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Bulgaria will not escape sanctions if it fails to improve its record to meet EU standards, EU spokesman Mark Gray said shortly after the release of Brussels interim report that criticised the country over lack of reforms to fight corruption and crime.
Bulgaria has not demonstrated convincing results in key areas such as the fight against high-level corruption and organized crime. This is the conclusion of the European Commission interim report on the progress Bulgaria made in implementing justice refor
The interior minister assumed responsibility for the inefficient communication between his directorate and EU institutions in the wake of Brussels critical report over lack of reforms to fight corruption and crime.
"It is my fault that the Interior Minis
The EC interim report on the progress of Bulgaria and Romania in implementing justice reforms, which is to be issued on Monday, is expected to criticize both countries over insufficient results in corruption fight.
The EC interim report on the progress of Bulgaria and Romania in implementing justice reforms is expected to criticize them over insufficient results in corruption fight.
EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms will be issued on February 4.
A total of EUR 240 M are available for the measures that Bulgaria needs to take in order to join the Schengen Agreement.
A resolution of the European Parliament (EP) approved with 510 votes calls for more efforts for the integration of the Roma in residential housing, health care, education, and job opportunities. It also reminds that about ten million Roma live in the EU m
Bulgaria's hopes to reopen two of the units at its sole nuclear power plant Kozloduy that were decommissioned upon its EU accession, have been dealt a new blow at the European Parliament.
Bulgaria's Culture Minister Stefan Danailov opened Wednesday the year of the intercultural dialogue in the country.
"The priorities of the EU member states will be orientated to the young people, who are going to develop the initiative in the future," th
The member of the European Parliament Dushana Zdravkova is to refer the Burgas-Alexandroupolis oil pipeline project to the EP Petitions Committee.
The petition will be tabled on behalf of the residents of the Black Sea city of Burgas because of the lack
The European Commission has decided to open yet another infringement proceeding against Bulgaria for failing to bring its biggest steel plant Kremikovtzi up to EU environmental standards.
Interior Minister Rumen Petkov and senior prosecutor Boris Velchev pay Tuesday a crisis visit to Brussels to discuss the recent corruption scandal in Bulgaria that made the EU freeze subsidy payments for infrastructure.
The two are scheduled to meet Vice
The European Commission has asked Bulgaria's finance ministry to freeze EU subsidy payments for infrastructure following a corruption scandal, the transport minister said.
Bulgaria must take a total of 291 measures in 2008 to meet the requirements of the European Union as its member state, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova announced on Thursday.
Among the top priorities are the ratification of the Lisbo
Bulgaria welcomed the adopted landmark proposals by the European Commission to slash EU greenhouse gas emissions, which have stirred controversy among members, bothered by the high costs.
The new package aims to put into legislation the goals to cut emis
Zdravka Kalaydzhieva, a Sofia-based lawyer active in human rights cases, has been elected Bulgaria's representative in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly picked Kalaydzhieva, who was contending
The European Commission is expected to allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20% by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up.
The major energy and climate change plan will be unveiled on J
Just two days ahead of the presidential elections in Serbia, the European Union announced Friday it will be starting talks on the possible lifting of visa requirements for Serbian citizens.
The European Commission has no objections to the South Stream gas pipeline, but still rates the Nabucco project as a higher priority, a commission spokesman said on Friday, just hours after Bulgaria said it would join the Russian-Italian project.
European energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs has slammed Bulgaria's plans to restart two older reactors at its Kozloduy nuclear power plant, state news agency BTA said on Thursday.
A day earlier, Bulgarian prime minister Sergey Stanishev said the country
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