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The European Commission expressed concern about the presence of the word cannabis in the name of a product, legally sold in several EU member states.
The statement was made in an official answer to Bulgarian MEP Marusya Lubcheva's inquiry letter about th
Bulgaria is to receive EUR 41.5 M by 2011 under a program for cooperation with Norway and another financing program of the European Economic Area (EEA).
The European Parliament approved on Thursday the expansion of the Schengen agreement borderless area to nine new member states.
The motion passed with 459 votes in favour, 13 against and 42 abstentions.
Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski chaired on Wednesday the first meeting of the committee overseeing the utilisation of funds allocated by the EU under the National Strategic Reference Framework.
"We will make every effort to improve the comp
The EU moved to crack down on websites selling airline tickets that mislead potential customers, carrying out an investigation in 15 member states and Norway to identify offenders.
"The clampdown covers Europe's leading airlines, low cost carriers as wel
Bulgaria is to launch Wednesday the EU Regional Development operational program, focused mainly on the improvement of the education, social and culture infrastructure in the country.
The conference will be opened by the Regional Development Minister Asse
Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski opened Monday the technical support operational program after the European Commission has officially approved its financing on November 7.
The program, along with six others, is to be financed by the EU struc
Romania's acting ambassador to the UK has greeted the British government's decision to continue restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania with disappointment, saying the move was symbolic not practical, the Guardian Unlimited reported.
France will open another 88 professions on its labour market for Bulgarians and Romanians, adding to a list of 62 that were approved at the end of last year, said Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins on Friday.
The permission is to come into force, sta
Bulgaria needs BGN 62 M in order to complete the introduction of a network of top-notch emergency centres for monitoring all distress calls, the disaster management minister said.
More than 300 Bulgarian children took part in a cooking show, held on the occasion of the first European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking in Sofia.
The initiative has been organized by the European Commission and Euro-Toques Community of Chefs.
Bulgaria is to seal the contracts on the transport and environment programs with EU November 27 after the bloc approved their financing on Wednesday.
The announcement was made by Bulgaria's Transport and Environment Ministries.
Amidst British fears of the impact of jobseekers from newly acceded countries, the Bulgarian embassy is organizing in London a conference on the integration in EU labour market.
"EU Labour Market Trends After The Fifth Enlargement" will take place on Nov
European Commission head representative in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys stressed the country's success in maintaining macroeconomic stability in the first year after joining the EU.
At a round-table organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria
US Ambassador to Sofia John Beyrle expressed his firm belief that Bulgaria can cope with the high-level corruption and organized crime at a round table, dedicated to the first year of Bulgaria's membership in the EU.
The European Commission surprisingly left out its expected criticism against Bulgaria and Romania for making insufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union.
The EU is only likely to accede new members in the medium to long term as Turkey and Balkan countries still have to meet key targets, according to a European Commission report to be published on Tuesday.
Bulgaria and Romania have failed to make sufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union in January, 2007, according to a European Commission report, due to be published Tuesday.
Both countries "have
Bulgaria will have full access to all European Union funds within a week, the country's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski said Saturday for the media after experts from his ministry presented the law amendments.
There is a considerable deficit of political reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, the two newest European Union members, the German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert said Friday in an interview for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
Lammert, who recently
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has made an attempt to calm tensions over the number of migrants, employed in the country, pledging more jobs for British workers.
"If you look at the jobs situation as a whole, there are 600,000 vacancies in the econo
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