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Most Bulgarians Unaware How to Vote for MEPs - Survey

The biggest part of Bulgarians is totally unaware of the preferential voting for MEPs on May 20, a survey of Barometer info has showed. It was carried out among 909 Bulgarians in the period March 17-19.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 962

Arte TV Airs Bulgaria-Dedicated Series

French-German Arte TV has aired a series of films dedicated on Bulgaria to mark the country's EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 900

Bulgaria's Election Body Frowns at "Jailed Nurses for MEPs" Idea

Officials from the Central Election Committee firmly objected to the recently hatched idea that the five nurses, jailed in Libya, are nominated for MEPs in Bulgaria's first upcoming elections for European parliamentarians.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1986

Bulgaria's Fin Min Shares EU Integration Experience with Turkish Counterpart

Bulgaria's financial minister conferred Tuesday with the Turkish state minister on the process of Euro-integration as Turkey is currently a candidate country to the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgaria, Slovenia Sign Scientific Coop Agreement

Bulgaria and Slovenia signed an agreement setting up a framework for scientific cooperation between the two countries, Darik News reported on Tuesday. The agreement was signed in Sofia by Bulgaria's Education Minister Daniel Valchev and his Slovenian cou

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1010

Bulgarians Want Libya-Jailed Nurses for MEPs, Law Forbids It

Citizens from Bulgaria's seaside city of Varna have started gathering signatures in support of nominating the five Libya-jailed Bulgarian nurses as MEP candidates. Officials from the Central Election Commission, however, have countered them explaining th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Bulgaria Among EU Countries Least Liked by Germans - Poll

Bulgaria is one of the five countries least liked by Germans, according to a poll by German TV network ZDF, BTA news agency reported on Monday. Poland remains the least liked country among Germans, with 23% of the 1,235 respondents in the poll picking it

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1687

MEP Elections to Cost Bulgaria BGN 12 M

The upcoming elections for Bulgarian members of the European Parliament may cost the country up to BGN 12 M, State Administration Minister Nikolay Vassilev predicted. Vassilev said he expects that the BGN 8 M that the government has planned to allocate t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Bulgaria 3rd in High Inflation Rates in EU - Survey

Bulgaria is among the countries with highest inflation in the EU, results of an Eurostat survey show. The Euro area annual inflation is stable at 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1736

Bulgaria's Rightists Warn of Russian Trojan horses in EP

The right-wing hard-liners from Democrats for Strong Bulgaria warned of the danger of vesting what they called Russia's "Trojan horses" with the power of European parliamentarians. "We need MEPs who know how to read and understand Bulgaria's interests, u

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3022

Bulgaria's Commissioner: EU Must Expand Further

The EU should continue enlarging so that to preserve the hopes of those countries, which want to access to it, the consumer affairs commissioner, Bulgarian Meglena Kuneva said at a lecture at the Sofia University on Friday. The block's enlargement helps

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 17, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1096

Bulgaria's Ethnic Turkish Party Sure to Win 3 MEP Seats

Bulgaria's Turkish ethnic Movement for Rights and Freedoms party is sure to get three MEP seats on the forthcoming votes, party's leader Ahmed Dogan announced Friday. The party will try to win another, fourth seat, Dogan said before the central committee

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 966

Michael Humphreys: Bulgaria Doing Well in the EU

The first two months of Bulgaria's EU membership can be considered a success, Michael Humphreys, Head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria, said during a visit to the southwestern town of Sandanski. Bulgaria is taking her role seriously

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgaria Appoints Grancharova EU-Affairs Minister

Bulgaria's Parliament elected Friday Gergana Grancharova to be the country's new EU-Affairs minister. A total of 157 MPs voted for Grancharova, who has been serving as deputy foreign minister until now.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1602

Bulgaria "Wants to Bring Added Value to EU"

Bulgaria wants to bring "added value" to the EU, Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said at the official start of the 5th European Business Summit (EBS).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1226

Bulgaria's Rural Areas Development Program Ready by April

Bulgaria will be ready with its rural areas development program by the end of March, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Another Party Joins Sofia Mayor's for MEP Elections

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and his party GERB announced a new partner for the upcoming MEP elections - nationalists VMRO - BND. The two parties signed an agreement in Sofia, while GERB's main MEP candidate Dushana Zdravkova signed a cooperation agreement

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 997

Bulgaria Appoints Election Committee for MEPs Vote

Bulgaria's president signed a decree for appointing the election body for the first vote for European parliamentarians, due on May 20. Svetla Dimitrova, a judge at the Supreme Cassation Court and non-party member, put forward by the socialists, will chai

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 913

Bulgaria Gets EUR 42 M for Cross-Border Cooperation under Phare

Bulgaria will receive a total of EUR 42 M for cross-border cooperation under Phare for 2006, the last year for funds allotment under the European Commission programme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1262

BBC: EU Rejects Balkans Nuclear Plea

The European Union has rejected an appeal by five countries from south-eastern Europe to allow Bulgaria to restart two of the units at its Kozloduy nuclear power plant to reduce power shortages, the BBC reported on Wednesday. "We are concerned about the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Bulgaria Names Grancharova New EU-Affairs Minister

Gergana Grancharova, member of the ex-king party, who is currently serving as deputy foreign minister, will be Bulgaria's new EU-Affairs minister. Plamen Panayotov, deputy chair of centrist Simeon II National Movement, broke the news in the town of Perni

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020