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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.
Brussels will celebrate a day of Sofia Wednesday, the event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007.
People entering the EU aboard planes from countries outside the block will be allowed to take with them EUR 430 worth of goods duty-free.
The European Commission has approved another series of proposals on food safety and animal health issues, related to the upcoming accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.
Veterinary experts from the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Hea
The internal market and consumer protection committee with the European Parliament assessed positively Bulgaria's Commissioner-designate Meglena Kuneva.
EU Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros announced Tuesday at a Sofia lecture that he was expecting a wave of complaints by Bulgarian and Romanian citizens once the two countries join the EU.
Diamandouros vowed to do his best to help those people, and answer
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva awaits Tuesday the results of her Monday "test" before the European Parliament.
Kuneva answered a number of questioned by MEPs in a hearing to assess her suitability for the role of European commissione
Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva has pledged to improve communication with European consumers and act as their "advocate", if approved on the new post.
The Bulgarian minister sat on the hot seat of being questioned by MEPs on Monday in
The European Union's Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros is planning to appoint a Bulgarian lawyer as his legal advisor after the Balkan country's accession on January 1, 2007.
The Bulgarian will consult Diamandouros on legal matters and cases emerging from
Leonard Orban, Romania's designated EU commissioner for multilingualism, said he would push for more language training at schools.
He explained to MEPs in the External Relations Committee his vision on Europeans being more competitive on the global job m
The Czech government is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to leave its labour market open for newcomers Bulgaria and Romania joining next January or impose limits.
The European Parliament is scheduled to test the expertise and preparedness of Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva for the chair of EU commissioner.
Leonard Orban, the Commissioner designated by Romania, goes before the Culture Committee from 13.
The European Commission will send to Moscow a team of experts who will have the task to soothe Russia's fears that Bulgaria and Romania will import in it contaminated pork meat and products once the two states have joined the EU.
Bulgaria will introduce the Euro not before year 2010, side country's National Bank manager Ivan Iskrov at a seminar in the Sofia's neighbour town Bankya.
Bulgaria has good political stability, which is of high importance for investors.
Netherlands has also decided to keep its labour market closed for Bulgarian and Romanian migrants.
The Dutch Social Policies Ministry announced the country's decision Friday.
EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn has welcomed the vote in the German Bundesrat on the accession treaty of Bulgaria and Romania, which completes the ratification process in all member states.
Representatives of the Bundesrat, representing the 16 federal states of Germany, have put on the shelf their differences and fears concerning the readiness of two newcomer states and voted the Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania.
Yet, the discussion
Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, ratified unanimously the EU treaty of Bulgaria and Romania.
The Netherlands Embassy in Sofia organized Thursday a Celebrating Dance performance to mark Bulgaria's accession to the EU a few weeks earlier.
The event was a co-production of the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet and the Dutch Ensemble for Youth Intr
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