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