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The Lithuanian government has decided to leave its labour market open for newcomers Bulgaria and Romania joining next January.
The official statement released on Monday confirmed earlier intentions of Vilnius towards opening its labour market.
The European Commission will grant EUR 17 M for transborder cooperation between Bulgaria and Romania, Darik News reported.
After January 1, 2007 the Greek market will be flooded with cheap Bulgarian goods, similar to the Chinese ones, Athens' daily Vima has said.
Romania's foreign minister called on the British government to officially decry a report published by a British tabloid newspaper.
The newly appointed head of the European Commission Delegation in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys repeated his initially voiced optimism about the country's readiness to join the European Union, but added a few caveats.
The head of the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee is preparing a scathing response to the European Commission's recently -published strategy on how to deal with enlargement in the future, EUobserver reported.
Greece has decided to curb immigration from Bulgaria and Romania after the two countries join the European Union in January, local reports said, contrary to all expectations in neighbouring Bulgaria.
"Stop for Bulgarians and Romanians on Greece's labour
Iceland announced officially that they will be closing the labour market doors for Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers.
The spokeswoman of Romania's Foreign Ministry Corina Vintan told BNR that Iceland had made its decision final.
Bulgaria will spend more than BGN 3 M for the celebrations of the country's EU entry on January 1, 2007.
The Cabinet decided to spare BGN 2.
Germany, Portugal and Slovenia have coined agreement on their joint agenda for the next three turns at the helm of the European Union's rotating presidency.
The news was announced by Portugal's secretary of state for European affairs, Manuel Lobo Antunes
Italy may open its labour market to workers from Romania if Bucharest agrees to co-operate on combating organised crime, EurActiv reported.
Britain is facing an AIDS epidemic due to immigrants, a problem, which will hit a critical point when Romania and Bulgaria join the EU next year, the British The Sun wrote in its latest issue.
Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev held his first meeting on Wednesday with the newly appointed head of the European Commission Delegation in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys.
Stanishev and Humphreys discussed the challenges the country will face after its EU acce
Bulgarian citizens will be allowed to travel in EU member states only with their ID cards and in line with the Schengen agreement as of 2007, when the country will join the European block.
The UK government will rethink the labour market situation and it may bring down the restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers after the first year.
The labour market doors may only stay shut for a year instead of for two, UK's Minister for
MEPs seem to be disgruntled with the new multilinguism portfolio assigned to Romania's candidate for EU Commissioner, Leonard Orban.
Two weeks ahead of a thorough test for the nominee, Socialist MEP Martin Shultz doubted the efficiency and need to have s
Denmark will line the rest of EU member states with ratification of the Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania on November 21.
The date for final approval of the key accord was fixed at the end of a second reading of the law on ratification passed Tues
Estonia will not impose any measures to curb the free movement of labour force from Bulgaria and Romania, the country's prime minister said in Sofia.
The Democrats for Strong Bulgaria have decided to replace their observer to the European Parliament, despite reports Dimitar Abadzhiev may stay as an independent.
MP Konstantin Dimitrov will leave for Strasbourg, the diehard rightists decided at a meetin
Italy will decide in the next few weeks whether to let in Romanian and Bulgarian workers from January or curb immigration from the EU's two newest member states, an unnamed source from the Interior told AFP.
The decision may not be uniform for the two co
Geoffrey Van Orden, rapporteur for Bulgaria in the European Parliament, vehemently denied to have requested the extension of the lifetime of Kozloduy nuke units 3 and 4.
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Bulgaria's Unemployment Rate Remains Unchanged
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