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The European Commission (EC) began writing Monday its Monitoring Report about Bulgaria. The report is dedicated to the mechanism for collaboration and control in the area of internal affairs and the justice system, according to sources from the EC cited b
Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament met Monday with Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva to discuss joint actions regarding the issues important for Bulgaria before the upcoming EC monitoring report.
The two-hour meeting was held at the Council of Minis
The Bulgarians and the Germans occupy the first place in Europe in the consumption of hard liquor.
The news was announced Monday by Dr.
Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova is to participate Monday in a meeting with her EU counterparts in Luxemburg, where employment, healthcare and consumer issues will be discussed.
Directives, related to the labour conditions a
Over BGN 25 M have been collected as toll fees for the crossing of "Dunav Most" (Danube Bridge).
The bridge is located on the Danube River near Rousee and is a major connector between Bulgaria and Romania.
The European Commission is sending Bulgaria a first written warning for failing to designate the most suitable areas, in both number and size, as Special Protection Areas according to the provisions of the Wild Birds Directive.
The European Commission will not criticize Bulgaria too harshly in its next report expected in July because it is fears it might cause political destabilization, stalling of reforms, and reeling towards Russia on part of the Bulgarian elites.
The news wa
The Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the European Parliament Graham Watson has stated that applying Article 7 of the Nice Treaty to Bulgaria, i.e.
Fourteen Bulgarian municipalities are to receive up to BGN 500,000 each for road repairments under the EU regional development operative programme.
On Wednesday, the mayors of the municipalities that had their projects approved signed agreements for the
The EU Commissioner on Media and Information Society Vivian Reding said Tuesday the Commission was going to sue Bulgaria if the emergency phone 112 did not start to function on the country's whole territory by the end of June.
The EU unit for combating frauds OLAF is presently investigating 19 cases of alleged abuse of EU money in Bulgaria, and is considering the potential investigation of 56 cases.
A spokesperson of the European Commission has refuted statements made in Bulgaria regarding upcoming release of funds put on hold by the Commission for the SAPARD Program.
"Last week our experts were in Bulgaria.
The representatives of the Main Directorate "Agriculture" at the EC have given a good mark for Bulgaria's work in the SAPARD program.
This statement was made by Depute Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva in front of Cyril Vulchev, host of Darik radio's Sat
The newest draft bill of the Bulgarian cabinet for changes in the Penal Code provides for up to 20-year sentences for company managers and businessmen abusing EU funding.
Bulgaria and France signed Friday an agreement to cooperate in the social policy field including regulations for the exchange of workers and the rules for creating labor contracts, and the social security of immigrants.
Bulgarian Depute Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin begins Thursday a two-day long visit to the German Federal Province of Baden-W??rttemberg.
The scheduled meetings and discussions during Kalfin's visit are expected to bring another push
The Speaker of the European Commission Mark Gray disproved Wednesday the reports in the certain Bulgarian media that the report on Bulgaria's progress would be delayed, the Bulgarian National Radio reported.
In Gray's words, the monitoring and control re
Bulgaria's Finance Ministry has received 264 projects applying for funding from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the Ministry announced at a press conference Wednesday.
The company "Metropolitan" is slated to receive EUR 185 M under the operational program "Transport" for the construction and the extension of Sofia's metro from the "Nadezhda" quarter to the "Lozenets" quarter and from the "Obelya" quarter to the"Mladost"
Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov said Tuesday that after a period of certain laxity the country was not mobilized again to achieve its goals as a EU member.
The former President of France Val?©ry Giscard d'Estaing arrived Tuesday to Bulgaria on a two-day visit at the invitation of the French Embassy in Sofia.
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