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Romania Opens More Consulates to Tackle Visa Flux

Moldova's President Vladimir Voronin has agreed to let Romania open two temporary consulates to deal with a huge backlog of visa applications, BBC reported. The new Danube-perched EU member introduced a visa regime for Moldovans on January 1 when it join

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 787

Yet Another Case Adjourned over Sofia Mayor's MEP Agenda

The court has adjourned yet another case over charges of malfeasance in office of former Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofianski. A day after the court admitted as grounded his lawyer's claims for adjournment of the Gurko business center case over the European Parl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 697

Ex-President of Bulgaria Tipped for MEP Seat

The chairman of right-wing Union of Democratic Forces was nominated to lead the ticket of the party at the first MEP elections this spring. Former President Petar Stoyanov will be offered to UDF's executive body to seal the reports that he has been eyein

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 923

Germany's Hans-Gert Poettering Elected EP President

Hans-Gert Poettering, former chairman of the European People's Party and European Democrats, was expectedly elected new President of the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 733

Bulgaria's Nationalist MEP Gloats over "Guardian" Mistake

The Guardian has apologized for mistaking Bulgarian nationalist MEP Dimitar Stoyanov with older and more leftwing politician, Dimitar Stoyanov Dabov. The youngest member of the new far-right formation Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty, however, was furious

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1662

Bulgaria, Romania Helped Unite Xenophobes, Homophobes - The Independent

"Gypsy-haters, holocaust-deniers, xenophobes, homophobes, anti-semites" - this is the title of an article in the British Independent newspaper on EU's new political force, formed thanks to Bulgarian nationalists.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1804

MEPs Elect New President, Vice Presidents

MEPs will be electing a new President at their sitting on Tuesday to replace Spanish Socialist Josep Borrell, who has been in office since 2004. The internal elections will also pick 14 vice presidents and 6 quaestors, who deal with administrative affair

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 16, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Attend 1st Plenary Session

The European Parliament welcomed the Bulgarian and Romanian MEPs at an official ceremony on its Monday session. Outgoing President Josep Borrell welcomed the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania in an unusual way.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 875

EU Far-Right Bloc Strengthens Positions in EP

Members of Europe's extreme right parties were set to take their seats in the European Parliament on Monday as a formal grouping for the first time in more than decade. French National Front MEP Bruno Gollnisch handed in a formal letter constituting the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

EU Wants Separate Gas Pipeline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested the construction of a European gas pipeline network to help guarantee the union's energy security. In an interview with the Polish centre-right daily Rzeczpospolita, she was admant the bloc needs to ensure th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828

Sofia Summons Int'l Discussion on Kozloduy Salvage

Sofia organises an international round table, probably on February 1, to discuss the options for reopening units 3 and 4 of Bulgaria's only operating nuclear powr plant at Kozloduy. The mayor of Sofia Boyko Borissov has lined up his counterpart from Kozl

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Slovenia Prepares Celebrations on Euro Changeover

Authorities are preparing one of the largest political ceremonies in Slovenian history on Monday to herald the country's successful changeover to the euro. The adoption of the single European currency has been underway over the last two weeks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 867

5 Bulgarian Parties Likely to Enter EP after Sluggish Vote

Five Bulgarian parties are expected to make their way to the European Parliament later this year following a vote that will hardly quicken the pulse of the electorate, pollsters say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766

BBC: It is Ironic that Bulgaria, Romania Boost EU's Far-Right

Most parties of the extreme right opposed EU enlargement, but ironically it is the accession on 1 January 2007 of Romania and Bulgaria that gave their the new group its critical mass, BBC commented.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1038

Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Take up Their Seats

At the start of the European Parliament's first plenary session of 2007, outgoing President Josep Borrell will formally welcome the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania. With the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU at the start of thi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 843

Bulgaria Joins Informal EU Justice Meeting

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Georgi Petkanov has joined an informal meeting with his counterparts from the rest of the EU countries. The meeting also gathered the countries' Interior Ministers.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 14, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 672

Bulgaria Increases Pressure to Reopen 2 Nuke Reactors

Bulgaria will try to push the European Commission to let it reopen two nuclear units closed due to safety concerns, Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov said on Friday. In an interview for Reuters, he was adamant that if not, the country will seek to raise the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

ECB: Number of Euro Forgeries on Decrease

The number of counterfeit euro banknotes in circulation has decreased in the second half of 2006, according to data published by the European Central Bank. The level of counterfeiting has fluctuated only slightly over the last three years, the ECB said i

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Romania's EU Commissioner "Threatens" English Language

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism, presented his team in Brussels, who are suspected to want to get the upper hand over the English language, EUexpands reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3057

Bulgaria's President: Nuke Units Closure - Biggest Compromise to EU

Bulgaria's National Assembly opened Thursday its fifth plenary session to officially mark the country's accession to the European Union. "The closure of units 3 and 4 of the Kozloduy NPP was the most huge compromise Bulgaria made during its accession neg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Influx of Migrants Forces UK to Build New Schools

Pressure from an influx of children from East European immigrants has forced a British council to draw up plans to build four new primary schools, the Daily Mail reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 11, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 940