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2177

Half EU Goes to Court Because of Bulgaria and Romania Diplomas

Almost half of the EU states will have to go to Court because those countries' legislatures are yet to recognize the secondary diplomas issued by colleges and universities in Bulgaria and Romania. The news came from the Romanian Information Agency NewsIn

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3357

Bulgaria PM Discusses Cabinet Changes with EU Ambassadors

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is scheduled to have a work meeting with ambassadors of EU member states in the country, in order to discuss the structural and staff changes in the Cabinet. According to the press service of the government, the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 9, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1152

Bulgaria Eco-Activists Protest in Brussels against Illegal Construction in Rila

Bulgarian eco-activists supported by international NGOs staged Thursday a demonstration in Brussels against the illegal resort construction under way in the Bulgarian Rila Mountain.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1887

European Central Bank Warns of Rising Inflation in Bulgaria

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published its Convergence Report 2008 that states there is considerable risk of inflation in Bulgaria to continue rising. Over the reference period from April 2007 to March 2008, Bulgaria recorded a 12-month average in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 8, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1585
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