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Bulgaria MEPs Protest against UK Petition on Michael Shields Case

The 18 Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament issued Wednesday a declaration protesting the debate on a petition by their UK colleagues on the Michael Shields case.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1016

Bulgaria Poorest in EU, Luxembourg Richest

Luxembourg is the richest country in the European Union and Ireland is second despite having much less gross domestic product per capita, while Bulgaria is the poorest, the EU statistics office said. According to Eurostat, in terms of purchasing power pa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 24, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3256

Regional Forum on Consumer Protection Takes Place in Sofia

The Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev opened in Sofia Monday a regional conference on "Safe Markets and Consumers Exercising Their Rights in the Globalized World".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1077

Bulgaria Opens Telephone Hotline on EU Funds

Starting Monday Bulgarians can ask questions and alert the authorities with respect to the spending of EU funds at a special telephone line.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

French Ambassador Presents Priorities of France EU Presidency in Sofia

The French Ambassador to Bulgaria Etienne de Poncins took part in a special conference in the Sheraton Hotel in Sofia, where he presented France's priorities for its upcoming Presidency of the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 23, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1334

Spain May Lift Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians

It is possible that Spain lifts labour restrictions on Bulgarians in the autumn, Spanish Labour and Immigration Minister Celestino Corbacho said during the day of Bulgaria at the Expo 2008 in Saragosa. Mr Corbacho added that the decision for eventual abo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1745

Sofia Mayor: EU Is Highly Critical towards Bulgaria

The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party said Friday that the EU was highly critical towards Bulgaria and that the upcoming report of the European Commission would be censorious. He made the statement after the end of his participation at th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1491

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov Meets with Merkel and Berlusconi at EPP Forum

The Sofia Mayor and informal leader of the GERB party Boyko Borisov took part in Thursday in the European People's Party in Brussels, where he held meetings with leading right-wing EU politicians.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4382

EU Adopts Tougher Rules on Illegal Immigrants

The European Parliament has passed a controversial set of EU rules for dealing with illegal immigrants. The guidelines allow the 27 EU members to hold illegal immigrants for up to 18 months in special detention centres before deporting them.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3020

EP Tightens Road Safety Management Measures

The European Parliament adopted Thursday at first reading the proposal of a new directive for management of road infrastructures safety. The directive is aimed at establishing common standards for all EU member-states so that the number of the road accid

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1323

EU Financed Bulgaria Farming Projects for Over BGN 100 M in 2007

The European Union SAPARD program had financed 676 farming and other agricultural projects in Bulgaria in 2007 for a total subsidy amount of BGN 127,5 M, according to the report of the State Fund "Agriculture" for the last year. The report has already be

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1436

Bulgaria Road Fund to Be Restructured into Cabinet Agency

By the end of June the "Republican Road Infrastructure" Fund is going to be restructured and will become an Agency associated with the Ministries Council, according to the Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva. Plugchieva made the announcement Wednesd

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1087

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Explains How to Utilize EU Funds

Bulgaria's Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva, who is also in charge of monitoring EU funds absorption, participates Wednesday in a work meeting organized by centrist NMSP party to explain to enterprising Bulgarians how to best utilize European funds. Minister

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1466

EU Allocates EUR 4 M for Bulgaria's Fishery Development

A total of EUR 4 M will be allocated for the development of fishery at the southern part of Bulgaria's Black Sea coast by the EU, the EC representative Antonio Gutierrez announced Monday. The statement was made during a meeting between Gutierrez and Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1518

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Published July 23

The European Commission's report in connection with mechanisms for collaboration and control of internal affairs and justice system will be published on July 23, according to Mark Gray, the EC spokesman. The statement was made at a regular briefing for t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1381

Bulgaria Debates National Symbol for Euro Coin Design

Debates about the design of the future Bulgarian Euro coins continue in the country with people choosing between the rose, the Rila monastery, the Madarski Konnik (Madara Horseman) rock relief, and the Cyrillic alphabet. The national television organized

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5745

Bulgaria's EU Commish Visits Quake-struck China Province

Bulgaria's European Commissioner on Consumers' Protection Meglena Kuneva visited Saturday one of the worst quake-hit China's provinces, Sichuan. "European businessmen have granted a total of EUR 100 M to help China's recovery after the strong tremors and

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 14, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1575

Ireland Voters Decide Fate of EU Lisbon Treaty in Referendum

The citizens of Ireland are voting Thursday in referendum, whose results are unpredictable, to decide on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2824

EC to Introduce Unprecedented Euro Funds Monitoring System in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is to become June the first EU member where specially prepared software for control of the absorption of EU funds will be introduced. The monitoring is also to include the level of completion of projects financed by the EU, according to the EC s

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2436

EU Commissioner: Bulgaria Might Lose ISPA Funding

The EU Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Huebner said Tuesday in Brussels that Bulgaria might lose all funding under the pre-accession ISPA program unless urgent measures were taken to fix the country's funds absorption system.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2091

Bulgaria Foreign Minister: EC Report Will Not Activate Safeguard Clause

The upcoming monitoring report of the EC is not going to activate the safeguard clause for Bulgaria, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, who was on a visit to the city of Pleven Monday. Kalfin believes that Bulgaria is

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 9, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1854
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