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Belarussian Opposition Leader Grabs EU Award

The European Parliament awarded Tuesday Belarussian opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich the 2006 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The announcement was accompanied by an appeal for tougher sanctions against the country's regime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1346

Moscow Wants Bilateral Meat Talks, Brussels Furious

The European Commission harshly criticized Moscow's decision to conduct bilateral talks with each EU nation, which is willing to export its animal products to Russia. As of January 1, Russia will only import meat from those EU nations willing to sign bil

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 858

Hungary Trims Down Labour Access for Bulgarians, Romanians

Hungarian government has moved towards only partial opening of its labour market to job seekers from Romania and Bulgaria. The motion comes about three weeks before the two countries join the European Union on January 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 834

Bulgaria, Romania's Members in European Court of Auditors Nodded

The European Parliament approved Tuesday in Strasbourg Bulgaria's nominee for member of the European Court of Auditors, Nadezhda Sandolova. In a roll call vote, 561 MEPs voted for Sandolova, 32 voted against and another 28 abstained.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 657

Bulgaria, Romania Throw Huge EU Accession Festivities in Brussels

Bulgaria and Romania are throwing a big celebration in Brussels on December 14 to mark their EU accession. The European Commission announced they will contribute to the event with their own party in honour of the two countries, fixed for the same day.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1377

EP Votes Yes to Bulgaria, Romania's Commissioners

The European parliament approved Tuesday Bulgaria's and Romania's EU Commissioner designates - Meglena Kuneva and Leonard Orban. Both new EU Commissioners were praised for their efforts in bringing Bulgaria and Romania to the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881

Erdogan: EU Treats Turkey Unfairly

Turkey's prime minister accused the European Union of treating Turkey unfairly a day after EU ministers agreed on a partial freeze of Ankara's membership. "The decision of the EU (ministers) is an injustice against Turkey," Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1215

EP Postpones Voting Resolution on Bulgarian Medics in Libya

The European Parliament postponed the voting of a resolution for the Bulgarian medics in Libya, which had to be voted last week.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 777

Bulgaria's Development Ministry to Discuss EU Funds

Bulgaria's Regional Development Ministry organizes Tuesday a seminar to discuss the absorption and management of funds on structural funds.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 561

EP to Vote Bulgaria, Romania's Commissioner Designates

The European parliament will vote Tuesday Bulgaria's and Romania's EU Commissioner designates - Meglena Kuneva and Leonard Orban. The vote of the December session of the parliament will start at 11:30 a.

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EU Suspends Talks with Turkey

EU foreign ministers agreed upon suspending the negotiations for Turkey's EU membership on eight of the 35 negotiating chapters on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2419

Frattini Praises Bulgaria, Romania for Their Efforts

Franco Frattini, the EU commission vice-president for justice congratulated Bulgaria and Romania on their continuing efforts to carry out the necessary reforms for their upcoming EU accession. "The two countries have achieved a significant progress, espe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 775

EU Boycotts Bulgaria, Romania's Food Exports

European Union food safety experts have tightened rules on Bulgaria and Romania to restrict their milk, meat and animal exports into other EU countries from January 1, the European Commission said on Monday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1835

Bulgaria's Hard-Line Rightists Want EU Talks with Turkey Suspended

Bulgaria's hard-line right-wingers called on the government to take a clear stand for suspending EU talks with Turkey. "The European Union made a huge compromise by starting talks with Turkey," Ivan Kostov, leader of Democrats for Strong Bulgaria, told j

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1085

EU Mulls Suspending Talks with Turkey

EU foreign ministers will discuss in Brussels the recommendation of the EU Commission to partially suspend Turkey's negotiations for failing to normalise trade with Cyprus. At the end of November EU Commission officials proposed to freeze eight of the 35

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635

Ex-PM Uninterested in MEP Seat

Former prime minister and diehard rightist leader Ivan Kostov said he does not plan to run for a MEP seat next May. While on a visit to Russe, Kostov opined it is not appropriate for active politicians to participate in the polls, set to take place next

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 9, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 753

Bilingual Paper Features EU Faces from Bulgaria

Nine Bulgarians whose professional career has been closely linked to the country's accession to the European Union are featured in a specialised newspaper. "2007 - Bulgaria - Yes!" has seen so far two editions under the Communication Strategy of Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1039

UK Admits Curbs on Bulgarians, Romanians Too Draconian

The British government has acknowledged that restrictions on Romanians and Bulgarians working in Britain could be "too draconian" and may have to be eased within 12 months, The Independent reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 8, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1159

Ex-President of Bulgaria Braces for MEP Seat

Bulgaria's former President Petar Stoyanov will probably lead the ticket of his party at the first elections for MEPs in the country to be held next May. The Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) will reap adequate electoral support to have "a solid presentat

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 998

Nude Photos of EU Commissioner May Go Printed

Photographs of EU Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen, who is also one of Barroso's deputies, bathing nude with his female cabinet director may go out for print. German Focus magazine confirmed Thursday it has the scandalous photos but said it was st

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6949

BBC Reporter Gets 20 Fake Passports across EU, Bulgaria Turns Risky

BBC undercover reporter Shahida Tulaganova managed to obtain 20 forged passports from various EU states within months and nearly paid with her life when the professional adventure took her to Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2010
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