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EC Freezes EUR 825 M of Bulgaria's Pre-Accession Funds over Corruption

The European Commission presented Wednesday its two expectedly highly critical monitoring reports on Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3375

Bulgaria Awaits Harsh EC Report

The European Commission is to present Wednesday two monitoring reports over the progress of Bulgaria in the judicial sphere and absorption of EU funding, expected to contain some of the harshest criticism towards the country since its accession into the b

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 23, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1879

German Expert: Bulgaria Is Like African Country

The German expert Philip von Walderdorf said Tuesday the situation in Bulgaria was like in some African country, and that it could not be tolerated.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3399

Macedonia Press: Bulgaria Is Pushing Region away from EU

Bulgaria is pushing the whole region as well as Macedonia away from the EU, according to a leading article of the Macedonian newspaper Utrinski vesnik on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3171

EC to Continue to Monitor Bulgaria on Corruption and Crime - Report

The second part of the Monitoring Report on Bulgaria states that the European Commission was going to continue to watch the country closely regarding the six problematic areas dealing with the combating of corruption and organized crime.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2221

EC Strips Two Bulgarian Agencies of PHARE Accreditation - Report

In the first part of its monitoring report expected on Wednesday the European Commission is going to strip two of Bulgaria's government agencies of their accreditation for the PHARE Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 22, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1559

"Iron Megi": Bulgaria's EUR 7 B from EU Structure Funds Are Not at Risk

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, also known as the "Iron Megi", said Friday night in Brussels that the EUR 7 B the country was supposed to receive from the EU before 2013 were presently not threatened by sanctions, the Bulgarian Nation

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1867

EU Affairs Minister: EC Reports Are like Traffic Police Inspections

Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs Gergana Grancharova compared Saturday the monitoring reports of the European Commission to an inspection of one's car by the traffic police.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 19, 2008, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2127

Bulgaria to Face Harshest Ever Monitoring Report on EU Member State - Report

The upcoming monitoring report of the European Commission on Bulgaria is going to be the most devastatingly critical such document that has ever been published.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2379

Finance Minister Admits: Bulgaria with Problems Absorbing EU Funds till 2013

Bulgaria's Minister of Finance Plamen Oresharski admitted Friday that the country was going to have problems with absorbing the EUR 12 B of EU funding until 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 18, 2008, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2486

EC to Take Away from Bulgaria PHARE Program Rights for Over EUR 600 M

The European Commission (EC) is going to take away the rights of two Bulgarian agencies to manage funds from the European PHARE program, according to the special correspondent of the Bulgaria National Television (BNT) in Brussels. BNT further states Thur

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 17, 2008, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2802

Bulgaria PM: Media Overreacted with Their Hysteria over OLAF Report

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Stanishev commented Wednesday that the media had overreacted to the leaking of OLAF's devastatingly critical report, and that they had created a public hysteria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1804

OLAF Unhappy with Leaking of Its Report to Bulgarian Media

Representatives of EU's Anti-Fraud Office OLAF have expressed their discontent with the fact that their Letter and Report sent to the Bulgarian Deputy PM Plugchieva had leaked to the media, the Bulgarian Information Agency BTA reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1472

Bulgaria Deputy PM: Leaking of OLAF Report Is Unpleasant Surprise

Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva, who is in charge of monitoring the absorption of EU funds, said Wednesday she was unpleasantly surprised by the leaking of the OLAF Letter and Report to the media.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1410

Germany Extends Restrictions on Eastern European Workers

Germany's cabinet decided Wednesday to extend restrictions on workers from new EU members of Eastern Europe. Restrictions for workers from Bulgaria and Romania will be lifted in the beginning of 2012, while lower qualified workers from Poland, the Czech

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1952

Over 2000 Complaints Against Bulgaria Filed with European Court of Human Rights

Over 2000 complaints for human rights violations against Bulgaria have been filed with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasburg, according to European Judge Zdravka Kalaydzhieva. Kalaydzhieva revealed the data during a lecture on the topic of "Me

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1891

OLAF Reveals Political Cover-ups and Scandalous Abuses of EU Funds in Bulgaria

The anti-fraud office of the European Union OLAF has discovered abuses of EUR 32 M of SAPARD Program funds in Bulgaria as well as political cover-up of certain persons involved in these frauds. This becomes clear from an official letter by the OLAF Direc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3724

Spain Ratifies Lisbon Treaty

The upper house of the Spanish parliament ratified the Lisbon Treaty on Tuesday after the Deputy Congress gave its approval with a large majority.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 16, 2008, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2629

Bulgaria Most Likely to Return PHARE Funds to the EU

There is a strong possibility that Bulgaria might need to return nearly EUR 7 M for two projects from the European Union (EU) PHARE program, according to the Deputy Regional Minister Savin Kovachev One of the projects involves construction of the second

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 15, 2008, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1915

Bulgaria Among Top Three EU Countries by Industrial Growth

In May 2008 compared with April 2008, industrial production fell by 1.9% in the euro area and by 1.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 14, 2008, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2164

EC Report About Bulgaria to Be Ready by Friday

The European Commission's (EC) reports about Bulgaria and Romania should be ready by next Friday according to dariknews.bg citing the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 13, 2008, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1858
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