Politics » Bulgaria in EU

Bulgarian MEPs Take Seats in Dozen Committees

Bulgaria will have representatives in 12 out of all 20 committees of the European Parliament. Bulgarian members in the Committee on Foreign Affairs are Stanimir Ilchev from the Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) and Kristia

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 907

Blackout Hits as President Fumes at Bulgaria's Nuke Closure

The president slammed the way Bulgaria tied its EU accession down to the closure of another two nuclear units, saying it was a "huge mistake".

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1343

EU Entry Brings Amnesty to Bulgaria's Prisoners

About 1,500 prisoners in Bulgaria will come under an amnesty as the government adopted a draft on the Amnesty law. The law will come into force on the occasion of country's accession to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1041

EP Calls for Worldwide Ban on Death Penalty

The European Parliament approved with an overwhelming majority a resolution for a moratorium on the execution of death penalties.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1032

Bulgarian MEPs Elected Vice-Chairs in REGI Committee

Bulgarian MEPs Filiz Husmenova and Evgeni Kirliov were elected vice-chairs in the Committee on Regional Development (REGI) on Wednesday. Husmenova, who is now third vice-chair of REGI, was nominated for the post by the Group of the Alliance of Liberals

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Bulgaria's President to Deliver Speech in EP

Bulgaria's President Georgi Parvanov will deliver a speech in the European Parliament, which is part of the program during his official visit to Brussels on Wednesday. Parvanov will also meet the EP President Hans-Gert Poetering.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 587

Bulgaria Opens EU Queries Hotline

Bulgarian authorities have opened a hot line for issues concerning the citizens and their rights in the European Union. Dialing 0800 1 2007 for free the callers are invited to leave automatic messages with their requests and may expect official response

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 813

Bulgaria Opens Conference on EU Research Programme

Bulgaria's education minister opened a two-day conference dedicated to the start of the EU Seventh Research Framework Programme 2007-2013 (FP7). Minister Daniel Valchev opened the conference on Wednesday in Sofia's Sheraton Hotel.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 841

Bulgaria Sends to History Romania, Greece Border Signs

Bulgarian customs authorities have disassembled the border signs and the barriers that once separated the territory of neighboring Bulgaria from Romania and Greece, now all EU members. On January 1, the three states' customs officials officially removed

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1588

Netherlands Reduces Tuition Taxes for Bulgarians

Universities in the Netherlands will be reducing tuition taxes for Bulgarians, now that they are part of the EU, Willem van Ee, the country's Ambassador to Sofia explained at a press conference on Tuesday. The briefing presented the Dutch educational sys

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Cyprus Confirms Friendly Open Doors to Bulgarian Workers

Cyprus has confirmed Bulgarian workers will continue to be favored for work on the island after the Balkan country entered the EU. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin met Monday with his Cypriot counterpart Yiorgos Lillikas in Sofia.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 988

Think Tank: EU Lies about Number of Employees

The European Commission's employees tower to more than 54,000, researchers at the Westminster think tank Open Europe claim, as cited by Daily Telegraph.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4058

Only 25 % of Eurozone Citizens Happy with Bulgaria, Romania Entry

Only a quarter of the citizens in the big eurozone countries have a positive view of the entry into the European Union this year of Bulgaria and Romania, according to an FT-Harris poll. The survey showed that most adults in the largest European countries

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

Bulgaria to Join European Exchange Rate Mechanism in 2007

Bulgaria might join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM) in the summer of 2007, EU officials said. The ERM is a two-year monetary test for stability of the country before it enters the Euro zone.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1586

Bulgarian Rightist Party Goes on MEP Elections Alone

Bulgaria's right-wing Union of Democratic Forces party will participate on the MEPs elections independently, its leader Petar Stoyanov announced on Sunday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 812

Health Commissioner to Call for EU-Wide Smoking Ban

EU's Health Commissioner Markos Kyprianou will call for a ban on smoking in public places throughout the Union. Kyprianou will table a paper for discussion on Tuesday, suggesting that such a ban be introduced in all EU country members.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 27, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1130

Bulgaria to Catch up with Europe's Pays in 2230

Bulgarians could get European salaries in 2230 at the earliest, Institute for Market Economics survey shows. The results show that if the pays rise by 5% or 8% annually they will be the same as the European ones respectively in 2080 and in 2043.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1125

Bulgaria Joins "Save the EU Constitution" Talks in Madrid

Ministers from 17 European Union countries, including Bulgaria, are due to meet in the Spanish capital, Madrid, to raise their voices in support of the idea of an EU constitution. The countries sending ministers to the meeting are: Austria, Belgium, Bulg

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 908

Piebalgs Waters Down Bulgaria's Kozloduy Hopes

The European Commissioner for Energy recommended that Bulgaria bury hopes for reopening two decommissioned units of its only nuclear power plant at Kozloduy. At a press conference in Brussels Andris Piebalgs said a reopening of Kozloduy's units 3&4 could

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 946

Turks Travel Free across Bulgaria with Schengen Visa

Turkish nationals will be allowed to travel free across Bulgaria with a Schengen visa under changes to the visa agreement between the two countries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1724

EC Discloses EUR 120 M Raised in Int'l Benghazi Health Fund

The European Commission quoted for the first time Thursday figures from the funds collected in the international health fund raised for HIV-infected children from Benghazi. A total of EUR 120 M are collected in the fund, European Commissioner for Externa

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 887