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Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski will take part in the Ecofin meeting of EU finance ministers on Tuesday, the ministry's press service said.
The Council is to discuss implementation of the measures under the Stability and Growth Pact (SGP)
A total of 48 Bulgarian human resource projects have been granted financing under the Administrative Capacity Operational Programme of the European Union.
Bulgaria's State Administration Minister Nikolay Vassilev announced the beneficiaries and presented
The European Commission initiated a punitive measure against Bulgaria because of the delay of the putting into operation of the unified emergency phone 112.
The National Parents Association "Anti-Drugs" (NORA) tabled a protest petition to the European Parliament expressing its deep resentment with the recently pronounced sentence of the drug boss Dimitar Zhelyazkov, aka Mityo Ochite.
This was announced by Ve
Bulgarian Parliament voted legislation on Friday, which deprives Bulgarian members of the European Parliament of the right to use parliamentary cars, state-owned apartments, government holiday houses as well as the VIP service at Sofia Airport.
The body, which is in charge of the self-administration and organisation of Bulgaria's judiciary, has shrugged off Brussels criticism over the lack of reforms to fight corruption and crime.
Bulgaria is to receive about EUR 18 M in 2008 under the EU programme for restructuring and conversion of vineyards, Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil announced Wednesday.
The European Commission Vice-President Franco Frattini, who hails from Italy, is reportedly considering participation in his country's pre-election campaign on the side of centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi.
Frattini - also in charge of justice, secur
Britain has been warned to brace itself for an influx of Bulgarian gypsies planning to plunder the country's benefits system, the Daily Express wrote in its latest issue.
The European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova and Parliament Chair Georgi Pirinski held a special meeting on Tuesday at which the recently signed Treaty of Lisbon was presented for ratification.
Earlier the same day, Minister Grancharova opened a con
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
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