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The amount of money Bulgaria will receive as aid from the European Commission to compensate the closure of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant is half the lost benefits the country will suffer, Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said.
Average wage in Bulgaria has to reach the minimum remuneration of Greece, Spain and Portugal by 2009, Economic and Social Council of Revenue Policy claimed.
Bulgaria has already taken steps for increasing compensations from the European Union for the closure of units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy Nuke, Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov announced.
Ovcharov said Bulgaria will follow the example of other member states, whic
The Czech government decided to leave its labour market open for newcomers Bulgaria and Romania joining the EU next January.
The news comes after sending strong signals for a positive decision and media reports, arguing the country's economy will benefit
Bulgarians and Romanians will be allowed to work in several sectors on France's labour market after January 1, said Minister Delegate for EU-Affairs Catherine Colonna.
The restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers to the British labour market will be discussed today in London by high-ranking Home Office officials and representatives of Bulgaria's Labour ministry.
EU enlargement chief said that Croatia should enter the bloc by the end of the decade, but warned the country that hard work lies ahead.
"We set the timetable for Croatia's accession, providing that Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and the Croatian people succ
Spain's government will most likely place some restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers but they will be flexible, Labor Minister Jesus Caldera Sanchez-Capitan said.
Talking to a local morning show, he explained that his ministry is still m
A ticket redesigned in EU's blue and yellow stars is already on sale for Sofia public transport passengers.
The special series will be on sale for a whole month - the last before Bulgaria enters the Union.
The chairman of EP's Thursday plenary skipped to put to the vote a proposed amendment in Bulgaria's report urging for "a more flexible approach" to two nuclear units closure at Kozloduy.
Thus, the already approved text in the External Relations committee
Bulgaria has taken on a course for improvement of its asylum and immigration legislation and policies with Dutch assistance.
The interior ministries of the two countries gave Thursday the go-ahead to the PHARE supported project for "Implementation of EU
The European Parliament voted with a majority the report of MEP Geoffrey van Orden on the readiness of Bulgaria to join the bloc next January.
However, the amendment already approved in the External Relations Committee urging for a more flexible approach
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva told the Financial Times her strategy will be inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
Explaining her plans for enhancing consumer protection Kuneva has made it clear she intends "to put the citiz
Bulgarian MPs voted Thursday to choose a new European observer, who will take the place of Dimitar Abadzhiev.
In a move of good neighbours the governments in Sofia and Bucharest issued a historic stamp heralding "Bulgaria and Romania - together in the EU".
The stamp, which is the first in Bulgarian history to be circulated in an international joint venture, was
The European Liberal Democrats have elected Bulgarian MP Antonia Parvanova on the board of the party's deputy vice-presidents.
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group held Wednesday, the same as all European Parliament political groups, b
Brussels has officially opened a Day of Sofia in an event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007.
The event was opened by Bulgaria's EU commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva, who after being in charge of five-year-long negotiatio
EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn said Turkish-EU talks could continue but at a slower pace, EUobserver reported.
Bulgarian border police is ready to step into guard of European Union's outer border when the country joins in a month.
Along with the ongoing equipment of the border facilities, border policemen have been trained to new professional duties as Bulgaria w
The EU Commission recommended a partial suspension of Turkey's negotiations after it failed to open its ports Cyprus.
EU Commission officials therefore proposed to freeze eight of the 35 "chapters" or policy areas into which the negotiations are divided.
The European Parliament will open a two-day mini-session on Wednesday, in which there will be included debates on the reports on Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession.
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