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Rehn, Frattini Raise Spectre of Safeguard Clauses for EU Newcomers

European Commissioners Olli Rehn and Franco Frattini warned EU newcomers Bulgaria and Romania on Wednesday that the bloc's executive could implement the existing safeguard clauses unless judiciary reforms are sped up. Speaking to French daily Le Figaro,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1426

Eastern Europeans Increasingly Seek Permanent Stay in UK - Study

More and more migrants from Eastern Europe want to stay in the UK for good, a study quoted by BBC showed on Tuesday. Many migrants, primarily construction workers, farm hands and au pairs, changed their mind after an extended stay in the country, the Jos

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1454

EC Denies Pressuring Bulgaria into Reshuffling Cabinet

The European Commission denied it tried to pressure Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev into reshuffling his cabinet, as speculated in Bulgarian media on Tuesday. The reports that the Commission told Stanishev to replace four cabinet ministers are

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1040

Bulgaria Will Be Balkans' Lobbyist in EU

Bulgaria will defend the interests of the Balkan countries before the EU in its capacity of a full-fledged member, President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1130

Shortage of Farm Hands in UK, Crops Rot

This year's harvest of raspberries and strawberries in the UK will rot if the Home Office do not allow more migrants to enter the country to work as farm hands, Times newspaper reported. Farmers demanded that the government should relax quotas allowing t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1237

EU Vows Support for Bulgaria's Second N-Plant

The European Union supports the construction of Burgas - Alexandroupolis pipeline and Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1452

EU Commissioner: No Turning Back for Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuke Units

There is not turning back for Bulgaria's Kozloduy power plant and its units 3&4 that were closed in January, EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Friday at the international conference on energy in Sofia. The fate of Kozloduy was decided way back

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1178

Romania's EU Commish Engaged to Promote Bulgarian Language in EU

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism has taken a serious engagement to promote the Bulgarian language and the Cyrillic alphabet in the EU, he himself announced Thursday. Five months after Bulgaria joined the EU, the Bulga

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgaria's Varna Tech University Awards Geoffrey Van Orden

Bulgaria's Varna Technical University awarded Thursday the MEP Geoffrey Van Orden and former rapporteur for Bulgaria Doctorate Honoris Causa. Van Orden was handed the honourable plaque and diploma for his exceptional contribution to Bulgaria's accession

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Romania's EU Commish Greets Bulgarians on Cyrillic Alphabet Day

Bulgaria has taken a historical step by adding the Cyrillic alphabet to the family of the EU languages, Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism said on Thursday. He was invited as a honourable guest to the celebrations of Ma

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Romania's Commissioner Orban in Bulgaria on Slav Letters Day

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism, is arriving on a one-day visit to Bulgaria on May 24, the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters. Commissioner Orban will join the solemn festivities in Sofia and

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Eight Bulgarian MPs Turn MEPs

Bulgaria announced on Wednesday the final results of last week's MEP vote, confirming that five parties will send their representatives to Brussels. Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov's GERB party, appearing at its first ever election, won five seats, the same n

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2156

European Lawmakers Approve Plan to Slash Roaming Charges

European legislators approved on Wednesday a proposal that would force cellphone operators to slash roaming charges on the territory of the bloc. The parliament's decision sets a ceiling price of 49 eurocents per minute for outgoing calls and 24 eurocent

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission Announces Final MEP Vote Results

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission is expected to announce the final results for the first-ever EMP vote in the country on Wednesday afternoon. The names of the 18 newly elected members of the EP will be announced on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195

Bulgarian University Awards Geoffrey Van Orden

Bulgaria's Burgas Free University awarded Wednesday the MEP Geoffrey Van Orden Doctorate Honoris Causa. Van Orden was handed the honourable plaque and diploma for his exceptional contribution to Bulgaria's accession to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 919

8,000 Bulgarians, Romanians Entered UK to Work in Q1

Almost 8,000 Bulgarian and Romanian workers registered to work in the UK in the three months after their countries joined the EU, BBC reported, citing official figures.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1431

Bulgarian Politicians' Post-MEP Vote Curse is Choking with Stardust - Minister

The worst curse for some of Bulgaria's politicians is to get choked with stardust after the MEP vote, the country's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said. Her sharp words came as a comment of the extremely low turnout in the first-ever in the coun

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1117

Bulgaria's President: MEP Vote Gave Socialists Good Lesson

The results of Bulgaria's MEP vote and the extremely low turnout gave a good lesson to most of the parties but above all to the socialists, President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday. "The European messages were very well understood by the voters but the deb

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1240

700 Hacker Attacks in Day of MEP Vote - Official

Hacker attacks at the web page of Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission on the day of the MEP vote were only 700, head of the Information Services Company announced Tuesday. The number is surprisingly small as compared to the 5000 attacks on the presid

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2618

40 Bulgarians, Romanians Fined for Working Illegally in UK

More than 40 Bulgarians and Romanians have been fined in Britain for working illegally in the country since joining the EU, the online edition of the Daily Mail reported, citing information of the UK Home Office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1407

Bulgaria MEP Vote Turnout Meets EC Expectations

The low voter turnout in Bulgaria's first ever elections for the European Parliament came as no surprise the European Commission. "The turnout met our expectations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1190