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EU Justice Council to Discuss Terrorism Fight in Luxembourg

The European Justice and Home Affairs Council is to discuss the measures for fight against terrorism at a sitting, which will be held in Luxembourg on Friday. The members will also debate over a project for a frame decision for executing court rulings th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1149

EU with No Means to Pressure Bulgaria and Romania to Reform - Report

The European Union few ways of pressuring its newest member states, Bulgaria and Romania, to reform despite Brussels's frustration with their failure to combat corruption and organized crime, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1547

EU Commission Demands Explanation from Bulgaria over Batak Slaughter Controversy

The European Commission is requiring an explanation from Bulgarian authorities about the measures taken regarding the death threats in certain media issued against the art critic Martina Baleva and the German professor Ulf Brunnbauer.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4679

Application for EU Rural Areas Grants Starts in Bulgaria

The application procedure for grants under the EU Rural Areas Development Program was open in Bulgaria on Thursday. All 28 regional directorates of the Executive Agency now accept applications for grants under the first two measures - "Creating of Farms

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4030

Bulgaria Judicial Council Scorns Its Inspectorate's Problematic Cases Analysis

Bulgaria's Supreme Judicial Council reacted negatively to a representative analysis prepared by the Council's Inspectorate. The analysis is dedicated to the 4000 prosecutor's office lawsuits returned last year for further investigation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1463

Bulgaria Opens Cyrillic Alphabet Exhibit at European Parliament

An exhibition dedicated to the Cyrillic Alphabet was open by Bulgarian Socialist Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. The exhibition, which was organized at the initiative of Bulgarian MEP from Atanas Paparizov, attracted the in

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1398

Sofia Mayor to Take Part in EPP Forum in Dublin

The Sofia Mayor Boyko Borisov, who is also the informal leader of Bulgaria's GERB party, left Monday for Dublin, Ireland, where he is going to participate at a special meeting of European People's Party (EPP). The meeting will be attended by the leaders

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1321

Bulgaria PM Meets GRECO President over Corruption Prevention

Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is to meet Monday with the president of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO), Drago Kos, to discuss Bulgaria's fight against corruption and measures for prevention. Members of the Ministry Council, the Supreme Ju

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1187

EC Avoids Comment on Bulgaria Interior Min's Resignation

Following the practice not to comment on interior problems of the member countries, the European Commission avoided to make any statements, concerning the resignation of Bulgaria's Interior Minister, spokesman Marc Gray said Sunday. "EC accepts the news

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 13, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1177

Bulgaria EU Affairs Minister: Main Thing to Do Is Reform

The Bulgarian European Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova said Saturday that the main thing Bulgaria must do was to reform the Interior Ministry.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 12, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1302

Bulgaria MEPs: Macedonia Must Stop Its Arrogant Behavior against Neighbors

The Bulgarian Member of European Parliament from the Party of European Socialists Evgeni Kirilov said Macedonia's attitude towards Bulgaria was just as arrogant as it is towards its other neighbor Greece.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3643

The Times: Brussels to Stop EU Money for Bulgaria over Organized Crime

The UK newspaper the Times published Thursday an article about Bulgaria's organized problems suggesting it might be a good idea for the EU to freeze all funding for the country if it fails again to deal with the situation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 10, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1881

European People's Party Also Warns Bulgaria over Showcase Murders

The Chair of the European People's Party and European Democrats (EPP-ED) group in the EU Parliament Joseph Daul warned Wednesday the Bulgarian government that it might face EU sanctions because of its failure to combat corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1114

EU Warns Bulgaria over Organized Crime after Murders in Sofia

The European Union warned Bulgaria that it must take immediate measures in order end the gangster violence in Sofia after the recent murders of important public figures, the British newspaper the Independent reported on Wednesday. The Independent reminds

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 9, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1832

EC Allows Mobile Phones on Boards of Planes

The European Commission announced Monday it allows the air transport passengers to use their mobile phones when the machines rise to 3,000 meters above the ground. All 27 member-states should meet the requirements within six months so that their carriers

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 7, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1251

Sofia Expects EU Payments Unfrozen End April

Bulgaria's regional development minister has confirmed that Brussels is expected to unfreeze payments under the PHARE and ISPA programmes until the end of April. Talking to Darik radio on Saturday Minister Assen Gagauzov said that the flaws that the Euro

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 5, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1398

German MEP Checks Files of East German Fugitives Shot in Bulgaria

The German Member of the European Parliament Gisela Kallenbach was shown dozens of files from the archives of Bulgaria's Border Police about the targeted killings of the East Germans trying to escape to the West before 1989.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 4, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1895

Bulgaria, Romania with Final Warning by EC over Delayed Emergency Phone

Bulgaria and Romania received Thursday last warnings over the delayed launch of the 112 emergency phone. Unless the newest EU member states take the respective measures to provide for the proper coverage and functioning of 112, the cases will be referred

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 3, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1612

Bulgaria Regional Development Min Expects EU Payments Unfrozen before May

The EU is expected to unfreeze payments for Bulgaria under the Phare and ISPA programmes until the end of April, regional development minister Assen Gagauzov said on Wednesday. Gagauzov added that after an EC audit is concluded Bulgaria will most likely

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

Bulgaria's Agriculture Min: No Frozen EU Payments for Rural Development

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil rejected claims that the European Commission have threatened to freeze payments for the country under the Rural Development Programme. In a letter to the ministry the EC assured that it is to pay nearly EUR104

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1153

20,000 Bulgarians to Be Trained in EU Human Resources Development Program

More than 20,000 Bulgarian professionals will be trained in the framework of project, launched as part of Human Resources Development Operative Program. A total of BGN 23 M will be allocated to the projects' development, as the bigger part of the sum wil

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623
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