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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.
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.
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
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
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
Bulgaria may approach the European Union council of energy ministers to consider putting back into operations its two decommissioned nuke units.
Bulgaria's health bodies will control food hygiene and safety in accordance with the EU regulations as of January 1, 2007.
The flags of Bulgaria and the EU were officially raised at the building of the General Staff of the Bulgarian Armed Forces Wednesday.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
The trial in Libya will be Sofia's first test for Brussels, FT says citing Sofia News Agency's editor-in-chief Milena Hristova.
The traffic trough the Captain Andreevo border checkpoint that was impeded by huge queues of Turkish citizens with irregular passports has been normalised.
The nuclear energy issue is yet to be put forward to all EU institutions, according to MEP Geoffrey Van Orden.
Bulgaria's General Consulate in Odrin will work extra hours Tuesday in order to issue visas.
Bulgaria can fully rely on the support of the EU including for the Bulgarian medics unjustly sentenced in Libya.
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