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Chirac Welcomes Bulgaria, Romania to EU

French President Jacques Chirac welcomed Bulgaria and Romania to the European block in what is believed to be one of his last major foreign policy addresses before April presidential elections. Chirac declared support for the efforts of German Chancellor

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Romania Finally Lifts Transit Fees at Gyurgevo

Bucharest has decided to temporarily remove the fee for passing through the border checkpoint of Gyurgevo under the pressure of drivers. Drivers, travelling through Gyurgevo to the Bulgaria's Danube town of Russe, say the fee of EUR 60 is illegal.

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Bulgarian Bus Companies Fume at The Sun Reports

Bulgarian bus companies have denied British media reports that the number of trips to the UK has considerably increased, following the country's accession to the European Union.

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FT: Bulgaria's Kuneva Lucky Not Only Because of EUR 228,000 Salary

"Meglena Kuneva is the new face of Bulgaria. Fresh from celebrating her country's accession to the European Union on January 1, the sleek, US-trained minister will this week take up a job in Brussels as the first Bulgarian member of the European Commissio

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UK Launches Ads War on Illegal Bulgarian, Romanian Workers

The British government will launch a GBP 1 M advertising blitz next week to try to stop dodgy bosses hiring illegal workers, The Sun reported.

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Bulgarian, Romanian Members Join EU Auditors

Bulgaria's Nadezhda Sandolova and Romania's Ispir Ovidiu took their seats in the European Court of Auditors along with the accession of the two Balkan states. They were appointed Members of the European Court of Auditors (ECA) as from 1 January 2007, for

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Rightists Warn against Further EU Restrictions on Bulgaria

Right-wingers from the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) warned that the European Commission might further restrict Bulgaria in its membership rights. At a press conference on Friday, leader Petar Stoyanov pointed at the ineffective market control and con

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Bulgarian, Romanian MEPs Take Seats Jan 15

The MEPs from Bulgaria and Romania will take their full-fledged seats in Strasbourg on January 15, when the Parliament opens its first 2007 session. Sofia sends 18 and Romania - 35 lawmakers, who unlike previously, will enjoy full voting rights in both p

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The Economist: Romania's Political Class Outscored Bulgaria

Bulgaria's small size may be an advantage for its EU integration, but Romania's political class has recently outscored Bulgaria's, the Economist commented the accession of the two countries in its first issue for the new year.

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Bulgaria Wants EU to Pay EUR 1 B for Nuke Units Closure

Bulgaria will take steps for increasing the amount of compensations from the European Union for the closure of units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy nuclear power plant, the energy minister told the national radio.

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Bulgarians Add "Let Them Free" T-Shirts to Medics' Campaign

Bulgarian journalists, district governors, mayors, NGO representatives as well as EU Representative Michael Humphreys and UNDP resident representative Neil Buhne were recognised for contribution to Bulgaria's path to the EU. In an event adding to the ser

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2408

Hungary Closes Labour Market for Bulgarians for 6 Months

The Hungarian government announced its decision to impose a six-month transition period for immigrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania. It said the restrictive regime will be reviewed in six months.

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Verheugen: Small EU States Do Not Need Full Commissioners

European Commission vice-president Guenter Verheugen has questioned the need for small EU countries to have their own member of the European Commission, EUobserver reported.

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Voices for Reviving Kozloduy Gain Momentum

Bulgaria's energy minister echoed Thursday hopes that the two decommissioned nuke units may be brought back to life.

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Bulgaria's Drivers-To-Be to Pay Double for Tests

The cost for taking the driving licence test in Bulgaria will increase twice. Drivers-to-be will have to pay BGN 10 for the practical and another BGN 10 for the theoretical part.

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Lidove Noviny: Bulgarian Doctors Refuse to Work in Czech Republic

Bulgarian doctors do not want to work in the Czech Republic because of the language barrier, daily Lidove Noviny said.

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Bulgaria, Romania Celebrate "EU Entry as Liberation"

"On New Year's Day, the silent empire expanded again," the Guardian wrote in a commentary of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

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EC Representation, Germany Welcome Bulgaria

Bulgaria's former EU-Affairs minister and now EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva, Michael Humphreys, head of the European Commission Representation to Bulgaria and Germany's ambassador here Michael Geier joined hands at a commemorative cocktail. Earlier in

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Bulgaria Prepares to Launch FP7

Bulgaria's Ministry of Education and Science is preparing a conference to launch the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in Sofia. The event will open on January 31 and will last until 1 February 2007.

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Orthodox Churches Gain Strength with EU Newcomers

Orthodox churches will live through a revival as Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union this year, said. According to the online edition Christian Today, Orthodox voices will be louder because both nations have growing populations, which boost its

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Bulgaria, Romania Scrap Border Barriers

Bulgarian and Romanian officials gathered Wednesday at the border checkpoint near Silistra-Calarasi to officially remove the barriers on this land frontier. Silistra's district governor Svetlana Velikova, deputy prefect of Calarasi Cornel Coman, accompan

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