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Bulgaria's European Commissioner on Consumers' Protection Meglena Kuneva visited Saturday one of the worst quake-hit China's provinces, Sichuan.
"European businessmen have granted a total of EUR 100 M to help China's recovery after the strong tremors and
The citizens of Ireland are voting Thursday in referendum, whose results are unpredictable, to decide on the ratification of the Lisbon Treaty.
Bulgaria is to become June the first EU member where specially prepared software for control of the absorption of EU funds will be introduced.
The monitoring is also to include the level of completion of projects financed by the EU, according to the EC s
The EU Regional Policy Commissioner Danuta Huebner said Tuesday in Brussels that Bulgaria might lose all funding under the pre-accession ISPA program unless urgent measures were taken to fix the country's funds absorption system.
The upcoming monitoring report of the EC is not going to activate the safeguard clause for Bulgaria, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, who was on a visit to the city of Pleven Monday.
Kalfin believes that Bulgaria is
Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev hopes that the upcoming EC monitoring report will reflect Bulgaria's successes, not just its problems.
Stanishev made this statement Monday during his visit to the Black Sea capital Varna.
The European Commission (EC) began writing Monday its Monitoring Report about Bulgaria. The report is dedicated to the mechanism for collaboration and control in the area of internal affairs and the justice system, according to sources from the EC cited b
Bulgarian Members of the European Parliament met Monday with Deputy PM Meglena Plugchieva to discuss joint actions regarding the issues important for Bulgaria before the upcoming EC monitoring report.
The two-hour meeting was held at the Council of Minis
The Bulgarians and the Germans occupy the first place in Europe in the consumption of hard liquor.
The news was announced Monday by Dr.
Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Maslarova is to participate Monday in a meeting with her EU counterparts in Luxemburg, where employment, healthcare and consumer issues will be discussed.
Directives, related to the labour conditions a
Over BGN 25 M have been collected as toll fees for the crossing of "Dunav Most" (Danube Bridge).
The bridge is located on the Danube River near Rousee and is a major connector between Bulgaria and Romania.
The European Commission is sending Bulgaria a first written warning for failing to designate the most suitable areas, in both number and size, as Special Protection Areas according to the provisions of the Wild Birds Directive.
The European Commission will not criticize Bulgaria too harshly in its next report expected in July because it is fears it might cause political destabilization, stalling of reforms, and reeling towards Russia on part of the Bulgarian elites.
The news wa
The Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group in the European Parliament Graham Watson has stated that applying Article 7 of the Nice Treaty to Bulgaria, i.e.
Fourteen Bulgarian municipalities are to receive up to BGN 500,000 each for road repairments under the EU regional development operative programme.
On Wednesday, the mayors of the municipalities that had their projects approved signed agreements for the
The EU Commissioner on Media and Information Society Vivian Reding said Tuesday the Commission was going to sue Bulgaria if the emergency phone 112 did not start to function on the country's whole territory by the end of June.
The EU unit for combating frauds OLAF is presently investigating 19 cases of alleged abuse of EU money in Bulgaria, and is considering the potential investigation of 56 cases.
A spokesperson of the European Commission has refuted statements made in Bulgaria regarding upcoming release of funds put on hold by the Commission for the SAPARD Program.
"Last week our experts were in Bulgaria.
The representatives of the Main Directorate "Agriculture" at the EC have given a good mark for Bulgaria's work in the SAPARD program.
This statement was made by Depute Prime Minister Meglena Plugchieva in front of Cyril Vulchev, host of Darik radio's Sat
The newest draft bill of the Bulgarian cabinet for changes in the Penal Code provides for up to 20-year sentences for company managers and businessmen abusing EU funding.
Bulgaria and France signed Friday an agreement to cooperate in the social policy field including regulations for the exchange of workers and the rules for creating labor contracts, and the social security of immigrants.
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