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EC to Take Away from Bulgaria PHARE Program Rights for Over EUR 600 M

The European Commission (EC) is going to take away the rights of two Bulgarian agencies to manage funds from the European PHARE program, according to the special correspondent of the Bulgaria National Television (BNT) in Brussels. BNT further states Thur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2793

Bulgaria PM: Media Overreacted with Their Hysteria over OLAF Report

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Stanishev commented Wednesday that the media had overreacted to the leaking of OLAF's devastatingly critical report, and that they had created a public hysteria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1789

OLAF Unhappy with Leaking of Its Report to Bulgarian Media

Representatives of EU's Anti-Fraud Office OLAF have expressed their discontent with the fact that their Letter and Report sent to the Bulgarian Deputy PM Plugchieva had leaked to the media, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgaria Deputy PM: Leaking of OLAF Report Is Unpleasant Surprise

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, who is in charge of monitoring the absorption of EU funds, said Wednesday she was unpleasantly surprised by the leaking of the OLAF Letter and Report to the media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1403

Germany Extends Restrictions on Eastern European Workers

Germany's cabinet decided Wednesday to extend restrictions on workers from new EU members of Eastern Europe. Restrictions for workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be lifted in the beginning of 2012, while lower qualified workers from Poland, the Czech

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1949

Over 2000 Complaints Against Bulgaria Filed with European Court of Human Rights

Over 2000 complaints for human rights violations against Bulgaria have been filed with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, according to European Judge Zdravka Kalaydzhieva. Kalaydzhieva revealed the data during a lecture on the topic of "Me

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1882

OLAF Reveals Political Cover-ups and Scandalous Abuses of EU Funds in Bulgaria

The anti-fraud office of the European Union OLAF has discovered abuses of EUR 32 M of SAPARD Program funds in Bulgaria as well as political cover-up of certain persons involved in these frauds. This becomes clear from an official letter by the OLAF Direc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3685

Spain Ratifies Lisbon Treaty

The upper house of the Spanish parliament ratified the Lisbon Treaty on Tuesday after the Deputy Congress gave its approval with a large majority.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2621

Bulgaria Most Likely to Return PHARE Funds to the EU

There is a strong possibility that Bulgaria might need to return nearly EUR 7 M for two projects from the European Union (EU) PHARE program, according to the Deputy Regional Minister Savin Kovachev One of the projects involves construction of the second

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1908

Bulgaria Among Top Three EU Countries by Industrial Growth

In May 2008 compared with April 2008, industrial production fell by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2156

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Ready by Friday

The European Commission's (EC) reports about Bulgaria and Romania should be ready by next Friday according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1850

Justice Minister: Bulgaria Has Made No Progress Fighting Corruption

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva admitted Friday that the country had made no tangible progress in the combating corruption and organized crime. Tacheva made this statement after her meeting with the Bulgarian Members of the European Parliamen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2456

France Ambassador Presents Priorities of EU Presidency in Bulgaria Parliament

The French Ambassador to Sofia presented Thursday at a joint sitting of the Parliamentary Committees on European Affairs and Economic Policy the priorities of France's EU Presidency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2084

Bulgaria Best in EU in Implementation of Internal Market Laws

Bulgaria ranks first in the EU in the implementation of the Internal Market laws as it has incorporated all of them in its legislation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2194

Last Working Day for Bulgaria's Duty-Free Shops

Duty-free shops in Bulgaria are to close Wednesday, as the measure was initiated after the European Commission criticized Bulgaria for failing to achieve progress in the fight against corruption and organized crime. The EC had pointed explicitly to the d

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4112

Bulgaria Checks 1028 SAPARD Projects for Violations

The newly appointed Director of Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Atanas Kanchev announced that his staff was going to inspect 1028 SAPARD-funded projects in order to check for potential violations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1550

Slovakia to Join Eurozone in 2009

The ECOFIN, the Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU states, approved formally on Tuesday Slovakia's accession to the Eurozone on January 1, 2009.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 8, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2735

Bulgaria Anti-Mafia Unit Raids SAPARD Agency over Frauds with EU Money

Bulgaria's Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime in cooperation with the Sofia Prosecutor's Office carried out an inspection Monday morning in the office of the SAPARD Executive Agency at the State Agriculture Fund.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1980

Finland Ambassador Announces Violations in Bulgaria's PHARE Payments

Finland's Ambassador to Sofia Kauko Jamsen announced Friday some of the PHARE Program payments under Measure 1 for small and medium-sized firms had been delayed for two years.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2302

Bulgaria Informs Brussels about Chelopechene Explosions

Bulgaria has informed the Center for Monitoring and Control of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG), the Directorate's spokesperson announced. The Bulgarian authorities have reported the accident and have informed Brussels that,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2627

EC Denies Having Demanded Resignations of Bulgaria Officials

The EC Spokesman for agriculture and rural development Michael Mann denied Wednesday the reports in some Bulgarian media that the Commission had demanded the resignations of high-ranking Bulgarian officials over SAPARD program violations.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2555
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