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Bulgarian Lady Sits in ALDE Deputy Chair

The European Liberal Democrats have elected Bulgarian MP Antonia Parvanova on the board of the party's deputy vice-presidents. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group held Wednesday, the same as all European Parliament political groups, b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 804

Sofia Makes EU Day in Brussels

Brussels has officially opened a Day of Sofia in an event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007. The event was opened by Bulgaria's EU commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva, who after being in charge of five-year-long negotiatio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 762

Rehn: Talks with Turkey Could Continue at Slower Pace

EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn said Turkish-EU talks could continue but at a slower pace, EUobserver reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

Bulgaria Vows Readiness to Take over Outer EU Border

Bulgarian border police is ready to step into guard of European Union's outer border when the country joins in a month. Along with the ongoing equipment of the border facilities, border policemen have been trained to new professional duties as Bulgaria w

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 584

EC Wants Talks with Turkey Suspended

The EU Commission recommended a partial suspension of Turkey's negotiations after it failed to open its ports Cyprus. EU Commission officials therefore proposed to freeze eight of the 35 "chapters" or policy areas into which the negotiations are divided.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 712

EP to Hold Mini-Session on Bulgaria, Romania's EU Accession

The European Parliament will open a two-day mini-session on Wednesday, in which there will be included debates on the reports on Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 889

Brussels Dedicates a Day to Sofia

Brussels will celebrate a day of Sofia Wednesday, the event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 631

EU Ups Travellers' Duty Free Allowance

People entering the EU aboard planes from countries outside the block will be allowed to take with them EUR 430 worth of goods duty-free.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1534

Brussels Tightens Food Safety Measures for Bulgaria

The European Commission has approved another series of proposals on food safety and animal health issues, related to the upcoming accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU. Veterinary experts from the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Hea

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1256

Thumbs Up for Bulgaria's Kuneva

The internal market and consumer protection committee with the European Parliament assessed positively Bulgaria's Commissioner-designate Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 799

EU Ombudsman Expecting Many Complaints from Bulgarians

EU Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros announced Tuesday at a Sofia lecture that he was expecting a wave of complaints by Bulgarian and Romanian citizens once the two countries join the EU. Diamandouros vowed to do his best to help those people, and answer

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner to Be Awaits EP "Verdict"

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva awaits Tuesday the results of her Monday "test" before the European Parliament. Kuneva answered a number of questioned by MEPs in a hearing to assess her suitability for the role of European commissione

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 615

Bulgaria's Kuneva to be "Advocate for EU Consumers"

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva has pledged to improve communication with European consumers and act as their "advocate", if approved on the new post. The Bulgarian minister sat on the hot seat of being questioned by MEPs on Monday in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1086

EU Ombudsman to Appoint Bulgarian Aide

The European Union's Ombudsman Nikiforos Diamandouros is planning to appoint a Bulgarian lawyer as his legal advisor after the Balkan country's accession on January 1, 2007. The Bulgarian will consult Diamandouros on legal matters and cases emerging from

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 807

Romania's Orban Visions More Languages for Better EU Competitiveness

Leonard Orban, Romania's designated EU commissioner for multilingualism, said he would push for more language training at schools. He explained to MEPs in the External Relations Committee his vision on Europeans being more competitive on the global job m

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

Czechs Rule on Bulgarian, Romanian Job-Seekers Wednesday

The Czech government is expected to decide on Wednesday whether to leave its labour market open for newcomers Bulgaria and Romania joining next January or impose limits.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 950

EP Puts Bulgaria's Kuneva to the Test

The European Parliament is scheduled to test the expertise and preparedness of Bulgaria's Meglena Kuneva for the chair of EU commissioner. Leonard Orban, the Commissioner designated by Romania, goes before the Culture Committee from 13.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Brussels Sends Experts to Soothe Moscow's Fears of Bulgarian Meat

The European Commission will send to Moscow a team of experts who will have the task to soothe Russia's fears that Bulgaria and Romania will import in it contaminated pork meat and products once the two states have joined the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1365

Bulgarians to Pay in Euro after 2010

Bulgaria will introduce the Euro not before year 2010, side country's National Bank manager Ivan Iskrov at a seminar in the Sofia's neighbour town Bankya. Bulgaria has good political stability, which is of high importance for investors.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1238

Netherlands Closing Labour Doors for Bulgaria, Romania

Netherlands has also decided to keep its labour market closed for Bulgarian and Romanian migrants. The Dutch Social Policies Ministry announced the country's decision Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1143

Olli Rehn Welcomes New EU Members Bulgaria, Romania

EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn has welcomed the vote in the German Bundesrat on the accession treaty of Bulgaria and Romania, which completes the ratification process in all member states.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872
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