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Bulgaria's Kuneva Leaves Ministerial Office, Heads for Brussels

Bulgaria's parliament voted hurriedly the dismissal of Meglena Kuneva, who served as EU Affairs Minister and was approved in Strasbourg as the country's first EU commissioner. Kuneva will come into her Brussels office on the first day of the new year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 815

EU Mulls Bloc-Wide Missing Children Hotline

European Union countries have endorsed a plan to introduce next year a single bloc-wide hotline number to signal for missing children. Representatives of the 25 member states backed Wednesday the initiative to reserve a series of free phone numbers for "

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

EC Chief in Bulgaria Decries Medics' Verdicts

The head of the European Commission Delegation to Bulgaria joined the wave of international voices decrying the death sentences on five Bulgarian medics in Libya. In a statement Michael Humphreys expressed he is "deeply concerned with the decision of the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Germany Restricts Labour Access of Bulgarians, Romanians

Germany will place restrictions on the number of Romanians and Bulgarians allowed to work in the country after joining the EU on January 1. The restrictions will remain in place until 2009, the German labour ministry said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

Bulgaria Appoints Agriculture, Fisheries Control Agency

State-run Agriculture Fund will be Bulgaria's control agency, which will be responsible for implementing the EU Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 731

Kuneva Drops EU Ministerial Chair, Two Compete to Step In

Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has signed a decree dismissing EU-Affairs Minister Meglena Kuneva, who will step in as the country's first EU commissioner on January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 692

Brussels Triggers Safeguard Clause against Bulgaria's Aviation

The European Commission decided to invoke a safeguard clause against Bulgaria's aviation over "grave deficiencies" in safety procedures. The safeguard clause will exclude Bulgarian air carriers from the benefit of being considered a "Community carrier".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

Sweden's Envoy to Bulgaria: Labour Influx Beneficial

Sweden opened its labour market fully to the ten new member countries in 2004 and it was logical to do the same for Bulgaria and Romania, Sweden's ambassador here said in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 862

Scandalous Observer Back to EP to Represent Bulgaria

Nationalist Dimitar Stoyanov, who insulted a Hungarian MEP sparking an international scandal, will be back in the European Parliament, to represent Bulgaria. Stoyanov was elected by Bulgaria's Parliament for a temporary MEP together with 17 more people,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Bulgaria, Romania's EU Accession to Bring Changes to Major Institutions

Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession as of January 1, 2007 will bring about changes in the three major institutions of the union - the European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 835

Italy Marks Bulgaria's EU Accession with Book on its Heritage

Italy has chosen an interesting way to mark Bulgaria's upcoming EU Accession by printing a luxurious book of photographs depicting the Balkan country's rich cultural heritage. Italy's Vice-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Famiano Crucianelli bestow

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

Bulgarian EP Observer Slams Libyan Trial as "Farce"

A Bulgarian observer to the European Parliament called "a farce" the Libyan court decision to send five Bulgarian medics on death row. Evgeni Kirilov, one of 18 Bulgarian observers to the EU's legislature, said "It's the justice of a dictator's regime".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 696

Frattini "Shocked", EU Condemns Bulgarian Verdicts

EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini was quick to expressed his shock at the death verdict of five Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor reiterated Tuesday. "It's a great disappointment," said Frattini outside the European parliament, "I'm shocked

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

Sweden, Finland Only Bulgarian Workers' Welcomers

Sweden and Finland are to date the only members of EU15 to confirm they will not introduce restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania when the two countries join the bloc January 1. "We will not introduce any restrictions for workers from

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1659

EU10 Mostly Supportive for Bulgaria, Romania Entry

Support for EU enlargement tends to be considerably higher in the ten new member states than in the former EU15 countries, according to a latest study by Eurobarometer. Support for expansion is strongest in Poland, with an increase of 4% from the spring

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1245

ID Cards - All Bulgarians Need to Travel in EU

Bulgarian citizens will be allowed to travel in EU member states only with their ID cards and in line with the Schengen agreement as of 2007, when the country will join the European block.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1393

Vima: "Greece Missed the Train to Bulgaria"

In economic and commercial terms Greece could not take advantage of its close neighbourhood with Bulgaria in view of the country's EU membership as of January 1, 2007, Athens' daily Vima has said. In an article titled "Greece Missed the Train to Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

UK to Let in up to 20,000 Low Skilled Bulgarians

A combined maximum total of 20,000 low skilled workers from Bulgaria will be permitted to work in seasonal agricultural work and food processing, The Daily Telegraph says.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

The Dutch Impose Transitional Regime for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

The Netherlands' labour market will gradually open for Bulgarian and Romanian workers, the Dutch Ambassador to Bulgaria said in an interview for Sofia News Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 800

Spain Closes Jobs Market for Newcomers for Two Years

Spain has confirmed it will implement a two-year moratorium for Bulgarian and Romanian workers when their countries join the European Union next month. Jobseekers from the two Balkan newcomers who will find their access to the Spanish labour market restr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Bulgaria's Name to "Shine" in Berlin

The project to popularise Bulgaria in Germany has reached its final stage. Bulgarian artist Luyben Kostov' project "Message Bulgaria" was finished on Saturday in front of the building of the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928
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