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Deadline for MEPs Registration in Bulgaria Expires

Parties, coalition and initiative committees, which are willing to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians in May, have a few hours left to submit documents for registration at the electoral body.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

New Precedent Adds Fuel to Libya-Held Medics for MEPs Controversy

Bulgaria's central electoral body faced with a new precedent on Friday after doctor Zdravko Georgiev, who was the only one acquitted in a HIV trial in Libya yet never allowed to return to his homeland, turned out to be featuring in two MEPs tickets. The

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1041

Bulgaria's Rightist Ex-FM No Longer MEP Hopeful

Nadezhda Mihaylova, Bulgaria's former foreign minister and former leader of the biggest right-wing party the Union of Democratic Forces, has abandoned plans to run for MEP, it emerged on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 971

Libya-Jailed Nurses' MEP Bid Reaches Election Commission

Bulgaria's centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" officially presented its MEP runners' list to the central election body on Friday. The five nurses jailed in Libya on HIV-spreading charges and Doctor Zdravko Georgiev, who spent time in jail

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

EU Eases Visa Requirements on 3 Balkan Countries

The European Union signed on Friday an agreement with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania and Montenegro on visa facilitation, making it easier for the citizens of the three western Balkan countries to acquire EU visas. European Commission vice-president Fra

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2529

Another GERB Candidate Drops from Bulgaria's MEP Lists

Another one of Sofia Mayor's GERB party MEP hopefuls have dropped off the list, the party's head Tsvetan Tsvetanov announced. Tsvetanov broke the news after he took the party's papers to the Central Election Committee.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1102

Bulgaria's FM: MEP Nominations Make a Fool of Libya-Jailed Nurses

Bulgaria's foreign minister added fuel to the criticism at the campaign for nominating the death-sentenced medics in Libya for MEPs, saying it is toying with their plight.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

Bulgaria's Largest Rightists Envision 2 MEPs

Bulgaria's Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) hopes to land at least 2 of its MEP candidates in the European Parliament, the party's head Petar Stoyanov said. Stoyanov shared his prediction for the May 20 elections outcome after his party registered its ca

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763

10,000 Bulgarians Support Libya-Held Doctor's MEP Nomination

An initiative committee, formed in Bulgaria's seaside of Varna gathered 10,000 signatures in support of the MEP nomination of the Libya-held doctor Zdravko Georgiev. The committee's leader Rosen Markov announced Friday that he has deposited the bank guar

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 871

MEPs Ok Cut in EU Roaming Charges

The European Parliament's industry committee has voted with an overwhelming majority for cutting roaming charges across the union. The move opens the way for EU citizens to benefit from lower roaming charges for mobile phones as early as this summer.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Bulgaria's Centre-Right Party Submits MEP Ticket, Topped by Jailed Nurses

Bulgaria's centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" is to officially take its MEP runners' list to the central election body on Friday. The candidates as well as the new priorities of the political formation will be presented at a conference i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 877

Bulgaria Discusses Its Competitiveness on EU Market

A seminar on Bulgaria's competitiveness on the internal European market will be opened Friday in Sofia. The appropriate allocation of the European structural funds is also to be discussed during the forum.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 912

Bulgarian MEP Candidate Quits Vote Ticket over Car Accident

The second MEP candidate in the list of Sofia Mayor's GERB party has retracted from the MEP ticket on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1026

Greece Desperate for EU Help to Keep Tabs on Illegal Migrants

The Greek minister of public order has complained that the European Union is slow in helping the country deal with the flows of illegal migrants pouring into the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1097

Axed Sofia Heating Head to Count MEP Votes

Nasko Mihov, who was dismissed by Sofia's Municipal Council after just three months at the helm of the heating utility, is part of the management of the company selected to count ballots at MEP vote. Mihov, who was dismissed because his actions lacked tr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1075

Minister: Closure of Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP Units Violates Main EU Principles

Main principles, on which the treaty for creating an energy community is based, have been violated as a result of the closer of units 3 and 4 of Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuke, country's energy minister said Wednesday before the EP. The treaty for creating an

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1035

Christians Form Half of Bulgarian Ethnic Turkish Party MEP Runners' List

Bulgaria's Turkish party presented Wednesday its MEP candidates' list, in which the number of the Christians and the Muslims is equal. The first place was taken by the former minister Filiz Hyuzmenova, currently an MEP on the quota of the Movement for Ri

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1234

Controversial Businessman-Turned-Archon Runs for Nationalist MEP in Bulgaria

Slavi Binev, a controversial figure in Bulgaria's restaurateur business who recently dropped a bomb by getting blessed as an archon, will run for MEP on the nationalists ticket.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 997

Libya-Held Bulgarian Doctor to Run at No 6 on MEP Ticket, Ladies First

The Bulgarian doctor, who was the only one acquitted in a HIV trial in Libya yet never allowed to return to his homeland, will be at number six on a center-right party ticket in the upcoming MEPs elections. The first five spots on the ticket of the "Orde

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

EU New Road Safety Rules Come info Force

New EU rules for the road transport sector enter into force April 11 to increase safety and improve working conditions for commercial vehicle drivers. The new regulations will apply to all vehicles exceeding 3.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria Drums Support for Nuke Units Revival in Brussels

Bulgaria's economy and energy minister is expected to put the issue of the closed units at the country's sole nuclear power plant on the table of discussions in the European Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279