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Italy To Open Labour Market for Bulgarians only Partially

Italy will open its labour market for migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania in just several sectors starting January 1, 2007. Tourism, agriculture and house help will be the areas open to Bulgarians and Romanians.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Barroso Congratulates Bulgaria Upon EU Entry

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has issued a statement, congratulating Bulgaria on its EU Accession. The statement was issued through the Europe by Satellite Audiovisual service of the Commission on Thursday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 28, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 662

30-metre EU Balloon in Sofia's Sky

Sofia citizens were surprised with a huge 30 meters balloon that ascended in the sky above the city on Wednesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

Borrell: I Dedicated Special Attention to Bulgaria, Romania

Bulgaria and Romania are countries to which I have dedicated special attention, European Parliament President Josep Borrell said as he entered his last weeks in office.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586

Bulgaria Awards Journalists for Promoting EU

Bulgaria's first EU Commissioner Meglena Kuneva awarded Wednesday journalists for their contribution for the country's European integration. The official ceremony of the awards, named "Europe - pass it on", took place in the Ministry of Interior.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 730

Slovenia Opens Labour Market for Bulgarians, Romanians

The Slovenian government decided to leave its labour market open for newcomers Bulgaria and Romania joining the EU on January 1. The decision is in line with Slovenia's endeavours towards free flow of labour in the EU, a statement of the government said

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 817

FT: EU Split over Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

European Union countries are split over whether to impose labour market restrictions on workers from Romania and Bulgaria when the Black Sea states join the EU on Monday, the FT wrote five days ahead of the watershed date.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 831

Bulgarians to Pay EUR 50 Fee for Passing Through Serbia

Bulgaria's citizens will be able to leave the country with their identity cards only after January 1, but they will have to pay a fee of EUR 50 when passing through Serbia. Despite the fact that they wouldn't need their international passport to travel w

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1696

Luxembourg Clamps Down on Bulgarian, Romanian Jobseekers

Luxembourg government decided to restrict the number of Romanians and Bulgarians allowed to work in the country after joining the EU on January 1. The same restrictions were applied to migrant workers from the eight other eastern European states, which j

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 819

PM: Libya Should Not Damp Bulgaria's EU Joy

Bulgaria's prime minister demands that glamorous celebrations mark the country's entry into the European Union, despite the bad news coming from Libya.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1797

EURid Opens .eu for Bulgaria, Romania

Romanian and Bulgarian residents will be able to register .eu domain names like any other eligible party upon joining the EU next year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 868

Romania Decides on EU Labour Counter-Measures in 2007

Romania's government will announce in the next several months whether the country would impose counter-measures to the EU block on Romanian or Bulgarian migrant workers. A decision on reciprocal administrative or legislative measures will be taken in the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 977

France Opens 62 professions, 7 Sectors for Bulgarians

"France will open its market for 62 professions in seven sectors. In doing this, France implements the same approach to Bulgaria as to the countries that acceded to the European Union in 2004, but two years in advance," the French Ambassador to Sofia said

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 703

Kuneva: Bulgaria May Sue Romania's Giurgiu

Bulgaria may sue the local authorities of the Romanian town of Giurgiu, which borders with Russe, the country's first EU commissioner Meglena Kuneva said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 940

EC Accelerates Staff Recruitment from Bulgaria, Romania

The European Commission announced plans to hire an indicative overall recruitment target of 1058 posts from Bulgaria and Romania in 2007. In order to ensure a smooth integration of officials and temporary agents from the new member states, the Commission

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1056

Bulgarians Informed on EU Job, Social Security Rules

Bulgaria's Labour Ministry have released two specialised leaflets to provide information on the regulations concerning the right to work within the European Union. The editions, in the form of "20 Questions, 20 Answers for EU", represent also the social

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 932

Drivers Deprived of Licence in Bulgaria, Deprived of Licence in EU

If a person has been deprived of a driving licence in a EU state he/she will not be allowed to drive a car anywhere else within the Union.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 794

Bulgaria's Kuneva Leaves Ministerial Office, Heads for Brussels

Bulgaria's parliament voted hurriedly the dismissal of Meglena Kuneva, who served as EU Affairs Minister and was approved in Strasbourg as the country's first EU commissioner. Kuneva will come into her Brussels office on the first day of the new year.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 815

EU Mulls Bloc-Wide Missing Children Hotline

European Union countries have endorsed a plan to introduce next year a single bloc-wide hotline number to signal for missing children. Representatives of the 25 member states backed Wednesday the initiative to reserve a series of free phone numbers for "

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 723

EC Chief in Bulgaria Decries Medics' Verdicts

The head of the European Commission Delegation to Bulgaria joined the wave of international voices decrying the death sentences on five Bulgarian medics in Libya. In a statement Michael Humphreys expressed he is "deeply concerned with the decision of the

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Germany Restricts Labour Access of Bulgarians, Romanians

Germany will place restrictions on the number of Romanians and Bulgarians allowed to work in the country after joining the EU on January 1. The restrictions will remain in place until 2009, the German labour ministry said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | December 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045