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Members of Europe's extreme right parties were set to take their seats in the European Parliament on Monday as a formal grouping for the first time in more than decade.
French National Front MEP Bruno Gollnisch handed in a formal letter constituting the
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested the construction of a European gas pipeline network to help guarantee the union's energy security.
In an interview with the Polish centre-right daily Rzeczpospolita, she was admant the bloc needs to ensure th
Sofia organises an international round table, probably on February 1, to discuss the options for reopening units 3 and 4 of Bulgaria's only operating nuclear powr plant at Kozloduy.
The mayor of Sofia Boyko Borissov has lined up his counterpart from Kozl
Authorities are preparing one of the largest political ceremonies in Slovenian history on Monday to herald the country's successful changeover to the euro.
The adoption of the single European currency has been underway over the last two weeks.
Five Bulgarian parties are expected to make their way to the European Parliament later this year following a vote that will hardly quicken the pulse of the electorate, pollsters say.
Most parties of the extreme right opposed EU enlargement, but ironically it is the accession on 1 January 2007 of Romania and Bulgaria that gave their the new group its critical mass, BBC commented.
At the start of the European Parliament's first plenary session of 2007, outgoing President Josep Borrell will formally welcome the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania.
With the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU at the start of thi
Bulgaria's Justice Minister Georgi Petkanov has joined an informal meeting with his counterparts from the rest of the EU countries.
The meeting also gathered the countries' Interior Ministers.
Bulgaria will try to push the European Commission to let it reopen two nuclear units closed due to safety concerns, Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov said on Friday.
In an interview for Reuters, he was adamant that if not, the country will seek to raise the
The number of counterfeit euro banknotes in circulation has decreased in the second half of 2006, according to data published by the European Central Bank.
The level of counterfeiting has fluctuated only slightly over the last three years, the ECB said i
Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism, presented his team in Brussels, who are suspected to want to get the upper hand over the English language, EUexpands reported.
Bulgaria's National Assembly opened Thursday its fifth plenary session to officially mark the country's accession to the European Union.
"The closure of units 3 and 4 of the Kozloduy NPP was the most huge compromise Bulgaria made during its accession neg
Pressure from an influx of children from East European immigrants has forced a British council to draw up plans to build four new primary schools, the Daily Mail reported.
Bulgaria's National Assembly opened Thursday its fifth plenary session with which it officially marks the country's accession to the European Union.
Parliament Spokesman Georgi Pirinski opened the session.
The accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union made possible the unification of far-right leaders from across the block, The British Telegraph reported.
Bulgaria's parliament will officially mark the country's accession to the European Union at its fifth plenary session.
President Georgi Parvanov and Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev will attend the meeting.
The European Commission has urged its members to sign up to an unprecedented common energy policy, unveiling a plan to diversify the bloc's energy sources, BBC reported.
Bulgaria's rightwing MEPs put forward Wednesday their first resolution in defence of the jailed Bulgarian medics in Libya.
New EU Commissioners - Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva and Romania's Leonard Orban - joined Wednesday their first EU Commission meeting.
"The two would certainly contribute to enrich and improve the work of the college," the team president Jose Manuel Barroso
Bulgaria opened Wednesday an exhibition in the building of the European Parliament in Brussels.
The EU Commission announced that Patricia Bugnot, already a civil servant of the institution, will run the team of Leonard Orban.
A former employee of the EU Parliament, Johann Richter, is the deputy head of the team.
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