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Germany Takes over EU Presidency Helm

Germany takes over the presidency of the EU on January 1 for six months driving ambitions to set a "road map" and a "method" for adoption of the constitution. The charter was rejected by voters in France and the Netherlands in 2005 putting on halt the pr

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Slovenia Pioneers EU10 in Adopting Euro

On New Year's Day, Slovenia becomes the first of the ten states, which joined the EU in 2004, to adopt the European currency. Thus the former communist state exchanges its tolar for the euro.

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Bulgarians Become Europeans Hoping for Higher Living Standards

The entry of Bulgaria and Romania into the EU is expected to raise higher living standards and trigger faster economic growth, which occurred among the EU10 that joined in 2004.

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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. The two Balkan countries officially entered the EU at the stroke of midnight, which ushers i

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Bulgaria, Romania Join EU Amid Immigration Fears

Some Western European member states fear a flood of new immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania, but officials in both countries say most of those who wanted to work abroad have already left. Critics in western EU countries fear that difficulties at home co

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Bulgaria Shuts Down 2 Reactors in EU Sacrifice

Bulgaria is closing two reactors of its Kozloduy nuclear power station in the hours before joining the EU - one of the last remaining conditions of membership. Bulgaria agreed to shut four older reactors, out of a total of six units, at the Kozloduy nucl

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Germans Unenthusiastic about Acceding Bulgaria, Romania - Poll

Germans, whose country takes over the six-month EU presidency on January 1, seem unenthusiastic about the prospect of Romania and Bulgaria joining the bloc, a new poll has shown. A majority of Germans (53%) say they are opposed to Romania and Bulgaria be

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Bulgaria Rides EU Wave to Call for Medics' Freedom

Bulgaria will ride the wave of EU-dedicated festivities to draw the world's public eye on its efforts to set free five Bulgarian medics on a death row in Libya. As part of an international campaign, organized and supported by Bulgaria's largest media (ht

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Rainbow's Legend Brings Bulgaria into EU

Rock legend Ronnie James Dio will sing to hail the New Year and the EU accession of Bulgaria with a major gig on the Black Sea coast.

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Bulgaria's Eastern Shabla First in EU

Bulgaria's most eastern point, at Shabla Lighthouse, on the Black Sea coast and its keeper will be the first to enter the European Union. Tasho Dimitrov has been working for 15 years on the lighthouse and this year his shift coincides with New Year 2007,

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Bulgaria to Join Romania in Hoisting EU Flag

The highlight of the planned events staged to mark the EU accession of Bulgaria and Romania will be the hoisting of the EU flag at the Victoria Palace (the governments offices) in Bucharest. The official hoisting will take place on December 31, barely ho

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Bucharest Promises "Unforgettable" EU Entry Party

Bucharest mayor Adriean Vidreanu has promised "a traditional party that Romanians will never forget". European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are among the politicians joining hands for a traditiona

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Bulgaria Set to Party EU Accession

Bulgaria along with Romania is getting ready to celebrate their entry into the European Union at midnight with rock music, fanfares, fireworks and traditional dancing. Thousands are expected to attend the concerts in the countries' capitals, Sofia and Bu

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Sofia Web-Broadcasts Live EU Entry Festivities

The Sofia-based festive events to bring Bulgaria into the European Union on January 1, will be broadcast live on the Internet. The official web site of the Bulgarian government has been customized to video broadcast the concert, the speeches and the fire

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 30, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1057

Romania's Roma to "Invade Britain"

Romania's Roma will start invading the United Kingdom from next Monday when every single person from its 22 million-strong population will be given a way out of one of Europe's poorest and most corrupt nations, the Daily Mail wrote.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1806

Only 100 Bulgarians "Likely to Come to Edinburgh"

As few as 100 Bulgarians are likely to come to Edinburgh after the country joins the EU next month, according to new predictions, cited by the Scotsman.

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Gilded Coin Marks Bulgaria's Accession to EU

Bulgaria's National Bank issued a coin to mark its EU entry on January 1, 2007. The silver commemorative coin with a nominal value of BGN 0.

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Bulgaria, Romania Sign Border Cooperation Agreement

Bulgaria and Romania will sign Friday a plan for developing cooperation between their border institutions in 2007. The agreement will regulate the execution of the new system for border patrol and the cooperation between the representatives of the two co

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Bulgaria Picks Temporary Head for Kuneva Office

The head of the European integration directorate with the cabinet will temporarily assume the office of Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister. This was announced by Meglena Kuneva, who served as EU Affairs Minister in the last two governments and was approved i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Bulgaria Bans Unsafe Lighters Import

Bulgaria, as well as all EU member states, will ban the import and production of dangerous cigarette lighters in May next year, the new consumer protection commissioner announced. Meglena Kuneva, who served as Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister, will take ov

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Bulgarians Apply for New Health Insurance Cards

Bulgarian citizens may apply for new health insurance cards as of January 3, 2007, allowing them to receive help in the case of emergencies while they are visiting EU countries.

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