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EC Clears State Aid to Bulgarian State Railways

The European Commission has authorized state aid for the restructuring of the Bulgarian State Railways (BDZ) company, according to a letter of the Directorate-General for Competition to the caretaker Transport Minister Nikolina Angelkova.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 975

EC Mission Arrives in Bulgaria Over Progress Report

A European Commission mission is on a visit to Bulgaria's Sofia this week on occasion of the mechanism for cooperation and verification report due to be released in January.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2014, Monday // 12:06 | Viewed: 1015

Kristalina Georgieva 'to Be Budget Commissioner'

Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva is likely to get the budget portfolio at the EU Commission later this week, EU sources say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 8, 2014, Monday // 08:20 | Viewed: 986

EU Commission Tells Bulgaria to Scrap Woodland Swap Deals

The European Commission has insisted that Bulgaria either reverse some of its controversial land swap deals or demand back "state aid" given to some involved companies.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 5, 2014, Friday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1258

Funds Under Environment, Regional Development Programs to Remain Blocked

Deputy PM Ekaterina Zaharieva said it was "technically impossible" to unfreeze payments under the EU's Environment and Regional Development programs this month.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 20:29 | Viewed: 1073

Bulgaria 'Third-Biggest' Human Trafficker in EU

Human trafficking in Bulgaria intensified three times between 2005 and 2012, a human rights foundation estimates.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 19:17 | Viewed: 1914

Bulgaria's Trapezitsa Roll Included in EU Traditional Foods List

The EU Commission has decided to include the Trapezitsa roll in its list of protected food products.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 18:52 | Viewed: 1042

Deputy PM Zaharieva to Meet EU Regional Commissioner Hahn

Ekaterina Zaharieva, interim Deputy Prime Minister on economic development, is due to hold talks with European Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn in Brussels.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 16:32 | Viewed: 792

EurActiv: Kristalina Georgieva To Get Taxation, Anti-Fraud Portfolio

Bulgaria's Kristalina Georgieva will most likely get the taxation and anti-fraud portfolio in the new European Commission, according to an exclusive report of the EurActive website.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 12:11 | Viewed: 1273

Bulgaria Suffered Financial Corrections worth BGN 166M by end-2013

Bulgaria was imposed financial corrections worth BGN 166 M under operational programs under the EU Structural Funds and the Cohesion Funds by December 31, 2013.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 2, 2014, Tuesday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1111

Bulgaria's Georgieva to Be Appointed EU Budget Commissioner - Report

Kristalina Georgieva, outgoing EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, is likely to be appointed Budget Commissioner in the next EC panel, according to sources close to the matter.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | September 1, 2014, Monday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1230

President Plevneliev: Bulgaria’s Georgieva Will Be Awarded ‘Strong Economic Portfolio’

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has suggested that Bulgaria will be assigned a strong portfolio and will enjoy a much more vocal and dignified representation in the next European Commission.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 31, 2014, Sunday // 10:48 | Viewed: 1225

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Calls for Common EU Energy Strategy

The EU urgently needs to develop a common energy strategy to cope with its dependence on Russian energy supplies, Bulgaria’s caretaker Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 30, 2014, Saturday // 14:41 | Viewed: 1187

Good Luck, Kristalina!

EU leaders meet in Brussels on Saturday afternoon to decide who will be the next President of the European Council and EU’s foreign policy chief.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 30, 2014, Saturday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1043

Bulgaria to Seek EC Aid for Damages worth BGN 5-10M Caused by Russian Embargo

Bulgaria will seek assistance from the European Commission for direct damages worth BGN 5-10M caused by the Russian food embargo.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 28, 2014, Thursday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1312

Western Balkans Conference Kicks Off in Berlin

Prime Ministers, foreign ministers and economy ministers of the Western Balkan countries are to meet Thursday in Berlin at a forum organized by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 28, 2014, Thursday // 09:46 | Viewed: 1654

Bulgaria OKs Disaster Risk Management Peer Reviews by EU Countries

Bulgaria's caretaker government has decided to allow experts from the European Commission to examine its capacity to manage disaster risks.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 27, 2014, Wednesday // 18:44 | Viewed: 1107

Bulgaria Unlikely to See EU Environment Funds Unblocked before October

Payments under the "Environment" Operational Program will not be unblocked before October, according to Svetlana Zhekova, Bulgaria's caretaker Environment Minister.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 21:09 | Viewed: 1153

Bulgaria May Lose Funding for 1 Year under Rural Development Program

Caretaker Agriculture Minister Vasil Grudev has warned that Bulgaria may lose EU funding for one year under the new Rural Development Program.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 1193

Bulgaria May Open Competitiveness OP Schemes to 2020 by end-2014

The first schemes under operational program Innovations and Competitiveness to 2020 may be launched by end-2014, according to Bulgaria's caretaker Deputy Economy Minister.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 25, 2014, Monday // 13:28 | Viewed: 1091

EU Allocates EUR 30 M for Bulgaria-Turkey Cooperation

The EU Commission will put aside a total of EUR 30 M for trans-border cooperation between Bulgaria and Turkey in 2014-2020, media sources say.

Politics » Bulgaria in EU | August 24, 2014, Sunday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1498