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EP President Worried over Bulgarian Medics' Re-Confirmed Death Sentences

Hans-Gert Poettering, President of the European Parliament, expressed Wednesday his concern of the re-confirmed death sentences of the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, jailed in Libya.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1127

Van Orden: I'm terrified but Not Surprised by Libya's Decision

The ex-EP rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey Van Orden said he is terrified but not surprised about the conformation of the death verdicts of Libya-jailed medics. "Now we hope that the five nurses and the doctor will be pardoned by Libyan leader Muammar Qa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1190

Ferrero-Waldner "Deeply Regrets" Libya's Verdict on Bulgarian Nurses

Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, expressed deep regrets over the confirmation of the death sentences for the Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2341

Bulgaria EU Commish Proposes "Fire-safe" Cigarettes

Bulgarian EU Commissioner for Consumer Protection Meglena Kuneva has called for cigarettes to be made fire-safe, Darik News reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 10, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1397

EC Approached over Bulgaria's NATURA 2000

Six Bulgarian eco-organizations and the global environment conservation organization WWF have lodged a complaint against the Bulgarian government with the European Commission. The reason that triggered this action is that the cabinet did not introduce a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 9, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2251

EC: Resignations Not Enough in High-Level Corruption Combat

The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria cited the wave of resignations in the government as a good sign of tackling high-level corruption, but said it was not enough.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 6, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1528

Bulgaria to Catch up EU15 in 100 Years - Survey

Bulgaria will need at least 100 years to catch up with the living standards of the Western European members of EU, according to a new survey. Researchers from the University of California, LA (UCLA) believe Bulgaria will be the slowest of all Eastern Eur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 5, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2541

Bulgaria to Pay Remaining BGN 374,2 M of EU Affiliation Fee End-07

Bulgaria has to transfer BGN 374,2 M by the end of the year to the European Union as an instalment to the budget of the block. Until now the country has paid a total of BGN 252,2 M to the EU, which is a little above 40% of the total amount of Bulgaria's

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 4, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1153

Portugal Vows to Work on Bulgarian Medics Release

The release of five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya is one of the priorities of the Portuguese presidency of the EU, Portugal's ambassador to Sofia, Mario Jesus dos Santos said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 2, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1539

Portugal Takes over EU Presidency from Germany

Portugal took over the European Union presidency from Germany with the pledge to work for the successful conclusion of negotiations over the new EU treaty. At the end of the EU summit on 21 and 22 June, Portuguese prime minister Jos?© S??crates announced

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 1, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1229

EC Representation Head: Progress Report on Bulgaria Objective

The head of the European Commission Representation in Bulgaria has described the first progress report on the country since joining the EU as an objective assessment.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 30, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1267

Bulgarian MEPs' Monthly Wage Equal to Country's MPs'

The Bulgarian MEPs will get a monthly wage equal to their MP colleagues in Bulgaria, the country's parliament decided on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 28, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1504

Bulgaria's FM: EC's Report is Objective

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin defined the European Commission first report on the country since its joining the EU as an objective assessment to the current situation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1462

Bulgarian Politicians React Positively to EC Report

Bulgaria's three-way ruling coalition called the first progress report of the European Commission since the country's joining the EU in January "objective" and "positive". The parliamentary majority defined the critical remarks in it as being "in the tol

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

EC Report on Bulgaria Sets Six Benchmarks for Judiciary Reform

The European Commission approved on Wednesday its reform progress report on Bulgaria, outlining six concrete benchmarks in the area of judiciary reform and fight against corruption. If the country fails to meet them, it could trigger safeguard clauses ne

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2095

Bulgaria Made Progress in Aviation, Food Safety, Agriculture Funding - EC Report

Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday stated that the country has made some progress in the area of agricultural funds, aviation and food safety and animal health. No safeguard clauses were applied in th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1288

Bulgaria Gets EU "Reality Check"

Bulgaria's first progress report since joining the EU in January, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, did not invoke the safeguard clauses, but demanded more political commitment to implementing judiciary reforms. "These reports are a real

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1968

EU Presents Assessment Report on Bulgaria, Romania

The Head Representative of the European Commission in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys is to present Wednesday the progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in the country. It is expected that the commission will criticize the two

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 27, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1192

3 EU Commissioners Object to Tough Talk in Bulgaria, Romania Report

Three EU commissioners have asked for a milder wording of a report assessing the progress of reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, but met the opposition of the rest of the bloc's executive, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Justice and home affairs commissioner F

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 26, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1555

Bulgaria, Romania Dodge Safeguard Clause - Report

Bulgaria and Romania escape safeguard clauses, sanctioning them over their progress in the field of justice and the fight against corruption, but have to stay under EU Commission's watch till mid 2008, reports due to be published on 27 June state.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1457

Parvanov: EU Should Invest in Black Sea Region Infrastructure

The European Union should invest in developing modern transport, energy and communications infrastructure in the Black Sea region, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov told an economic forum in Istanbul on Monday. The EU could do so by allocating funds un

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 25, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1443