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Bulgaria's EU Commish Focused on Financial, Web Services Consumer Protection

For the first 100 days in the EU commissioner's seat, Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva managed to set up a modern strategy for consumer protection with a focus on the financial and Internet services, she herself announced on Monday.

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Bulgaria Electoral Commission Draws EP Ballot List

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission (CEC) drew on Monday the ballot list for the European Parliament elections in the country, scheduled for May 20. The draw put the Bulgarian Green party in the first place in the list, which has 16 spots after the C

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 939

Bulgaria "Adopted Law Against Libya-Jailed Nurses"

If the Supreme Administrative Court decides not to let the five Bulgarian nurses jailed in Libya run for MEPs, than it turns out that Parliament adopted a law against them, Yane Yanev, leader of the party that nominated them said. The head of Order Rule

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1074

Bulgaria Discusses EU Financial Tools

Bulgaria's Prime Minister and other governors are to discuss Monday the EU financial tools as well as the structural and cohesion funds, which will be absorbed by the country. The session, which will be take place in the town of Plovdiv, is part of the g

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Bulgaria Joins EU Agriculture Session

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil is to take part in the session of the EU's Agriculture and Fishing Council in Luxemburg. It is expected that during the meeting the councillors will define the regulations concerning the "Fruit and Vegetables"

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Bulgaria Hosts Model European Parliament Project

An International Session of the Model European Parliament will be officially opened at Sofia University on Monday. The European Commission has decided Bulgaria to host the project in the period April 14 - 22 on the occasion of the country's accession to

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Bulgarian Court to Rule on Lybian-held Nurses MEP Bid

Bulgaria's Supreme Administrative Court will rule on whether five nurses jailed in Libya on charges of spreading the HIV virus can run for MEP seats. Bulgaria's centre-right party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" will lodge an appeal with the court after

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 15, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 944

EU Consumer Commish Kuneva Vows to Tackle Services Safety

Bulgaria's European Commissioner Meglena Kuneva, whose portfolio is consumer protection, vowed on Sunday to tackle the safety of consumer services. There is not enough data on services offered throughout the bloc to ensure proper consumer protection in t

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Bulgarian Greens Present MEP Hopefuls on Mountain Slopes

Bulgaria's Green party will present on Sunday its list of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections on the slopes of mount Vitosha that overlooks capital Sofia. The party submitted the signatures necessary for registration in the vote

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14 Parties, 3 Independent Runners to Vie for MEPs in Bulgaria

Fourteen political parties and coalition and three independent candidates have been registered to join the race for Bulgaria's first European parliamentarians in May. The deadline for registration at the Central Electoral Committee expired at 7 pm on Apr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1136

Bulgaria Rejects Libya-Jailed Nurses MEP Nominations

Bulgaria's central electoral body refused to register the nominations of the five nurses and one doctor, held in Libya in a travesty HIV trial, for running in the upcoming MEP elections.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1046

EP Assures Bulgaria Pressure on Libya Grows

The European Parliament will not ease its pressure on Libya until the six Bulgarian medics are set free and return home.

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Bulgaria's Nationalist Leader: We Should Have Arrested 5 Libyans!

The leader of the biggest nationalist party slammed the state for clumsily fumbling with the case of the five jailed nurses in Libya. "I believe Bulgaria should have boycotted Libya as a trade partner.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1159

Bulgaria Busts 16,000 Fake Euros on Flight to London

Customs officers at Sofia airport foiled the smuggling of 16,000 undeclared euros, which turned out to be counterfeit. The man, who attempted to take the money on a flight to London, is 44-year-old from the town of Haskovo.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1477

Archenemies Unite in Bulgaria to Condemn Medics-for-MEPs Campaign

Fierce political opponents unanimously slammed the campaign for nominating the death-sentenced medics in Libya for MEPs, as they registered their tickets for the upcoming vote.

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Ethnic Turks in Bulgaria Sure of Huge Success in MEPs Vote

The ethnic Turkish Movement for Rights and Freedoms is confident it will gain at least four seats in Bulgaria's upcoming first MEPs elections.

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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.

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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

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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

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