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Bulgaria Rides EU Wave to Call for Medics' Freedom

Bulgaria will ride the wave of EU-dedicated festivities to draw the world's public eye on its efforts to set free five Bulgarian medics on a death row in Libya. As part of an international campaign, organized and supported by Bulgaria's largest media (ht

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2172

Rainbow's Legend Brings Bulgaria into EU

Rock legend Ronnie James Dio will sing to hail the New Year and the EU accession of Bulgaria with a major gig on the Black Sea coast.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

Bulgaria's Eastern Shabla First in EU

Bulgaria's most eastern point, at Shabla Lighthouse, on the Black Sea coast and its keeper will be the first to enter the European Union. Tasho Dimitrov has been working for 15 years on the lighthouse and this year his shift coincides with New Year 2007,

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 761

Bulgaria to Join Romania in Hoisting EU Flag

The highlight of the planned events staged to mark the EU accession of Bulgaria and Romania will be the hoisting of the EU flag at the Victoria Palace (the governments offices) in Bucharest. The official hoisting will take place on December 31, barely ho

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 938

Bucharest Promises "Unforgettable" EU Entry Party

Bucharest mayor Adriean Vidreanu has promised "a traditional party that Romanians will never forget". European Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are among the politicians joining hands for a traditiona

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279

Bulgaria Set to Party EU Accession

Bulgaria along with Romania is getting ready to celebrate their entry into the European Union at midnight with rock music, fanfares, fireworks and traditional dancing. Thousands are expected to attend the concerts in the countries' capitals, Sofia and Bu

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 31, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1301

Sofia Web-Broadcasts Live EU Entry Festivities

The Sofia-based festive events to bring Bulgaria into the European Union on January 1, will be broadcast live on the Internet. The official web site of the Bulgarian government has been customized to video broadcast the concert, the speeches and the fire

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 30, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1057

Romania's Roma to "Invade Britain"

Romania's Roma will start invading the United Kingdom from next Monday when every single person from its 22 million-strong population will be given a way out of one of Europe's poorest and most corrupt nations, the Daily Mail wrote.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1818

Only 100 Bulgarians "Likely to Come to Edinburgh"

As few as 100 Bulgarians are likely to come to Edinburgh after the country joins the EU next month, according to new predictions, cited by the Scotsman.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1041

Gilded Coin Marks Bulgaria's Accession to EU

Bulgaria's National Bank issued a coin to mark its EU entry on January 1, 2007. The silver commemorative coin with a nominal value of BGN 0.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

Bulgaria, Romania Sign Border Cooperation Agreement

Bulgaria and Romania will sign Friday a plan for developing cooperation between their border institutions in 2007. The agreement will regulate the execution of the new system for border patrol and the cooperation between the representatives of the two co

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 29, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

Bulgaria Picks Temporary Head for Kuneva Office

The head of the European integration directorate with the cabinet will temporarily assume the office of Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister. This was announced by Meglena Kuneva, who served as EU Affairs Minister in the last two governments and was approved i

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 773

Bulgaria Bans Unsafe Lighters Import

Bulgaria, as well as all EU member states, will ban the import and production of dangerous cigarette lighters in May next year, the new consumer protection commissioner announced. Meglena Kuneva, who served as Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister, will take ov

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 708

Bulgarians Apply for New Health Insurance Cards

Bulgarian citizens may apply for new health insurance cards as of January 3, 2007, allowing them to receive help in the case of emergencies while they are visiting EU countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 948

Germans Frown at Bulgaria, Romania EU Entry

The majority of Germans are against the accession of Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union, shows a survey, published four days before the two countries join the block.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1775

Bulgaria's Villages Not Ready for EU Entry

Bulgaria's villages are not ready for the country's EU Accession, Borislav Borissov, head of the Bulgarian Villages' Association has announced. In a survey taken last week, 79% of the 800 village mayors queried by the Association have admitted that they

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1100

Italy To Open Labour Market for Bulgarians only Partially

Italy will open its labour market for migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania in just several sectors starting January 1, 2007. Tourism, agriculture and house help will be the areas open to Bulgarians and Romanians.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria Upon EU Entry

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has issued a statement, congratulating Bulgaria on its EU Accession. The statement was issued through the Europe by Satellite Audiovisual service of the Commission on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 662

30-metre EU Balloon in Sofia's Sky

Sofia citizens were surprised with a huge 30 meters balloon that ascended in the sky above the city on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

Borrell: I Dedicated Special Attention to Bulgaria, Romania

Bulgaria and Romania are countries to which I have dedicated special attention, European Parliament President Josep Borrell said as he entered his last weeks in office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Bulgaria Awards Journalists for Promoting EU

Bulgaria's first EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva awarded Wednesday journalists for their contribution for the country's European integration. The official ceremony of the awards, named "Europe - pass it on", took place in the Ministry of Interior.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730