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GERB Chair 1st Among Party Leaders to Cast Ballot on Election Day

The leader of the GERB party was the first to cast his ballot in Bulgaria's MEP vote on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1113

Bulgarian Village Boycotts MEP Elections over Potholed Main Road

The citizens of Bulgaria's west northern village of Drashan boycotted the first-ever MEP vote in the country, because of the potholed and dilapidated main road that passes through the village.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 908

Bulgaria Steps Up Security on Election Day

Nearly 2,000 policemen have been deployed to provide the security of the MEP vote in the capital Sofia. Here voters will be able to cast the ballot at 297 polling booths.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 874

Journalists Flock to Cover Bulgaria's First MEP Vote

Over eight hundred journalists from 80 media will gather at the international press center at the National Palace of Culture to cover the first MEP vote in the country. Foreign media interest in the MEP elections is considerably high considering the fact

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 874

Bulgaria Opens 25 Polling Stations Abroad

Bulgaria opened 25 polling stations around the world for the first MEP vote in the country. The most polling stations are in Germany, 4; three will be opened in Turkey and France, two in Serbia and Greece.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 794

Bulgaria Votes in First-Ever European Elections

Bulgarians are heading to the polls on May 20 to elect 18 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). These are the first-ever European election for the country that joined the European Union on January 1, 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1224

Bulgarians Reflect upon Vote Choice before First MEP Elections

A day before the first MEP vote, Bulgarians consider their vote for the 18 officials, who are going to represent the country in. On 20 May Bulgarians are given the chance to choose which of the runners are most eligible to represent the country in the Eu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 19, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgarian Socialists Recover Ground in Last Week before MEP Vote

Support for Bulgaria's Socialists swelled in the last week of campaigning ahead of the European Parliament vote on Sunday, and they stand to gain the largest number of MEP seats, a poll showed on Friday. The Socialists, the senior partner in Bulgaria's t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1141

EU, Libya "Close to Deal" on Bulgarian Medics

The European Union and the relatives of Libyan children infected with the HIV virus are in talks that could result in the release of five Bulgarian nurses, held in the northern African country, Darik News reported on Friday. The compromise solution propo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1111

Sofia Hosts Forum of CEI Countries' FMs

The foreign ministers of the countries of the Central European Initiative gathered Friday in the Boyana residence at the invitation of Bulgaria's FM Ivaylo Kalfin. The forum is in the framework of Bulgaria's president of the Initiative.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1141

Bulgaria Discusses EU Future

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva is to read Friday a lection on the block's future before the students of Burgas Free University. Commissioner Kuneva will also take part in a seminar on the topic "EU policies for consumers' protection", which ha

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 18, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1034

Young Artists Find Bulgaria's Place in European Puzzle

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva awarded the winners in the contest "Bulgaria - Part of the European Puzzle" at a special ceremony on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1205

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Leads Consumers' Classes

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva leaded Thursday a discussion on the consumers' rights, which took place in the building of European Commission Representation in Sofia. The new directive regulating consumer credits, which has already been introd

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1325

Bulgaria's Parliament OKs Borrowing EUR 380 M from EIB

Bulgaria's parliament decided Thursday to give green light for contracting the European Investment Bank to co-finance a project for repairs of transit roads. The total length of the road segments included in the project is 1535 kilometers, all of them pl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 17, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1101

Only One Voter per Polling Station in 86 Bulgarian Towns - Survey

In 86 towns in Bulgaria there is only voter per polling station for the upcoming MEP elections, shows data of the civil registration and administrative services directorate of country's Regional Development Ministry.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 16, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1144

EU Financial Instruments Directive Goes into Effect in November

The EU's directive on financial instruments will enter into force on November 1, European Commissioner in charge of internal markets Charlie McCreevy said in Sofia on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

Bulgarian MEP Urges Med Workers to Learn Working with EU Operating Programs

Bulgaria's medical workers must learn how it can work easier with EU's operating programs, outgoing MEP Antonia Parvanova said Tuesday at the opening of a seminar dedicated to the healthcare.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1169

EC Shies away from Bulgaria's Corruption Flap

EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini has described the large-scale corruption scandal that recently shook Bulgaria as a test for high-level corruption combat in the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 15, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1494

Actors in Transparent Polling Boxes Provoke Bulgarians' Interest in MEP Vote

Dozens of Sofia citizens were taken aback on Monday after young actors and even children took their attention from inside of transparent polling booths.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1087

PM: Bulgaria Able to Get Maximum EU Funds Projects

Bulgaria has the possibility to negotiate over a maximum number of EU funds projects in the second half of 2007, country's PM announced Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1317

Bulgaria's Centrists Amaze Voters with Techno-Parade

The centrist party of Bulgaria's former king staged Sunday a techno-parade in the streets of Sofia as part of their MEP pre-election campaign. The rally of the National Movement Simeon The Second (NDSV) was headed by cheerleaders from the cities of Sofia

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 14, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1248