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Bulgaria's EU Accession Marked by Civil Courage Award

The Civil Courage Panitza award was bestowed upon its first laureate film director Malina Petrova days before Bulgaria's full-fledged EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1043

Bulgaria Fears Election Tourism from Turkey for MEPs Vote

Bulgaria's parliament approved at first reading two draft laws for electing the country's first representatives at the European Parliament. The right of Bulgarians, living in countries outside the European Union and Turkey in particular, to cast a ballot

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1489

EU Introduces Single Driving Licence

The European Parliament definitively approved a plan to replace the 110 existing types of driving licences with a single document to be valid across the bloc. The first new driving licences are to be issued in 2012, to be introduced the following year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2083

HE Jamsen: Finland Learned Lesson, Opened Labour Market to Bulgarians

Finland learned from the good experiences of those few countries, which opened the labour market for the new members joining the EU in 2004. This was how Finnish Ambassador to Sofia Kauko Jamsen commented his country's decision to open its labour market f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 848

Bulgaria's Parliament Debates MEPs Election

Bulgaria's parliament will discuss at first reading the draft law for electing the country's first representatives at the European Parliament. Last week the leaders of Bulgaria's ruling coalition decided to hold the country's first elections for members

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 642

EU Hopefuls Face Tougher Entry Prospects

Joining the European Union will be tougher for those in the waiting room of the block, EU leaders made it clear at their regular summit. "We cannot lower our standards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1377

Bulgaria's PM: Freezing EU Talks with Turkey Is Fair

The EU Foreign Ministers' decision to freeze the accession talks with Turkey is fair and objective, Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev told Darik News. The process is not stopped but a clear indication is given that if Turkey wants to be a full-fledged membe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

Barroso, Rehn Welcome Bulgaria and Romania in Native Languages

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso and Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn welcomed to the EU Bulgarians and Romanians in their native languages.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 960

Bulgaria's PM: Together We Can Achieve More

Together we can achieve more, Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev said at a grand ceremony in Brussels thrown to welcome newcomers Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1116

EU Warns Russia against Meat Ban Plans after Romania, Bulgaria Join

The European Union warned Russia against plans to ban meat imports from the entire 25-nation bloc as of January 1, 2007, when Bulgaria and Romania will join, dpa reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 846

Bulgaria Joins World Coffee and Cocoa Agreements

Bulgaria will join the international coffee and cocoa agreements in view of its January EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

UK Reviews Bulgarian Job Restrictions End-2007

The UK government will review the labour access restrictions imposed on Bulgarians and Romanians in a year time, a British interior official said in Sofia. Under British legislation, local employers are allowed to hire highly qualified foreign workers on

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1221

Ireland Encrusts Wall-to-Wall Poetry in Sofia with "Honesty"

Weeks before Bulgaria's EU accession, moving verses by Irish poet Mairtin O' Direain adorned one of the walls of the biggest shopping and entertainment mall in the capital.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Bulgarian Scandalous Nationalist "Leads" MEP Polls Ticket

Dimitar Stoyanov and his girlfriend are reportedly on top of the ticket Ataka (Attack) nationalistic party with which it will run for Bulgaria's first elections to the European Parliament. The polls are set for May 2007, but the date is still unknown.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 874

EU Welcomes Newcomers Bulgaria, Romania

The European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels for a summit to open with a warm welcome to newcomers Bulgaria and Romania. To celebrate this important occasion, the European Commission is organizing a major open-doors event in the center of Brussel

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1580

MEPs Urge Last-Minute Review of Bulgaria's Nuke Closure

Finnish MEP Ari Vatanen demanded that the European Commission stand for decommissioning Kozloduy nuke units 3 and 4 at the end of this year is reconsidered.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1808

Illegal Workers Arrested at EU Building Site

Belgian police have raided an EU building under construction in Brussels in connection with an investigation into illegal workers. Dozens of black market workers were arrested, according to local press reports as quoted by EUbserver.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 911

EU Reveals Bulgaria, Romania Monitoring Gears

The EC has drawn up the monitoring mechanism on newcomers Bulgaria and Romania to ensure they sustain the pace of reforms. The decision to approve the documents was adopted Wednesday, on the eve of a key summit to put the final welcoming touches to the t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 873

Romania Opens Hotline for Jobseekers in UK

The International Migration Organization and the UK Embassy in Romania opened a free of charge number for Romanians interested in the labor conditions in the UK as of next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

MEPs Clear Path for Key Chemical Law

The Members of the European Parliament have backed a deal, reached with EU governments, on wide-ranging legislation to control the use of toxic chemicals in industry, so-called REACH. The wide-scope directive is designed to make firms prove the thousands

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 694

Brussels Prepares Festive Welcome for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Union leaders are preparing a warm welcome for the accession of Bulgaria and Romania during the summit December 14-15. To celebrate this important occasion, the European Commission is organizing a major open-doors event in the centre of Brus

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889
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