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EU Support Hits Record-High since Early 90s - Survey

Support for the EU among the bloc's citizens has risen to the highest level since early 1990s, shows a fresh Eurobarometer survey, as cited by EUobserver.com.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1305

Bulgarian MEPs Call for Solidarity with Death-Sentenced Bulgarian Nurses

The Bulgarian MEPs called for solidarity with the five Bulgarian nurses and the Palestinian doctor, who are sentenced to death in Libya, at their first press conference in Strasburg on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 19, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1184

EU Confirms Progress Report on Bulgaria, Romania out on June 27

The EU is to issue a progress report on the state of justice, corruption and organised crime in Bulgaria and Romania on June 27th, its spokesman confirmed on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2344

Dutch Statistics Record Flux of Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants

The number of Bulgarian and Romanian migrants to the Netherlands has sharply increased in the four months since the accession of the two countries to the European Union, official data shows. A total of 2800 migrants from the two new members of the Europe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 18, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1217

EU Official: Corruption in Bulgaria Clogs Other Balkan Countries' EU Accession

Political instability and corruption in Bulgaria and Romania moves the Balkans away from the European Union, a European diplomat said on Saturday, as cited by the Macedonian Dnevnik newspaper.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 16, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1715

EC Representation Head: Bulgaria Does Good Job in Ensuring Rule of Law

Bulgaria manages to ensure the rule of law and the mobilization of the legislation, the head of the European Commission Representation in the country Michael Humphreys said on Friday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 15, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1277

EU Introduces New Money Declaring Customs Rules

The EU introduces new rules for declaring the amount of money the passengers are bringing with them when crossing the borders of the member-countries. The travellers should declare sums set at EUR 10,000 or more and its equivalence in other currencies at

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 15, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2019

Italian Politician Urges Visas for Bulgarians, Romanians

An Italian leftist politician has urged the introduction of a visa regime for Bulgarians and Romanians over the next two years in a bid to tighten the flux of immigrants.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 14, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2043

EC Mulls Sanctions for Bulgaria over Corruption, Poor Government - Report

The European Commission mulls releasing a recommendation for cutting off part of the funding for Bulgaria over corruption and poor government, Darik News reported, citing an anonymous high-ranking EC official.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1636

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister, Soros Discuss Structural Funds Absorption

Bulgaria's EU Affairs Minister Gergana Grancharova and the Chairman of Open Society Institute George Soros discussed the structural funds absorption at a meeting on Wednesday. Bulgaria's accession to the Eurozone and the collaboration between the EU memb

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1307

FT: Bulgaria, Romania to Escape EU Sanctions

Bulgaria and Romania are expected to escape European Union sanctions this month in spite of their failure to crack down on corruption and organised crime since joining the club in January, the Financial Times reported, citing insiders.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 13, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1862

MEPs to Vote on Lifting Excise Tax on Bulgarian Homemade Rakiya

Bulgarian MEP Kristiyan Vigenin re-submitted a proposal for removing the excise tax on homemade rakiya for personal use to the European Parliament's committee on economic and monetary affairs on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 12, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1403

EU Commish Praises Bulgarian Nurses Courage

European commissioner for external relations Benita Ferrero-Waldner praised on Monday the courage of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in Libya. The medics have been sentenced on charges of deliberately infecting more than 400 Libyan children wit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1022

Talks with Libya over Bulgarian Medics Enter "Last Mile"

Talks for the release of five Bulgarian nurses and one Palestinian doctor, sentenced to death on charges of intentionally infecting Libyan children with the HIV, have entered the "final mile", Seif al-Islam Qaddafi told reporters after the visit of two to

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 11, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 966

EU Steps Up Efforts to Free Bulgarian Medics

Two top European Union officials are expected to arrive in Libya on Sunday to hold talks over the plight of five Bulgarian nurses, sentenced to death in the North African country, Darik News reported. The medics have been sentenced on charges of delibera

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 10, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1170

Bulgaria's FM Sees No Reason for Safeguard Clause Jitters

Bulgaria's foreign minister ruled out the risk of a safeguard clause just weeks before the European Commission issues its report on the country's fight against corruption and reforms in the judiciary. "We have every reason to expect that the European Com

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 8, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1080

EC Shies away from Confirming No Safeguard Clause Reports in Bulgaria

The European Commission has refused to confirm local reports that its upcoming assessment report on Bulgaria will not propose safeguard clauses in justice and home affairs. "It is difficult to comment reports on a report that does not yet exist," Europea

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1287

EU Telecom Ministers Approve Roaming Cuts

European Union telecom ministers approved on Thursday the Commission's plan that requires cellphone operators to slash roaming charges on the territory of the bloc. The decision to cut the fees charged by the mobile operators, in some cases by as much as

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 7, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1726

EP Solemnly Welcomes Newly Elected Bulgaria's Representatives

The European Parliament welcomed solemnly the 18 newly elected Bulgaria's MEPs on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 6, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1106

Sofia Mayor's Party Goes for EPP Membership

Sofia Mayor's formation GERB has submitted the necessary documents for acquiring membership at the European People's Party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 6, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 844

Bulgaria's Ex-King Party Forked Out BGN 15 M for Sole MEP Seat

About BGN 15 M invested the centrist party of Bulgaria's former king and prime minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg in its pre-election MEP campaign, several rival offices claim, cited by the daily "Trud". The formation denied the rumours saying such statements a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | June 5, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1091