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EURid Opens .eu for Bulgaria, Romania

Romanian and Bulgarian residents will be able to register .eu domain names like any other eligible party upon joining the EU next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 868

Romania Decides on EU Labour Counter-Measures in 2007

Romania's government will announce in the next several months whether the country would impose counter-measures to the EU block on Romanian or Bulgarian migrant workers. A decision on reciprocal administrative or legislative measures will be taken in the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 977

France Opens 62 professions, 7 Sectors for Bulgarians

"France will open its market for 62 professions in seven sectors. In doing this, France implements the same approach to Bulgaria as to the countries that acceded to the European Union in 2004, but two years in advance," the French Ambassador to Sofia said

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

Kuneva: Bulgaria May Sue Romania's Giurgiu

Bulgaria may sue the local authorities of the Romanian town of Giurgiu, which borders with Russe, the country's first EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 940

EC Accelerates Staff Recruitment from Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission announced plans to hire an indicative overall recruitment target of 1058 posts from Bulgaria and Romania in 2007. In order to ensure a smooth integration of officials and temporary agents from the new member states, the Commission

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1048

Bulgarians Informed on EU Job, Social Security Rules

Bulgaria's Labour Ministry have released two specialised leaflets to provide information on the regulations concerning the right to work within the European Union. The editions, in the form of "20 Questions, 20 Answers for EU", represent also the social

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 932

Drivers Deprived of Licence in Bulgaria, Deprived of Licence in EU

If a person has been deprived of a driving licence in a EU state he/she will not be allowed to drive a car anywhere else within the Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 794

Bulgaria's Kuneva Leaves Ministerial Office, Heads for Brussels

Bulgaria's parliament voted hurriedly the dismissal of Meglena Kuneva, who served as EU Affairs Minister and was approved in Strasbourg as the country's first EU commissioner. Kuneva will come into her Brussels office on the first day of the new year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 815

EU Mulls Bloc-Wide Missing Children Hotline

European Union countries have endorsed a plan to introduce next year a single bloc-wide hotline number to signal for missing children. Representatives of the 25 member states backed Wednesday the initiative to reserve a series of free phone numbers for "

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 715

EC Chief in Bulgaria Decries Medics' Verdicts

The head of the European Commission Delegation to Bulgaria joined the wave of international voices decrying the death sentences on five Bulgarian medics in Libya. In a statement Michael Humphreys expressed he is "deeply concerned with the decision of the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Germany Restricts Labour Access of Bulgarians, Romanians

Germany will place restrictions on the number of Romanians and Bulgarians allowed to work in the country after joining the EU on January 1. The restrictions will remain in place until 2009, the German labour ministry said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

Bulgaria Appoints Agriculture, Fisheries Control Agency

State-run Agriculture Fund will be Bulgaria's control agency, which will be responsible for implementing the EU Common Agriculture and Fisheries Policies.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 731

Kuneva Drops EU Ministerial Chair, Two Compete to Step In

Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev has signed a decree dismissing EU-Affairs Minister Meglena Kuneva, who will step in as the country's first EU commissioner on January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 692

Brussels Triggers Safeguard Clause against Bulgaria's Aviation

The European Commission decided to invoke a safeguard clause against Bulgaria's aviation over "grave deficiencies" in safety procedures. The safeguard clause will exclude Bulgarian air carriers from the benefit of being considered a "Community carrier".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1273

Sweden's Envoy to Bulgaria: Labour Influx Beneficial

Sweden opened its labour market fully to the ten new member countries in 2004 and it was logical to do the same for Bulgaria and Romania, Sweden's ambassador here said in an exclusive interview for Sofia News Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 862

Scandalous Observer Back to EP to Represent Bulgaria

Nationalist Dimitar Stoyanov, who insulted a Hungarian MEP sparking an international scandal, will be back in the European Parliament, to represent Bulgaria. Stoyanov was elected by Bulgaria's Parliament for a temporary MEP together with 17 more people,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Bulgaria, Romania's EU Accession to Bring Changes to Major Institutions

Bulgaria and Romania's EU accession as of January 1, 2007 will bring about changes in the three major institutions of the union - the European Parliament, the EU Council and the European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 835

Italy Marks Bulgaria's EU Accession with Book on its Heritage

Italy has chosen an interesting way to mark Bulgaria's upcoming EU Accession by printing a luxurious book of photographs depicting the Balkan country's rich cultural heritage. Italy's Vice-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Famiano Crucianelli bestow

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

Bulgarian EP Observer Slams Libyan Trial as "Farce"

A Bulgarian observer to the European Parliament called "a farce" the Libyan court decision to send five Bulgarian medics on death row. Evgeni Kirilov, one of 18 Bulgarian observers to the EU's legislature, said "It's the justice of a dictator's regime".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 696

Frattini "Shocked", EU Condemns Bulgarian Verdicts

EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini was quick to expressed his shock at the death verdict of five Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor reiterated Tuesday. "It's a great disappointment," said Frattini outside the European parliament, "I'm shocked

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

Sweden, Finland Only Bulgarian Workers' Welcomers

Sweden and Finland are to date the only members of EU15 to confirm they will not introduce restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania when the two countries join the bloc January 1. "We will not introduce any restrictions for workers from

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1659