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The anti-fraud office of the European Union OLAF has discovered abuses of EUR 32 M of SAPARD Program funds in Bulgaria as well as political cover-up of certain persons involved in these frauds.
This becomes clear from an official letter by the OLAF Direc
The upper house of the Spanish parliament ratified the Lisbon Treaty on Tuesday after the Deputy Congress gave its approval with a large majority.
There is a strong possibility that Bulgaria might need to return nearly EUR 7 M for two projects from the European Union (EU) PHARE program, according to the Deputy Regional Minister Savin Kovachev
One of the projects involves construction of the second
In May 2008 compared with April 2008, industrial production fell by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.
The European Commission's (EC) reports about Bulgaria and Romania should be ready by next Friday according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).
Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva admitted Friday that the country had made no tangible progress in the combating corruption and organized crime.
Tacheva made this statement after her meeting with the Bulgarian Members of the European Parliamen
The French Ambassador to Sofia presented Thursday at a joint sitting of the Parliamentary Committees on European Affairs and Economic Policy the priorities of France's EU Presidency.
Bulgaria ranks first in the EU in the implementation of the Internal Market laws as it has incorporated all of them in its legislation.
Duty-free shops in Bulgaria are to close Wednesday, as the measure was initiated after the European Commission criticized Bulgaria for failing to achieve progress in the fight against corruption and organized crime.
The EC had pointed explicitly to the d
The newly appointed Director of Bulgaria's State Agriculture Fund Atanas Kanchev announced that his staff was going to inspect 1028 SAPARD-funded projects in order to check for potential violations.
The ECOFIN, the Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU states, approved formally on Tuesday Slovakia's accession to the Eurozone on January 1, 2009.
Bulgaria's Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime in cooperation with the Sofia Prosecutor's Office carried out an inspection Monday morning in the office of the SAPARD Executive Agency at the State Agriculture Fund.
Finland's Ambassador to Sofia Kauko Jamsen announced Friday some of the PHARE Program payments under Measure 1 for small and medium-sized firms had been delayed for two years.
Bulgaria has informed the Center for Monitoring and Control of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG), the Directorate's spokesperson announced.
The Bulgarian authorities have reported the accident and have informed Brussels that,
The EC Spokesman for agriculture and rural development Michael Mann denied Wednesday the reports in some Bulgarian media that the Commission had demanded the resignations of high-ranking Bulgarian officials over SAPARD program violations.
Bulgarian State Agriculture Fund CEO, Dimitar Tadarakov, resigned Wednesday after a little more than a year in office.
During an extraordinary press conference Mr Tadarakov declared he resigned "on moral grounds", and added that no political pressure had
The European Commission Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health made a decision to lift the ban on Bulgaria's pork exports to EU member states and to third countries.
The news was announced Tuesday by the Director of the Bulgarian National
On Tuesday, July 1, France officially took over the rotation Presidency of the European Union from Slovenia.
Bulgaria's Justice Minister Miglena Tacheva announced she expects the coming report of the European Commission over the progress of the country in fighting crime to be objective and point out the weaknesses in the judicial system as well as the achievemen
Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Valeri Tzvetanov said Monday he was going to fire any officials of the SAPARD Executive Agency who were responsible for the violations leading to the freezing of BGN 183 M last week.
The Deputy Minister of Finance Dimitar Ivanovski said Saturday in an interview for the Bulgarian private Darik Radio that less than 10% of Bulgaria's total EU funding by the three pre-accession programs PHARE, SAPARD, and ISPA had been blocked with the re
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