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Bulgaria Regional Development Min Expects EU Payments Unfrozen before May

The EU is expected to unfreeze payments for Bulgaria under the Phare and ISPA programmes until the end of April, regional development minister Assen Gagauzov said on Wednesday. Gagauzov added that after an EC audit is concluded Bulgaria will most likely

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1445

Bulgaria's Agriculture Min: No Frozen EU Payments for Rural Development

Bulgaria's Agriculture Minister Nihat Kabil rejected claims that the European Commission have threatened to freeze payments for the country under the Rural Development Programme. In a letter to the ministry the EC assured that it is to pay nearly EUR104

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | April 2, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1152

20,000 Bulgarians to Be Trained in EU Human Resources Development Program

More than 20,000 Bulgarian professionals will be trained in the framework of project, launched as part of Human Resources Development Operative Program. A total of BGN 23 M will be allocated to the projects' development, as the bigger part of the sum wil

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 31, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1623

Barroso in Bulgaria: Organized Crime and Corruption Have No Place in EU

Organized crime and corruption have no place in the European Union, EC President Jose Manuel Barroso warned at a press conference after meeting Bulgaria's PM Sergey Stanishev on Friday. Barroso declared that he sees progress in the reform of the judicial

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2174

EC President Barroso Receives Bulgaria's Highest State Order

EC President Jose Manuel Barroso arrived for an official visit in Bulgaria on Friday to receive the country's highest state order "Stara Planina" - first degree. President Georgi Parvanov awarded Barroso over his contribution to the cause of releasing th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 28, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1477

Bulgaria to Receive Additional EU Funds through New Grant Program

Bulgaria will be able to receive additional funds from the EU before 2013 outside the already approved operational programs, the Bulgarian National Radio reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 27, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1522

Mayor, EC Head Representative Cut Ribbon of Sofia Europe Direct Centre

Europe Direct information center was opened Monday by Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov and the European Commission head Representative Zinaida Zlatanova in Bulgaria's capital city.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 24, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1558

UK Firm Loses License over Exploitation of Bulgaria Guest Workers - Report

A UK firm that hired laborers from Eastern Europe including Bulgarians for some of Britain's largest food producers had its license revoked over numerous violations of the rights of the guest workers, the Guardian reported on Saturday. The families of th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 22, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1805

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria's Ratification of Lisbon Treaty

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso hailed on Friday Bulgarian parliament's approval of the Lisbon Treaty. "I would like to congratulate Bulgaria on the successful approval of the Treaty of Lisbon by the Parliament today," Barroso said in a

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 21, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1703

Europe Direct Info Center Opens in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The first Europe Direct information center is to be open Thursday by Bulgaria's EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva in the country's second largest Plovdiv.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 20, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2128

Commissioner Kuneva Invites Bulgarians to Apply for EU Jobs

The EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva called on Bulgarian authorities to introduce better policy to ease the country's citizens, who want to work in the bloc's institutions. "All people, who apply for such a job must pass a series of exams and it turns out

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2179

BBC: Alleged Corruption in Bulgaria Makes Europe Wary

Brussels needs to prove taxpayers' money is not going down the drain as European public opinion is getting increasingly sceptical about the merits of bringing in poor countries like Bulgaria, BBC commented on Tuesday. The article, entitled "Bulgaria's th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 18, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2131

Artistic Bulgaria Joins European Consumer Day

EU commissioner for consumer protection Meglena Kuneva inaugurated in Sofia an unconventional exhibition as part of the initiatives that marked the European Consumer Day, March 15. The exhibition, located along the bridge near the National Palace of Cult

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 16, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1573

Bulgaria Aviation Fate Clear within Month

Bulgaria will welcome within a month a delegation of the European Aviation Safety Agency, whose report is hoped to clear the way for lifting the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 14, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2128

EP Backtracks on Diesel Tax Rise for Bulgaria, Romania

The European Parliament decided on a slower pace of increase for the minimum rate of tax on diesel and backtracked on the deadline set for several new member states, including Bulgaria and Romania. The MEPs decided that the minimum taxes on diesel should

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1379

EU and US Strike Deal on Visa Waiver Negotiations

The European Commission and the US Department of Homeland Security agreed that America was to negotiate simultaneously with the EU and its respective member states on the issue of including more countries in its Visa Waiver Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1491

Bulgaria Expects Brussels to Lift Aviation Safeguard Clause

Bulgarian officials said they are expecting Brussels to announce on Thursday the lifting of the safeguard clause against the Balkan country aviation, which was introduced shortly before its EU accession on January 1, 2007 over "grave deficiencies" in safe

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1591

Bulgaria's PM Joins European Council Sitting in Brussels

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev is to participate Thursday in a sitting of the European Council to be held in Brussels. Stanishev is first scheduled to join a working lunch of the leaders of the European Socialist Party.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 13, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1185

EU Institutions to Launch Negotiations with US over Visas

The European Commission recommended Tuesday to the European Council the opening of negotiations with the United States on the conditions for the updating of the US Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This became clear from an official press release of the EC.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 12, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1709

SAPARD Payments for Bulgaria Stay Frozen until May

The payments for Bulgaria under the SAPARD Programme, Measure 2 - improving the processing and marketing of agricultural and fish products, will stay frozen at least until May 15. This was announced by EC representative from DG Agriculture, Kai Mortensen

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2698

Bulgaria Risks to Pay Money Back to Brussels - EC Spokesman

A European Commission spokesman has warned that Bulgaria will have to pay money back to Brussels should suspicions for fraud in aid payment absorption prove right.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | March 11, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1670
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