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EU Presidency 2008 Tables Joint Agenda

Germany, Portugal and Slovenia have coined agreement on their joint agenda for the next three turns at the helm of the European Union's rotating presidency. The news was announced by Portugal's secretary of state for European affairs, Manuel Lobo Antunes

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 828

Italy to Let in Romanians on a Condition

Italy may open its labour market to workers from Romania if Bucharest agrees to co-operate on combating organised crime, EurActiv reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1104

Bulgarian, Romanian Migrants to Bring "AIDS Epidemic" to UK

Britain is facing an AIDS epidemic due to immigrants, a problem, which will hit a critical point when Romania and Bulgaria join the EU next year, the British The Sun wrote in its latest issue.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 16, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3160

Head of EC Delegation: Bulgaria is Going the Right Way

Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev held his first meeting on Wednesday with the newly appointed head of the European Commission Delegation in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys. Stanishev and Humphreys discussed the challenges the country will face after its EU acce

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 999

ID Cards - All Bulgarians Need to Travel in EU

Bulgarian citizens will be allowed to travel in EU member states only with their ID cards and in line with the Schengen agreement as of 2007, when the country will join the European block.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8469

UK to Rethink Closed Doors Policy for Bulgaria, Romania

The UK government will rethink the labour market situation and it may bring down the restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrant workers after the first year. The labour market doors may only stay shut for a year instead of for two, UK's Minister for

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2305

MEPs Frown at "Scanty Portfolio" of Romanian Commissioner

MEPs seem to be disgruntled with the new multilinguism portfolio assigned to Romania's candidate for EU Commissioner, Leonard Orban. Two weeks ahead of a thorough test for the nominee, Socialist MEP Martin Shultz doubted the efficiency and need to have s

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1501

Denmark Votes Bulgaria's EU Accord Nov 21

Denmark will line the rest of EU member states with ratification of the Accession Treaty of Bulgaria and Romania on November 21. The date for final approval of the key accord was fixed at the end of a second reading of the law on ratification passed Tues

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 834

Estonia Confirms Open Doors for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

Estonia will not impose any measures to curb the free movement of labour force from Bulgaria and Romania, the country's prime minister said in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 996

Bulgarian Diehard Democrats Replace EP Observer

The Democrats for Strong Bulgaria have decided to replace their observer to the European Parliament, despite reports Dimitar Abadzhiev may stay as an independent. MP Konstantin Dimitrov will leave for Strasbourg, the diehard rightists decided at a meetin

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Italy Labour Policy May Discriminate between Bulgaria, Romania

Italy will decide in the next few weeks whether to let in Romanian and Bulgarian workers from January or curb immigration from the EU's two newest member states, an unnamed source from the Interior told AFP. The decision may not be uniform for the two co

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1209

Van Orden: I Never Asked for Nuke Closure Delay

Geoffrey Van Orden, rapporteur for Bulgaria in the European Parliament, vehemently denied to have requested the extension of the lifetime of Kozloduy nuke units 3 and 4.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 803

Bulgaria to Control Domestic Cosmetic Industry

Bulgaria's Health Ministry will hold a press conference Tuesday in order to discuss the EU requirements in the field of cosmetic industry and Bulgaria's commitments as to the protection of consumers' health.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Ex-PM of Romania on Trial for Grafting

Prosecutors in Romania announced a former prime minister will go on trial on charges of taking bribes, blackmail and abuse of public office. The case against Adrian Nastase, who was head of the cabinet from 2000 to 2004, relates to the building of an apa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 763

Bulgaria Follows Romania, Votes MEPs May 13

Bulgaria to vote for European Parliament Members on May 13, 2007, socialist party member and MP Kristian Vigenin has suggested.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 705

Poland Threatens EU-Russia Plan Veto

Poland is threatening to veto any proposals on a new partnership between the EU and Russia covering energy, trade and human rights. The Central European country demands that Moscow lifts a ban on Polish meat imports.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 13, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1319

Germany to Sign Bulgaria's EU Accession Treaty November 24

Germany's EU Affairs Minister in the Hessen state Volker Hoff said that he was sure his country would finish the ratification of Bulgaria's EU Accession Treaty by November 24. Hoff is in Sofia to meet his local counterpart Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1469

Van Orden's Last Report on Bulgaria "Most Critical Yet"

The latest report by EP rapporteur for Bulgaria Geoffrey van Orden is the most critical so far, the Balkan country's EP observer Maria Kapone said. The report that the EP will vote on soon is much harsher than the previous one, Kapone said for BNR.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1184

Romania Turns Danube Prison into Furniture Factory

Romania's high-security prison in Giurgiu at the Danube will launch a program for offering the inmates professional qualification by making furniture. Florentin Muscalu, head of the prison, told Ruseinfo.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 990

AFP: Railways Stumble Bulgaria's Economic Growth

Bulgaria's business representatives have complained that the local state railways are hampering the commerce and the country's economic growth, AFP noted in a report. Right before the entry to the EU, the low count of cargo wagons is setting serious obst

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 874

Bulgaria's Regional Development Plan Still Not Submitted to EC

European Commissioner for Regional Policy Danuta Hubner has warned the governments of several member countries and those of Bulgaria and Romania that they still hadn't notified the EC of their regional development plans. The countries all have to submit

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 11, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 914
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