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Austrian MEPs Happily Welcome Bulgaria in EU without Nuke Units

Austrian MEPs from the European People's Party have stated that they approve of Bulgaria's EU Accession, now that there is no doubt that Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant Units 3&4 will be closed before January 1, 2007. Foreign Affairs Spokesman Hurbert Pirke

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 734

Bulgaria's FM: EU Cash Not Enough to Compensate for Nukes Closure

The amount of money Bulgaria will receive as aid from the European Commission to compensate the closure of Units 1 to 4 of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant is half the lost benefits the country will suffer, Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin said. Talking to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 2, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1412

Bulgaria's Average Wage to Reach EU Standards by 2009

Average wage in Bulgaria has to reach the minimum remuneration of Greece, Spain and Portugal by 2009, Economic and Social Council of Revenue Policy claimed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3516

Bulgaria to Demand EU Compensations for Kozloduy Nuke Closure

Bulgaria has already taken steps for increasing compensations from the European Union for the closure of units 3 and 4 of Kozloduy Nuke, Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov announced. Ovcharov said Bulgaria will follow the example of other member states, whic

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 956

Czechs Open Labour Market for Bulgarian, Romanian Job-Seekers

The Czech government decided to leave its labour market open for newcomers Bulgaria and Romania joining the EU next January. The news comes after sending strong signals for a positive decision and media reports, arguing the country's economy will benefit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1922

France Opens 52 Labour Market Sectors for Bulgaria

Bulgarians and Romanians will be allowed to work in several sectors on France's labour market after January 1, said Minister Delegate for EU-Affairs Catherine Colonna.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1881

UK Rolls out Information Campaign for Bulgarian Jobseekers

The restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers to the British labour market will be discussed today in London by high-ranking Home Office officials and representatives of Bulgaria's Labour ministry.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 1, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1296

Rehn: Croatia to Join EU by 2010

EU enlargement chief said that Croatia should enter the bloc by the end of the decade, but warned the country that hard work lies ahead. "We set the timetable for Croatia's accession, providing that Prime Minister Ivo Sanader and the Croatian people succ

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1278

Spain May be Flexible on Bulgaria, Romania's Workers

Spain's government will most likely place some restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers but they will be flexible, Labor Minister Jesus Caldera Sanchez-Capitan said. Talking to a local morning show, he explained that his ministry is still m

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1033

Euroticket Takes on Sofia Busses

A ticket redesigned in EU's blue and yellow stars is already on sale for Sofia public transport passengers. The special series will be on sale for a whole month - the last before Bulgaria enters the Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 862

EP Administrative Hurdle Steals Bulgaria's Nuke Revision Hopes

The chairman of EP's Thursday plenary skipped to put to the vote a proposed amendment in Bulgaria's report urging for "a more flexible approach" to two nuclear units closure at Kozloduy. Thus, the already approved text in the External Relations committee

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 625

Bulgaria, Netherlands Take Steps on Common Asylum Policy

Bulgaria has taken on a course for improvement of its asylum and immigration legislation and policies with Dutch assistance. The interior ministries of the two countries gave Thursday the go-ahead to the PHARE supported project for "Implementation of EU

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1003

EP Steers Clear of "Flexible for Bulgaria's Nuke" Appeal

The European Parliament voted with a majority the report of MEP Geoffrey van Orden on the readiness of Bulgaria to join the bloc next January. However, the amendment already approved in the External Relations Committee urging for a more flexible approach

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 741

Bulgaria's Kuneva Maps out "Vitruvian" Strategy

Bulgaria's EU Commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva told the Financial Times her strategy will be inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. Explaining her plans for enhancing consumer protection Kuneva has made it clear she intends "to put the citiz

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 770

Bulgarian MPs Replace European Observer

Bulgarian MPs voted Thursday to choose a new European observer, who will take the place of Dimitar Abadzhiev.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 30, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 479

Bulgaria, Romania Stamp Together for EU Entry

In a move of good neighbours the governments in Sofia and Bucharest issued a historic stamp heralding "Bulgaria and Romania - together in the EU". The stamp, which is the first in Bulgarian history to be circulated in an international joint venture, was

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1218

Bulgarian Lady Sits in ALDE Deputy Chair

The European Liberal Democrats have elected Bulgarian MP Antonia Parvanova on the board of the party's deputy vice-presidents. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group held Wednesday, the same as all European Parliament political groups, b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 827

Sofia Makes EU Day in Brussels

Brussels has officially opened a Day of Sofia in an event being inspired by Bulgaria's EU accession as of January 1, 2007. The event was opened by Bulgaria's EU commissioner designate Meglena Kuneva, who after being in charge of five-year-long negotiatio

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 766

Rehn: Talks with Turkey Could Continue at Slower Pace

EU enlargement commissioner Olli Rehn said Turkish-EU talks could continue but at a slower pace, EUobserver reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1213

Bulgaria Vows Readiness to Take over Outer EU Border

Bulgarian border police is ready to step into guard of European Union's outer border when the country joins in a month. Along with the ongoing equipment of the border facilities, border policemen have been trained to new professional duties as Bulgaria w

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 585

EC Wants Talks with Turkey Suspended

The EU Commission recommended a partial suspension of Turkey's negotiations after it failed to open its ports Cyprus. EU Commission officials therefore proposed to freeze eight of the 35 "chapters" or policy areas into which the negotiations are divided.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714
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