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EU Leaders Gather for Tense Summit

EU leaders are gathering in Brussels today for the most significant test of the bloc since French and Dutch voters rejected the draft European Constitution two years ago. The negotiations will focus on agreeing a new "reform treaty" to replace the EU con

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 793

EU Commish Discusses Financial, Regional Policies with Bulgarian Politicians

Regional Policy European Commissioner Danuta Huebner is coming to a two-day visit to Bulgaria on Thursday to discuss financial and regional policies with Bulgarian ministers and politicians. The EU Commissioner is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Plame

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgaria's Vigenin Voted EP Deputy Floor Leader

Bulgaria's Kristiyan Vigenin was elected deputy floor leader of the Socialist group in the European parliament (PES), the group said on its website. Vigenin headed the Socialist ballot in Bulgaria's first ever MEP vote last month and becomes the eighth v

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1080

EU Support Hits Record-High since Early 90s - Survey

Support for the EU among the bloc's citizens has risen to the highest level since early 1990s, shows a fresh Eurobarometer survey, as cited by EUobserver.com.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1301

Bulgarian MEPs Call for Solidarity with Death-Sentenced Bulgarian Nurses

The Bulgarian MEPs called for solidarity with the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, who are sentenced to death in Libya, at their first press conference in Strasburg on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1181

EU Confirms Progress Report on Bulgaria, Romania out on June 27

The EU is to issue a progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in Bulgaria and Romania on June 27th, its spokesman confirmed on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2337

Dutch Statistics Record Flux of Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

The number of Bulgarian and Romanian migrants to the Netherlands has sharply increased in the four months since the accession of the two countries to the European Union, official data shows. A total of 2800 migrants from the two new members of the Europe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1215

EU Official: Corruption in Bulgaria Clogs Other Balkan Countries' EU Accession

Political instability and corruption in Bulgaria and Romania moves the Balkans away from the European Union, a European diplomat said on Saturday, as cited by the Macedonian Dnevnik newspaper.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1713

EC Representation Head: Bulgaria Does Good Job in Ensuring Rule of Law

Bulgaria manages to ensure the rule of law and the mobilization of the legislation, the head of the European Commission Representation in the country Michael Humphreys said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 15, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1275

EU Introduces New Money Declaring Customs Rules

The EU introduces new rules for declaring the amount of money the passengers are bringing with them when crossing the borders of the member-countries. The travellers should declare sums set at EUR 10,000 or more and its equivalence in other currencies at

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Italian Politician Urges Visas for Bulgarians, Romanians

An Italian leftist politician has urged the introduction of a visa regime for Bulgarians and Romanians over the next two years in a bid to tighten the flux of immigrants.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 14, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2040

EC Mulls Sanctions for Bulgaria over Corruption, Poor Government - Report

The European Commission mulls releasing a recommendation for cutting off part of the funding for Bulgaria over corruption and poor government, Darik News reported, citing an anonymous high-ranking EC official.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1634

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister, Soros Discuss Structural Funds Absorption

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova and the Chairman of Open Society Institute George Soros discussed the structural funds absorption at a meeting on Wednesday. Bulgaria's accession to the Eurozone and the collaboration between the EU memb

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306

FT: Bulgaria, Romania to Escape EU Sanctions

Bulgaria and Romania are expected to escape European Union sanctions this month in spite of their failure to crack down on corruption and organised crime since joining the club in January, the Financial Times reported, citing insiders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1862

MEPs to Vote on Lifting Excise Tax on Bulgarian Homemade Rakiya

Bulgarian MEP Kristiyan Vigenin re-submitted a proposal for removing the excise tax on homemade rakiya for personal use to the European Parliament's committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1403

EU Commish Praises Bulgarian Nurses Courage

European commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner praised on Monday the courage of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in Libya. The medics have been sentenced on charges of deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children wit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1021

Talks with Libya over Bulgarian Medics Enter "Last Mile"

Talks for the release of five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor, sentenced to death on charges of intentionally infecting Libyan children with the HIV, have entered the "final mile", Seif al-Islam Qaddafi told reporters after the visit of two to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

EU Steps Up Efforts to Free Bulgarian Medics

Two top European Union officials are expected to arrive in Libya on Sunday to hold talks over the plight of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in the North African country, Darik News reported. The medics have been sentenced on charges of delibera

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgaria's FM Sees No Reason for Safeguard Clause Jitters

Bulgaria's foreign minister ruled out the risk of a safeguard clause just weeks before the European Commission issues its report on the country's fight against corruption and reforms in the judiciary. "We have every reason to expect that the European Com

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 8, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

EC Shies away from Confirming No Safeguard Clause Reports in Bulgaria

The European Commission has refused to confirm local reports that its upcoming assessment report on Bulgaria will not propose safeguard clauses in justice and home affairs. "It is difficult to comment reports on a report that does not yet exist," Europea

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

EU Telecom Ministers Approve Roaming Cuts

European Union telecom ministers approved on Thursday the Commission's plan that requires cellphone operators to slash roaming charges on the territory of the bloc. The decision to cut the fees charged by the mobile operators, in some cases by as much as

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