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The European Parliament approved Tuesday in Strasbourg Bulgaria's nominee for member of the European Court of Auditors, Nadezhda Sandolova.
In a roll call vote, 561 MEPs voted for Sandolova, 32 voted against and another 28 abstained.
Bulgaria and Romania are throwing a big celebration in Brussels on December 14 to mark their EU accession.
The European Commission announced they will contribute to the event with their own party in honour of the two countries, fixed for the same day.
The European parliament approved Tuesday Bulgaria's and Romania's EU Commissioner designates - Meglena Kuneva and Leonard Orban.
Both new EU Commissioners were praised for their efforts in bringing Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.
Turkey's prime minister accused the European Union of treating Turkey unfairly a day after EU ministers agreed on a partial freeze of Ankara's membership.
"The decision of the EU (ministers) is an injustice against Turkey," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a
The European Parliament postponed the voting of a resolution for the Bulgarian medics in Libya, which had to be voted last week.
Bulgaria's Regional Development Ministry organizes Tuesday a seminar to discuss the absorption and management of funds on structural funds.
The European parliament will vote Tuesday Bulgaria's and Romania's EU Commissioner designates - Meglena Kuneva and Leonard Orban.
The vote of the December session of the parliament will start at 11:30 a.
EU foreign ministers agreed upon suspending the negotiations for Turkey's EU membership on eight of the 35 negotiating chapters on Monday.
Franco Frattini, the EU commission vice-president for justice congratulated Bulgaria and Romania on their continuing efforts to carry out the necessary reforms for their upcoming EU accession.
"The two countries have achieved a significant progress, espe
European Union food safety experts have tightened rules on Bulgaria and Romania to restrict their milk, meat and animal exports into other EU countries from January 1, the European Commission said on Monday.
Bulgaria's hard-line right-wingers called on the government to take a clear stand for suspending EU talks with Turkey.
"The European Union made a huge compromise by starting talks with Turkey," Ivan Kostov, leader of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, told j
EU foreign ministers will discuss in Brussels the recommendation of the EU Commission to partially suspend Turkey's negotiations for failing to normalise trade with Cyprus.
At the end of November EU Commission officials proposed to freeze eight of the 35
Former prime minister and diehard rightist leader Ivan Kostov said he does not plan to run for a MEP seat next May.
While on a visit to Russe, Kostov opined it is not appropriate for active politicians to participate in the polls, set to take place next
Nine Bulgarians whose professional career has been closely linked to the country's accession to the European Union are featured in a specialised newspaper.
"2007 - Bulgaria - Yes!" has seen so far two editions under the Communication Strategy of Bulgaria
The British government has acknowledged that restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians working in Britain could be "too draconian" and may have to be eased within 12 months, The Independent reported.
Bulgaria's former President Petar Stoyanov will probably lead the ticket of his party at the first elections for MEPs in the country to be held next May.
The Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) will reap adequate electoral support to have "a solid presentat
Photographs of EU Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen, who is also one of Barroso's deputies, bathing nude with his female cabinet director may go out for print.
German Focus magazine confirmed Thursday it has the scandalous photos but said it was st
BBC undercover reporter Shahida Tulaganova managed to obtain 20 forged passports from various EU states within months and nearly paid with her life when the professional adventure took her to Bulgaria.
Turkey is ready to open one port and one airport to Cyprus for a period of one year to resolve a trade row with the European Union, Turkey's NTV news channel reported from Brussels.
The European Commission is studying the move, which, if confirmed, was "
Moscow believes the problem with meat imports from Bulgaria and Romania is "just technical" and will be resolved soon. After meting with his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin on Russian soil, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists Moscow wants
The leaders of Bulgaria's ruling coalition decided to hold the country's first elections for members of the European Parliament until the middle of May, 2007.
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