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Bulgaria Boasts Highest Recognition Rate of Asylum Applications in EU

Bulgaria boasted the highest rate of positive decisions on asylum applications in the European Union (EU) in 2014.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 3, 2015, Thursday // 10:12 | Viewed: 2005

Bulgaria's Defence Minister to Call for Common EU Policy on Tackling Refugee Wave

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev will call for devising a common EU policy on counteracting the influx of refugees to Europe.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 2, 2015, Wednesday // 10:05 | Viewed: 1810

World Bank to Help Bulgaria Improve Absorption of EU Funds

The World Bank will assist Bulgaria in boosting the impact of EU funds on the country’s economy under a new document signed on Tuesday.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 18:26 | Viewed: 2360

Bulgaria Plans to Initiate EU Discussion to Make Anti-IS Strategy More Efficient

Bulgaria plans to initiate a discussion within the EU on the need to add new elements to the bloc’s strategy for combatting the Islamic State (IS) group, the country’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2015, Monday // 18:51 | Viewed: 2280

Workers from Bulgaria, Romania Arriving in Britain Nearly Double in Year to March

Workers from Romania and Bulgaria have led a jump in European migration to Britain, the Daily Mail reported in its online edition.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2015, Monday // 16:18 | Viewed: 3209

Bulgarian Farmers Invited to Apply for EU Funding of EUR 50 M for New Equipment

Bulgarian farmers will be granted EUR 50 M for purchasing agricultural equipment under the Rural Development Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 29, 2015, Saturday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2216

Serbian Minister Criticizes Bulgaria for Sending Troops to Macedonian Border

Serbia’s Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, Aleksandar Vulin, has criticized Bulgaria’s decision to dispatch troops to the Macedonian border in order to curb the number of asylum seekers entering the country.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 27, 2015, Thursday // 07:50 | Viewed: 2609

Bulgaria Detains 310 Illegal Migrants at Borders Aug 13-20

Bulgarian authorities have detained 310 people trying to illegally enter the country between August 13 and August 20, a 50% increase over the previous seven-day period, dnevnik.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 23, 2015, Sunday // 13:13 | Viewed: 3870

Bulgaria Needs Effort to Incite Investment - Commissioner Georgieva

Bulgaria must do more to create favorable conditions for investment under the so-called "Juncker Plan", the EU Commission Vice President for Budget and Human Resources has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 17, 2015, Monday // 09:18 | Viewed: 1884

Bulgaria, Macedonia to Benefit from EUR 17 M in EU Funds under Cross-Border Program

The European Commission approved on Wednesday the Bulgaria-Macedonia Cross-Border Cooperation Programme.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 6, 2015, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3898

'Anti-Begging' Campaign in Sweden Sparks Outrage

A poster campaign by anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats has divided the opinions in downtown Stockholm.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 5, 2015, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 2892

Bulgarian Beekeepers to Receive BGN 3.5 M in Aid under "de minimis"

Around 5000 Bulgarian beekeepers will receive a total of BGN 3.5 M under the “de minimis” aid scheme, according to an announcement of the State Fund Agriculture.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 5, 2015, Wednesday // 12:03 | Viewed: 2126

Bulgarian Dairy Producers Unlikely to Be Awarded Compensations by EC

The European Commission has currently no intention of paying pay compensations to Bulgarian dairy producers due to the decrease in the price of the raw material and the losses caused by the Russian embargo, according to Agriculture Minister Desislava Tane

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 4, 2015, Tuesday // 11:52 | Viewed: 2194

Bulgaria Would Profit from EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement – Deputy PM Kuneva

Bulgaria is very interested in the signing of a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Japan, according to Deputy Prime Minister for European Policies Coordination and Institutional Affairs Meglena Kuneva.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 3, 2015, Monday // 19:30 | Viewed: 2678

Bulgaria Opens 1st Procedure under Operational Program Environment 2014-2020

The Bulgarian Managing Authority of operational program Environment 2014-2020 has launched the first grant-awarding procedure.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 3, 2015, Monday // 18:30 | Viewed: 2091

EU Commissioner Georgieva Urges Bulgaria to Improve Disaster Prevention

Bulgaria should work harder on preventive measures to avoid natural disasters, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 3, 2015, Monday // 13:25 | Viewed: 2472

EU 'Launching Procedure' against Bulgaria over Treatment of Debtors

The EU Commission has started an infringement procedure against Bulgaria over legislation which allows fast-track cases for debtors, a Bulgarian solicitor has claimed.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 1, 2015, Saturday // 13:59 | Viewed: 3448

EU Adopts Bulgaria-Serbia Cross-Border Program worth EUR 34 M

The European Commission has approved the Interreg IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bulgaria-Serbia 2014-2020.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 31, 2015, Friday // 15:23 | Viewed: 2565

Bulgaria to Participate in EU Operation on Tackling Human Traffickers in Mediterranean

The Bulgarian government approved on Wednesday the participation of one serviceman in the EU Naval Force Mediterranean (EUNAVFOR MED) operation.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 29, 2015, Wednesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2574

Council of Europe anti-torture Committee Head Condemns Bulgaria’s Failure to Report Police Brutality Cases

Mykola Gnatovskyy, President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT), has argued that police brutality constitutes a systemic problem in Bulgaria.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 27, 2015, Monday // 13:46 | Viewed: 2130

EU to Allocate EUR 25 M to Bulgaria, Turkey for Cross-Border Cooperation

The European Commission (EC) will allocate EUR 25 M of EU funding to Bulgaria and Turkey for cross-border cooperation on environmental protection and sustainable tourism.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | July 24, 2015, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 3387