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The chairman of EP's Thursday plenary skipped to put to the vote a proposed amendment in Bulgaria's report urging for "a more flexible approach" to two nuclear units closure at Kozloduy.
Thus, the already approved text in the External Relations committee
Bulgaria has taken on a course for improvement of its asylum and immigration legislation and policies with Dutch assistance.
The interior ministries of the two countries gave Thursday the go-ahead to the PHARE supported project for "Implementation of EU
The European Parliament voted with a majority the report of MEP Geoffrey van Orden on the readiness of Bulgaria to join the bloc next January.
However, the amendment already approved in the External Relations Committee urging for a more flexible approach
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva told the Financial Times her strategy will be inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
Explaining her plans for enhancing consumer protection Kuneva has made it clear she intends "to put the citiz
Bulgarian MPs voted Thursday to choose a new European observer, who will take the place of Dimitar Abadzhiev.
In a move of good neighbours the governments in Sofia and Bucharest issued a historic stamp heralding "Bulgaria and Romania - together in the EU".
The stamp, which is the first in Bulgarian history to be circulated in an international joint venture, was
The European Liberal Democrats have elected Bulgarian MP Antonia Parvanova on the board of the party's deputy vice-presidents.
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group held Wednesday, the same as all European Parliament political groups, b
Brussels has officially opened a Day of Sofia in an event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007.
The event was opened by Bulgaria's EU commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva, who after being in charge of five-year-long negotiatio
EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn said Turkish-EU talks could continue but at a slower pace, EUobserver reported.
Bulgarian border police is ready to step into guard of European Union's outer border when the country joins in a month.
Along with the ongoing equipment of the border facilities, border policemen have been trained to new professional duties as Bulgaria w
The EU Commission recommended a partial suspension of Turkey's negotiations after it failed to open its ports Cyprus.
EU Commission officials therefore proposed to freeze eight of the 35 "chapters" or policy areas into which the negotiations are divided.
The European Parliament will open a two-day mini-session on Wednesday, in which there will be included debates on the reports on Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession.
Brussels will celebrate a day of Sofia Wednesday, the event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007.
People entering the EU aboard planes from countries outside the block will be allowed to take with them EUR 430 worth of goods duty-free.
The European Commission has approved another series of proposals on food safety and animal health issues, related to the upcoming accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.
Veterinary experts from the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Hea
The internal market and consumer protection committee with the European Parliament assessed positively Bulgaria's Commissioner-designate Meglena Kuneva.
EU Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros announced Tuesday at a Sofia lecture that he was expecting a wave of complaints by Bulgarian and Romanian citizens once the two countries join the EU.
Diamandouros vowed to do his best to help those people, and answer
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva awaits Tuesday the results of her Monday "test" before the European Parliament.
Kuneva answered a number of questioned by MEPs in a hearing to assess her suitability for the role of European commissione
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva has pledged to improve communication with European consumers and act as their "advocate", if approved on the new post.
The Bulgarian minister sat on the hot seat of being questioned by MEPs on Monday in
The European Union's Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros is planning to appoint a Bulgarian lawyer as his legal advisor after the Balkan country's accession on January 1, 2007.
The Bulgarian will consult Diamandouros on legal matters and cases emerging from
Leonard Orban, Romania's designated EU commissioner for multilingualism, said he would push for more language training at schools.
He explained to MEPs in the External Relations Committee his vision on Europeans being more competitive on the global job m
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