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Italy Marks Bulgaria's EU Accession with Book on its Heritage

Italy has chosen an interesting way to mark Bulgaria's upcoming EU Accession by printing a luxurious book of photographs depicting the Balkan country's rich cultural heritage. Italy's Vice-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Famiano Crucianelli bestow

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 630

Bulgarian EP Observer Slams Libyan Trial as "Farce"

A Bulgarian observer to the European Parliament called "a farce" the Libyan court decision to send five Bulgarian medics on death row. Evgeni Kirilov, one of 18 Bulgarian observers to the EU's legislature, said "It's the justice of a dictator's regime".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 696

Frattini "Shocked", EU Condemns Bulgarian Verdicts

EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini was quick to expressed his shock at the death verdict of five Bulgarian medics and a Palestinian doctor reiterated Tuesday. "It's a great disappointment," said Frattini outside the European parliament, "I'm shocked

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1987

Sweden, Finland Only Bulgarian Workers' Welcomers

Sweden and Finland are to date the only members of EU15 to confirm they will not introduce restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania when the two countries join the bloc January 1. "We will not introduce any restrictions for workers from

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1659

EU10 Mostly Supportive for Bulgaria, Romania Entry

Support for EU enlargement tends to be considerably higher in the ten new member states than in the former EU15 countries, according to a latest study by Eurobarometer. Support for expansion is strongest in Poland, with an increase of 4% from the spring

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1245

ID Cards - All Bulgarians Need to Travel in EU

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.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1393

Vima: "Greece Missed the Train to Bulgaria"

In economic and commercial terms Greece could not take advantage of its close neighbourhood with Bulgaria in view of the country's EU membership as of January 1, 2007, Athens' daily Vima has said. In an article titled "Greece Missed the Train to Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

UK to Let in up to 20,000 Low Skilled Bulgarians

A combined maximum total of 20,000 low skilled workers from Bulgaria will be permitted to work in seasonal agricultural work and food processing, The Daily Telegraph says.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 933

The Dutch Impose Transitional Regime for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

The Netherlands' labour market will gradually open for Bulgarian and Romanian workers, the Dutch Ambassador to Bulgaria said in an interview for Sofia News Agency.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 800

Spain Closes Jobs Market for Newcomers for Two Years

Spain has confirmed it will implement a two-year moratorium for Bulgarian and Romanian workers when their countries join the European Union next month. Jobseekers from the two Balkan newcomers who will find their access to the Spanish labour market restr

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 811

Bulgaria's Name to "Shine" in Berlin

The project to popularise Bulgaria in Germany has reached its final stage. Bulgarian artist Luyben Kostov' project "Message Bulgaria" was finished on Saturday in front of the building of the Bulgarian Embassy in Berlin.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 928

EU Leaders Leave Door Open to New Members

EU leaders have left the door open to new member states following a summit to mark the end of Finnish EU rotating presidency. "We found the way forward.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 975

Bulgaria's EU Accession Marked by Civil Courage Award

The Civil Courage Panitza award was bestowed upon its first laureate film director Malina Petrova days before Bulgaria's full-fledged EU accession.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1044

Bulgaria Fears Election Tourism from Turkey for MEPs Vote

Bulgaria's parliament approved at first reading two draft laws for electing the country's first representatives at the European Parliament. The right of Bulgarians, living in countries outside the European Union and Turkey in particular, to cast a ballot

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1497

EU Introduces Single Driving Licence

The European Parliament definitively approved a plan to replace the 110 existing types of driving licences with a single document to be valid across the bloc. The first new driving licences are to be issued in 2012, to be introduced the following year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2083

HE Jamsen: Finland Learned Lesson, Opened Labour Market to Bulgarians

Finland learned from the good experiences of those few countries, which opened the labour market for the new members joining the EU in 2004. This was how Finnish Ambassador to Sofia Kauko Jamsen commented his country's decision to open its labour market f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 848

Bulgaria's Parliament Debates MEPs Election

Bulgaria's parliament will discuss at first reading the draft law for electing the country's first representatives at the European Parliament. Last week the leaders of Bulgaria's ruling coalition decided to hold the country's first elections for members

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 642

EU Hopefuls Face Tougher Entry Prospects

Joining the European Union will be tougher for those in the waiting room of the block, EU leaders made it clear at their regular summit. "We cannot lower our standards.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1635

Bulgaria's PM: Freezing EU Talks with Turkey Is Fair

The EU Foreign Ministers' decision to freeze the accession talks with Turkey is fair and objective, Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev told Darik News. The process is not stopped but a clear indication is given that if Turkey wants to be a full-fledged membe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

Barroso, Rehn Welcome Bulgaria and Romania in Native Languages

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso and Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn welcomed to the EU Bulgarians and Romanians in their native languages.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 960

Bulgaria's PM: Together We Can Achieve More

Together we can achieve more, Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev said at a grand ceremony in Brussels thrown to welcome newcomers Bulgaria and Romania.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1116