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EU to Allow Bulgaria, Romania 20% Increase in CO2 Emissions - Report

The European Commission will allow its newest members Bulgaria and Romania to increase greenhouse gas emissions by up to 20 % by 2020 over 2005 levels while their economies catch up, EuroNews reported, citing EU sources.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

EU Adopts New Charges System for 67 Airports, Including 3 Bulgarian

The European Parliament adopted common principles for levying airport charges in a bid to prevent abuse of a dominant market position and increase transparency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1250

Italy Keeps Restrictions for Bulgarian, Romanian Workers till End 2008

Italy is to keep the transitional regime for Bulgarian and Romania workers until the end of 2008, Bulgaria's news agency reported Saturday. The prolonging of the regime is based on a letter of Italy's Interior and Social Solidarity Ministries, issued on

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 12, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1932

Brussels Certain to Win CO2 Dispute with Bulgaria, Romania - Report

Nine member states, including newcomers Bulgaria and Romania, have sued the EU Commission regarding the allocated CO2 trading scheme, but Brussels is almost certain that it would win the case, EUexpands reported, citing insiders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3385

Brussels Picks Date of Bulgaria, Romania Justice Reform Report "Mid-Jan"

EU Commission report on the progress that Bulgaria and Romania have made in implementing justice reforms is due this month but the date of its publication would be decided at mid January, sources from the EU Commission told EUexpands. The report is mid-t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1690

Cyprus, Malta Join Euro-zone

Cyprus and Malta adopted the common European currency at the turn of the year, taking the total number of countries in the euro-zone to 15. The two islands in the Mediterranean are the smallest countries to join the bloc in the latest two waves of expans

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2347

Spanish Cabinet Extends Labour Restrictions on Bulgarians, Romanians

The Spanish cabinet decided at its last meeting in 2007 to extend the labour restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers by one more year, daily Vanguardia reported on Saturday. Despite efforts by the left-wing IU-ICV alliance in the Spanish parliamen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1557

The News as It Was: Bulgaria in EU

Bulgaria, Romania Join To Enlarge EU To 27 Romania and Bulgaria joined the European Union on January 1, 2007 with all-night celebrations, bringing 30 million new citizens to the bloc, now with 27 members.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2690

Bulgaria Sues Brussels over CO2 Quota

Bulgaria has lodged an appeal with the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country. This is the first time that Bulgaria launches legal proceedings against

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

Commissioner Kuneva Wraps up Bulgaria Visit

EU Commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kouneva joined a Christmas party, held within her Europe-wide initiative to raise awareness of dangerous products, particularly children' toys, in the busy holiday period. The party, which took place at Cit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1333

Bulgaria's Commish Kuneva Presents EU Anniversary Book

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva presented Friday her book, called "Europe of the Citizens", which is dedicated to the first year of the country's membership in the EU. The event took place in the Central Military Club in Sofia and gathered poli

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1320

Bulgaria Set to Ratify Lisbon Treaty in Early-2008 - Min

Bulgaria's legislature is expected to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, signed by the leaders of 27 EU member states, in the first months of next year, the country's EU affairs minister Gergana Grancharova. Grancharova, along with European Commissioner Meglena K

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1616

Border Barriers Come Down for New Schengen Members

The European border and passport-free Schengen zone of the welcomed nine new member countries on Friday in its largest expansion ever. The zone now includes 24 nations with 400 million people.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6405

Bulgaria To Receive EUR 2,61 B under Rural Development Programme in 2007-2013

Bulgaria is due to receive EUR 2,61 B under the rural development programme between 2007 and 2013 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the European Commission said in a statement on Thursday. The programme has three major goals - to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgarians Dream of Working in Other EU Member-states

The most positive expectations the Bulgarians have are related to finding a job in another EU member-state, recent research shows. The survey was conducted by Alpha Research agency at the request of EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova at the end of

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1448

Bulgaria Warms up to Take on Brussels over CO2 Quota

Bulgaria is getting ready to appeal before the European Court of Justice against the decision of the European Commission to drastically reduce the greenhouse emissions quota of the country. The environment ministry has already prepared the arguments in f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1684

Bulgaria Poorest in EU, Luxembourg Richest

Bulgarians are the poorest in the 27-country European Union with purchasing power over seven times less than the top-ranked citizens of Luxembourg, data of the EU statistics office shows. Luxembourg's gross domestic product per inhabitant, expressed in t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2085

Bulgaria PM Praises Progress on EU Funds

Bulgaria's prime minister Sergey Stanishev praised on Monday the progress made by the country in securing EU funding under operational programmes. All of Bulgaria's seven programmes have received the European Commission's approval, with three of them alr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 17, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1101

Commissioner Kuneva: Bulgaria's EU Entry Secured Nurses Release

Bulgaria's accession to the European Union made the release of the nurses jailed in Libya a mission possible, said EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva. The Bulgarian, who in charge of consumer affairs in the European Commission, talked to Darik radio on the p

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1426

EC Approves Fishery Operational Program for Bulgaria

Bulgaria is to seal in few days the contract on the fishery and aquaculture program with the EU after the bloc approved Thursday its financing for the period 2007-2013. The decision has already been signed by Fisheries and Maritime Affairs Commissioner J

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 13, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1151

EC Tells Bulgaria to Tighten Administration, Improve Labour Force

The European Commission told Bulgaria to tighten up its administration and improve the quality of its labour force in order to achieve the goals set out in the Lisbon Strategy for economic and social sustainability. Bulgaria should "urgently strengthen a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1423
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