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MEPs Approve Schengen Area Eastward Expansion

The European Parliament approved on Thursday the expansion of the Schengen agreement borderless area to nine new member states. The motion passed with 459 votes in favour, 13 against and 42 abstentions.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2822

Bulgaria Launches EU Funds Control Mechanism

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski chaired on Wednesday the first meeting of the committee overseeing the utilisation of funds allocated by the EU under the National Strategic Reference Framework. "We will make every effort to improve the comp

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1765

EU Moves to Crack Down on Misleading Airline Ticket Websites

The EU moved to crack down on websites selling airline tickets that mislead potential customers, carrying out an investigation in 15 member states and Norway to identify offenders. "The clampdown covers Europe's leading airlines, low cost carriers as wel

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3311

Bulgaria Launches EU Regional Development Operational Program

Bulgaria is to launch Wednesday the EU Regional Development operational program, focused mainly on the improvement of the education, social and culture infrastructure in the country. The conference will be opened by the Regional Development Minister Asse

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1465

Bulgaria Launches EU Technical Support Operational Program

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski opened Monday the technical support operational program after the European Commission has officially approved its financing on November 7. The program, along with six others, is to be financed by the EU struc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1220

UK Restrictions on Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers "Not Practical"

Romania's acting ambassador to the UK has greeted the British government's decision to continue restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania with disappointment, saying the move was symbolic not practical, the Guardian Unlimited reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1753

France Opens Another 88 Professions for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

France will open another 88 professions on its labour market for Bulgarians and Romanians, adding to a list of 62 that were approved at the end of last year, said Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins on Friday. The permission is to come into force, sta

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2182

European Emergency Number Stumbles in Bulgaria over BGN 62 M

Bulgaria needs BGN 62 M in order to complete the introduction of a network of top-notch emergency centres for monitoring all distress calls, the disaster management minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1407

Students, Chefs Join Cooking Show on Europe's Healthy Food Day in Bulgaria

More than 300 Bulgarian children took part in a cooking show, held on the occasion of the first European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking in Sofia. The initiative has been organized by the European Commission and Euro-Toques Community of Chefs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2157

EU Approves Bulgaria's Major Operative Programs

Bulgaria is to seal the contracts on the transport and environment programs with EU November 27 after the bloc approved their financing on Wednesday. The announcement was made by Bulgaria's Transport and Environment Ministries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2171

Bulgaria Impact on EU Labour Market Discussed in Skeptic UK

Amidst British fears of the impact of jobseekers from newly acceded countries, the Bulgarian embassy is organizing in London a conference on the integration in EU labour market. "EU Labour Market Trends After The Fifth Enlargement" will take place on Nov

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1529

EC Praises Bulgaria's Economic Stability

European Commission head representative in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys stressed the country's success in maintaining macroeconomic stability in the first year after joining the EU. At a round-table organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1326

US Ambassador: Bulgaria Can Cope with Corruption, Organized Crime

US Ambassador to Sofia John Beyrle expressed his firm belief that Bulgaria can cope with the high-level corruption and organized crime at a round table, dedicated to the first year of Bulgaria's membership in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

EC Report Spares Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission surprisingly left out its expected criticism against Bulgaria and Romania for making insufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1238

Brussels: No More EU Enlargement in Short-Term

The EU is only likely to accede new members in the medium to long term as Turkey and Balkan countries still have to meet key targets, according to a European Commission report to be published on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1037

EC: Bulgaria, Romania Fail to Make Sufficient Inroads against Corruption, Crime

Bulgaria and Romania have failed to make sufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union in January, 2007, according to a European Commission report, due to be published Tuesday. Both countries "have

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1815

Fin Min: Bulgaria Gets Full Access to EU Funds "Within Week"

Bulgaria will have full access to all European Union funds within a week, the country's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski said Saturday for the media after experts from his ministry presented the law amendments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1563

German Bundestag President: Bulgaria Lacks Political Reforms

There is a considerable deficit of political reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, the two newest European Union members, the German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert said Friday in an interview for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Lammert, who recently

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1394

Brown Seeks to Calm Migration Row, Stresses on Limits for Bulgarians, Romanians

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made an attempt to calm tensions over the number of migrants, employed in the country, pledging more jobs for British workers. "If you look at the jobs situation as a whole, there are 600,000 vacancies in the econo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1200

Migrants Fill Half of New Jobs in UK

More than half of new jobs created in the United Kingdom since 1997 have gone to foreign workers, latest figures show, as cited by BBC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1020

Eurozone Sees Record Low Unemployment in September

The lowest ever level of unemployment in the Eurozone has been reported in September according to data of Eurostat Statistical Office. The figures show that the unemployment during the last month has reached only 7,3%.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | October 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1328
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