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Bulgaria's Drivers-To-Be to Pay Double for Tests

The cost for taking the driving licence test in Bulgaria will increase twice. Drivers-to-be will have to pay BGN 10 for the practical and another BGN 10 for the theoretical part.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 903

Lidove Noviny: Bulgarian Doctors Refuse to Work in Czech Republic

Bulgarian doctors do not want to work in the Czech Republic because of the language barrier, daily Lidove Noviny said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1271

Bulgaria, Romania Celebrate "EU Entry as Liberation"

"On New Year's Day, the silent empire expanded again," the Guardian wrote in a commentary of the accession of Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1001

EC Representation, Germany Welcome Bulgaria

Bulgaria's former EU-Affairs minister and now EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva, Michael Humphreys, head of the European Commission Representation to Bulgaria and Germany's ambassador here Michael Geier joined hands at a commemorative cocktail. Earlier in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 4, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 851

Bulgaria Prepares to Launch FP7

Bulgaria's Ministry of Education and Science is preparing a conference to launch the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) in Sofia. The event will open on January 31 and will last until 1 February 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 758

Orthodox Churches Gain Strength with EU Newcomers

Orthodox churches will live through a revival as Bulgaria and Romania join the European Union this year, said. According to the online edition Christian Today, Orthodox voices will be louder because both nations have growing populations, which boost its

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 940

Bulgaria, Romania Scrap Border Barriers

Bulgarian and Romanian officials gathered Wednesday at the border checkpoint near Silistra-Calarasi to officially remove the barriers on this land frontier. Silistra's district governor Svetlana Velikova, deputy prefect of Calarasi Cornel Coman, accompan

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1328

Bulgarians Step in EU Unaware of Benefits - Study

Bulgarians have celebrated the New Year and the country's EU accession with fanfares, but nearly half of them are unaware of the benefits this alliance would bring them, according to a fresh study. Some 44% of respondents claim this, while 15-16% still d

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Revives Kozloduy Hopes

Bulgaria may approach the European Union council of energy ministers to consider putting back into operations its two decommissioned nuke units.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1025

Bulgaria's Health Bodies Control Food Safety

Bulgaria's health bodies will control food hygiene and safety in accordance with the EU regulations as of January 1, 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 704

Armed Forces Raise EU, Bulgaria's Flags

The flags of Bulgaria and the EU were officially raised at the building of the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgarians Abroad Approach EP over Health Insurance Tax

Bulgarian nationals, living abroad, have lodged a petition with the European Parliament, in a bid to urge the government to cancel all health insurance taxes due by expatriates for the period since 2000. "We hoped that Bulgarian accession to the EU would

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Italy's Ambassador: Bulgarians are Good, Hard-Working Migrants

Italy does not see the presence of Bulgarians, numbering about 80,000-90,000, as a problem, the country's ambassador here commented in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885

Britons "Saddled with GBP 2.5 B" to Pay to Bulgarians, Romanians

Taxpayers in Britain have been saddled with a GBP 2.5 B bill to pay benefits to Romanians and Bulgarians who do not migrate to the UK, the Daily Express reported.

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Italy Braces itself for up to 105,000 Migrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Italy expects between 60,000 and 105,000 Bulgarian and Romanian migrants to "invade" the country now that the 30 million-strong population is given a way out of their nations. Local media says Italians are most fearful of the Roma minority, which account

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Go-Ahead for EU Health Insurance Cards in Bulgaria

Bulgarian citizens may apply for new health insurance cards as of January 3, 2007, allowing them to receive help in case of emergencies while they are visiting EU countries.

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The Flood of Bulgarians, Romanians "Failed to Materialise"

The feared flood of workers from Bulgaria and Romania failed to materialise at Heathrow airport as citizens of the EU's two newcomers preferred to stay at home. "The cameras were ready.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 3, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

Cyprus Worried about Employee Flow from Bulgaria, Romania

Cyprus's trade unions have expressed their concerns over a possible flow of employees from Bulgaria and Romania now the two countries have joined the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1029

Bulgarians Pay "Lukewarm Welcome" to EU Entry

Although Bulgarians overwhelmingly support EU membership, there is little euphoria about the achievement, the International Herald Tribune says in commentary of the country's accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1383

FT Cites SNA: "Trial in Libya Will Be Sofia's 1st Test for Brussels"

The trial in Libya will be Sofia's first test for Brussels, FT says citing Sofia News Agency's editor-in-chief Milena Hristova.

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Traffic trough Bulgarian Checkpoint Eased

The traffic trough the Captain Andreevo border checkpoint that was impeded by huge queues of Turkish citizens with irregular passports has been normalised.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 2, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 744