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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

German Provinces Back Fears to Let Sofia, Bucharest into EU

Representatives of the Bundesrat, representing the 16 federal states of Germany, have put on the shelf their differences and fears concerning the readiness of two newcomer states and voted the Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania. Yet, the discussion

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 969

Germany Ratified Bulgaria, Romania's EU Accession Treaty

Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, ratified unanimously the EU treaty of Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1177

Gracious Ballet Dancers Celebrate Bulgaria's EU Accession

The Netherlands Embassy in Sofia organized Thursday a Celebrating Dance performance to mark Bulgaria's accession to the EU a few weeks earlier. The event was a co-production of the Bulgarian National Opera and Ballet and the Dutch Ensemble for Youth Intr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

Putin Fumes at EU for Acceding Bulgaria, Romania

Russian President Vladimir Putin slammed the European Union for accepting Bulgaria and Romania as new member states without consulting Moscow, DPA reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1401

Germany's Bundesrat Rules on Bulgaria, Romania's EU Accession

Germany's upper house of parliament, the Bundesrat, will start Friday the ratification of the EU treaty of Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 555

Poland Snubs Lifting EU-Russia Talks Veto

Poland has refused to lift its veto on opening EU partnership talks with Russia, on the eve of a summit with President Vladimir Putin, the EU presidency announced Thursday. The EU-Russia summit on Friday will not launch negotiations for a new framework a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1361

10,000 Bulgarians Take Drugs Systematically

There are about 10,000 systematic drug-takers in Bulgaria, a report of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction shows.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 691

EU Enlargement "Beneficial" to UK Economy

A report of the British parliament argues that the country's economy has benefited from the UK open-door policy towards EU10 migrant workers in 2004. It has called to EU politicians to engage the public on benefits of the EU enlargement.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

EP Urges Brussels to Review "Flexibly" Kozloduy Units Closure

MEPs from the External Relations Committee have voted with impressive majority an amendment to the report on Bulgaria, urging for a more flexible approach to two units closure at Kozloduy. The European lawmakers have suggested that the proposal for an ei

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 814

EP to Discuss Van Orden's Last Report on Bulgaria

The European Parliament's External Relations Commission will vote Thursday on the last EC monitoring report on Bulgaria. Prepared by rapporteur Geoffrey Van Orden, the report was discussed Wednesday, and MEPs suggested that the proposal for an eight-mont

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Brussels Tries to Avoid Russian Embargo of Meat from Romania, Bulgaria

The EU Commission tries to ensure that the Russian Federation won't impose a ban to imports of meat products from Romania and Bulgaria in 2007 once these countries are EU members, EUobserver reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1590

Bulgaria's Nuke Closure Out of Van Orden Report

Geoffrey Van Orden, rapporteur for Bulgaria in the European Parliament, has requested that the proposal for a eight-month delay in the decommissioning of Kozloduy nuke units 3 and 4 be voted separately The proposal was tabled by two MEPs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 951

Denmark Praises Bulgaria's Value for EU

Bulgaria can offer a lot to the European Union, which "needs fresh air", according to the speaker of Danish Parliament. Christian Mejdahl addressed the Bulgarian lawmakers on Wednesday after meeting with the parliamentary commission on European integrati

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 22, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Denmark Nods Bulgaria's EU Accession Treaty

With a majority of 97-2 votes, 16 abstained, the Danish Parliament ratified the EU Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania. The news was announced by Bulgarian Parliament Speaker Georgi Pirinski, while lawmakers were discussing the key fourth amendment

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 21, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 969
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