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Bulgaria's PM Shrugs Off Safeguard Clause Risk

Bulgaria's prime minister has ruled out the risk of a safeguard clause in the justice area, citing the efforts made by the government and the prosecutor's office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 1, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1165

UK to Welcome Only Bulgarian, Romanian Agricultural Workers - Report

The UK Home Office plans to limit the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme (SAWS), a crucial source of labour for the fruit sector, to workers only from Romania and Bulgaria, the British leading agriculture newspaper Farmers Guardian reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 1, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1430

Safeguard Clause for Bulgaria, Romania Unlikely in June - Report

Spokesman of EU Commissioner for Justice Franco Frattini explained that end of June is not the cut off date for recommending a possible safeguard clause in justice area for Romania or Bulgaria, EUexpands reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1433

Barroso Vexes Washington over Visas for EU Newcomers

The European Commission president once again called on Washington to extend the visa-free entry for the eleven EU member states not covered by the waiver scheme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1028

Bulgaria's Newly Elected MEPs Receive Certificates

Bulgaria's newly elected MEPs received their certificates at an official ceremony, held on Thursday in Sofia. The five representatives of Sofia Mayor's party GERB and the socialist one, four Turkish ethnic party's members, the three nationalist formation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 31, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 982

Switzerland Lifts Labour Market Restrictions for Bulgarians, Romanians

Switzerland's government has decided to gradually lift labour restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians, the Bulgarian News Agency reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1508

Rehn, Frattini Raise Spectre of Safeguard Clauses for EU Newcomers

European Commissioners Olli Rehn and Franco Frattini warned EU newcomers Bulgaria and Romania on Wednesday that the bloc's executive could implement the existing safeguard clauses unless judiciary reforms are sped up. Speaking to French daily Le Figaro,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 30, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1430

Eastern Europeans Increasingly Seek Permanent Stay in UK - Study

More and more migrants from Eastern Europe want to stay in the UK for good, a study quoted by BBC showed on Tuesday. Many migrants, primarily construction workers, farm hands and au pairs, changed their mind after an extended stay in the country, the Jos

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1454

EC Denies Pressuring Bulgaria into Reshuffling Cabinet

The European Commission denied it tried to pressure Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev into reshuffling his cabinet, as speculated in Bulgarian media on Tuesday. The reports that the Commission told Stanishev to replace four cabinet ministers are

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1043

Bulgaria Will Be Balkans' Lobbyist in EU

Bulgaria will defend the interests of the Balkan countries before the EU in its capacity of a full-fledged member, President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 29, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1137

Shortage of Farm Hands in UK, Crops Rot

This year's harvest of raspberries and strawberries in the UK will rot if the Home Office do not allow more migrants to enter the country to work as farm hands, Times newspaper reported. Farmers demanded that the government should relax quotas allowing t

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 28, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1240

EU Vows Support for Bulgaria's Second N-Plant

The European Union supports the construction of Burgas - Alexandroupolis pipeline and Bulgaria's second nuclear power plant in Belene.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1456

EU Commissioner: No Turning Back for Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuke Units

There is not turning back for Bulgaria's Kozloduy power plant and its units 3&4 that were closed in January, EU Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said Friday at the international conference on energy in Sofia. The fate of Kozloduy was decided way back

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1182

Romania's EU Commish Engaged to Promote Bulgarian Language in EU

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism has taken a serious engagement to promote the Bulgarian language and the Cyrillic alphabet in the EU, he himself announced Thursday. Five months after Bulgaria joined the EU, the Bulga

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1369

Bulgaria's Varna Tech University Awards Geoffrey Van Orden

Bulgaria's Varna Technical University awarded Thursday the MEP Geoffrey Van Orden and former rapporteur for Bulgaria Doctorate Honoris Causa. Van Orden was handed the honourable plaque and diploma for his exceptional contribution to Bulgaria's accession

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Romania's EU Commish Greets Bulgarians on Cyrillic Alphabet Day

Bulgaria has taken a historical step by adding the Cyrillic alphabet to the family of the EU languages, Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism said on Thursday. He was invited as a honourable guest to the celebrations of Ma

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1260

Romania's Commissioner Orban in Bulgaria on Slav Letters Day

Romania's EU Commissioner Leonard Orban, in charge of multilingualism, is arriving on a one-day visit to Bulgaria on May 24, the day of the Bulgarian Education and Culture and Slav Letters. Commissioner Orban will join the solemn festivities in Sofia and

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1087

Eight Bulgarian MPs Turn MEPs

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2163

European Lawmakers Approve Plan to Slash Roaming Charges

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

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

Bulgaria's Central Electoral Commission Announces Final MEP Vote Results

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1199

Bulgarian University Awards Geoffrey Van Orden

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924