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Several Bulgarian ministers had Tuesday a working breakfast with the ambassadors of some EU member states to the country.
The Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva introduced before the EU officials the methods the European funds are currently managed
EU leaders, including Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev, are to hold an emergency summit in Brussels to discuss the crisis between Georgia and Russia.
The citizens of Bulgaria must realize that they should not allow the image of their country to be discredited by a handful of individuals, who are the foundation of organized crime in Bulgaria, according to the Vice President of the European Commission G?
The Vice President of the European Commission G??nter Verheugen said Wednesday he believed Bulgaria could make a significant contribution to the position of the EU on the conflict in Georgia.
The Vice President of the European Commission G??nter Verheugen, who is also the Commissioner for Enterprise and Industry, praised Bulgaria for its impressive economic progress during his visit to Sofia on Wednesday.
Experts of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF arrived to Sofia Monday on a mission to inspect payments to Bulgarian firms made under EU's SAPARD Program.
The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office Franz-Hermann Br??ner said Friday he expected the Bulgarian state institutions would exert stricter control over the absorption of EU funding.
Bulgaria's State Agency for National Security DANS is going to cooperate actively with the European Anti-Fraud Office in order to prevent financial malfeasance.
After his meeting Monday with the OLAF Director Franz-Hermann Br??ner, Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Boris Velchev said his office was going to make efforts to perfect its communication with the European Anti-Fraud Unit.
"Obviously, if the Bulgarian instit
A delegation of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF, led by OLAF's General Director Franz-Hermann Bruner arrived in Sofia Thursday, according to OLAF's press center.
The official visit will last two days days while the delegation is going to meet with th
The European Commission (EC) is going to decide in a few weeks if the subsidy payments made to the Bulgarian milk producers could be considered "state aid or not," according to an EC source, cited by the Bulgaria Information Agency (BTA).
The EC must dec
The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office OLAF is going to arrive in Sofia Thursday, according to Sunday publications in the Bulgarian media
Franz-Hermann Br??ner is expected to spend two days in Bulgaria and is going to have meetings with the Bulga
The European Commission approved the action plan on SAPARD program in Bulgaria, as its execution will be carried out by the new management of the State Agriculture Fund.
The announcement was made Thursday by the Deputy Finance Minister Dimitar Ivanovski.
Money of the national budget will be used to finance the SAPARD projects that meet all requirements, Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva announced.
All cigarettes to be sold in the EU member states since 2011 will be fire-safe, the European Commission announced Tuesday.
Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva announced Tuesday that over 80% of the citizens of the country were uninterested in any information about the programs and funding opportunities of the European Union.
Bulgaria's EU woes and its leaving without financial assistance because of misuse of European funds and corruption should serve as a lesson to Serbia, Serbian broadcaster B92 quoted Nemanja Nenadic from Transparency Serbia as saying.
For the first seven months of the year 2008, Bulgaria has received BGN 1,297 B from the European Funds, according to statements coming from Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski.
At the same time the country had made a deposit of BGN 392 M in those funds.
Bulgaria's Transport Minister Petar Mutafchiev denied Monday the recent publications in the Bulgarian press that the EC had frozen EUR 1,6 B for Bulgaria under the Transport Operative Program.
Bulgaria is still a corruption State and has not registered any progress in the fight against corruption since 2001, according to research data of "Transparency International Bulgaria."
Brussels' blow on Bulgaria might be twice as heavier than what the public learned during the past week, according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian daily newspaper "Sega" ("Now").
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