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EC Avoids Comment on Bulgaria Interior Min's Resignation

Following the practice not to comment on interior problems of the member countries, the European Commission avoided to make any statements, concerning the resignation of Bulgaria's Interior Minister, spokesman Marc Gray said Sunday. "EC accepts the news

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1168

Bulgaria EU Affairs Minister: Main Thing to Do Is Reform

The Bulgarian European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said Saturday that the main thing Bulgaria must do was to reform the Interior Ministry.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1269

Bulgaria MEPs: Macedonia Must Stop Its Arrogant Behavior against Neighbors

The Bulgarian Member of European Parliament from the Party of European Socialists Evgeni Kirilov said Macedonia's attitude towards Bulgaria was just as arrogant as it is towards its other neighbor Greece.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3608

The Times: Brussels to Stop EU Money for Bulgaria over Organized Crime

The UK newspaper the Times published Thursday an article about Bulgaria's organized problems suggesting it might be a good idea for the EU to freeze all funding for the country if it fails again to deal with the situation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1850

European People's Party Also Warns Bulgaria over Showcase Murders

The Chair of the European People's Party and European Democrats (EPP-ED) group in the EU Parliament Joseph Daul warned Wednesday the Bulgarian government that it might face EU sanctions because of its failure to combat corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

EU Warns Bulgaria over Organized Crime after Murders in Sofia

The European Union warned Bulgaria that it must take immediate measures in order end the gangster violence in Sofia after the recent murders of important public figures, the British newspaper the Independent reported on Wednesday. The Independent reminds

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1804

EC Allows Mobile Phones on Boards of Planes

The European Commission announced Monday it allows the air transport passengers to use their mobile phones when the machines rise to 3,000 meters above the ground. All 27 member-states should meet the requirements within six months so that their carriers

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1248

Sofia Expects EU Payments Unfrozen End April

Bulgaria's regional development minister has confirmed that Brussels is expected to unfreeze payments under the PHARE and ISPA programmes until the end of April. Talking to Darik radio on Saturday Minister Assen Gagauzov said that the flaws that the Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1392

German MEP Checks Files of East German Fugitives Shot in Bulgaria

The German Member of the European Parliament Gisela Kallenbach was shown dozens of files from the archives of Bulgaria's Border Police about the targeted killings of the East Germans trying to escape to the West before 1989.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1858

Bulgaria, Romania with Final Warning by EC over Delayed Emergency Phone

Bulgaria and Romania received Thursday last warnings over the delayed launch of the 112 emergency phone. Unless the newest EU member states take the respective measures to provide for the proper coverage and functioning of 112, the cases will be referred

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1607

Bulgaria Regional Development Min Expects EU Payments Unfrozen before May

The EU is expected to unfreeze payments for Bulgaria under the Phare and ISPA programmes until the end of April, regional development minister Assen Gagauzov said on Wednesday. Gagauzov added that after an EC audit is concluded Bulgaria will most likely

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1439

Bulgaria's Agriculture Min: No Frozen EU Payments for Rural Development

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil rejected claims that the European Commission have threatened to freeze payments for the country under the Rural Development Programme. In a letter to the ministry the EC assured that it is to pay nearly EUR104

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1151

20,000 Bulgarians to Be Trained in EU Human Resources Development Program

More than 20,000 Bulgarian professionals will be trained in the framework of project, launched as part of Human Resources Development Operative Program. A total of BGN 23 M will be allocated to the projects' development, as the bigger part of the sum wil

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1595

Barroso in Bulgaria: Organized Crime and Corruption Have No Place in EU

Organized crime and corruption have no place in the European Union, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso warned at a press conference after meeting Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev on Friday. Barroso declared that he sees progress in the reform of the judicial

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2165

EC President Barroso Receives Bulgaria's Highest State Order

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso arrived for an official visit in Bulgaria on Friday to receive the country's highest state order "Stara Planina" - first degree. President Georgi Parvanov awarded Barroso over his contribution to the cause of releasing th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1450

Bulgaria to Receive Additional EU Funds through New Grant Program

Bulgaria will be able to receive additional funds from the EU before 2013 outside the already approved operational programs, the Bulgarian National Radio reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1495

Mayor, EC Head Representative Cut Ribbon of Sofia Europe Direct Centre

Europe Direct information center was opened Monday by Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and the European Commission head Representative Zinaida Zlatanova in Bulgaria's capital city.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

UK Firm Loses License over Exploitation of Bulgaria Guest Workers - Report

A UK firm that hired laborers from Eastern Europe including Bulgarians for some of Britain's largest food producers had its license revoked over numerous violations of the rights of the guest workers, the Guardian reported on Saturday. The families of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1790

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria's Ratification of Lisbon Treaty

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed on Friday Bulgarian parliament's approval of the Lisbon Treaty. "I would like to congratulate Bulgaria on the successful approval of the Treaty of Lisbon by the Parliament today," Barroso said in a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1685

Europe Direct Info Center Opens in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The first Europe Direct information center is to be open Thursday by Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva in the country's second largest Plovdiv.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2105

Commissioner Kuneva Invites Bulgarians to Apply for EU Jobs

The EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva called on Bulgarian authorities to introduce better policy to ease the country's citizens, who want to work in the bloc's institutions. "All people, who apply for such a job must pass a series of exams and it turns out

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2151
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