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Bulgaria Last in Scientific Research Expenditure in EU

Bulgaria allocates the lowest amount for scientific research among the 27 member states of the European Union, according to participants in a round table discussion concerning higher education in the country. Scientific research receives the equivalent o

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 1, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1131

Bulgarians Gather Signatures for Nurses MEP Bid

The campaign in support of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in Libya, to become elected to the EP is gathering momentum, with signatures being collected across the country. Bulgaria's right-wing party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice" has vowed t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 1, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1237

Bulgaria's Die-Hard Rightists Beat Twice Requirement for MEP Vote

Right-wing hardliners Democrats for Strong Bulgaria became the third party to register for the European Parliament vote after collecting more than 35, 000 signatures, two times more than the required minimum.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 977

Bulgaria's Socialists Slam MEP Campaign for Libya-Jailed Medics

Bulgaria's socialists harshly criticized the campaign for nominating for MEPs the death-sentenced medics in Libya, calling it nothing but obscenity.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1171

Bulgaria's Ex-King Party Secures Support for MEP Vote, Eyes 3 Seats

The centrist party of Bulgaria's former king has been given the green light to register for the first elections for MEPs with 15,000 signatures to back its runners.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1005

Sofia Mayor's Party Ready for the Thick of Fight for MEP Seats

Bulgaria's election body officially registered for the May 20 European Parliament vote the center-rightist GERB party, inspired and established last year by the mayor of the capital.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 802

Bulgaria Waits Until 11th Hour with Justice Reform Report

Bulgaria waited until the last day to submit its justice reform report, which together with the findings of a monitoring mission, will serve as the basis of a EU report in June. The report could recommend that the EU trigger the safeguard clauses that wo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1002

Nederlands Dans Theater I Celebrates Bulgaria's EU Entry

Nederlands Dans Theater I, one of the leading dance companies world-wide, performed for the first time in Sofia in the evening of March 29. The event marked the beginning of the BG-NL Cultural Celebration 2007 program on occasion of Bulgaria's accession t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1697

EU Partially Relaunches Talks with Turkey

The European Union on Thursday partially reopened membership negotiations with Turkey, focusing on the enterprise and industrial policy chapter.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

Bulgaria's Jailed Nurses Top MEP Ticket

The Bulgarian medics, tried in Libya in a travesty HIV trial, will be listed as the first six candidates for MEPs on the ticket of the right-wing party "Order, Rule of Law and Justice". The political formation, set up before last year's presidential elec

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2394

Ethnic Turkish Party 2nd for Bulgaria's MEP Vote

The ethnic Turkish ally in Bulgaria's ruling coalition became the second party to register for the European Parliament vote albeit handing in its papers with a slight delay.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1028

Bulgaria's Turkish Party Not Ready with MEP Papers in Time

Dozens of journalists waited in vain at the Central Election Commission in Sofia on Thursday, as ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) didn't submit the papers for the MEP elections in time. Instead of handing in their papers betwee

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 882

EP Socialists Want Lower Roaming Prices for EU

The Parliamentary Group of the Party of European Socialists is pushing for lower roaming prices throughout the European Union. "[The group] will do best to reach the best possible agreement when it comes to roaming prices in EU countries," its vice-presi

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 855

MEP Elections Spoil Graduation Balls in Bulgaria

The date set for MEP elections in Bulgaria has upset hundreds of high-school students that are about to graduate this year. Schools will have to be closed to play polling stations on May 19 and 20, and graduation ceremonies that have been planned for tha

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1306

Turkey Opens Industrial Policies, Enterprises EU Chapter March 29

EU ambassadors have given the green light for the opening of a second EU chapter of negotiations with Turkey, EUexpands reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 795

Public Figures and Students "Together in Europe"

The Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria organized an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary since the founding of the EU in Sofia's Hilton Hotel on Monday and Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1149

EU to Rethink Libya-Concerning Policy

The European Union will rethink its policy concerning Libya to find a more efficient way of dealing with the case of the five Bulgarian nurses jailed in Tripoli. The Foreign Commission with the European Parliament adopted a change in its yearly report on

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1068

Jailed Bulgarian Medics Insist on Shot at MEP Seats

The five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in Libya, have officially agreed to run for MEPs on the ticket of the party of former constitutional judge and failed right-wing presidential candidate Georgi Markov. The nurses' willingness to represent "Ord

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 926

Bulgarians Use Internet Least of All EU States - Survey

Bulgaria is the country that uses the Internet the least among the 27 EU member states, according to a survey by Eurobarometer.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

Michael Humphreys: Bulgaria's Youth is Europe's Future

Michael Humphreys, head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria opened the annual civil initiative Spring Day in Europe 2007 on Monday and took part in a discussion for the education in EU together will Bulgarian students.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1302

Bulgaria's EU-Affairs Minister: EU is Winning Cosmopolitan Project

The EU is a winning project because it is realized by people who follow their dreams, said Bulgaria's EU-Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova at a Monday round table on the occasion of the block's 50th anniversary. "For 50 years the customs collaboration

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2618