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Bulgaria announced on Wednesday the final results of last week's MEP vote, confirming that five parties will send their representatives to Brussels.
Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov's GERB party, appearing at its first ever election, won five seats, the same n
European legislators approved on Wednesday a proposal that would force cellphone operators to slash roaming charges on the territory of the bloc.
The parliament's decision sets a ceiling price of 49 eurocents per minute for outgoing calls and 24 eurocent
Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission is expected to announce the final results for the first-ever EMP vote in the country on Wednesday afternoon.
The names of the 18 newly elected members of the EP will be announced on Friday.
Bulgaria's Burgas Free University awarded Wednesday the MEP Geoffrey Van Orden Doctorate Honoris Causa.
Van Orden was handed the honourable plaque and diploma for his exceptional contribution to Bulgaria's accession to the European Union.
Almost 8,000 Bulgarian and Romanian workers registered to work in the UK in the three months after their countries joined the EU, BBC reported, citing official figures.
The worst curse for some of Bulgaria's politicians is to get choked with stardust after the MEP vote, the country's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said.
Her sharp words came as a comment of the extremely low turnout in the first-ever in the coun
The results of Bulgaria's MEP vote and the extremely low turnout gave a good lesson to most of the parties but above all to the socialists, President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday.
"The European messages were very well understood by the voters but the deb
Hacker attacks at the web page of Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission on the day of the MEP vote were only 700, head of the Information Services Company announced Tuesday.
The number is surprisingly small as compared to the 5000 attacks on the presid
More than 40 Bulgarians and Romanians have been fined in Britain for working illegally in the country since joining the EU, the online edition of the Daily Mail reported, citing information of the UK Home Office.
The low voter turnout in Bulgaria's first ever elections for the European Parliament came as no surprise the European Commission.
"The turnout met our expectations.
The GERB party of Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov won the day in Bulgaria's first ever MEP elections, getting 21.69%, the results after the final counting of the votes show.
The leader of the ethnic Turkish party, whose top-notch showing stirred the biggest sensation in Bulgaria's MEP vote, was not shy of admitting this to be their night of glory.
"This is a night of glory for the Movement for Rights and Freedoms.
Boyko Borissov, Sofia mayor and informal leader of centrist GERB, a likely winner in the first MEP vote, was quick to turn his back on journalists Sunday night, saying he had too much to do after heavy rains hit the capital.
"I have nothing to do here.
The outcome of Bulgaria's first European Parliament election will not trigger a cabinet shake-up or snap polls, Socialist leader and Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev.
Stanishev's comments came amid confusion which party won the most votes, with pollsters
Voter turnout in Bulgaria's first European elections stood at 28,69 % on average, data from the Central Electoral Commission shows.
Voter turnout hit the highest levels in the towns of Silistra (48.
Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament, welcomed the new members of the EU assembly from Bulgaria, stressing that the elected 18 MEPs will be the voice of the Bulgarian citizens.
Bulgaria's ethnic Turk Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) could turn out a surprise winner in the country's first ever MEP vote, an exit poll by Sova Harris agency showed.
MRF won 21,7%, followed by ruling coalition partners Socialists with 21,3%, wh
The recently - hatched right - wing formation, informally led by Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov, surprisingly advanced ahead of the ruling Socialist party with 24% of the vote, final exit polls show.
"Bulgaria's rightist parties made two grave mistakes - failing to come out with a joint list for the MEP election and failing to push through the no confidence motion against the cabinet," Union of Free Democrats (UFD) leader and former Sofia mayor Stefan
The leader of Bulgaria's nationalists, who are projected to secure three seats in the European Parliament, expressed concerns over the confident showing of its arch enemy - the party of the ethnic Turks - in Sunday's vote.
Bulgaria's ruling Socialists and the GERB party of Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov, one of the most outspoken critics of the government coalition, are set to win five MEP seats each, exit polls showed after the close of voting on Sunday.
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