The European Commission has called upon all MEPs not to obstruct the talks between the EU and Libya with "improvised moves."
MEPs will discuss with the European Commission and Council the case of the Bulgarian and Palestinian medical staff facing a death sentence in Libya, before adopting a resolution on the issue.
An Irishman, health strategic analyst was appointed the closest aid of new EU Commissioner for Consumers Protection Meglena Kuneva. Dr John Bell will head Kuneva's cabinet and act as her deputy during meetings of the commissioners' body.
Moldova's President Vladimir Voronin has agreed to let Romania open two temporary consulates to deal with a huge backlog of visa applications, BBC reported. The new Danube-perched EU member introduced a visa regime for Moldovans on January 1 when it join
The court has adjourned yet another case over charges of malfeasance in office of former Sofia Mayor Stefan Sofianski. A day after the court admitted as grounded his lawyer's claims for adjournment of the Gurko business center case over the European Parl
The chairman of right-wing Union of Democratic Forces was nominated to lead the ticket of the party at the first MEP elections this spring. Former President Petar Stoyanov will be offered to UDF's executive body to seal the reports that he has been eyein
Hans-Gert Poettering, former chairman of the European People's Party and European Democrats, was expectedly elected new President of the European Parliament.
The Guardian has apologized for mistaking Bulgarian nationalist MEP Dimitar Stoyanov with older and more leftwing politician, Dimitar Stoyanov Dabov. The youngest member of the new far-right formation Identity, Tradition, Sovereignty, however, was furious
"Gypsy-haters, holocaust-deniers, xenophobes, homophobes, anti-semites" - this is the title of an article in the British Independent newspaper on EU's new political force, formed thanks to Bulgarian nationalists.
MEPs will be electing a new President at their sitting on Tuesday to replace Spanish Socialist Josep Borrell, who has been in office since 2004. The internal elections will also pick 14 vice presidents and 6 quaestors, who deal with administrative affair
The European Parliament welcomed the Bulgarian and Romanian MEPs at an official ceremony on its Monday session. Outgoing President Josep Borrell welcomed the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania in an unusual way.
Members of Europe's extreme right parties were set to take their seats in the European Parliament on Monday as a formal grouping for the first time in more than decade. French National Front MEP Bruno Gollnisch handed in a formal letter constituting the
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested the construction of a European gas pipeline network to help guarantee the union's energy security. In an interview with the Polish centre-right daily Rzeczpospolita, she was admant the bloc needs to ensure th
Sofia organises an international round table, probably on February 1, to discuss the options for reopening units 3 and 4 of Bulgaria's only operating nuclear powr plant at Kozloduy. The mayor of Sofia Boyko Borissov has lined up his counterpart from Kozl
Authorities are preparing one of the largest political ceremonies in Slovenian history on Monday to herald the country's successful changeover to the euro. The adoption of the single European currency has been underway over the last two weeks.
Five Bulgarian parties are expected to make their way to the European Parliament later this year following a vote that will hardly quicken the pulse of the electorate, pollsters say.
Most parties of the extreme right opposed EU enlargement, but ironically it is the accession on 1 January 2007 of Romania and Bulgaria that gave their the new group its critical mass, BBC commented.
At the start of the European Parliament's first plenary session of 2007, outgoing President Josep Borrell will formally welcome the 18 new members from Bulgaria and 35 from Romania. With the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the EU at the start of thi
Bulgaria's Justice Minister Georgi Petkanov has joined an informal meeting with his counterparts from the rest of the EU countries. The meeting also gathered the countries' Interior Ministers.
Bulgaria will try to push the European Commission to let it reopen two nuclear units closed due to safety concerns, Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov said on Friday. In an interview for Reuters, he was adamant that if not, the country will seek to raise the
The number of counterfeit euro banknotes in circulation has decreased in the second half of 2006, according to data published by the European Central Bank. The level of counterfeiting has fluctuated only slightly over the last three years, the ECB said i
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