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FT: Bulgaria, Romania to Escape EU Sanctions

Bulgaria and Romania are expected to escape European Union sanctions this month in spite of their failure to crack down on corruption and organised crime since joining the club in January, the Financial Times reported, citing insiders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1862

MEPs to Vote on Lifting Excise Tax on Bulgarian Homemade Rakiya

Bulgarian MEP Kristiyan Vigenin re-submitted a proposal for removing the excise tax on homemade rakiya for personal use to the European Parliament's committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1403

EU Commish Praises Bulgarian Nurses Courage

European commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner praised on Monday the courage of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in Libya. The medics have been sentenced on charges of deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children wit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1021

Talks with Libya over Bulgarian Medics Enter "Last Mile"

Talks for the release of five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor, sentenced to death on charges of intentionally infecting Libyan children with the HIV, have entered the "final mile", Seif al-Islam Qaddafi told reporters after the visit of two to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 963

EU Steps Up Efforts to Free Bulgarian Medics

Two top European Union officials are expected to arrive in Libya on Sunday to hold talks over the plight of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in the North African country, Darik News reported. The medics have been sentenced on charges of delibera

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

Bulgaria's FM Sees No Reason for Safeguard Clause Jitters

Bulgaria's foreign minister ruled out the risk of a safeguard clause just weeks before the European Commission issues its report on the country's fight against corruption and reforms in the judiciary. "We have every reason to expect that the European Com

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 8, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

EC Shies away from Confirming No Safeguard Clause Reports in Bulgaria

The European Commission has refused to confirm local reports that its upcoming assessment report on Bulgaria will not propose safeguard clauses in justice and home affairs. "It is difficult to comment reports on a report that does not yet exist," Europea

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

EU Telecom Ministers Approve Roaming Cuts

European Union telecom ministers approved on Thursday the Commission's plan that requires cellphone operators to slash roaming charges on the territory of the bloc. The decision to cut the fees charged by the mobile operators, in some cases by as much as

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1725

EP Solemnly Welcomes Newly Elected Bulgaria's Representatives

The European Parliament welcomed solemnly the 18 newly elected Bulgaria's MEPs on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 6, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1105

Sofia Mayor's Party Goes for EPP Membership

Sofia Mayor's formation GERB has submitted the necessary documents for acquiring membership at the European People's Party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 6, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 843

Bulgaria's Ex-King Party Forked Out BGN 15 M for Sole MEP Seat

About BGN 15 M invested the centrist party of Bulgaria's former king and prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg in its pre-election MEP campaign, several rival offices claim, cited by the daily "Trud". The formation denied the rumours saying such statements a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091

Bulgaria's Media, MEPs Join Efforts in Libya-Jailed Nurses Support Campaign

Representatives of the media and the newly elected MEPs met Monday to discuss their cooperation in support of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor on a death row in Libya. Among the topics debated was the Declaration, adopted at the World

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1017

European Commission Unhappy with Bulgaria's NATURA 2000

The European Commission announced on Monday it is discontented with the list of preserved territories, approved by Bulgaria's Council of Ministers in February this year. Brussels' objections concern the range of the areas to be protected as part of NATUR

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1475

Bulgaria and Romania Nervous, Make Cosmetic Changes - Report

Bulgaria and Romania are trying to convince the EU that they are efficient in combating wide spread corruption ahead of the June EU Commission report that would assess their progress, EUexpands wrote on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 4, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1510

Sofia Seeks Funding from EU on Underground Extension Project

Sofia seeks to get investment from the European People's Party (EPP) for the city's underground extension project and garbage recycling, Mayor Boyko Borissov said at a Saturday meeting.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 2, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1270

Bulgaria's PM Shrugs Off Safeguard Clause Risk

Bulgaria's prime minister has ruled out the risk of a safeguard clause in the justice area, citing the efforts made by the government and the prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 1, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1163

UK to Welcome Only Bulgarian, Romanian Agricultural Workers - Report

The UK Home Office plans to limit the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS), a crucial source of labour for the fruit sector, to workers only from Romania and Bulgaria, the British leading agriculture newspaper Farmers Guardian reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 1, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1430

Safeguard Clause for Bulgaria, Romania Unlikely in June - Report

Spokesman of EU Commissioner for Justice Franco Frattini explained that end of June is not the cut off date for recommending a possible safeguard clause in justice area for Romania or Bulgaria, EUexpands reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1433

Barroso Vexes Washington over Visas for EU Newcomers

The European Commission president once again called on Washington to extend the visa-free entry for the eleven EU member states not covered by the waiver scheme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1028

Bulgaria's Newly Elected MEPs Receive Certificates

Bulgaria's newly elected MEPs received their certificates at an official ceremony, held on Thursday in Sofia. The five representatives of Sofia Mayor's party GERB and the socialist one, four Turkish ethnic party's members, the three nationalist formation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

Switzerland Lifts Labour Market Restrictions for Bulgarians, Romanians

Switzerland's government has decided to gradually lift labour restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians, the Bulgarian News Agency reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1504