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EC Presents Single Market Review

The European Commission presented Tuesday the outcome of its review of the single European market in each of its 27 member states, as well as unveiling a package of initiatives to modernize it to meet the challenges of the globalisation era. "We have ach

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 20, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1297

EC Slams Ice Tea over Cannabis

The European Commission expressed concern about the presence of the word cannabis in the name of a product, legally sold in several EU member states. The statement was made in an official answer to Bulgarian MEP Marusya Lubcheva's inquiry letter about th

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 19, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4885

Bulgaria Granted EUR 41.5 M under 2 European Programs

Bulgaria is to receive EUR 41.5 M by 2011 under a program for cooperation with Norway and another financing program of the European Economic Area (EEA).

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1764

MEPs Approve Schengen Area Eastward Expansion

The European Parliament approved on Thursday the expansion of the Schengen agreement borderless area to nine new member states. The motion passed with 459 votes in favour, 13 against and 42 abstentions.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 15, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2835

Bulgaria Launches EU Funds Control Mechanism

Bulgaria's finance minister Plamen Oresharski chaired on Wednesday the first meeting of the committee overseeing the utilisation of funds allocated by the EU under the National Strategic Reference Framework. "We will make every effort to improve the comp

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1780

EU Moves to Crack Down on Misleading Airline Ticket Websites

The EU moved to crack down on websites selling airline tickets that mislead potential customers, carrying out an investigation in 15 member states and Norway to identify offenders. "The clampdown covers Europe's leading airlines, low cost carriers as wel

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3320

Bulgaria Launches EU Regional Development Operational Program

Bulgaria is to launch Wednesday the EU Regional Development operational program, focused mainly on the improvement of the education, social and culture infrastructure in the country. The conference will be opened by the Regional Development Minister Asse

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 14, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1477

Bulgaria Launches EU Technical Support Operational Program

Bulgaria's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski opened Monday the technical support operational program after the European Commission has officially approved its financing on November 7. The program, along with six others, is to be financed by the EU struc

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1232

UK Restrictions on Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers "Not Practical"

Romania's acting ambassador to the UK has greeted the British government's decision to continue restrictions on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania with disappointment, saying the move was symbolic not practical, the Guardian Unlimited reported.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 12, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1767

France Opens Another 88 Professions for Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

France will open another 88 professions on its labour market for Bulgarians and Romanians, adding to a list of 62 that were approved at the end of last year, said Ambassador to Sofia Etienne de Poncins on Friday. The permission is to come into force, sta

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2201

European Emergency Number Stumbles in Bulgaria over BGN 62 M

Bulgaria needs BGN 62 M in order to complete the introduction of a network of top-notch emergency centres for monitoring all distress calls, the disaster management minister said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 9, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1415

Students, Chefs Join Cooking Show on Europe's Healthy Food Day in Bulgaria

More than 300 Bulgarian children took part in a cooking show, held on the occasion of the first European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking in Sofia. The initiative has been organized by the European Commission and Euro-Toques Community of Chefs.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 8, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2175

EU Approves Bulgaria's Major Operative Programs

Bulgaria is to seal the contracts on the transport and environment programs with EU November 27 after the bloc approved their financing on Wednesday. The announcement was made by Bulgaria's Transport and Environment Ministries.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2297

Bulgaria Impact on EU Labour Market Discussed in Skeptic UK

Amidst British fears of the impact of jobseekers from newly acceded countries, the Bulgarian embassy is organizing in London a conference on the integration in EU labour market. "EU Labour Market Trends After The Fifth Enlargement" will take place on Nov

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1539

EC Praises Bulgaria's Economic Stability

European Commission head representative in Bulgaria Michael Humphreys stressed the country's success in maintaining macroeconomic stability in the first year after joining the EU. At a round-table organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1339

US Ambassador: Bulgaria Can Cope with Corruption, Organized Crime

US Ambassador to Sofia John Beyrle expressed his firm belief that Bulgaria can cope with the high-level corruption and organized crime at a round table, dedicated to the first year of Bulgaria's membership in the EU.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1296

EC Report Spares Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission surprisingly left out its expected criticism against Bulgaria and Romania for making insufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1254

Brussels: No More EU Enlargement in Short-Term

The EU is only likely to accede new members in the medium to long term as Turkey and Balkan countries still have to meet key targets, according to a European Commission report to be published on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1050

EC: Bulgaria, Romania Fail to Make Sufficient Inroads against Corruption, Crime

Bulgaria and Romania have failed to make sufficient inroads against corruption and organised crime since their accession to the European Union in January, 2007, according to a European Commission report, due to be published Tuesday. Both countries "have

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1843

Fin Min: Bulgaria Gets Full Access to EU Funds "Within Week"

Bulgaria will have full access to all European Union funds within a week, the country's Finance Minister Plamen Oresharski said Saturday for the media after experts from his ministry presented the law amendments.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 3, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1576

German Bundestag President: Bulgaria Lacks Political Reforms

There is a considerable deficit of political reforms in Bulgaria and Romania, the two newest European Union members, the German Bundestag President Norbert Lammert said Friday in an interview for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Lammert, who recently

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | November 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1410
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