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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: 6941

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: 2006

Turkey Opens Port, Airport to Cyprus

Turkey is ready to open one port and one airport to Cyprus for a period of one year to resolve a trade row with the European Union, Turkey's NTV news channel reported from Brussels. The European Commission is studying the move, which, if confirmed, was "

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2014

Russia Sees "Technical Problem" in Bulgarian Meat Import

Moscow believes the problem with meat imports from Bulgaria and Romania is "just technical" and will be resolved soon. After meting with his Bulgarian counterpart Ivaylo Kalfin on Russian soil, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists Moscow wants

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 7, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 853

Bulgaria Elects MEPs in May 2007

The leaders of Bulgaria's ruling coalition decided to hold the country's first elections for members of the European Parliament until the middle of May, 2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 6, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 675

Ex-Envoy to Bulgaria: I'm Ashamed of Britain

A former UK ambassador to Bulgaria claimed in letter he was ashamed of his country for the label it put to Bulgarians and Rmanians as second-class.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 6, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1613

EU Newcomers to Join Schengen Area in 2008

The European Union's newest member states will be able to join the Schengen no-borders zone early in 2008. According to the adopted timetable, land and maritime borders will be lifted from the end of December next year while those at airports will be clo

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1762

Bulgaria Refreshes Business Climate in Europe

European companies, including from their newly acceding colleagues from Bulgaria, have shown greater confidence for the year ahead, and expect growth for all major economic indicators.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 847

Finland OK's European Constitution

Finland has become the 16th member of the bloc to ratify the EU constitution after the parliament voted Tuesday the key charter. The current holder of the European Union presidency has thus become the first EU member state to unblock the process of its r

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 5, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 731

UK Ready with Job Rules for Bulgarians End-2006

The British government will be ready with the specific rules applicable to Romanian and Bulgarian workers by the end of this year. While visiting the southern Bulgarian town of Kurdzhali, UK Ambassador Jeremy Hill announced the recruitment of workforce f

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1729

Germany Tables Simplistic EU Logo Presidency

The German government has unveiled the official logo for its coming six-month presidency of the EU starting in January. The logo displays the web address of the German presidency eu2007.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 932

Bulgaria Joins EP Meeting on Europe's Future

Bulgaria's parliamentary speaker Georgi Pirinski will join a parliamentary meeting on the Future of Europe in Brussels, jointly organised by the European Parliament and the Finnish Parliament.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 4, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 734

Lack of Professionals "May Cost Bulgaria its EU Funds"

Bulgaria may have to return lots of the money received from the EU funds due to the lack of prepared professionals, ethnic Turks leader Ahmed Dogan said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 3, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1275

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
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