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Bulgaria to Receive Additional EU Funds through New Grant Program

Bulgaria will be able to receive additional funds from the EU before 2013 outside the already approved operational programs, the Bulgarian National Radio reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1495

Mayor, EC Head Representative Cut Ribbon of Sofia Europe Direct Centre

Europe Direct information center was opened Monday by Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and the European Commission head Representative Zinaida Zlatanova in Bulgaria's capital city.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1533

UK Firm Loses License over Exploitation of Bulgaria Guest Workers - Report

A UK firm that hired laborers from Eastern Europe including Bulgarians for some of Britain's largest food producers had its license revoked over numerous violations of the rights of the guest workers, the Guardian reported on Saturday. The families of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1790

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria's Ratification of Lisbon Treaty

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed on Friday Bulgarian parliament's approval of the Lisbon Treaty. "I would like to congratulate Bulgaria on the successful approval of the Treaty of Lisbon by the Parliament today," Barroso said in a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1685

Europe Direct Info Center Opens in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The first Europe Direct information center is to be open Thursday by Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva in the country's second largest Plovdiv.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2105

Commissioner Kuneva Invites Bulgarians to Apply for EU Jobs

The EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva called on Bulgarian authorities to introduce better policy to ease the country's citizens, who want to work in the bloc's institutions. "All people, who apply for such a job must pass a series of exams and it turns out

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2151

BBC: Alleged Corruption in Bulgaria Makes Europe Wary

Brussels needs to prove taxpayers' money is not going down the drain as European public opinion is getting increasingly sceptical about the merits of bringing in poor countries like Bulgaria, BBC commented on Tuesday. The article, entitled "Bulgaria's th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2109

Artistic Bulgaria Joins European Consumer Day

EU commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva inaugurated in Sofia an unconventional exhibition as part of the initiatives that marked the European Consumer Day, March 15. The exhibition, located along the bridge near the National Palace of Cult

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1571

Bulgaria Aviation Fate Clear within Month

Bulgaria will welcome within a month a delegation of the European Aviation Safety Agency, whose report is hoped to clear the way for lifting the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2100

EP Backtracks on Diesel Tax Rise for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Parliament decided on a slower pace of increase for the minimum rate of tax on diesel and backtracked on the deadline set for several new member states, including Bulgaria and Romania. The MEPs decided that the minimum taxes on diesel should

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1373

EU and US Strike Deal on Visa Waiver Negotiations

The European Commission and the US Department of Homeland Security agreed that America was to negotiate simultaneously with the EU and its respective member states on the issue of including more countries in its Visa Waiver Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1489

Bulgaria Expects Brussels to Lift Aviation Safeguard Clause

Bulgarian officials said they are expecting Brussels to announce on Thursday the lifting of the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation, which was introduced shortly before its EU accession on January 1, 2007 over "grave deficiencies" in safe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1585

Bulgaria's PM Joins European Council Sitting in Brussels

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is to participate Thursday in a sitting of the European Council to be held in Brussels. Stanishev is first scheduled to join a working lunch of the leaders of the European Socialist Party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

EU Institutions to Launch Negotiations with US over Visas

The European Commission recommended Tuesday to the European Council the opening of negotiations with the United States on the conditions for the updating of the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This became clear from an official press release of the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1700

SAPARD Payments for Bulgaria Stay Frozen until May

The payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Programme, Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products, will stay frozen at least until May 15. This was announced by EC representative from DG Agriculture, Kai Mortensen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2650

Bulgaria Risks to Pay Money Back to Brussels - EC Spokesman

A European Commission spokesman has warned that Bulgaria will have to pay money back to Brussels should suspicions for fraud in aid payment absorption prove right.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1643

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Wants More Info over Frozen SAPARD Payments

Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund head Dimitar Tadarakov said he is going to ask for additional information over the suspended payments under SAPARD pre-accession program. "The letter of Jean-Luc Demarty, Director of the EC Agriculture and Rural Developm

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3174

Frattini Quits EC to Join Italy Snap Polls

The European Commission Vice-President Franco Frattini, who hails from Italy, has decided to take a break from his job in Brussels to join his country's pre-election campaign on the side of centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi. The EU Commissioner for J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 9, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1682

EC Terminates SAPARD Program Payments for Bulgaria - Official

The European Commission has terminated the payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Program, which were meant for Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1662

Sofia Mayor: Brussels Froze SAPARD Funds As Well

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov said before the Bulgarian National Television Friday morning that the European Commission had frozen the funds for Bulgaria under the SAPARD program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

Brussels Freezes EUR 50 M of Bulgaria's PHARE Funds

The European Commission has frozen EUR 50 M of PHARE program funds because of irregularities in the executive agencies, managing their absorption.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 7, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1518
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