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EC Report on Bulgaria Sets Six Benchmarks for Judiciary Reform

The European Commission approved on Wednesday its reform progress report on Bulgaria, outlining six concrete benchmarks in the area of judiciary reform and fight against corruption. If the country fails to meet them, it could trigger safeguard clauses ne

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2092

Bulgaria Made Progress in Aviation, Food Safety, Agriculture Funding - EC Report

Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday stated that the country has made some progress in the area of agricultural funds, aviation and food safety and animal health. No safeguard clauses were applied in th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

Bulgaria Gets EU "Reality Check"

Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, did not invoke the safeguard clauses, but demanded more political commitment to implementing judiciary reforms. "These reports are a real

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1965

EU Presents Assessment Report on Bulgaria, Romania

The Head Representative of the European Commission in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys is to present Wednesday the progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in the country. It is expected that the commission will criticize the two

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1188

3 EU Commissioners Object to Tough Talk in Bulgaria, Romania Report

Three EU commissioners have asked for a milder wording of a report assessing the progress of reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, but met the opposition of the rest of the bloc's executive, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Justice and home affairs commissioner F

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1554

Bulgaria, Romania Dodge Safeguard Clause - Report

Bulgaria and Romania escape safeguard clauses, sanctioning them over their progress in the field of justice and the fight against corruption, but have to stay under EU Commission's watch till mid 2008, reports due to be published on 27 June state.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1456

Parvanov: EU Should Invest in Black Sea Region Infrastructure

The European Union should invest in developing modern transport, energy and communications infrastructure in the Black Sea region, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov told an economic forum in Istanbul on Monday. The EU could do so by allocating funds un

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1440

Bulgaria Faces Revenues Policy Problems

Bulgaria faces sharp issues in the revenues policy and the insurance rights area these days, the country's parliament speaker said at the opening of the regional conference of the social and economic councils of South-eastern European countries and the Bl

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1281

Bulgaria, EU Sign National Strategic Reference Framework

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski and Regional Policy European Commissioner Danuta Huebner signed Friday the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for the period from 2007 to 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1506

Brussels "Concerned" over Stalled Corruption Combat in Bulgaria, Romania

Romania and Bulgaria have failed to demonstrate credible progress in fighting systemic corruption and organized crime, raising concerns in Brussels, Reuters wrote.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 22, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1668

EU Commish: No Signs for Wrapping up Libya's AIDS Case Deal

European commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner said Thursday it is not clear if a deal on the AIDS case in Libya will be wrapped up soon. "The EU is doing its best and I hope we are close to solving the problem and releasing he five

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1112

Go-Ahead for EU Leaders Tense Summit in Brussels

The EU leaders started Thursday the most significant summit of the bloc since French and Dutch voters rejected the draft European Constitution two years ago. The negotiations are expected to be extremely tense.

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EU Regional Policy Commish, Sofia Mayor Discuss Grand Investment Projects

Regional Policy European Commissioner Danuta Huebner and Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov discussed Thursday the grand investment projects to be realized in the city. The underground extension and the construction of the garbage-recycling plant were among the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1212

EU Leaders Gather for Tense Summit

EU leaders are gathering in Brussels today for the most significant test of the bloc since French and Dutch voters rejected the draft European Constitution two years ago. The negotiations will focus on agreeing a new "reform treaty" to replace the EU con

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EU Commish Discusses Financial, Regional Policies with Bulgarian Politicians

Regional Policy European Commissioner Danuta Huebner is coming to a two-day visit to Bulgaria on Thursday to discuss financial and regional policies with Bulgarian ministers and politicians. The EU Commissioner is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Plame

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 21, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1107

Bulgaria's Vigenin Voted EP Deputy Floor Leader

Bulgaria's Kristiyan Vigenin was elected deputy floor leader of the Socialist group in the European parliament (PES), the group said on its website. Vigenin headed the Socialist ballot in Bulgaria's first ever MEP vote last month and becomes the eighth v

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 20, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1082

EU Support Hits Record-High since Early 90s - Survey

Support for the EU among the bloc's citizens has risen to the highest level since early 1990s, shows a fresh Eurobarometer survey, as cited by EUobserver.com.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1303

Bulgarian MEPs Call for Solidarity with Death-Sentenced Bulgarian Nurses

The Bulgarian MEPs called for solidarity with the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, who are sentenced to death in Libya, at their first press conference in Strasburg on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1183

EU Confirms Progress Report on Bulgaria, Romania out on June 27

The EU is to issue a progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in Bulgaria and Romania on June 27th, its spokesman confirmed on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2343

Dutch Statistics Record Flux of Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

The number of Bulgarian and Romanian migrants to the Netherlands has sharply increased in the four months since the accession of the two countries to the European Union, official data shows. A total of 2800 migrants from the two new members of the Europe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1217

EU Official: Corruption in Bulgaria Clogs Other Balkan Countries' EU Accession

Political instability and corruption in Bulgaria and Romania moves the Balkans away from the European Union, a European diplomat said on Saturday, as cited by the Macedonian Dnevnik newspaper.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1715